I will upload lots of photos and updates when we are back! Stay Tune!!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
I will upload lots of photos and updates when we are back! Stay Tune!!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I was feeling uneasy about the oncoming trip. Rightfully I should be excited but somehow can't help worrying as Typhoon Urduja hit Cebu earlier. Fast ferrys to Bohol were cancelled... and on top of that, another Typhoon (Vinta) may be expected to enter the country as Urduja moved out of Cebu yesterday. My trip plans to Bohol might be cancelled or changed due to the weather conditions...
Just came back from praying for the safety of the trip and we were adviced to avoid the beaches and sea. -_- Gosh, these are the main attractions of the trip! I guess we have to see the situation and decide what's best and most safe for the family when we are there. Praying for good weather, safety and an enjoyable trip. 1 more day to go..
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Peace is temporarily restored.. so today I got Denver to help me fold the smaller clothings and towels. (Mummy needs to delegate task to ease my load :D. Moreover, it's good to train them early with simple house work). Started teaching Denver some months ago and he needs more practice or he'll forgets how to do it - like today. Gladys on the other hand is busy following how gor gor is doing and tries folding it herself. Although it is consuming more time and energy to have the kids fold the clothes compared to me doing it myself now, the returns will be great in the future. :D
Monday, November 23, 2009
After dinner, we went down to Upper Serangoon Shopping Center to collect my new glasses. Hubby said the sun in Manila is hot and suggested I make a pair of transition lens. Paid $185 and it is really cheap (my degree is very high and always need to do high index for thinner lens). I'm sure it would have cost more the $200 if I were to make the transition lens glasses from other shops. Uncle always give us special discounts as we are his customers since schooling days.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Gosh... so many things to do and for the first time I felt so not ready. I guess it's probably due to the recent happenings.. Denver's Graudation and P1 Orientation, my inlaws away for vacation and we are helping out with the kids etc. Busy Busy Busy....
I will be going to office early tomorrow and hubby will be left alone with 4 children at home. I wonder if he can manage them... Hopefully by the time I'm back, everyone and everything will be in 1 piece.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Evening event is "Movies under the Stars" - (UP)... Urmmm.. I would say it's "Under the Roof" this time - due to the weather conditions lately. It has been raining almost everyday! The sky is gloomy with dark clouds...and it did rain for awhile. Luckily, it is being held at the Multi-Purpose Hall just downstairs. We went down at 6pm and started queuing for our food. After filling up our stomachs, its MOVIE TIME! The show started at around 7plus.UP is a very entertaining animated film for the entire family by Pixar. I really enjoyed Pixar's production.. from Nemo, Toy Story, Monster Inc to Wall E.. they have been GREAT! Coming 2010, Toy Story 3 will be OUT! Can't wait! We were lucky to win a PRIZE too! There are only 10 prizes and we got the 8th prize. Our lucky ticket no. is 1003 and Denver went up to collect it. HAPPY!!
Next station, School Uniforms! Since Seng Kang Primary has P.E lessons daily, their "uniform" is also their P.E attire. :D This really saves us some money on purchasing 2 different sets of clothing.
- School Bag - $29.90
- Name Tag - $4
- Books & Stationary - $52
- School Uniform (Shirt and Shorts - 2 sets) - $28
Additional buys (optional)
- Chinese e-Dictionary - $35
- i Flash Book (Online learning - 1 year) - $19.90
Total Spent Today : $168.80
What's left to buy?
The other thing which amused me was his write ups on a few topics. "Note to God", "Dolphins", "My family".. I like the ones he wrote on "My Daddy" and "My Mummy". Apart from the spelling and grammar mistakes, I had a better understanding of what his impression of Daddy and Mummy is.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Went for my Health Screening at Parkway (@ the Arcade). First time there and I was impressed with the clinic settings.. I was asked to fill in a form and another lady showed me where are the lockers and toilets. I took my urine sample, changed to the robes they provided (Nicely packed in plastic). The waiting area is also very clean with nice seats, tables... a big TV and a computer while we were waiting.
Other than that, I had a looooong waiting time. There are a lot of people and the sequence at which tests you will be doing is unknown. Some can be doing their blood test first, while others go for their ECGs etc. Lucky for me, they called me to take my blood first and I get to have my breakfast after fasting for more than 12 hours! HUNGRY! Good to see that there are a selection of white or wholemeal bread, jam, butter, cereal, milk, milo etc...... ^_^
After eating, it's another few rounds of waiting.... and waiting.... and waiting.... before I finally did my ECG, Vision test, Height & Weight measurements, X-ray and seeing the lady doctor for body assessment. Total waiting time : nearly 3 hours!!! -___-
Lesson learnt: Not to schedule health assessment at Year End.
Denver got his VCD that was taken during his K2 Graduation Concert. (we paid $65 for the costumes and the CD copy of the conert).
I just had an accident.. bang my forehead on the top kitchen shelf while trying to keep an item. :( The hit was very hard and it was awfully painful!!! *CRY Sniff Sniff.. Hubby and the kids came to see what happened since I was crying out loud. Denver has been really nice and sayang me asking if I am ok. He also asked if I felt better and that I should rest. Gladys on the other hand ran to grab some medicine for me to apply.. So sweet.. I will be expecting the bump on my head to take days before it eventually recover. :( Darnz...
After resting for awhile, we went out to buy tickets ($2 each) for this weekend activity near my block (Blk 159) "Movies Under the Stars". This time round there will be buffet dinner and lucky draw. The selected movie is "UP" which Denver & Gladys has watched before. However, Denver wants to watch it again and so we bought 7 tickets so that my Bsil and her kids can come to join in the fun too. (Moreover, Jasper & Royston will be bunking in with us this weekend and Denver is sooo looking forward to it). :D
Monday, November 16, 2009
So SAKAE SUSHI here we come! Can't miss the 60Mins Lunch Buffet deal! We can eat to our hearts desire! Hahahaha. We went to the branch at Hougang Point.. and we are the first customers of the day! Hmmm.. maybe the management can consider giving special discounts for early birds. :p
While waiting for the food we ordered, we wasted no time in indulging on the sushi on the conveyer belt!
Sakae Sushi has a lot of merchandise on sale and some are really cute. We bought a neck rest for the children before.. Sad to say, Gladys tear it off within a week and make a whole mess in the car..
It would be nice to take the kids out with us next time as Denver LOVES Sushi too! However, we often hesitate to bring Gladys as she has exceeded the 90cm mark since she was just 2 years plus!! (Thanks to the genetic genes of my hubby) and would need to pay for the Child Price... But being a really small eater for a little girl, it is really difficult and we have to go for other alternatives which is more cost effective instead. I realise the children nowadays are really getting taller very fast at an earlier age! It would be great if Sakae Sushi can consider placing an age instead of height limits for the children so that families with younger children can enjoy a family lunch/dinner together more often. WIN-WIN Situation :D