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May-28-08

Kids Party at the Club

posted by constance

Rae’s good friend invited her to a birthday party at the club during the long weekend of Vesak Day recently. This is the second of 3 parties she attended in that weekend. It was held at the same place where we also celebrated Rae’s birthday party last year, also at the treehouse above the swimming pool area.

This time her friend’s parents were wiser than us because they had a catering done instead of slaving over the hot charcoal bbq like we did for Rae. And her mom also had a party organiser to handle the kids’ entertainment, which was fabulous, with helium balloons, face painting, tattoos, games and a pinata at the end. The pictures speak a thousand words, so enjoy!

Balloons for the kids / Rae having painting done on her arm / Hitting the Pinata

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Lea getting her airbrush tatoo / Blowing the birthday cake / Rae showing her rainbow painting

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May-27-08

Massage Away Your Blues

posted by constance

I was tickled pink when I saw Rae trying out one of those massage chairs in the club. She had been pestering me for the dollar coin to slot as she had watched me get my 15minutes of massage often. She said it wasn’t fair that I let my helper have a go whereas she couldn’t so for once to stop all Missy’s complaint, I finally allow her to try it out. I set the remote to the lightest mode for her once I pop in the coin. Her excitement soon got her to giggling in delight, in agony and feeling ticklish all at one go. She was laughing and going ouch ouch at the same time, even the kids that were around there came by to have a closer look. She certainly looked like she had an agony time but she said it was a nice experience and she wanted to have another go but I forbade… Look at the pictures I took of her.

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May-26-08

Kids Party

posted by constance

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During the long weekend of Vesak Day, my girls had several birthday parties to attend. As usual, I have to taxi them here and there. The more usual ones are of course the McDonald parties which I cannot count the number she has been and to the same location at King Albert Park since that is the area whereby is closest to schoolmates, home and all from her school. A snapshot I took of the party and her holding the birthday gift for her friend. They were both in the same class last year.

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May-25-08

Our Mother’s Day Loot

posted by constance

total-loot-may-rs.JPGOn Mother’s Day, besides going for Mother’s Day lunch last week, we went for the family’s favourite hangout. We were in Suntec City at the games/entertainment centre. We do get a kick out of those UFOs that grabs sweets and toys, (YES, YET AGAIN) and here I am, posting you our latest loot! I must admit, we are getting real good at playing these game by now. Now now, don’t scoff at me, ya.
Here are the previous posts of our rewards
Our Sweet Trophy Grab a Toy, Grab a Sweet

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May-24-08

Get Into The Habit of Saving

posted by constance

When I was young, my parents taught me to start saving for a rainy day. The concept did not really sink in deep until when I started working or had just completed my studies. As a young child, it was really just going through the motion of going to the bank and watch your money in savings accounts grow as you add another number to your age. At work in my twenties, I enforced savings by opting for a fixed savings plan each month. Now that my girls are getting school allowance from me, I  am trying to instill this good habit of savings to my girls.

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May-24-08

Construction and Building Tools

posted by constance

I love to browze in DIY shops online. I am not good in tools and workshops but the idea of building something is very interesting. I used to look at carpentry magazines in the bookstore before these mags are wrapped tightly to prevent browsing. I once tried to build a little tree top birdhouse using a plain hammer and some nails. Then I painted acrylic on it and did a polka dot pattern. Of course since I am not a trained builder, my little birdy treehouse came crashing down.  I must admit that I love the idea of using air tools to make grooves, cuts or scale and hammer. Someday I might just get a treehouse building plan and try again. Try browzing an online store for tools and discover the many different tools are available for building and construction.

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May-24-08

Cookie Fun

posted by constance

Last Wednesday, Lea had the chance to join the nursery for an excursion trip. They went to the CBD area to a place called Genius R Us. This place does a lot of hands on activities like baking and simple cooking. Last week, they had the chance to make and decorate cookies. They started the day from 9am and back to school about afternoon. The each brought home some of the cookies they had moulded or cut out using cookie cutters and decorated.

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May-23-08

Save The Environment. No Plastic Bags.

posted by constance

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pledge.JPGJo-N tagged me a Save the Environment tag and a link to sign up for a No Plastic Bags Pledge. Of course if I can do my part even in the pledge, I will. In Singapore, we have many occasions whereby BYOB (Bring Your Own Bags) are encouraged.

When I go shopping for groceries which mostly falls on Wednesday, this is the day where we have to pay for plastic bags. Many shoppers in Singapore have started accepting this method and most people can be seen carrying green bags when they shop.

Here is where I took the pledge.  http://www.leonardodicaprio.org/pledge/
You can too. I stand at 2856.

Every one has a role to play. Let’s keep our environment safe from further harm.

I invite all visitors to take this tag and do it on their free will. Save the World, for Our Children.

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May-23-08

Is It Friday Tag

posted by constance

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I got this peculiar tag from Dora. She mentioned that this is to be done on Friday, any one. Since I receive it today and will be away I shall have all my tags done ASAP. Here goes..

DO YOU PREFER…

1. To watch or participate?
I love to watch.

2. Malls, catalog shopping, or the Internet?
I love Malls and Internet… I need both.

3. A bath or shower?
Yummy baths with essential oil and bubbles. Lots of them. Relaxing music and scented candle.. hahaha Can’t have these anymore cos my girls will be banging on my bathroom every 5mins or so!

4. To talk to people by telephone, in person or by e-mail?
In person if friends, email if strangers

5. Typing or writing?
Typing. My writing is worst than the beansprouts

I would like to send this peculiar tag to – Christina YY, Marie, and PinayWiFi.

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May-23-08

Shoes That Keep You Fit

posted by constance

Last Summer, many women all over England were walking-happy with a secret. It was a new footwear product that could promote fitness while walking. Those who managed to grab before it was sold out, were wearing Fitflops.

fit-flop.jpgJust in case you were wondering if it was a typo error that I wrote here, it was definitely spelled Fit Flops.

It is basically a flip-flop lookalike that was invented and fitted with micro wobbleboardtechnology that could help you to tone, tighten and trim your thighs and bum as you walk! The Fit Flop is similar to wearing a pair of comfortable shoes but it is just amazing about how you can wear it everyday and forget the unbearable and dreadful trips working out at the gym. This is very good for people like me who hardly have the time to make a trip to the gym. I am always in and out of the house and if wearing these can double up my trips with a fitness schedule built in, I definitely think it is a great buy.

The Fit Flop is only exclusively available in an online store SweatyBetty and it is available in 5 easy to match colours of Black, Chocolate, Navy, Silver and Red. Hurry up and get a pair of Fit Flop before it gets sold out again.

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