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Updates!

Hi there! Im back and recharged.

For the last 2 few months I took up online courses, one after another. I even did 2 classes concurrently and in the end it backfired. I over committed and got burned out. It took me a long while to get myself back on track again. I didn’t like how I have been ending my nights, feeling really sluggish. Yikes! So I did some exercises at home and felt much better. I have lots to update. Are you ready?

Okay, so I’ve learnt to do ONE thing at a time.

Will take about halloween here in the U.S.

Over here, they are BIG on halloween. Everywhere is beautifully decorated. I mean everywhere. Shopping malls, houses, basically every turn and every corner are highly decorated. It’s an awesome sight. Back at home, we didn’t do very much for our place except for some simple pumpkin decorations.

On the day of halloween, all the children living in our community are out and about, decked in their costumes going door to door for trick or treating. Rou Ern couldn’t wait for the magic hour (starts here at 5pm) and who can blame her? It’s the only day she gets to collect all her sweets and eat them. So before we left the house, we left a basket full of sugar treats for the other children for trick or treating. Zi Ern didn’t know what to expect and so she follows wherever Rou Ern goes and after some time, she gets it and helps herself to the buffet of treats each time she hears Rou ern calling out “trick or treat!” It’s really fun to just chaperone them around, watching in amusement.

My neighbour's deco

My neighbour’s deco

RE helping herself to the treats! Happy time!

RE helping herself to the treats! Happy time!

She took ALOT of sweets for her little sister too.

She took ALOT of sweets for her little sister too.

Checking out the weird looking pumpkin.

Checking out the weird looking pumpkin.

is that a dog? or a sheep?

is that a dog? or a sheep?

my little mermaid

my little mermaid

"What? a skeleton?! Who cares!"

“What? a skeleton?! Who cares!”

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Let's go! To the next coutyard!

Let’s go! To the next coutyard!

The following pictures were taken at another halloween event.

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Our family

Our family

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Rou Ern

Rou Ern

pony rides!

pony rides!

Sweets, sweets, more sweets and pony rides. Childhood should be like this shouldn’t it? Ha!

Okay! That’s it for now. Hope your halloween was just as splendid!

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Alpine Inn

That’s the venue where our first TGIF was held. It’s an off the beaten path local spot with a lot of character and history.

Among other things, it claims to be the birthplace of the Internet, as researchers from SRI apparently made the first transmission using internet protocol technology in the 1970s from one of the picnic tables outside. Cool huh?

It is a very casual food and biergarten spot, with lots of outdoor seating and with outdoor space for kids to run around.

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It was quite a hilly ride up the mountain to get to this place, the two-way road was a little narrow and so you can imagine how much focus ee fann needs to get us there safe and sound. However, the moment you step right through the restaurant into the open area, the relaxed atmosphere calms your nerves again.

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(It was a little too noisy for ern’s liking so we quickly made our way to the “picnic tables” in the open area)

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The following pictures were taken when ern was playing with friends, allowing them to checkout her new binoculars. After which she started collecting things like stones, feathers etc and then I gave her a discarded carton box for her to contain her stuff which drew a few more children to join her in her “discovery play”.

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There is something magical about sand and this went on for the rest of the evening. (She also has been ROLLING in the sand at our shared playground) A very kind old man came up to me and said “this, (pointing at ern) THIS is good. (Smiling) these days children are exposed to too much electronic devices, Xbox and what have you. But THIS is good for the soul.”

Though I totally agree with what he said….

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I thank god for technology – washing machine!!! Hahahaha!!

And here’s a pic of daddies with babies. He is one of ef’s study group mate. His baby is 7 months old. Cute!

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Have a good week everyone!

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Balloon Sculptor

We were at Star Vista Exchange on good friday with my in laws for lunch and there was a promotional fair and some activities for Easter Day celebration.

One of the more popular activity station were egg painting because you get to get a balloon from the balloon sculptor after that! I sat with Rou ern for the egg painting and zi ern gradually fell asleep. The queue for the balloon wasn’t that long but waiting time took quite a while mainly because the balloon sculptor made EVERY effort to entertain the children and this guy, name is Russell has got talent. See how happy he made my princess… (And many others too I’m sure!)

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That’s right, she requested for an octopus! And it floats!!!! So while we were walking around the mall with ern parading her Octopus, a group of ladies asked for a picture with her.

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We went back again that evening as ern wanted to get another balloon for zi ern. Unfortunately we were late and everything has ended. Anyway, we are very sure ern had loads of fun!

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So did zi ern.

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P.S
We have met many balloon sculptors before and are truly impressed with this one!

Call him for your children’s birthday parties!
Name: Russell
Mobile: 8322 8082

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Ern receiving her gift from Santa!

Yup! Santa said that she has behaved well and rewarded her with a chritsmas gift! But this Santa wears spectacles! hahahahhaha…

Today there is a Christmas party at Juli Gabriel and I prepared mashed potato for the party. Well… my dear gal ate almost everything else except mashed potato!! She filled her stomach with  pop corns, sausages, cakes, biscuits, bread etc..

I must say that when the teachers put on “santa show” she was sooooo… engaged! She was really fixated on what was happening and didn’t move at all! The gift that she received was a gift exchange thingy and we are gonna repeat exactly what happened again tomorrow. : )

The one on the right is Chen Lao Shi. mummy's fav teacher!

balls everywhere!

By the way we met Diana Ser today! She and her baby was in the same playnest as us today! Her baby Ke Xin look resembles James Lai soooooo much! Ke Xin is 3 mths older than ern ern : ) Diana Ser look so damn jude manz. Friendly too! She said hi to me and we chatted abit. Wanted to take a picture with her but really not sure if I should just leave her alone to enjoy the party but I have a feeling we will meet again : )

Santa, if I may have a wish, Please let ern ern be forever cheerful and healthy. Thank you.

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Adelia’s Birthday Party!



Mummy and daddy took me to baby Adelia’s one year old birthday and I was overwhelmed with all the toys Adelia has! While mummy was busy eating I was busy playing with all the toys, tasting them one by one! I was enjoying myself so much that I really don’t wanna go home : ( If only I have those toys…. Mummy can I? Can I?