“Daddy…look! Mushrooms!’ My daughter exclaimed as she caught sight of multiple little fungi which mushroomed next to an old tree root along the foot path. We stopped and observed them for awhile before moving on. I was in no hurry, really. “Today is Daddy’s last day walking you home this year ok?” I asked, with a slight hint of reluctance. “Emmm….ok.” was her reply. Her Primary 2 self not fully comprehending the fact that it has been a luxury for her Daddy to be walking her to and back from … [Read more...]
Archives for January 2017
So Sofitel Bangkok – So Absolutely Unforgettable
The So Sofitel Bangkok is a truly exceptional hotel. Very few hotels can invoke in us that longing to return so strongly. In fact, that feeling is growing more acutely now even as I pen this post. Just what is so unique about the this hotel? Sanctuary Imagine a hotel that invigorates every aspect of your senses - your sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste. Imagine being invigorated from the intense sensory assaults of the Bangkok streets the moment you step back … [Read more...]
KidZania Singapore – Joys of being a B.KidZanian!
Butterflies in my stomach! I seriously don’t believe I’m going to do this - stepping out together WITH my daughter and a handful of other children to perform a dance on the clock tower balcony of KidZania city Singapore – Yes, I’m role-playing WITH my daughter. Earlier on, I had joined my daughter in making liquid hand soap at the LifeBuoy station and I was so excited that I had trouble following the instructions! That was followed by witnessing my daughter fly and land an A380 … [Read more...]
The Best of Kids Fest 2017!
KidsFest 2017 returns bigger and better this month where families will be treated to a total of NINE world-class productions adapted from best-selling children’s books! Proudly presented by ABA Productions, for a month from 11th January to 12th February 2017, KidsFest 2017 brings stories from the page to the stage with interactive plots, fun songs and a great dose of humour. Three new shows will be introduced alongside past favourites across two venues: Victoria Theatre and KC Arts … [Read more...]
Self-Drive Hokkaido: Winter Driving Tips
Hokkaido is a popular winter destination for families like us wishing to experience fresh pure ‘powdery’ snow without having to travel halfway around the globe. For those who wish to travel at their “own time, own target”, self-drive is an attractive option. We recently did a self-drive Hokkaido trip and here are some useful driving tips to share. For the record, we rented the car only for 3 days: picked it up in Sapporo, drove to Lake Toya, Noboribetsu and returned the car … [Read more...]
Snow on the Onsen – 7 Lessons for 2017
We have a flight to catch in a few hours and the bags are not packed yet but I must still make that one last dip. Even if it’s just a quick one. Ever had one of those experiences, which resonate with you on such a personal level that, despite calculated odds, you yearn to fulfill it? For me, it was that one more dip in the open-air bath of Ki Niseko Hotel from our recent trip to Hokkaido, Japan. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no stranger to onsens but there’s just something about this open-air … [Read more...]