Category: family

Penang ESCAPE – adventure-play theme park extraordinaire

Since we were staying at the Batu Ferringhi stretch in Penang, we couldn’t give the nearby ESCAPE adventure and water park a miss. Spanning a total of some 20 acres, ESCAPE is the #1 theme park in the whole of Malaysia. But beyond that accolade, what really impressed me was the ethos of ESCAPE. Their “About” page explains that ESCAPE… Read more →

Let children be children

I read an article recently about how one should not throw lavish large parties for kids’ birthdays. Upon reflection, there is wisdom in that, for it certainly (however unintentionally) creates a sense of entitlement in kids and a sense that joy and pride comes from owning nice things (the ‘sizeable’ presents that other parents feel obliged to purchase when invited… Read more →

Aureus Academy – steady progress and upcoming Winter Camp!

It has been almost three months, so how have B’s lessons been progressing? Well, for a start, she looks forward to walking through these doors to Teacher Ann’s class every week!   Apart from the My First Piano book, B has learning about 5 tunes from these simple scores. With bright colours and large letters, she’s able to learn quickly… Read more →

Grandpa’s gift

So this little tyke turned six recently. Our very own little Bat-girl. Our per our family tradition, we don’t throw large parties for the girls’ birthdays. But I realised she had 3 small ‘parties’ this year! One with our immediate family (including grandparents on both sides), one at her Sunday School class, and one at her school (photo above). A… Read more →

Kidzania Singapore (Part 1) – strategy, strategy, strategy

School’s almost done! So on an ‘admin day’ (read: random weekday school holiday), we headed down to Kidzania, hoping to avoid the crazy crowds that are de rigour during weekends, public holidays and school holidays (what does that leave us with, seriously?). What was the crowd situation like? Read on for more details and ‘analysis’ throughout the post. My take… Read more →