Our nearest beach was Kamala Beach. Although this stretch was much quieter than Patong Beach (10km away), Kamala Beach was still really commercialized. On our first night, we checked out the brick and mortar restaurants along the beach. Every single restaurant was so touristy and EVERY single restaurant served pasta. T was happy to eat […]
We visited Phuket over the March school holidays. T had a nosebleed that lasted about 5 minutes when we boarded the flight, but he managed to nap an hour after the plane took off. He took an airsick pill and didn’t puke, so that was considered a good flight to me. We arrived on 3.14 – which, the […]
Sports Carnivals are fun affairs. Last year and this year, K took part in sports that were held indoor (good for me as a spectator). This year, his team did v well and he came home with a super nice medal! Next year, T will finally be able to participate in the event as an […]
We renewed our Science Centre membership today. I don’t know how the Centre does it, but they’ve been capping the annual membership fee at $65 for so many years. Such a reasonable deal! We haven’t been here for a while. Virtual reality is now gone and replaced by a Boeing-sponsored flying exhibition.
Nerf fights. Once in a while when we feel like it, we switch off all the lights at home, hide in the dark, and try to shoot each other. When shot, T always drops down so dramatically! The game is fun! Pineapple boat. Made this on CNY eve. Hollowing out the fruit was hard because […]
Another weekend, another visit to Sentosa! Nobody wanted to exercise with me today, so I jogged on my own and finished before we reached Sentosa. I do not like to lie on sand at all, so while they were playing, I laid on the beach mat to read.
Reunion lunch in JB with my dad’s siblings. Have not seen them in two years. Food was good and it was a nice catch-up! I might visit the restaurant again next time I’m back in JB.
Reunion dinner with grandmas and cousins at Bukit Batok. Didn’t take too many photos because I was busy playing mahjong with my aunties …
I totally forgot about Valentine’s Day till a day before when a colleague asked me what’s my plans. So it was an impromptu dinner at Itacho Sushi for the four of us. After dinner, we popped by a Jap supermarket and they picked their own gifts there. Boys wanted ice lollies and KL wanted canned […]
Nice day to be out. We chose to jog at Sentosa instead of a park today since T wanted to play with sand. It’s only Feb and we’ve been to Sentosa twice this year already!
Sushi rice. I’m still experimenting with it. Adding more and more ingredients to my sushi rice like red grains, brown grains, oats (T doesn’t like oats), corn, carrot. Creamier. We’ve been making regular trips back to eat their ice cream and waffles ever since we discovered the Gillman Barracks branch mid last year! Young Scientists. […]
Today’s route took us to Sentosa! Same thing – adults jogged, K scooted, T cycled. We started from Sentosa Boardwalk and did a loop around one of the golf courses (Serapong?) before heading back. Weather was cool and it didn’t even feel like we covered much when KL told us to turn back. We had […]
Good workout at Labrador Park today. Weather was nice. Adults jogged, K scooted, T cycled. We finished 5km and had a nice dinner after that.
We opened our presents late this year because K was away in the last week of December. He went on a cruise with his grandma and auntie and cousin. We were nice and waited for him to be back to open the presents together. The boys received so many gifts from family and friends again! […]
Family gathering on the last day of the year to celebrate the birthdays of our December babies and bid 2017 farewell. Hello 2018! Hope you’ll be the best one yet!
Too soon, our holiday has come to an end! What did I like best about the holiday? The yummy food in Paris! The familiar feeling of home in London! And the rich history in Bayuex! Must make myself jot down a short note on the yummy food in Paris. Our hotel was on a busy […]
We wanted to take a tour package to go around the D-Day landing sites. But as luck would have it, all packages had to be booked in advance since it was winter and we only had ONE sunny day out of our entire Bayeux trip to visit the beach. Because we had to go to […]
Bayuex was the gateway for the Battle of Normandy in 1944. We visited the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy today. This museum was different from other D-Day exhibits I’ve seen because it didn’t focus too much on D-Day but talked about everything else that happened from D-Day + 1, meaning 7 Jun till […]
No shopping malls in a small town like Bayuex, but plenty of nice little shops scattered along the main street. I found a shop that handmade all their chocolate and bought all of my souvenirs from there. I bought many different types of chocolate because seriously everything tasted so good! Many bakeries dotting the main […]
We generally enjoyed the food in Bayuex, but Au Ptit Bistrot was a standout for me. All the dishes were made from scratch and I especially loved the pumpkin puree with my fish. I finished every drop of that and even stole the ones from the boys’ lunch. They were won over by the meal […]
Bayeux is home to the Bayeux Tapestry. In fact, this was the most famous thing about the town. I was initially skeptical about how special an embroidered piece of cloth could be, but after seeing it for myself today, I had to admit that it was really impressive! It dates back to the 11th century, […]
We’re back in France! It was a full day of train travel. We travelled from London to Paris, and Paris to Bayeux. Bayeux is a small town in Northern France. KL likes small towns. Whenever he plans our trips in Europe, he’ll always try to make sure there’s a short stay in a small town. […]
Snow is fairly rare in London, so I was not expecting to see any on this trip. But Storm Ana dropped a lot of snow in the UK this morning. Lucky for us. Boys were thrilled to see snow falling in the morning. They had a lot of fun throwing ice balls at each other! And […]
Met friends at Ciao Bella for dinner. T loves the spaghetti bolognese here. It’s the best in the world! And I love the generous seafood risotto! Yumz! On the day we met our friends, the restaurant was so crowded that we only managed to get an outdoor table with a one day reservation. It was a […]
Another nostalgic trip. Took a detour to go to their ex-school. We couldn’t go in, but it was nice enough to look at the school and adjacent chapel from the outside.
Plenty of sunshine in the weather forecast, so we planned a trip to the park. Along the way, we made a random stop at Wellcome Museum. I always pass by this Museum on the way to Regent’s Park but never thought to check it out. It’s actually quite cool now that we did. The ground […]
Our favourite museum in London! We visited the usual exhibits that the boys liked. Superbugs was a new exhibit, and then everything else we’ve already seen before. We ate ice cream at the cafe as we usually do. Happy to have found a dairy free lolly for K! This was really a nostalgic trip more […]
The British Museum wasn’t on our to-go list, but since we had a spot of time and it was so near us, we popped in for a short walk. It turned out to be a 2 hour walk through the Egyptian and European galleries. We tried a children’s activity sheet, but it wasn’t very fun […]
Goodenough College looked the same as it did two years ago. Too bad we couldn’t sublet a flat at the College for this trip. But we managed to visit the College still and was happy to find ourselves at the parents’ club collage hanging outside the laundry room. Mecklenburgh Square Garden was so pretty even […]
London sure feels like home! Coming in from Paris, London feels so familiar. The dreary weather, the bustle on the streets, the accent we hear everywhere, and even the smell of the sidewalks. We stayed in the same neighbourhood as we used to. We shopped at the same supermarkets we always did. We visited the […]