4.21.2017

Sudio Vasa Blå Review + Giveaway





Looking for a Mother's day gift?

How about a set of wireless headphones?

It may be an unusual gift choice for Mother's Day but I beg to differ. In our household, Mom works in the day and takes care of children in the evening. She does a lot of teleconference calls and at the same time, travels frequently. With that in mind, a set of wireless headphones suits her needs. She gets to chill on it during travelling. In addition, she could handle her teleconference calls on it while multitasking with her free hands. Lastly, she can always put the headphones on to turn on zen mode when the boys go wild and noisy at home  Now that is what I will call a practical gift.




4.18.2017

How to build a Terrarium in 5 Steps




If you are looking for a family bonding activity that you can do at home, building your own terrarium may be a good option. Not only it brings nature closer to you, it is also an activity both young and old can indulge in.




4.12.2017

The Talk




It happened again.



4.05.2017

Village Hotel Katong: A Peranakan Staycation





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Fancy a Peranakan theme staycation?

Peranakans are commonly associated with the Straits-born Chinese between 15th and 17th centuries  To qualify as a Peranakan, you have to be a descendant to a Straits-born Chinese that adopt Malay-Sino attributes. Peranakans are also known as Baba - Nonya. Baba is the term for Straits-born Chinese men and Nonya refers to female Straits Chinese.  Though  Peranakan is usually associated with Chinese descent, there are other variants of Peranakans of various races.




3.29.2017

Explore Peranakan Culture in Katong : 6 must do experiences





Have you been to Katong?

Katong was known as the enclave for Peranakans back in the early 20th centuries. Today in modern Singapore, Katong has evolved to a 'mix culture' residential and commercial area. Eateries of different cultures and different countries are found peppered along East Coast Road and Joo Chiat Road. Nonetheless, if you look around,  you will notice that the Peranakan culture is very much alive in Katong.




3.18.2017

Letter to Sons : Dad for a decade



Growing Up - From Birth to 10


Dearest Sons

10 years ago, I added a new title to my name.

Dad.




3.09.2017

Playdoh Kitchen Creations : I want to be a Junior Masterchef




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Since early childhood , the younger persona of The Wacky Duo had a penchant for being the master of the kitchen . From our earlier ventures of culinary discovery ( aka cooking workshops ) , he had expressed his keen interest in food preparation and presentation. Each session was greeted with eager anticipation prior to the classes and met with full concentration during the workshop .




2.28.2017

TLC ' A Peter Rabbit Tale ' Review


Credit :  SRT
MEDIA INVITE

When your little ones thinks that other families are better than your own , bring them to watch A Peter Rabbit tale. This heartwarming musical tale that will remind them that grass it not always greener on the other side .




2.22.2017

Alpensia Ski Resort :Holiday Inn Review


Holiday Inn Alpensia
We want to see snow.

That was our main plan for planning a holiday in December. Scanning the world map and local temperature, we figured that South Korea will be a good bet to achieve our aim. After deciding on the country, we chose Holiday Inn @ Alpensia Ski Resort as our snow destination .




2.17.2017

The Lego Batman Movie review : Is everything still awesome?





All great reviews start with a black background.  Since this review is base on The Lego Batman movie , do not expect it to be Pulitzer  stuff. Thus the Yellow background with a bit of black.



2.13.2017

Protect your eyes with 3M P1610 LED Polarizing Light








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If you have school going kids, you would know that homework is their best friend on most school days. As much as one would like all homework to be done immediately when they are back from school, there are always days when work will spill over to the evening.



2.10.2017

Sending your love with Flowers on Valentine's Day : What does the number of roses mean?


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Love is in the air.

Valentine Day is around the corner. For many couples , this day will be a special day to celebrate with your love one ... along with First Date Anniversary, Wedding Anniversary , Birthdays and you get the point. In fact, everyday should be Valentine Day. The only difference is that on this day, everyone would have the perfect excuse to celebrate Love on the same day. The whole world is practically in love on this date.




2.06.2017

Head injuries in kids : First hand experience



A couple of weeks ago, the family got an experience that we would rather not have. It is common for families with kids to experience injuries in children. Head injuries are pretty much a common occurrence. Till a few weeks ago, the family was spared from this occurrence.

Then it happened.




2.02.2017

SRT A Peter Rabbit Tale Preview + Giveway



 

 
Our favourite theatre group in Singapore , The Little Company by SRT is hopping off with new production - A Peter Rabbit Tale from 24 Feb.

If you have not been to an SRT performance, this year will be perfect to start. From our past reviews, TLC production is tailored made for kids from age 2 -12 . Comprising of witty song and dance , updated versions of classic tales and a knack for connecting with audience, TLC performances are what we look forward to at KC Arts Centre.



1.26.2017

Lion Dance 舞狮 performances for Chinese New Year 2017 in Singapore



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Tong Tong Tong Chiang
Tong Tong Tong Chiang

新年快乐
Chinese New Year is upon us. That means Lion Dance season is back!




1.24.2017

Autobacs Bukit Batok - One Stop shop for your car needs




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Heading down to a car workshop during weekends may not be the perfect family outing one looks forward to during weekends. However, if the intention was to protect the family, it becomes a necessity. With the recent spate of cars travelling in opposite directions, safety on Singapore becomes questionable. This lead to the decision to get a decent dash cam in the event of an accident where evidence is important in relation to the insurance claim.

With Mommy out of town for the weekend, it was all boys excursion to Autobacs Bukit Batok.




1.20.2017

Snow holidays in South Korea : Alpensia + Seoul




The Wacky Duo
December is always a good time to go for holidays. With  school going kids, it would be the ONLY time you can take a long break without the worries of examinations looming. We had gone for a short holiday in Hong Kong and cap off the month with a trip to South Korea with the extended family.




1.17.2017

No time to eat , no time to sleep - A Primary School student mantra


The Wacky Duo
After 2 weeks of primary school with 2 primary school going kids, the reality of school-life balance begin to seep in.  For parents with primary school kids, the mantra 'No time to eat, no time to sleep' would be a familiar war chant that is echoed in every household during weekdays. Effectively from Sunday evening to Friday afternoon, the battle is on repeat mode during school term. This issue is primarily prevalent for single session primary school students.




1.11.2017

Hong Kong Family Vacation: 5 Days Itinerary




The Wacky DuoHong Kong
If you have followed us on Instagram, you would have known that we had been to HongKong over the holidays. Our previous shares on our holiday itineraries in Tokyo and Perth were a hit with our readers, so we decided to share what we did over 5 days in HK.




1.06.2017

Chinese New Year Events and Activities for families in SIngapore 2017





 

Lunar New Year is less than 3 weeks away. This year CNY comes earlier than before the rooster can crow. Time to swap the Christmas tree for the vase of pussy willows and look forward to a slew of events and activities to ring in the Year of the Rooster.




1.04.2017

Le Meriden Sentosa Staycation : Heritage Suite Review



The Wacky Duo
We are back to another staycation in our favourite staycation island destination.... Sentosa. Having a staycation in Sentosa seems to be an annual affair for us. It is a getaway from the city and the perfect opportunity to relax in the shortest time. For this year we chose to spend a night at Le Meriden Sentosa.