Made sushi rice a few times this month with rice vinegar, salt, sugar. Sushi rice tastes good with either salmon or unagi (store bought of course)! T has been working hard on his piano pieces recently. His new ambition is to be a famous piano player. I cut my own hair last week! Only the bangs. K has a […]
My first time checking out Upper Pierce Reservoir! Gosh, there were so many monkeys there. I wouldn’t dare to jog there alone. Boys had a lot of fun at the reservoir. L was thrilled to race all of us (he won many times). K and T like playing with branches and they found many long […]
We checked out the new Learning Forest within the Singapore Botanic Gardens! I thought it’ll be huge, but it’s actually small enough to finish on foot within an hour. It’s nice though, so we might just come back another weekend!
We drank LiHo so many times this month! I really like their guanyin milk tea with grass jelly. Boys prefer Gong Cha. Their usual order is honey green tea but LiHo’s version comes with lemon, which they find too sour. We went to the gym together twice this month. They’re happier to be jogging on […]
Bushes. Bushes. More bushes. We did an 8km walking trail at Point Nepean today, of which 7km was just walking through bushes. Gosh, so much bushes! Boys amused themselves with sticks (“wands”) on the first half of the bush walk …… and then endless rounds of scissors, paper, stone on second half. Was the walk […]
Dandenong Ranges National Park is huge! We had to drive from one part of the Park to the other. After we finished Rhododendron Garden, we went to the popular 1000 Steps Track. The Track was very steep. There’s a bit of history with the trail, it commemorates the Australian soldiers who fought in Papua New Guinea in […]
We picked up our rental car and were so much more mobile today. We headed to the Dandenong Ranges National Park to hike. We started with an easy peasy walk around the Rhododendron Garden. The foliage was nice even though in its Autumn-ish garb. And I can totally imagine how colourful and beautiful it would be […]
Second day of cycling in Melbourne! This time round we went on a proper trail – Main Yarra Trail – that didn’t have too many attractions along the way. We actually spent more time cycling than stopping today. Distance covered was about 24 km. T was on the tag along bike again. He didn’t even […]
We rented bikes to get around today. T tried a child-sized mountain bike and he didn’t like it because he had trouble controlling the bike. Luckily the shop had a children’s add-on bike that was just the right size for him! He enjoyed cycling “as a team” with KL v much. He said that he’s […]
Saturday jog at Fort Canning Park. The pavements aren’t really made for cycling and scooting, so boys only exercised for only 30 minutes with us (a lot o whining) before we parked them at a spot to play – and the adults continued to jog for another 30 minutes.
We’ve finally saved enough to buy a Lego Mindstorms set! Since October, I’ve been sending the boys to school on foot a few days a week. It started out as a punishment for them because I caught them lying and this was one of their entitlements that I slashed. As the weeks passed, it turned out to […]
K has been asking to go running because he wants to practice running 1.6km (fitness test in school). This is the second weekend we’re running together. We did 4km in 45 mins at Marina Bay. He jogged in the first 20 min, and then jogged + walked in the last 25 min. T is absolutely not […]
First time renting adult bikes at West Coast Park. The boys only joined us for 20 minutes of cycling before they ran off to play on their own.
Fort Pasir Panjang is located within Labrador Park. There are a couple of signs explaining the defence features of the fort, but because the tunnels and underground rooms are not accessible, it was quite a boring place to visit. We left after 10 minutes to play and jog in the park.
Only played 45 minutes then it started raining. Bummer!
We exercised along Marina East yesterday – adults on foot, T on scooter, K on bike. It was a one hour session and we probably covered 6km. After dinner, we sat around and watched the fireworks lighting up across Marina Bay. Nice!
We rented bikes to get around Perth on two days. T can’t ride a proper bike yet, so he sat in a child seat on KL’s bike. We did 20km per day on the Swan River Ride. Sights we passed on the first day were the Elizabeth Quay, Old Brewery, Matilda Bay Reserve, King’s Park. […]
Nice series of photos from Sunday afternoon’s outing to West Coast Park. They cycled/scooted while adults ran. We could only keep up for 30 minutes!
We were at East Coast Park with Dover CC yesterday. It was supposed to be a family cycling event but because it rained in the morning, cycling only started close to lunch time. Bummer! We stayed on to cycle on our own. We were supposed to cycle for 3 hours but cut it short to 2 […]
Went to Marine Barrage to jog today. K only managed to finish two rounds on foot before calling it quits. T was better, managed four rounds on his scooter but grazed his knees badly on his fourth round so we made him stop. We saw quite a few angry birds flying above us, that must be […]
Woah, clear skies today after so many weeks of haze! Windows can finally be opened. Boys can finally go out and play. They totally didn’t want to go home after one hour plus of playing. Realized that T is pretty good at dodging. Keen to get him a small touch rugby ball and proper trainers next =) […]
We checked out a new park today. Actually it’s not too far from our home, but we’ve not exercised here before because Regent’s Park and Hyde Park are so much nearer. K busied with playing ball. And shooting arrow straws from a small wooden bow he made in the morning at a children’s film club activity.
KL is really efficient. It’s only been a few days since he’s back and he got us a car already! It’s a 6 year old car and I’m calling it bumblebee for now because it looks so yellow in the picture he sent me! As for me and K, we’ve been keeping busy exercising, reading […]
It was a bank holiday (public holiday) in UK yesterday. K wanted to go jogging with his new trainers, so I jogged with him round and round the garden downstairs. He didn’t complete 20 rounds as he planned … and went off halfway to play with T instead. They had a good time playing with […]
There was a solar eclipse this morning, and the school gathered everyone (parents invited) to watch the eclipse on screen. T’s class sang a song before the screening, and there were some pupils who demonstrated how an eclipse happens. Alas, London wasn’t plunged into darkness at all. The cloud cover was so thick that it […]
Missed my weekday jog because I was catching up on school work. Made it up with a short 5km jog on Saturday morning with the boys at Regent’s Park. They scooted while me/KL jogged.
It’s good to be exercising properly again! For my first month in London, I only managed to squeeze in a couple of 30 minute jogs with T at the children’s park. Today, after dropping him in school, I went for a 2 hour jog at Regent’s Park. I think I only covered 7km but it […]
I was sweating buckets when I played with the boys yesterday because I just finished 5km at the gym and it was so hot everywhere! Tempted to cut my hair. Maybe T needs a haircut too, cos he was also sweating buckets like me!
29 Jan 14 — We’re going to be here often cos I’ve finally put my foot down and switched K’s gym to one that’s in Jurong. It took me so long to decide because the Jurong gym is way smaller than our older gym, class timings are halved AND class fees are doubled! But seeing […]
9 Jan 14 — Again T is laughing non-stop because I’m a tickling alligator once more! Even though this playground’s at the fringe of the park connector, I haven’t been bringing the boys to the park connector itself to scoot for the past few months. This is cos K’s scooter was stolen (from outside our […]