I was browsing my photos and realised I've not blogged about our trip to The Sunshine State of Queensland, Australia (gasp)! We took advantage of an airline promotion on Emirates and flew to Gold Coast for a 10 days self-drive vacation in early December 2010. This is Dana's trusty yellow trunki which we used as a hand carry luggage on board the flight. In it was her pillow, snacks, books and colouring materials. It also came in handy to store the kiddy packs … [Read more...]
Archives for 2011
10 Things I’ll Miss When my Kids are Big…
Picture taken in May 2009 on my birthday. Dana was 1 yr old.Whenever I browsed through Dana's baby photos, I can't help but lament how time flies. In a short span of 3 years, our little darling has grown into an active lil tot with a strong mind and character of her own.Some days (especially at the end of a long work day), we wish she'll give us more time and personal space to watch our fav TV programmes (our TV's permanently tuned to NickJr or DisneyJr), read … [Read more...]
Dana Tours Cameron Highlands!
During the June school holidays, we took a short flight back to Penang to visit Dana's paternal grandmother whom she affectionately addresses as 'Penang Mama'. From there, Penang Mama drove us up to Cameron Highlands for a 3D2N vacation. It's our first time visiting this gem in Northern Malaysia and we enjoyed the relaxed pace and cool climate. Upon arrival, we brought Dana on an agricultural tour - visiting vegetable farms and nurseries. Penang … [Read more...]
Dana Meets Mister Maker!
One of the really cool shows that Dana watches (wtih blessing from Daddy and mummy) is Mister Maker on CeeBeeBies (BBC) TV - a craft show. Imagine our delight when Dana got ballotted to see Mister Maker live! Mister Maker demonstrating to the children how to make a... ...Pom-Pom Bug! and all done in a minute. Simple and creative! Look at the turnout at the Forum and you'll see how popular Mister Maker is. Thank you CBeeBees for bringing Mister Maker to … [Read more...]
Food for Tott! :)
One of the priorities we both uphold as parents is to invest time and energy to create wonderful, lasting childhood memories for our girl.Yesterday, desite work fatigue and having to beat the peak rush-hour traffic, we brought Dana to the newly opened baking concept store - TOTT for a baking session! It was a totally spontaneous decision and an added bonus to have Dana's best friend, Julian join us. I'll let the photos show you the sheer delight and enjoyment … [Read more...]
What the Ladybird Heard!
I was introduced to this author - Julia Donaldson by Elliot's Mummy few months back. I recently ordered this title 'What the Ladybird Heard' and the whole family loves it!It's a comical little story which takes place in a quaint little farmyard peppered with noisy farm animal noises (MOOS! BAAS! QUACKS! and OINKS!). There lives a quiet ladybird who never spoke a word. The adventure starts when the animals unites in a clever plot to stop two baddies from stealing their … [Read more...]
Hakuna Matata – Dana loves The Lion King!
We brought Dana to watch Disney’s internationally-acclaimed musical "The Lion King" at Marina Bay Sands two Fridays ago. The visual effects, artistic puppetry and creative stage craft were nothing short of stupendous, vibrant and creative. It's no wonder this musical has astounded over 51 million people around the world! If you've not brought your family to watch "Lion King", do so before it ends its run in Singapore on 4th September 2011.These are the Top … [Read more...]
Dana’s Discovers Nick Jr.!
During the June holidays, Dana chanced upon a free preview of Nick Jr. channel on cable TV and fell in love with two of its shows targeted at pre-schoolers: 'DORA The Explorer' and 'Go DIEGO Go!' Prior to this, I never knew what was the hype with this pair of Latino cousins but now I do and I've proudly become a fan too! For the uninitiated parents, 'DORA the Explorer' stars a 7-year-old girl, Dora and her friends. In each episode, Dora invites viewers to join … [Read more...]
Dana’s Terrific 3rd Mickey Birthday!
5th of April was the day you were born...Daddy & Mummy threw you the grandest... and loveliest Mickey-themed Party at your Fav Ice-Cream Parlour!which made you so very happy!Mickey and Minnie even dropped by for a surprise visit...to sing you the Birthday Song!You were utterly delighted! Blessed Terrific 3 our Princess!May the Lord bless you abundantly with His special Favor, Annointing and Wisdom everywhere you go.The gorgeous dessert … [Read more...]
Pony Riding at Shane’s Party! :)
With my very hectic work schedules, I can no longer afford to update Dana's blog regularly. So here I am, blogging about an event which took place 3 months' ago in Dec'10. Mummy Sherin invited little Dana to Shane's 1st Birthday Bash at the rustic Bukit Timah Saddle Club. It was a gorgeous Sunday and all the kiddy guests were treated to free pony rides! Dana loves riding on the pony! Look at how comfortable she is on the horseback. Perhaps we would let her take up … [Read more...]