It's the last day of 2012 or what one would affectionately call New Year Eve
This is the time we take stock and look back into 2012.
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Views from Daddy M
Over the weekends, I was invited to a brunch over at Seb Bristo hosted by Julia Gabriel along with a group of parent bloggers. It was to be a mixture of Daddy and Mummy bloggers, but due to unforeseen circumstances, we had an all Daddies session.The daddies present were Vincent (Roaming Glass) ,Winston (Dear Xander & The Blogfather), Andy (Sengkang babies) and Nick (nickpan)
|Singapore Science Center|
|Everything with Fries|
It was an impromptu celebration as we were looking for a dinner place for Mummy's birthday.
Everything with Fries was started from the good people of Awfully Chocolate. Given it's founder reputation, we were eager to try this quaint little restaurant.
|Billingham Hadley Small|
The Perfect Bag for OM-DI do not profess to have a hobby ( unless you count updating this journal as one). The closet activity that resemble a hobby would probably be photography. I mainly photograph my kids and love the way photos bring life to memories. I am but a novice , having yet to go for courses to get acquainted with my A & S ( Aperture and Shutter), Nevertheless I was
Welcome to Singapore!
Ever wonder what an overseas parent may plan for a holiday in Singapore?
As a small country, we do not have much natural attractions that could make us an obvious choice as a holiday destination for tourists. Travel magazines used to say that you can cover Singapore in just 2 days. Thereafter you should use Singapore as a springboard to explore the rest of Asia.
Top 25 tips on travelling with kids
It's the holiday season. Since this is a long holiday for kids, parents would most likely plan for vacations for the kids. The Wacky Duo would like to give our take on travelling with kids below 5.
Disclaimer : Tips may not work for all kids !
Planning a trip
|Here we go|
The malls are all decked out in Christmas fashion. The traditional huge 50 foot tree, the dazzling lights and the not so subtle Christmas SALE does the mood for the big day.
You have seen our Part 1 and Part 2 of our Dec School Holiday special features
Dec 2012 School Holidays : Travel Destinations for kids
Dec 2012 School holidays : Activities and workshops for kids in Singapore
Now for the final instalment
Views from Daddy M
We had highlighted the myths and realities of raising a child from age 0-2. Now it is time to look into the finanical aspect of raising a child in Singapore.
|Ybike Glider and Ybike Original|
The Wacky Duo had the opportunities to do just that.
From the good people of Global Outsource Solutions , a pair of Ybike Glider (for me) and a Ybike original (for Didi) were provided for a trial
We revisited Orchid Cafe on a Sunday afternoon. Orchid Cafe is located at Orchid Hotel at Tanjong Pajar. They have a Teochew porridge buffet spread for lunch. We are celebrating another birthday at OC. This time it will be our cousin Xiaver's 2nd birthday.
Dec 2012 School holidays Activities part2
This is part 2 of our mega list of school holidays activities, our part 1 can be found below
Dec 2012 School holidays : Travel destination with kids
There are countless parenting guides out there in the market. But honestly in today’s busy world, how many actually pick a guide up and read it. Moreover, such parenting guides may not be in sync with the local context and rendered it nothing more than a glorified coffee book.
Dec 2012 School holidays activities part 1
It's vacation time!
If you have kids, you will know that nov / dec is a traditional time for families to take their break from work and school. Vacations with kids are never the same as your honeymoon vacations,
Sit back while The Wacky Duo takes you around the world ( edited :maybe some of the world) with our holiday travel destinations for kids. See our reviews for a first hand account of the travel destinations.
The holidays are upon us again. The Wacky Duo will present you a bumper list of things to do this for this 6 weeks break. We crack our heads so yours will be intact !
Views from Daddy M
To the new readers who 'landed' here due to the Weekender article, a very warm welcome. You may like to get to know a little bit more about us here. Feel free to explore our life journey and enjoy your stay here!
|Pasir Ris Kid's Kampong|
|Palm Grove @ Bay East|
Bay East Garden is a part of Gardens by the Bay
It is located off Tanjong Rhu Road .
We are ardent fans of the Gardens by the Bay, given our numerous exploits at Singapore's latest attraction.
|My Children's Day Present - LEGO Batman Visual Dictionary|
|Da:ns Festival 2012 : Esplanade|
About Da:ns festival
Da:ns festival is festival celebrating dance in various forms. There are performance and workshops featuring different dance techniques. Free fringe programmes are also available.
The theme for this festival is ' Dance to Love'
Billed as the scariest night on earth. It is a night for ghouls of all sorts to roam the earth.
The Wacky Duo prepares a Spooky 13 list of Kids -friendly Halloween party and events, so you can dress up in your spooky best.
Ready to Trick or Treat?
Blogger user alert
Blog stats ( page views) have been wiped out to zero for most posts. Blogger stats counter have been reset to zero as of about an hour ago.
Not sure if this is a glitch, but it does become an issue especially if your blog stats shows a billion users and suddenly it resets to 1 ( If you listen attentively , you may actually hear some bloggers screaming right now!)
Choosing a primary school in Singapore
About LEGOLAND Miniland
LEGOLAND Miniland is considered to be the centerpiece of all LEGOLANDS throughout the world. The theme for each park differs from one another. The Minilands would focus on landmarks found in the region that they are situated in. Miniland is called as it showcase mini replicas of landmarks made from LEGO bricks. Some exhibits are said to take more than 1 year to build. Upon entering Miniland, you will feel like you are a Giant within these mini landmarks.
To all our peers, tomorrow is Children's Day. We would like to wish all our young readers an advance
Happy Children's Day!
|Tik Tok by Lunatic|
As you may be aware, I had my watch stolen in Bali. From that incident, I learnt that even with travel insurance, you can only claim up to $500 per item for most travel insurance.
|The Entrance to Bali Safari and Marine Park|
We had eagerly anticipated our trip to Bali Safari and Marine Park. This is supposed to be a theme park targeted at families with kids. Given the lack of child specific attractions in Bali, this seem to be a good respite for us amidst the cliffs, temples and sunsets. Furthermore we are veterans of theme parks , having been to 10 different theme parks around the world, thus we associated theme parks with fun.
|Preparing for the flight|
Bali was our destination during the September holiday. The whole idea was to relax with our extended family in our own villa. We intend to do some sightseeing in Bali, visiting its major tourist attractions and their kid's friendly theme park, the Bali Safari and Marine Park
It was a Saturday night. The kids were exhausted after a long day of classes and play. They went to bed early and the missus and I had the chance to venture out of our house to a nearby eatery in Joo Chiat Road
(Advice for parents : we need time out from the kids and go on our little dates once in a while)
An advice on safety while travelling with kids
There are many times we took things for granted. Living in Singapore does create this sense of security (we hope it will continue to do so when you are Daddies) and sometimes it translates to the places we travel to as well. These misplaced sense of security could sometime result in a high price to pay for a vacation.
|Preparing for my haircut|
Top 5 Vacation Hotspots for September Holidays
Top 5 Workshops for Kids for September Holidays
This is Part 2 of the Top 20 September school holiday activities. The Wacky Duo explore vacation hotspots and workshops specially plan for kids this holiday week in Singapore and beyond!
Part 1 of this mini guide can be found here
Views from Daddy M
|Source : The Straits Times|
The 2 family related measures that would interest most are
1) Paternity Leave
2) Pre School Education
|Singapore Art Museum|