12.31.2015

Au Revoir 2015 , Salut 2016!



In a few more hours, we will be saying goodbye to 2015.




12.28.2015

Snippets of Tokyo




Usually after an overseas trip with the family, I will make a list of suitable activities or places to bring kids in that country. In case you miss it , here are some of the lists that were made.



12.26.2015

Best Places to watch New Year Eve Fireworks in Singapore 2016





 

New year eve is around the corner. That means another round of Fireworks over Singapore Sky

Guess where is the best place to catch the Fireworks in Singapore?



12.23.2015

What does Christmas means to our family



Christmas is just around the corner. In recent times, Christmas had held several meanings to different people.




12.22.2015

Recipe for Dad : Cheesy Egg Bacon Boat





SPICES OF LIFE

The last time I made the Cheesy Bacon Egg Muffin , it was a resounding hit with the family. Since the family enjoyed the experience (I as a cook and the rest as food testers) , why not have another go at new recipe. At this rate, I probably could be a baker dad in the near future.

So without further ado, presenting the Cheesy Egg Bacon Boat.



12.21.2015

8 Places to see Snow in Singapore for Christmas Week






Fancy a snow party?

In Sunny Singapore, the sight of 'snow' in the tropics excites both young and old. Here are 8 spots you can catch Snow in Singapore this coming Christmas week to soak in the wintry spirit.




12.18.2015

10 Ways Dads can show their love for children



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Let's face it. Dads are not known to freely show their love to their children.




12.17.2015

Pororo Park @ Marina Square


Media Invite


There is a new indoor theme park in town.
Pororo Park opens its doors at Marina Square in November.




12.14.2015

Singapore Marriott Cafe : Breakfast Buffet Review





One of the best buffet in town is literally in the heart of town. During our Staycation at Marriott Tang Plaza hotel, we got to sample the breakfast buffet at The famed Marriott Cafe as part of our staycation It was our first time as a family to this cafe and to our delight, it was a yummylicious experience.



12.10.2015

Universal Studio Singapore : Santa's All Star Christmas




Santa's all Stars is heading down to Universal Studios Singapore (USS).




12.04.2015

Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay



The Christmas light up at Gardens by the Bay is back. The beautiful Christmas Wonderland returns with bigger and brighter lights. This year's event is supersize with several zones comprising of the Christmas Toyland floral display at Flower Dome, Festive Markets at Supertree Groove, Luminaire around the Gardens, Dining at Spiedeltent, Ice Skating at Ice Palace, a Santa's Cottage , AIA Trickart , Rides and even Carnival Games for the family.




12.02.2015

Holiday Inn @ Singapore Atrium : Christmas Buffet + Giveaway





Sponsored Review

Christmas Season is our favourite holiday season. This is the season where we get to have opportunities to spend more time with our family due to school holidays.



11.30.2015

Jamie's Italian : A Focaccia Party + New Kids Menu



MEDIA INVITE

The past one month had been a special treat for our little chefs in the house. Given that Little Lou's dream is to be chef, it will be hard to resist invites that will take him a little closer to his dream. Being supportive parents, we intend to let our children pursue their own dreams as they wish. Thus when Jamie's Italian invited us for a Focaccia Party at Vivocity, we are all set to go!



11.27.2015

Food Recipe for Dads : Cheesy Bacon Egg muffin




SPICES OF LIFE

First thing first.

I am not a cook. My mom is the cook in the family and she had refused to allow me into the kitchen since I was born. As a result, even frying an egg sound foreign to me. Many times I tried to step into the kitchen, only to be shoo away.




11.25.2015

RWS Trickeye Museum : New Art comes to Life !






MEDIA INVITE

Over the weekend, we made a trip down to RWS Trick Eye Museum. Having been there during the opening and having a ton of fun, we decided it is a good time to revisit, especially since they have need Artworks to tickle our fancy.




11.23.2015

5 Must Do Activities in Singapore Zoo for kids





An impromptu visit to Singapore Zoo on election day lead to this post. It has been a while since we had been to Singapore Zoo that we did not realised that it had grown so big. To cover the zoo in one day and go through all the activities listed would be an impossible task for family with young kids.




11.19.2015

December school holiday activities for kids Singapore 2015





In a blink of an eye, another year has zoom by us. If we have our way, we would love time to stand still to catch our breath. With the Dec School Holidays on the horizon, it may be impossible especially with all the activities plan for kids in this Sunny Singapore.




11.18.2015

Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar : I want to be a Chef





MEDIA INVITE
 
Let you in on a little secret...

We had asked our boys what they would like to do when they grow up. While the bigger boy is still undecided in his 'career' path, Little Lou's answer has been consistent since the first time we asked. He wants to be a CHEF.




11.16.2015

Spices of Life





It had been quite a while since Daddy Talks. In the midst of juggling family, work and blog, there had been lesser of such posts from yours truely in regards to life in general. Every other post in recent months was about an event, a product review or a food review.




11.11.2015

TLC Treasure Island Review: A real treasure waiting to be found




MEDIA INVITE

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum...




11.09.2015

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Review






Gold Coast is famous for her themeparks and glorious beaches....then there is Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary if you want a little respite from the hustle and bustle that is synonymous with Gold Coast.



11.07.2015

Seussical the Musical Review : A Wacky Adventure





MEDIA INVITE

"All the thinks you can think, when you think about Suess "




11.02.2015

The Last Goodbye...



The Watch stopped when 外公 first admit to hospital
Saying goodbye is never easy, especially when you know you are saying it for the last time to the one you love.



10.19.2015

Halloween Activities for Kids ( Singapore 2015)




Fancy a Halloween party for kids?



10.15.2015

Safari Boo @ River Safari



SAFARI BOO @ RIVER SAFARI
MEDIA INVITE

Halloween is just round the corner.




10.12.2015

Top 10 Pre-Travel essential items for holidays


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It's the time of the year again to plan for the well-deserved year end trip. By now, most would already have booked the airline tickets and the hotels. If you have not, don't wait till the last minute as seats are probably limited to most popular tourist destination.




10.08.2015

12 activities for the SINGAPORE HAZE season




The haze in Singapore had been lingering For the past 2 to 3 weeks. Official forecast indicates that it will stay till November. Instead of moaning and resigned to staying at home, here is a list of 12 places you can go to for a breath of fresh air!



10.02.2015

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel : Staycation Review


SPONSORED REVIEW

SPONSORED REVIEW

Woo hoo ... Our first official sponsored Staycation.



9.30.2015

Fog, smog, or haze



Fog : noun
Condensed water vapor in cloudlike masses lying close to the ground and limiting visibility.

I always have romantic visions of fog.

This was especially so when I spend a winter in London with my wife during our courtship days. It was cool and refreshing at the same time. Sure it may detered vision and at times block the scenery, but nonetheless, taking a stroll on a foggy day or night with your love one clinging close will be a romantic gesture I can tick off my list. The memory of eating fish and chips with the London eye half covered by the FOG at the background still lingers in my memories.

Ahh.. If only we have the same FOG back home.



9.21.2015

Johnson's Baby active fresh Shampoo Review



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As parents, we love to hug our little ones. We enjoy the 'baby smells' that comes from our children. However after a day of activities in hot and humid Singapore, the 'baby smells' are likely to disappear. As much as we love our children, hugging a sweaty and a potentially smelly one may not be every parent's desire.




9.17.2015

LEGO Minifigures Series 14 Review : Monsters!


Lego Minifigures 14

The (LEGO) Monsters are coming!

Lego latest Minifigures series officially known as Lego Minifigures 14 will feature a full suite of familar monsters that will thrill you to bits this coming Halloween. Personally I am a fan of LEGO especially their special theme Lego Minifigures. Our past reviews will attest to that.


Usually LEGO Minifigures will comprise of minifigures of various themes. Series 14 is a little special as it has a common theme attached to it... MONSTERS. This series brings you the best compilation of minifigures in Monster form. From werewolf to zombies to ghouls to witches, you have a scary ensemble of LEGO Minifigures to scare the bejeeners out of everyone.



9.14.2015

Hello School, goodbye Holiday...


The Cat in the Hat
Hello School, Goodbye Holiday...




9.12.2015

LEGO Rhino and Sandman Super Villain Team Up Review


TOY REVIEW
Lego Rhino and Sandman Super Villain Team up
If you had been a regular reader of the blog, it will come to no surprise if I told you that my hobbies lies in photography. The other 'passion' that I could indulge in with the boys is LEGO.




9.08.2015

The Cat in the Hat Review


MEDIA INVITE
The Cat in the Hat @ DBS Arts Centre
"Look at me!
Look at me!
Look at me NOW!
It is fun to have fun
But you have to know how."



9.02.2015

September school holiday activities for kids 2015




  

In a blink of an eye, the September school holidays is back!

To maximise this one week break, we think these activities for kids will keep them occupied for this week. It may only be a week long, but there are tons to do. So without further ado, find an event or a place to play, see a play or catch a movie and last but not least , explore Singapore latest attractions for families.



8.28.2015

Warner Brothers Movie World Gold Coast for kids


Movie World Gold Coast
Before Universal Studios Singapore, Movie World Gold Coast was the place to go for your movie related thrill rides in South East Asia and the Pacific. Movie world has been one of the many theme parks found on Gold Coast and perhaps one of the most popular one for kids.

Find out why as we explore Movie World Gold Coast for kids!



8.21.2015

SG50 Commemorative Notes : 10 ''Fun' Facts



SG50 has lots of collectible items available for Singaporeans. From SG50 Lego sets to SG50 NDP Fun packs, there are many innovative items that Singaporeans love to collect. For many, collection of such mementos are meant as reminders to this significant milestone. For some it meant big business in terms of making a tidy profit through this collection frenzy.



8.18.2015

Discover Singapore Stories @ Flower Dome



Discover Singapore Stories

Flower Dome has a new theme for SG50. 




8.11.2015

Becoming 5




LETTER TO SON
 
Dearest L

It seems like it was only yesterday that I cradled you in my arms. It was the second time I became a dad, but it felt as special as the first.




8.09.2015

Happy 50th Birthday Singapore





Happy Birthday Singapore.

Today marks a milestone in your youthful history.

You are 50 today. 



8.07.2015

What is in the NDP Funpack?



50 different designs
NDP is just a few days away.
For those who are allocated the golden tickets , here is a sneak peek of what to expect for NDP Funpack.



8.06.2015

NDP 2015 @ The Float : Celebrations by the Bay Guide


NDP : Celebrations by the Bay
Do you have NDP tickets?

For some Singaporeans, NDP tickets are a coveted treasure. Given that this is Singapore''s 50th birthday, it promises to be an event that would be much more special than the 49 NDP before it. It is no surprise that getting a seat in the Padang will be the Golden Ticket that evaded most Singaporeans due to it's limited seating.



8.04.2015

The Little Red Brick Show (SG50 Edition)



Have you heard about The Little Red Brick?

Founded in 2013, The Little Red Brick is a Singapore-based LEGO Users Group (LUG) that aims to engage the local building community and creating an environment conducive to sharing of building techniques and creations ( Source : The Little Red Brick)

The group also organise an annual show. This year, they present The Little Red Brick Show: SG50 edition that features familiar Singapore icons of past and present. Being an AFOL (Adult Fan of Lego), when I heard these icons will be recreated using LEGO, I just had to see the creations with my own eyes.



8.03.2015

10 SG50 'Must Do' activities for Singaporeans


National Day is just round the corner.
This year marks the 50th birthday of this little red dot. To many Singaporeans, this marks a significant milestone in our young nation. Given that many Singaporean practically grew together with the nation, the coming of age is one we would hope with pride.
So how does a Singaporean celebrate SG50?



7.31.2015

SG50 Jubilee Weekend Guide for Family




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Photo Credit : SG50


Can you Feel it?

SG50 Jubilee Weekend will kick off in one week’s time. Together with the symbolic National Day Parade, this super long 4-day weekend promises an indulgence of activities to celebrate Singapore 50th birthday. Here is the ultimate guide to the activities and events held especially on this Jubilee Weekend for families to enjoy that I have selected, based off the Celebrate SG50! App (download for iOS or Android). They have been split into “free”, “ticketed” as well as “special discounts” for your easy reference.


It is time for a celebration like no other! 



7.20.2015

SeaWorld Whale Watch Review


Sea World Whale Watch
It's whale watching season again!

Whale Watching in Gold Coast is back. From June to November, the waters of Gold Coast transform to become the Humpback Highway. Since we were there during the June holidays, we decided that this will be our de facto highlight of the trip.



7.15.2015

LEGO Rebuild your memories SG50 @ Raflles City


Source: LEGO

LEGO has recently concluded a competition where Singaporeans can rebuild their memories with LEGO Bricks. The competition was held specially for SG50 and the winners had been selected.

The winning creations are now on display at Raffles City Shopping Mall (level 1) from 10 to 20 July, and at Raffles City Atrium (level 3) from 21 - 30 July 2015. Featuring original works from LEGO fans age 6-51, this is a treat for local LEGO fans.

Here is a sneak peek at the winning entries.



7.14.2015

Best Place to watch NDP Fireworks



NDP Fireworks is back!

As Singapore is celebrating her 50th Birthday, the fireworks for this year promises to be extra special. To kick-start the event, SG50 presents a spectacular aerial display that is unprecedented in Singapore.

Here is a guide to the dazzling aerial and fireworks display for this coming National Day. In addition, we will show you the best places to catch this year NDP fireworks. Fret not even if you do not have tickets to the NDP show, the 'performances' in the sky will literally soak you with the spirit of celebration.

*BONUS : Check out our comprehensive list of SG50 Jubilee Weekend Guide for family for all the activities that will be held during the SG50 Jubilee Weekend from 07 -11 Aug




7.12.2015

Top Popular Family Blogs in Singapore



Why this list ?
A little background... we were recently featured in Johor Kaki Top 50 Singapore Food Travel and Lifestyle blogs. Surprisingly we were number 18 on the list. Woo Hoo! Guess that meant someone is reading our blog. The list had piqued our curious minds and we decided to make a similar list for the category we are most familiar with - Family Bloggers!



7.05.2015

Gold Coast for Kids : Top 12 Attractions


Gold Coast for kids
If you had been following us on Instagram, you would have seen our escapades to Gold Coast attractions during our July holidays. That was our 3rd consecutive year in Australia and our official first self drive trip. Being a free and easy tour, we managed to cover a wider region in Gold Coast to bring you this list of activities for kids in Gold Coast.

If you had missed our earlier editions of Holidays for kids in Australia, simply click on the following links to catch up.


Without further ado, we bring you the top 12 activities in Gold Coast as experienced by us.