So it’s been a while

A lot has changed in the last 9 months, the girls turned 4 years old, I’ve got a new job, and Qumi is a volunteering master. Everyone is back in Japan for the school holidays already and I am still in Singapore. Qumi sent me a couple pictures of the girls playing with those scary looking beetles and I thought I would post them for you.

Right before they left for Japan, we threw a big birthday party at the BBQ pits in our apartment building. Here they are getting ready to cut the cakes.

I’ll try to keep posting more stuff as I get some time.

sentosa by cable car

In continuing our adventures with grandma, we headed over to Sentosa over the weekend. This time by cable car. You can Fly with Super Heroes as you make your way. We grabbed a Superman car on the way there and Batman on the way back. The girls now associate with these super heroes – Katie is Batman and Kristie is Superman. As you make your way to Sentosa, you can see the dolphins swimming at the aquarium. Tried as hard as I could, but the girls just couldn’t spot them. Maybe next time.

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gardens by the bay

This is the first time since the girls were born that I didn’t post here for an entire month. I contemplated cheating and back-dating a few posts, but that wouldn’t be right. I have hundreds of photos to go through from the end of 2014 till today, so there will be many coming in the next few weeks. Some will be out of order, but hopefully still make sense.

Grandma came to visit and she loves flowers and fauna, so we decided to head to Gardens by the Bay. The girls made it through the first section which is a giant waterfall and mountain, but started getting antsy towards the end. I took them over to the children’s section while Qumi and Grandma checked out the flowers. The children’s section has the normal slides and swings, but it also includes a giant water fountain that you can run through. A quick change into their new bathing suits and away they went.

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Of course, I had to get in on the fun. It was a hot day! Although I should have been more careful with the sun block as my shoulders are now as red as lobsters.

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All in all, they had a great day and we stopped for some sandwiches before heading home.

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Don’t worry, it won’t take another month for the next post. Just need to find a bit of time in between the Game of Thrones marathons.



sushi express

While in Japan, Qumi took the girls to kaiten sushi.  You have to love a sushi place that also serves french fries.  No wonder my kids love this place.  We are already back from the trip and the girls were looking at the pictures and they miss their baba and jiji (grandparents).

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This place is pretty funny as they have a special shinkansen train that delivers your special orders directly to you.  Qumi grabbed a short video.

And finally a few shots from the local play gym.

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