gong xi fa cai

Happy Lunar New Year! It’s Chinese new year in Singapore and that means its a four day weekend. Everything shuts down and people spend time with their families. Even the shopping malls are closed – the only thing left is Starbucks.

Four days off with the girls is great but exhausting, now that they are moving around, we spend half the time chasing them around. I love the bumbo chair as it locks them in for at least a couple minutes.Bumbo

Kaitlin is no longer just dragging her belly across the floor, she is pushing up on her knees and now starting to pull up. Its time to lower the crib mattress, cover all outlets, attach the bumpers on all furniture, lock all draws, etc.

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Sunday at Starbucks? it certainly doesn’t look like any Sunday at Starbucks. With Chinese new year in full swing, no one is around.

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a day at vivo city – not quite the flugtag

Singapore hosted its first flugtag this year, and I would have loved to go, but throngs of drunken people and my double stroller don’t really mix. We did the next best thing in Singapore and went shopping. We hit vivo city, the largest mall in Singapore, and right across from Sentosa where they were holding the flugtag.

The Toys R Us here has a lego “Merlion” in the entrance.

Just across the way there is Sentosa – home to Siloso Beach, Universal Studios, Resorts World Casino and some of the most expensive real estate in the world, where the average home goes for S$39,000,000 (USD $32M, JPY 2.5B). But with that price tag you also get a view of all the thousands of cargo ships and oil tankers in the bay.

They didn’t really enjoy sharing a cot, even for the 3 minutes it took to snap some pictures. The best money we ever spent was on that mobile – it spins and plays music for 40 minutes without having to wind it up. The girls just love it.

Based on Kaitlin’s hair below, she is going to be as smart as Einstein.