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My Favourite Video (Gangnam Style - Perth Trip)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

14 May 2017 - Attending a full mass for the first time

Today is Mother's Day and we brought the kids along to attend the Sunday Mass at Church of the Holy Spirit.  This was the first time Jerlene and Javier attended a full mass.  Glad that they were able to sit through quietly with patience though Javier had asked me about the time every now and then.
After mass, we went to the Columbarium at the basement of the church to pay respect to my MIL.

Around noon, we went over to my sis's place to celebrate Mother's Day among our family.

13 May 2017 - Kacheng's Gathering

We had a BBQ gathering at our cousin's place this evening.  Below is the next generation of Kacheng.  Will there be more to come?  That will need our Kachengs to 加油!  :-P
Btw, Happy Mother's Day to those eligible!  :-)

3 May 2017 - Invitation to Prize Giving Ceremony

Based on Javier last year's P1 results, he was involved in the Prize Winners Award ceremony in the upcoming Annual Speech and Prize Giving Day 2017 to be held on 26 May.
Sad to say, we are unable to attend.  When I asked Javier if he's disappointed that we are going to miss it, he said "Not at all"!

Javier, it's ok.  If you continue to work hard, I'm sure this will not be the last time.  Keep up the good work!  :-)

1 May 2017 - Javier's Toy Shows Videos

Javier created a few videos today.  Instead of recording the usual games on his devices, he decided to record a series of Toy Shows entirely scripted, directed, acted and produced by him.  Below are the first 4 episodes of his Angry Birds Toy Show!  Enjoy!  :-)


Sunday, April 30, 2017

30 Apr 2017 - Sydney and Cruise to New Caledonia Trip Video (Gangnam Style)

Once again, this is our belated video compilation on our last overseas trip to Sydney and Cruise to New Caledonia from 9-25 Dec 2016.  Actually I've already started planning for this year's trip.  As such I had to rush this out before our coming trip in a month's time.

So now sit back, relax and enjoy this video!

30 Apr 2017 - Top Students Joke

Below was a conversation between Javier and me while driving out for lunch.

Javier:  "Mummy said Nanyang, Raffles and Rosyth are some of the more popular primary schools in Singapore."
Me:  "Do you know that a few years ago, there were some top students from your school?"
Javier:  "Oh.....I think I know.  I saw their photos in my school."
Me:  "Ya....maybe it's them."
Javier:  "But they are old."
Me:  "Old?  How can it be?  It's just a few years ago.  They should still be studying."
Javier:  "Really, they look old from the photos."

Thinking of all the possibilities, I asked him.......

Me:  "Where did you see the photos in your school?"
Javier:  "On the wall in General Office."

We all burst into laughter..........

Me:  "Oh my god, they are our Singapore President and First Lady lar!!!!!"
Javier:  "Huh??  Really??"
ALL:  "Hahahahahhhhahhhahhhh!!!!!!"
Me:  "Javier, you trying to be funny, is it?!??!"

Javier gave us an evil grin.........

Joke of the day!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

23 Apr 2017 - Skate Scooting at Punggol Park

We had prata lunch at Srisun Express @ Kovan today.  Jerlene and Javier were quite sad because this will be our last time eating there as this branch will be closed permanently starting tomorrow.  They have another branch at Serangoon Garden which we had not tried before.

After lunch, we decided to take a short break at Punggol Park.
Jerlene and Javier went skate scooting while we just relaxed by the small lake at the park.  Fortunately the weather was quite cooling while we were there.

17 Apr 2017 - More videos created by Javier

Our young YouTuber, Javier, had just created 3 more videos recently.  First is the Episode 2 of Minecraft Extreme Beedrill Parkour.
While he was recording, he actually put up a sign with the word "On Air" so that we stay quiet and do not disturb his recording.  There were a few times when I accidentally dropped something on the floor with a loud bang and got "scolding" from him.  :-P

Other than minecraft videos, he now started another game called Crossy Road.  Below are two of his newly created Crossy Road videos.
Do subscribe to his YouTube channel and stay tune for his next video!  :-)

16 Apr 2017 - Taekwando Grading (Green Belt Blue Tip)

It's Taekwando grading for Javier again.  As usual, we arrived at Toa Payoh Sports Hall about an hour before the grading time.  The class did their warm-up exercises outside the hall before entering for their exams.
Javier was pretty confident this time round because during the past few lessons, he's the only one who can remember all the steps while most of his classmates just "copied" what he did.
Here's the video of the grading.  Should not have an issue for the class to pass this grading.

10 Apr 2017 - What is Beautiful Yet Scary?

Yes, Lightning!  Whenever there is a thunderstorm while I'm at home, I will try to capture the lightning from our roof terrace.
It's beautiful yet fatal when struck.  That's the beauty and power of our mother nature.

8 Apr 2017 - Building up our roof shelter

Our roof shelter is finally up!  We have been wanting to build one since many years back.  With this shelter, we can now continue with our BBQ even during wet weather,
According to BCA guidelines, the shelter can only be extended out up to 2 metres from the wall, which we followed strictly to it.  Initially we intended to extend out by 3 metres but was rejected by our condo management office.  Anybody keen to have a rooftop BBQ?  :-)

3 Apr 2017 - Learning Journey to the Airport

Javier's class embarked on a Learning Journey to Changi Airport today.  This is part of the curriculum for lower Primary classes.
At the airport, the children formed into groups and there were activities to be completed by each group.  Looked interesting.

2 Apr 2017 - Angry Birds Fishcake

We had our dinner today at Sakae Sushi and Javier ordered a plate of Angry Birds!!!!  It's actually Japanese style fishcakes.  :-)

Friday, March 31, 2017

31 Mar 2017 - How we spent our time on Javier's Birthday!

Today is not only Javier's 8th birthday.  It's also Rosyth School's Parent-Teacher-Conference (PTC).  So in the morning, we went to the school to meet up with the teachers to find out more about the development of Jerlene and Javier in school.  After the session, we went to Hougang One for our lunch at Xin Wang HK Restaurant.
Since few months back, Javier had been requesting for a dartboard game as his birthday present.  His wish came true and he was excited to try it out.  For the safety of the kids, we bought a magnetic dartboard instead of the traditional type.  I'm quite impressed that the "blunt" darts are able to stick to the magnetic dartboard pretty firmly.
Later in the afternoon, we again went to Skyhigh Trampoline Park, one of their favourite place to have some fun.
In the evening, Javier requested to go Swensen for dinner.  This time round, he remembered to bring along his student pass so that he can get a free "Firehouse" ice cream.  In addition, they ordered another bowl of Topless Five with 5 scoops of cookies and cream!!!!
I wondered what Javier had wished for........
Happy Birthday, Javier!  Hope you enjoy the day!

29 Mar 2017 - Flowering season at our mini roof garden

Flowers are blooming in our mini roof garden.  The below orchid has been with us for more than 15 years.  Throughout the years, there were quite a few occasion where we thought it's not going to make it.  But time and again, it will miraculously revive.  Didn't know Orchid can be so "durable", or maybe it is this particular breed?
Our Desert Rose (富贵花) plant, a gift from our ex-neighbour, is also blooming.
After a few weeks of being "green", my tomato has finally turned red now.  Just wondering why the top of the tomato is like cracking apart.  Any expert advice from anyone?  :-)

26 Mar 2017 - Education Merit Award

This afternoon, Javier was at Ci Yuan Community Club receiving his Education Merit Award.  Guest of Honour, Mr Darryl David, was there to present the certificate.  Other than the certificate, Javier also got himself a $80 Popular book voucher.
Javier, we were all so proud of you!  Keep up the good work!
After the award ceremony, Javier requested to go Popular bookshop to buy some books using the vouchers.  As such, we drove to Seletar Mall and granted him his wish.  :-)

25 Mar 2017 - Jerlene's Ballet Certifcates for past 2 exams

Jerlene finally got back her ballet certificates from British Ballet Organization (BBO) for her past 2 exams, which she took in 2015 (Primary) and 2016 (Grade 1).  Both were distinction.  Well done, Jerlene!
Her name on the certificates were initially printed wrongly so her teacher had requested BBO to reprint the certificates with the correct name.  However, that took them a long time because they only fly down to Singapore once a year to conduct the exam.

25 Mar 2017 - Fun at a Pet Dog Pool

There is a pool where dog owners will bring their pet dogs here to have a swim and at the same time, socialize with other dogs.  It's located at Sun Pets and Aquarium along Seletar West Farmway 1.  We were quite surprised when we got to know that it's open to public for free.
Initially, both Jerlene and Javier were a bit uneasy because most of the dogs here were quite big in size.  However, they soon got used to them and started playing with them.
Here's a video of them having fun with the dogs.
After the pool session, it's time to give the dog a shower.  Jerlene and Javier were a great help to their 表姨 by helping to bath "Golden".

25 Mar 2017 - Mini Road Safety Park @ Hougang

Recently, we discovered a Mini Road Safety Park along Hougang Street 61.
The park is complete with mini roads, road signs, parking lots, zebra crossing and a road circle.
Jerlene and Javier were having fun scooting around but I had warned them to follow strictly to all the traffic rules.  :-)

18 Mar 2017 - Javier's latest video

Javier has stopped creating videos for quite a while.  Today, he decided to do it and put up an "On Air" sign while he started recording.  Once again, it's a Minecraft video, which was requested by his classmates.  Yes, some of his classmates had already subscribed to his Youtube channel.
Here is the latest video that he had created.

17 Mar 2017 - Skyhigh Indoor Trampoline Park

This afternoon, we brought Jerlene and Javier to their favourite Trampoline Park.  As this week is school holiday, the place is more crowded than the last time we were here.
Nonetheless, they were still having lots of fun jumping and climbing around.
Their 表姨 came along with us this time round.