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Jerry goes KidZania Bangkok!

By |November 13th, 2014|

We just came back from Bangkok, and the highlight of which is bringing Jerry to KidZania. I unfortunately fell prey to food poisoning after I got back and spent the whole the last 2 days in bed, totally weak and in extreme agony. Funny how I was okay with all the street food, but on the last day, I ate in restaurants and fast food and I fell sick from that!  I am suspecting that particular sushi joint that I ate in.

Anyhow, back to KidZania Bangkok. Do you know that it is one of the 2 KidZanias nearest to Singapore? The other one is in Kuala Lumpur. If you haven’t already heard, KidZania Singapore is opening on our very own shores next year, at Sentosa!

I was quite excited to bring Jerry to KidZania for a couple of reasons – he loves role-playing and KidZania definitely have some […]

Our Deepavali Holiday.

By |October 27th, 2014|

How did you spend the mid week pubic holiday last week? We had wanted to bring the boys for some cycling but the clouds were grey and it started pouring even before we reached the park after our lunch. It rained pretty bad and we knew that there is no way we could wait out the rain. As we were driving on the ECP, the next destination that came to my mind was Changi Airport!

I love big spaces where the kids can run, and I especially love changi airport because I used to love watching airplanes take off from the viewing gallery when I was a kid, so I was quite sure that the kids would love it too! Especially now so since the Changi Airport has quite a fair bit of fun discoveries for kids. I honestly am thinking about trying that

A day at the zoo!

By |October 7th, 2014|

We haven’t visited the Singapore Zoological Gardens for a while, and when we got the memo that Jerry’s school has an outing, I made the husband take leave with me to attend the session. After all, daddy’s gotta be involved too right? (p.s. I didn’t realise that monday was a PH then and we accidentally clocked in a super long weekend!)

Jerry was super excited on the school bus. He wasn’t all the usual grumpy him when he told him we are going to the zoo! He must have thought it was a super happy day that daddy and mummy are coming along with him.

It was a half day trip and we didn’t manage to see that many animals, unfortunately. But, Jerry seems really familiar with the animals and kept asking for the elephant. It was super funny.

We stood around the polar bear exhibit and actually lost our class teachers […]

Cycling at East Coast Park!

By |October 6th, 2014|

It’s been a long time since, but we finally did it! The husband & I made it back to East Coast Park for some outdoorsy fun, along with the kids.  To think we used to blade there very often, pre-kids. I have been wanting to go, but there was never a good chance – kid too young, preggers, 2nd kid too young etc. Now that they both are running and climbing all over, and Jerome can understand some bits of instruction… there is so much we can start doing!

Can you tell that I was A LOT more excited than the kids? Nooooooo… the kids were both equally excited, but this picture was just a *stoned* moment that the *ahem* photographer managed to capture.. and it was my only picture that’s decent.

I was also super nervous about riding the bike. I could cycle very well by myself (if […]

Because family matters more.

By |September 27th, 2014|

Last Monday, I took urgent leave and made a last minute trip to Malaysia to visit my grandpa. You know how we always give ourselves the excuse that we will visit someone when we have the time but the time never come before it is too late?

I don’t want that to ever happen to me again ever since my maternal grandma passed away 2 years back. So, I had to skip a training at work and brought the entire family on a road trip to visit my grandpa. After all, he is turning a century old next year. The stars aligned that day and my uncles and aunty were going to be there too and I figured I couldn’t miss this impromptu family gathering.

I can’t tell you how glad I was, because of the smiles that I was seeing on my grandpa’s face the […]

A visit to Mainland Tropical Fish Farm in Pasir Ris.

By |March 28th, 2014|

I recently discovered that Jerry has a love for fishes. I think his first few interactions with live fishes (not those we put on the table) are from the koi pond in his favourite uncle’s house (a relative’s place). They used to have a huge koi pond beneath their balcony and Jerry gets to catch the small fishes with a small net.

They have since renovated their house and had the koi pond removed and Jerry has been asking for fishes every single time we are there. So last week, after a somewhat packed saturday (cooking class in the morning, family photo shoot at noon and a workshop in the afternoon – all of which i would blog about soon), i decided to lug the kids to experience a fish farm and do some fish watching.

Actually, i have been wanting to do that for eons, just that we never got […]

CNY Reunion Lunch with my 99 year old grandfather

By |February 12th, 2014|

This Chinese New Year has been a rather tiring one for me. Those who follow me on instagram (@cherieladie) would have been wondering whether i was in Singapore or Malaysia on the eve of Chinese New Year because it felt that i as appearing in 2 places on the same day.

I was.

I asked my mum if they could have reunion lunch instead of dinner. I asked the husband if he was OK that we zipped in in the wee hours and arrive to have lunch with my 99 year old grandpa before zipping out to have reunion dinner with his grandpa.

with a stroke of luck, everything fell into place and that was the plan and i was really really thankful for it.

Lunch is a simple affair. Comforting home-cooked food, with some of my favourite stuff – fried leek with roasted pork, chinese sausages, white cabbage fish ball soup with […]

an old picture..

By |November 19th, 2013|

babies do grow darn fast when we aren’t noticing, huh?

the husb was checking out some old pictures in his laptop and i saw this picture of jerry & me. when jerry was 7 months old. how friggin’ long ago was that?!

cherieladie & jerry choo
us, at a wedding dinner
i look different though. i miss having the opportunity to dress up. well, just reminiscing. feeling a little nostalgia. feeling that time is slipping through my fingers…

ok. am out.

old school bubble fun.

By |November 11th, 2013|

sometimes, i look at my kids and think that their childhood are a lot more complicated – clouded with loads of toys & gadgets (ipads, computer, tvs etc).

i remembered growing up with very little toys and most of the time, i was exercising my imagination with existing furniture playing pretend all the time. i remembered using the bamboo sticks that my mum used to hang our clothes as some super long sword in a fight.. haha! those were the days.

i recently found a packet of old school bubble while packing my room. I think der bought them a couple of years back (pre-kids) while we were in arab street one day. thought it was a good chance to introduce some non-gadget, non-commercial toys to Jerry so i took them out to play.

jerry with a bubble
(yes, it was the days post his chin surgery […]

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    Strutting down the runway at the FOX Kids Fall/Winter Fashion Show 2013…

Strutting down the runway at the FOX Kids Fall/Winter Fashion Show 2013…

By |October 27th, 2013|

…NOT!

baby crawling on runway
It’s more like crawling down the runway, but…. jerome isn’t one of the models, even though he was decked in FOX’s gear that day.. I just plonked him there cos i thought it was really funny when he looked like he was relishing in all the attention and enjoying himself!

Baby jerome enjoying himself on the runway
jerome happily strutting on the runway..not!
totally rocking it on the (almost) empty runway.

so, potential model to be?? i really love this round little meat ball of mine – all his squishy fats and cuddly body. makes me want to give him a tight squeeze every single time.

some weeks back, i was invited to the FOX Kids Fall/Winter Fashion Show held at Paragon and i thought it was spectacular! There were loads of fun activities to keep the little ones occupied – photo […]