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Car Talks : Three Types of People and Their Responsibilities

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Living in Jakarta, I find myself spending a lot of time with the kids ON THE ROAD.
And after a while, I kind of realised that that’s where we discuss many issues and important values too.
Now …

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List of Singapore’s Christmas Shows and School Holiday Events 2010

25 November 2010 | Posted in: Crafts & Activity Ideas for Kids, Daily | 8 Comments


Here is the list of some of the Christmas Shows and School Holiday events that your family can check out together this year!

[Thanks to this family who compiled the list below!]

If you know more of others that are not yet on the list, please do share with the rest of us yeah! Thanks!

I’ll keep on adding more to this list whenever I get updates from the media.

Do check the COMMENTS section for updates!
(And feel free to link my blog to yours)

Have fun spending time with your family this Christmas!

Yogi Bear Meet & Greet
Downtown East, Event Square
15 – 28 Nov (except Tues)
Weekdays: 3.30pm & 7pm
Weekends: 2pm, 4pm & 7pm

Toy Story Chirstmas Galaxy (No Shows)
Meet & Greet Woody & Buzz
Parkway Parade, Basement Atrium
19 – 28 Nov (except Mon)
1pm, 4pm & 7pm
*Spend min. $30 in single receipt for one pass.

Strawberry Shortcake Berry Bubblelicious Show
1pm, 4pm & 7pm
Yew Tee Point, 19-21 Nov (Meet & Greet only)
Compass Point, 23-28 Nov
Causeway Point, 30 Nov – 5 Dec
Northpoint, 7-12 Dec
Centrepoint, 14-19 Dec
Anchorpoint, 21-23 Dec (Only 1pm, Meet & Greet only)
Bedok Point, 21-23 Dec (Only 7pm, Meet & Greet only)
Meet-n-Greet for first 40, no purchase required.

Dora “The Big Pinata” Live Show
Raffles City, Level 3
19 Nov – 5 Dec (except Mon)
Tue – Fri: 1pm & 7pm
Sat – Sun: 1pm, 4pm & 7pm

Dora’s Tea Party
Raffles City, Level 3
4 & 5 Dec, 2.30pm
*Spend min. $30 from 12 Nov – 5 Dec to receive a pass.

Yo Gabba Gabba! Musical
Takashimaya Square, B2
22 Nov – 1 Dec, 1pm, 4pm & 7pm daily

Barney’s Christmas Surprise!
United Square
24 Nov – 6 Dec (except Tues)
Mon-Fri: 2pm & 7pm
Sat & Sat: 1pm, 4pm & 7pm
*Meet & Greet; min. $30 required.

Hi-5 Live Show
Marina Square
26 Nov – 12 Dec (except Mon)
1pm, 4pm & 7pm
*Meet & Greet, limited to first 50 (no min. spend)

The Night Before Christmas
Mad Hatter’s Christmas Tea Party
Forum Shopping Mall, B1
27 Nov – 12 Dec
1pm & 5pm (Both shows alternate between the 2 showtimes)
*Meet & Greet at 3pm, no min. spend

Toy Story Christmas Galaxy
Story-telling Sessions & Games
Parkway Parade, Basement Atrium
30 Nov – 5 Dec
1pm, 4pm & 7pm
*Spend min. $30 in single receipt for one pass.

Care Bears Musical Live Show
Downtown East, Event Square
30 Nov – 31 Dec (Weekends & Public Holidays ONLY)
6 – 6.30 pm (extra show on 21 Nov at 12.30pm)

Care Bears Nite Parade
Downtown East, Event Square, The Alley & E!hub
1- 26 Dec (Weekends ONLY)
8 – 8.30pm
*Additional Parade on 31 Dec at 3pm

The Elves and the Shoemaker retold by Precious Moments™
Jurong Point, JP1 Centrestage
1-12 Dec
*Timings still unknown

The Nutcracker – Musical Spectacular
Vivocity, Level 3 Amphitheatre
2-12 Dec (except 6 Dec)
*Spend $100 between 22 Nov – 12 Dec to redeem a pair of passes.
OCBC Cardmembers need only charge $80.

Dora & Boots Meet & Greet
Raffles City, Level 3
7-12 Dec (except Mon)
Tue – Fri: 1pm & 7pm
Sat – Sun: 1pm, 4pm & 7pm
*Admission to first 50 children per session

Mr. Men & Little Miss Christmas Musical
Takashimaya Square, B2
3-11 Dec, 1pm, 4pm & 7pm daily
*no show on 6 Dec, Mon.

Go Diego Go! – The Iguana Sing-along
United Square
9-20 Dec (except Tues)
Mon-Sun: 12pm, 4.30pm & 7pm
*Meet & Greet; min. $30 required.

Spongebob Squarepants MEET & GREET
United Square
9-20 Dec (except Tues)
Mon-Sun: 2.30pm
*Meet & Greet ONLY; min. $30 required.

Chirstmas at Changi
Changi Airport
13 Nov- 6 Jan

Magical Teapot Gift Sessions
Over 6 metres high, the amazing Magical Teapot comes alive and dispenses surprise treats every hour from 13 Nov 2010 to 6 Jan 2011. No purchase needed.

*Terminal 3, Departure Check-in Hall Level 2 (before Immigration Counters)
*Weekdays: 7pm – 10pm
*Weekends: 1pm – 10pm

Bouncy Fun at the Christmas Fantasy Castle
Kids will love spending hours bouncing and sliding at this giant castle from 4 Dec 2010 to 6 Jan 2011. Simply present any shopping or dining receipt (no min. spend) from Changi Airport to enjoy this fantastic treat!

*Terminal 3, Departure Check-in Hall Level 2
*Daily, 12pm – 10pm


Vai : When My Face Says It All

24 November 2010 | Posted in: Daily | No Comment

So, do you like your marshmallow with chocolate fondue, Vai?


Sometimes, words are simply not necessary, when the face can say it all. Heh.

Finding Contentment in Life’s Simple(r) Things

23 November 2010 | Posted in: Inspirational, Photography | One Comment

In today’s era, gadgets and digital technology do seem to have grabbed our young children’s attention and time.

And thus I do find it somewhat heart-warming to see how in a different part of the world, in a place where perhaps most would regard as ‘less civilised’ or ‘far from modern’, children still do find laughter, fun, friendship and togetherness … in life’s simple things.


I look at these two pictures and thought to myself, perhaps their relationship with one another is stronger than those found in big cities.

Perhaps they somewhat are ‘more content’ with what they (already) have than our modern city kids (ie. kids with endless wants for more of this and more of that, kids who perhaps are generously showered with MORE than what they need).


Food for thought for us modern city people, I guess.

Photos: Taken by Wilson during his mission trip to Jayapura (Papua, Indonesia) recently.

Hong Kong Market : In Photos

22 November 2010 | Posted in: Photography, Places to Visit | 3 Comments

When you talk about Hong Kong, you’d most likely imagine beautiful night shots, the harbour, the trams, the mountain view, etc.

But today, I’d like to share with you shots of what many ‘tourists’ may not see when they only spend a few days there.

Shots of its busy markets!

After we left Hong Kong Disneyland, we went to Hong Kong Island and stayed for two nights at a hotel near Causeway Bay.

And the area was SO happening!

The small alleys were busy with people selling fruits, fresh fish, meat, all kinds of stuff.

And these shots were taken on a Friday, at about 11.30am!

We love how the kids got to see and observe all this, LIVE, for their very first time.

Because this is definitely something that we wouldn’t see back in Singapore!

Btw, we saw STACKS of these crabs at SO many corners of the market.

And I really mean, STACKS!

We couldn’t speak Cantonese, and we obviously couldn’t read what it said, so we did wonder what these crabs are called, and how they’re supposed to be cooked.

If you do know what these are, please share with us?


We found a little restaurant by the road side and had our lunch there.

And I love this shot above.

One shot that tells you so many things.

The interior of the eating place.
Daddy who took the shot.
Mommy who’s speaking to the man, trying to order lunch (in English and her broken Mandarin!).
Kids who played with the lunch menus while waiting.

And of course, the waiter at the back who’s busy cleaning the ceiling with his mop! Heh.

And the food?

Ah. Let’s just say that I was SO thankful to God that I could enjoy every single bite of our lunch (note:morning sickness magically disappeared during our trip!)

We had simple meals for lunch that day. But they’re all VERY yummy.

Some people told me that it could be due to the weather there, ie. Food tastes yummier when the weather is nice and cool.

Oh well. Whatever it is, we heart HK street food!

Parenting : Understanding Children and Their Selfishness

1 May 2012 | Posted in: Parenting | No Comment
Parenting : Understanding Children and Their Selfishness

As a parent, I struggle with this topic very often.
I agree and realise that we all are selfish beings. We are sinners and we are all born selfish (yes, from the moment a baby cries …

Parenting : When we have to go through the Downs

31 August 2009 | Posted in: Inspirational, Parenting | 10 Comments
Parenting : When we have to go through the Downs

We all know that parenting is a journey.
There are ups and there are downs.
As much as we don’t quite look forward to the challenging ‘down’ moments of being a parent, the reality is it’s part …

Kids and their views

6 November 2007 | Posted in: Parenting | No Comment

Lately I’ve somehow been thinking about kids and the way they value and view things around them.
And here’re some of my thoughts.
Little children heavily depend on adults, especially their parents and their main caregivers, when …

Baby no. 3 : “What Husbands Do to Make Pregnancy More Enjoyable”

5 November 2010 | Posted in: Marriage & Relationships, Pregnancy & Babyhood | 2 Comments

[At 9.5 weeks pregnant]

The other day I had a message from a male reader, and this was what he wrote:
I really am happy that men are unable to ‘give birth’ =)

Having said that the …

Happy Father’s Day

19 June 2011 | Posted in: Marriage & Relationships, Parenting | No Comment

If you ask me,
I’d say there’s no such thing as a perfect Dad or a perfect Husband.
But there is a Dad
who gives his best for his family
who makes time to play Lego bricks, tell bedtime stories …

The Reality of Marriage

10 July 2008 | Posted in: Marriage & Relationships | 5 Comments

We had our seventh wedding anniversary three days ago. Right on the seventh of the seventh month!
To some, seven years of marriage may seem like a long time. To some others on the other hand, …