|Countdown over Marina Bay|
It is also a day to give thanks, celebrate and share the joys and well wishes amongst your love ones.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our family, friends and readers a Blessed Christmas Day!
Like many, I have always thought of writing one for the family, however it had never materialised to date. I guess I am not the only one as there are many who had thought about it but NATO ( No Action Talk Only) at the end of the day. As morbid as this topic may get, the reality is that writing a will may be necessary to protect your love ones. We do all that we can as parents to protect and safeguard our children while we are alive. It will be an irony that we undo all that in death without a proper will. Imagine not leaving your assets to the one you meant to protect or to the one that most deserved it. All your well intention when you are alive will come to naught upon your demise.
|Super 'Christmas ' tree|
When we were told that we will be going to the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay to see the new Christmas Sugar mountain display, we did not quite know what to expect.
Would there really be a mountain of sugar on display ?
One of the more interesting thing Big C had done in School is the journal. He had to update our journal every other week on his experiences during the weekday. Thereafter it will be a show and tell session in class.
|Pitstop : Waterways Punggol|
" Let's try something different today, but I promise got playground ok?"
|FEO children's playground|
We are going to tell you a secret... There is a new playground in town. It is one of the largest we have been to date, comprising of 5 different stations catering to children from age 1-12. Best of all, it is free!!!
It had been 10 years since Daddy said the 2 words that would implicitly resulted in both your existence. To say that time flies is an understatement . With both of you around, it would seemed that time just flashed by. Like the saying goes,' time flies when we are having fun 'and for sure we had been doing that especially when you guys came into the picture.
To mark my preschool graduation, we head down to East Coast Seafood Centre for a seafood feast. It had been quite a while since we had seafood. Having dinner by the sea sounds like an enticing preposition to us.Jumbo seafood was chosen as our dinner venue as it is reputed to be the best Seafood restaurant serving Chilli crabs in Singapore.
Letter to sons
Time waits for no man.
In the blink of an eye, 39 years on my life flashes by me. The early years I cannot remember, the 10s was a prolong waiting game, the 20s was about discovery and the 30s was about change. The last decade I had grown from an individual to be a husband and a father, with my own family to love and treasure.
|Olympus 12-40mm vs Panasonic 12-35mm|
The year is coming to an end?
They say time flies while you are having fun, but that does not mean you should stop enjoying yourselves. With the school holidays over the horizon, it is time once again to plan for the activities for the Nov / Dec Holidays ahead.
|Ju Shin Jung West Coast|
|Adventure Cove vs Legoland Water Park|
|Olympus OM-D EM-1 with 12-40mm f2.8|
The OM-D EM-1 has landed in Singapore!
When TheWackyDuo.com first started, it ignited my passion in writing. In addition to this, I discovered I love photography especially when it comes with taking photos of the boys. I am no professional, but I love how the photos turn out with my current set up.
|Dine on 3|
The main restaurants are located at Dine on 3. It is a unique dining concept with a cluster of restaurants and a bar under on roof. The restaurants found are as follows- Silver Shell Cafe, 8 Noodles, Casserole and Barnacles.
Halloween is upon us!
An annual event thought to have it's roots from Christianity where it is observed as a day before All Hallows . It is widely celebrated as the spookiest day on the calender. From the darkest corner to the twilight of the road, ghouls of all shapes and sizes take to the streets around the world on 31t October.
|The Day before..|
Big C TalksAll Photos taken by Big C and Mommy
Have you ever been a volunteer?
It had been quite a while since I last volunteered in any charity work. Timing has always been a stumbling block to my attempts at volunteering. In addition, with two young kids in tow, weekends seem always pack with activities , both plan and unplan. As such volunteering had honestly been place on the back burner.
|Rasa Sentosa Deluxe Pool View room|
I am a father of 2 boys.
Since I step into fatherhood, I had tried to make it something my relationship with my father was lacking... to be close to my sons. I would not vouch that I am a success; in fact I get into more uncountable fights with my boys than I did with my Dad. However together with the fights, I get the hugs and kisses too.
|Shangri La Rasa Sentosa Staycation|
This is not a sponsored post, all expenses are from our own pocket!
Children Day is just around the corner. It may not be a holiday for adults but it is definitely a day to celebrate for little kiddos like us. We bring you 10 Children oriented activities and events leading up to the Children Day's weekend.
Letter to Sons
|A Daddy M Original|
It has been a turbulent past month. In a course of over 30 days, Daddy had been out of commission every other alternate week. It started with flu followed by a bad case of tonsillitis and continued with a bout of food poisoning. The last one month was not enjoyable. I had spend more time hugging the toilet bowl than I had spending time with you.
|Ripley's Believe it or not|
Really... It is not Mom or Dad's idea... believe it or not!
|The Wacky boys|
Check in : Resort Hotel @ Genting highlands
Mission : To rest after an excruciating bum hurting 10 hours bus ride from Singapore. Come to think of it, we could very well be in Tokyo now given the time we travelled.
|Mid Autumn Festival comes to the Gardens|
From 13th Sep to 22 Sep, Gardens by the Bay will be illuminated by a dazzling array of lantern displays, cultural performances and activities to celebrate 中秋节. The Festival features a fascinating array of lanterns lighting up the Gardens from the Silver Garden all the way around the edge of the Dragonfly through to the Meadow Bridge. Don't miss the surprise highlight at the Supertree Grove.
And the good news?
Whoopie... I got a kickass table for birthday. Er... Dad , this does not sound right???!!!???
In the meantime, parents with kids will be wondering if it is still worthwhile to bring their children up the mountains for a short getaway. It seems like Genting had been synonymous with family getaway for decades. It is usually a must do milestone for families in Singapore, a rite of passage that all parents with kids need to take. If they survive the 8-10 hours trip to Genting on the bus with the kids, they would have pass the Genting Test.
We bring you the top 5 places to indulge in moonwalking during this festival.
|Let's go to the Chinese Gardens!|
There comes a point in time when you realised that you child is growing up. You know the moments when you go "Wow, he is a big boy now " type of scenario. It could be a visible milestone such as walking or growing taller, or a verbal one like making sentences and asking questions. It could also come in different forms and shapes you least quite expected.
As the end if the year draws near, it is time to have another vacation. This year we deliberately have more vacations both short and long, near and far. The reason for this extensive travel - it would be the last year Big C is going be in pre-school. Going forward, we do foresee with his Primary school days looming in the horizon, taking a holiday may not be as flexible as how we are doing today.
What another holiday!!!
It seems like June Holidays was just yesterday and now September School Holidays is upon us. It may only be a week long, but there are activities galore during this holiday starting from 7th to 15 Sept. This is the week reserved for most students to gear up on the final exams. Nevertheless all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Don't know what to do this holiday?
Letter to Son
|Three is Divine|
In August, the nation celebrates its birthday. At the same month, the baby of the family celebrates his special day.
Three years ago on this very date, Little Lou was bought into this world. It seemed like only yesterday when I was cradling a tiny little baby in the hospital, holding him tight and keeping him warm in a swaddle of clothes. There in my arms lies one so innocent and pure.
|We wish Singapore a Happy Birthday|
Happy birthday my beloved motherland
You are 48th today, but you look better than when you where 18.
We may miss the chance to celebrate with you at the National Day Parade,
but we will always remember you on this date.
|Entrance to Australian Museum|
|Spot the Sydney Tower Eye|
Given that we are only at Sydney for a week, to view most of Sydney in a week is almost not possible... but it is not impossible!
|Madame Tussauds Sydney|
We thought we are heading to some observatory to see some faraway stars, little did we know we could catch them at Darling Harbour instead.