For christmas, Santa brought the girls some new scooters and helmets. Pink for Kristie and Purple for Katie. These Mini-Micro scooters are just the right size for 2-3 year olds and most of the kids in Singapore seem to have them. We started easy by letting them ride in the apartment, then ventured out into the real world. Kristie mastered it pretty quickly and we are now running after her all over the place, Katie still wants a little help (even though she can do it on her own).

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catching up

Well, its been a while since I got a chance to upload some photos so here are a bunch.

Our friend Junior from Japan (now Australia) sent us a huge box of toys for the girls and the dogs!  Kaitlin doesn’t know what to make of them just yet, but Kristin is just having fun.

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There is a great little park near our house with a well manicured lawn.  Most afternoons you can find tons of kids running around and having a great time.


Kristin loves her pancakes, so much that she eats 2 at a time!


Kaitlin loves them too, but enjoys making a mess just as much!


Qumi’s friend, whom is also a twins mama, threw a birthday party for her girls that just turned one.  Kristin sat quietly, while it took several tries for Kaitlin.  The results are below and seemed to last at least an hour or so.

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The girls just love turning on and off the lights.


Thomas the train and the girls wearing their new GNR shirts.

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Probably a bit too short to dunk yet.


Nothing better then a bubble bath hat.


Saturday at the Botanic Gardens.


Qumi found a great Christmas themed sing-a-long class that we went with one of her friends.


Kristin found the apples.


out & about

Yoshi came for a visit and girls had a lot of fun. We tried to get out as much as possible and have food & drinks.

Sunday breakfast at Food for Thought, at the Botanic Gardens. The eggs are always good and Qumi tried the pancakes this time, they were awesome! The best part is you get to feel good about eating there, as a portion of the money goes to a number of different causes.


A quick call while enjoying the scenery of Sentosa from Vivo City. We had a good snack at Marche and a walk around the mall. Brooks Brothers decided to give up on selling suits in a country where the average temp is 32c (90f), now they focus on casual clothes – I may start shopping there again. 🙂


Nothing better then a quick breakfast at the local bakery, we walked down to Cedele for eggs and pastries.


Some Friday night drinks and dinner down by the Singapore river at Boomerang, the local Australian Pub. Best part about this place is they have Magners Cider and a proper espresso. Best of both worlds, I had the mini wagyu burgers.

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Until next time.

Chicken Rice and the Ginger Gardens

In order to truly appreciate Singapore, you need to eat like the locals.  That means either food courts or hawker centers – since we had the girls in tow, we decided on the safer (indoor) food court.  Mom tried the Hainanese Chicken Rice, which is the unofficial national dish of Singapore.  Her reaction is pretty much the same as mine “its just chicken and rice, right?  what am I missing here”.

Here is Qumi enjoying something good – not sure what it was, but looks great 🙂

Me, I stuck with the old Wok Fried “something”.  It could be beef, chicken, pork or prawns, it always tastes the same after frying in MSG.

We had about 20 minutes one afternoon before a doctor’s visit, so mom decided to head to the Botanic Gardens and visit the Ginger Gardens – her reaction was “I had no idea there were that many types of Ginger”.  My reaction was much more sarcastic, but I will let you use your imagination.

Until next time.