Our 2nd trip to the zoo

We just bought 2 adult annual passes to the Zoo as well as to the River Safari, so I foresee us visiting these places more often. This trip was better than our first. The girls enjoyed the wagon and remained seated most of the time

And they got to see one of their favourite animals – bears!

Polar bears!


Outing to St John Island. We took the ferry from Marina South Pier on a Sunday. Ticket is priced at $15 per adult and $12 per child. Hmm kind of expensive I must say. We’ve never been to St John Island. It’s a very quiet place and the water was calm. Lazarus island is just next to it but we didn’t go there. We just stayed at the lagoon of St John Island. The kids weren’t bored at all.

They saw lots of starfish


Collecting tennis balls. Oh yeah we found all these abandoned tennis balls next to the court :D The girls love ball hunting :D We do this after school sometimes and have close to 20 balls!


Woodlands Waterfront. After dinner, we went to the playground. Chalene loved the turning round and round machine!


They are at this draw-everywhere phase. 

I do enjoy drawing for them. My drawing kind of sucks. That’s why I need to watch some ‘how to draw’ tutorials on YouTube from time to time ehhe.


Swimming. Glad that they love water. It was so hard to get them out once it was time to go back home!


Fringes. It was time for me to cut those long fringes.

Bits and pieces

In: Twins

7 Jul 2014

Breakfast on Sunday – Ham & mozzarella cheese french toast.

They are still obsessed with Mikey

We found another moth

We bought a kitchen toy for them the other day but they have already destroyed it = difference between cheap and expensive kitchen set!

Chantel eating spaghetti.

First time in their formal school uniform because they had a class photo session that day. They look so grown up in their uniform!

We went for a short getaway in Johor, Malaysia over the past weekend. On the first day before checking into the hotel, we drove from Singapore to Kukup. I don’t exactly know how long the journey took as I slept throughout but it was probably 2 hours including clearing the customs? Pulau Kukup is one of the largest uninhabited mangroves in the world. It is also the only one situated in Johor waters. More info about the place here.

We parked our car at a paid carpark and then headed to New Kukup Seafood Restaurant for lunch.

Then we took the ferry to pulau kukup national park which is about 800m off the coast of Kukup. We didn’t stop at the Pulau Kukup village where most of the residents have their houses built on stilts over the sea (we probably should have walked around for sightseeing). 

Snapped some pics along the way.

One of the fish farms

Chalene was a little scared being on the boat

You can actually rent one of the chalets and experience local village life.

Pulao Kukup National Park – The entrance

We briefly visited the place.  It’s about 600m of boardwalk.

There are a lot of monkeys along the way! I am seriously scared of monkeys, so I wasn’t really comfortable walking so near to them while having a toddler with me! Plus they were staring at you.

The suspension bridge is exciting! Unfortunately I only did half way because I was stopped by a mother monkey! It blocked by way and wouldn’t move! haha. I was just too scared of it, hence made a U-turn.


So that was our brief day trip to Kukup! After that we drove back to Johor city and checked into our hotel. We stayed for 2 nights at Renaissance Hotel. Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone. It’s clean, the bed & linen is comfortable and the staffs are very friendly.

View from our room. We didn’t really do much during this getway. It was basically just eat, rest & relax. Which we did.

The girls had much fun too. I don’t know why eating fries is so funny to them. They just kept giggling a giggling while looking at each other eating fries. A sister thing maybe.

They slept quite late! Past 9pm!

After they slept, we had our night snacks hehe

Breakfast was pretty okay

I went to the gym once

We also went to the pool once. We went in the morning and the water was still cold!

We dropped by Aeron mall where the girls played at the playground (RM5 for first 20 minutes)

Fish & Chips

Last breakfast

Chalene was super messy!


Last last Saturday (14 June) we attended my nephew’s 2nd birthday party. The kids had such an awesome time. Play, eat, play eat.  They super loved the  inflatable bouncer, slide and hundreds of balls! I am considering renting an inflatable bouncer too for the girl’s 2nd birthday in November. The girls were in their swimsuit throughout the party hehe (we were planning to swim before the party but the inflatable bouncer was much more fun).

Video slideshow

Holding a party at a function room = no cleaning up to do after the party. Bonus!



A Final pic


The girls moved to the next level class. Hello school uniform! This morning both screamed as I handed them to the teacher. It always hurts to see them in such state but thank god they usually stop crying after a while.


Must get another trolley bag as I only bought one and both wanted to pull the bag.


What we were up to on 30 May 2014. Their school was closed and I took the day off.


At the sand park last Saturday.


On the morning of mother’s day we went to Sembawang beach park. They have a new outdoor activity for kids over there. You should check it out. I had fun climbing to the top.


Made french toast with ham and mozzarella cheese for us over the past weekend. Yuuum!


Random afternoon teabreak: cold milk tea for me and yoghurt + pancake for them.


I know I shouldn’t be encouraging this. Whenever they step on something they raise their hands.


A selfie with my sweet Chantel


A little note of appreciation for their infant class teachers as they moved to the next level class


Lots of spaces to run around


I’ve been eating a lot of junk lately!


Cold storage kids run 2014


A simple chicken (bones) and veggie soup for dinner


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Hi my name is Carine Olivia. I am a Mauritian living in Singapore. I'm a mommy to two beautiful daughters ... Read more ...