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Friso: Experience More Together

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[Sponsored] Most of you, my followers know that I am a huge advocate of outdoor play. Due to our busy schedules, the amount of time the man and I have with the kid is limited. So we try to always make sure we are out and about during family time. However, going outdoors isn't always possible for many reasons. Like the recent haze for example, and times when I get really lazy and just want to lounge around at home in my PJs and messy hair. At times like these, it helps to have fun stuff to keep us occupied as a family at home. This came quite late at night. I was actually very excited, so much so that I wanted to wake the boy up. I know he would be thrilled because he has been asking for a slide at home when he saw one at his cousin's house. 

Fun for kids in the West of Singapore- Part 1

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My family moved to the western part of Singapore when I was 3 years old. For as long as I can remember , I have lived here, and will likely continue to for an even longer time. At different points, people have asked me what's there to do here in the west as it seems so far away. The common comments I hear from friends while in school were "you live in tuas ah....the industrial area? " Or... "which kampong is that?".

Fit & Fab for a Working Mum

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At 34  and after one child, I am at my heaviest. Almost 10kg heavier since we got married and  7kg heavier than the time before we had kids. The post pregnancy weight seems to have the same stubborn streak as me and it is sometimes depressing to even look into the mirror.  Unlike some lucky ladies where weight stays at bay without much effort, I need to work harder to lose and maintain my weight. And...it gets harder with age I tell you! 

Bukit Batok Nature Park - Fun for Free SG

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I have lived in the western part of Singapore almost all my life, and I am really proud to be a "westie"! There's so many fun things to do here, and some of them come at absolutely no cost! So, today, follow me and let me show you around  Bukit Batok Nature Park  - a hidden gem of the west.

Drypers Drypantz - Happiness in the Simplest Things

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Whenever people ask me what I wish for my child and my answer will always be, "... for him to be happy, and to grow and blossom at his own pace. " In other words, I am somewhat a chilled mom (or I'd like to think so). As long as J doesn't step over the boundaries (which are mostly about basic courtesy and respect for the people around him), he gets his way.

Staycation at Amara Sanctuary Resort, Sentosa

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Before we had J, we always try to do something special on our birthdays, which usually ends up to be a short trip to some nearby destination. This year, we thought we should start exploring staycations. Relatively fuss free and we can spend quality time as a family of 3 exploring Singapore from the eyes of our 2 year old.

Cold Storage Kids Run 2014

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We had our first ever kids' run at the Cold Storage Kids' Run this morning, and that means I can tick point 9 off my list of " 15 before 15 " . When we signed up for the run, I was rather apprehensive as I wasn't sure how J would perform. Yes, he likes to run but this is really different with the massive crowd.  In a rather ok mood as we make our way to the event ground.  We noticed that J tends to shrink into a shell when he is put in a situation with too many people. Basically, he does not like crowds,just like his parents. So, this run was a real challenge for not only him but us too.  The day started nice and sunny. I always love how they play such adrenaline pumping music at runs. It gets everyone happy and geared to go. Not my little one though.  Notice the pursed lips? That's J's signature.."I don't quite like what's going on here" type of look.  J insisted to take a picture with the Scotts' mascot, b

Getaway to Penang 2013 - Part 1

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We often get asked why we bother taking our child , who is not even 2 years old out of the country. They wouldn't know better, and it is definitely a hassle to pack and manage a hyper kid on board the plane. True to all that, and we had first hand experience of J disturbing other passengers on board the plane when we flew to Hong Kong earlier this year. However, that did not hinder us from wanting to travel with J again, not even when he is displaying signs of the Terrible Twos. Travelling with the child is a different experience. For us, it is an opportunity to spend quality time as a family. It is important especially when we are always so busy during the week, and when there's always distractions such as housework and the likes on a normal day. So, the trip allowed us to bask in one another's company, and spend our time doing silly things, snuggle in bed or just chat like we never chat before. We did exactly that last week. I was attracted to how different it

Weekend exploits #3 - Changi Airport Terminal 3

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Some Saturdays back,  while the hubs was at his company's basketball tournament at the east side of the island, mummy and J decided to spend some time at the airport while waiting for the tournament to end. That was a whole 5 hours to kill! Thankfully, we had friends who willingly spent the afternoon with us. Better still, we had good fun that cost close to nothing. Well, not really nothing if you include what we spent on lunch, donuts and coffee:) First stop after lunch was the viewing gallery at the Terminal 3 of the airport. Lots of empty space for kids to roam around. J got fascinated watching the planes on the tarmac before he took an interest in climbing up and down the exhibits at the gallery. For the older kids, this is also a great place to learn about the history of one of the nation's pride. " I must climb up this pyramid....or whatever this might be.." " Aiyoh... why so difficult to climb ah?" " Hmm... maybe this Kor K

J's first mall event - Liang Court's Faboolous Halloween

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Pre-kids, I often wondered why would parents bring their children, squeeze with the crowd to visit a mall event. Well... I obviously did not know better . With an energizer bunny as a son, there is a constant need to look for activities to keep J occupied. When we were invited by Liang Court to take part in their Faboolous Halloween costume making workshop, I thought why not?! While J may be a little young to work on any complicated handicraft, i figured he would be thrilled to be dressed up as a vampire or the likes. I was oh-so wrong! He refused to put on the cape (only did so after much coaxing), was all squeamish when we attempted to do some face painting on him and he was more interested in running around the mall than soaking in the halloween atmosphere. Oh well! Attempting to put the vampire cape on for J, who refused to have anything on him.  J taking instructions on what to do with his vampire medalion. Paint he must... and paint he did (with my help of c

Weekend exploits #2 - IMM waterplay park

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Sometimes, the best outings are the ones that are spontaneous. We were at IMM for some grocery shopping some saturdays back, and decided to take the boy to the rooftop playground at the mall. The playground had loads of older kids having a ball of their time. Hence, while it is under the shade, we steered clear in case J gets pushed around by them. The water play area, while in the sun was more inviting. We did not bring any towels , but had an extra set of clothes for J. So, we encouraged J to join the other kids and have a splashing good time. A good time he sure had! *Pardon the low-res pictures. Took them with a mobile phone from a distance.  J exploring the water jets. Slowly, but surely getting acquainted with his surroundings. Papa standing by to ensure J is comfortable at the play area Finally confident enough to explore on his own.  The water play has lots of tilting buckets, fountains and water cannons that can be controlled by children to have a co