Chalene spent a good 10 minutes doing this :) Guess she was inspired by the water fountain lol

This place was super breezy and quiet. Loved it!

Singapore National Day Celebration

They had a mini NDP celebration at their childcare centre and the kids had to be dressed in red.

They were 20 months then

Showing Chalene how to take the pledge


Claire’s 5th Birthday

My niece, Claire turned 5 years old in August

Celebrated her birthday at our place. A mini Frozen theme party among ourselves.

Kiddos had lots of fun at the playground after the party

 2nd Club Zoom Carnival 2014

My Birthday

In September we celebrated my Birthday.

My niece made me this sweet card.

All the kiddos are growing super fast

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!


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