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Picnic @ Marina Barrage

After years of planning for a potluck, we finally set at date and went ahead with it on 16.06.2017. We met at Vivo around 15:30 to get drinks and some snacks from Giant before taking a cab to Marina Barrage. The cab fare cost about $7+ (less than $8) from Vivocity to Marina Barrage.. >.< 

The weather is good for picnic, the kind of weather where it’s not too hot and there’s wind blowing non-stop at us..

Thanks to JW idea of not informing each other what each of us are preparing, we ended with LOTS of FOOD! Hahhaha..

There’s lots of people flying kites there too.. We eat, catch-up about our life, played card games, continue eating and spam some photos.. 🙂 Could see the photos on my instagram @blurjy..

Will definitely go back again for another round of picnic. Will bring a kite along the next time round and the bubbles! 😀 Till then, will look forward to the Malacca trip next weekend and also the BBQ next month. 😀

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Last Call for Joseon Korea @ ACM

Come on down if you’re a KOREAN fan and addict like myself who like to watch Korean historical drama or is you’re just in LOVE with Korean history! Joseon Korea: Court Treasures and City Life at Asian Civilisation Musuem (ACM) is only till 23 July 2017!! (Yup, I only know it when I’m there for a re-visit yesterday)

Little did I know that I’ll need to pay to go to that exhibition (Singaporean & PR: $10, students and children aged 6 years and below, NSF: FREE) as it’s consider a “Special Exhibition” and it’s not free for Singaporeans.. I decided to give it a missed as I’ve went there previously when it’s FREE as it’s part of the “SEOUL AWESOME” weekend which falls on 17 – 18 June 2017. Okay, this is an overdue entry for almost a month! Hahahha..

There were some activities from traditional court dances from Joseon dynasty to Tuho and not forgetting a photo-taking session wearing traditional Korean costumes!

I could say that it’s enriching and being a KOREAN drama fan and I’m in the midst of watching “The Emperor: Owner of the Mask” and the drama happens to set in Joseon era, it actually helps me to understand more of their history and thus, I appreciate their historical drama more!

Some photos which we took, apologies for the lack of photos as we didn’t take much due to the crowd (it’s really crowded that day)..

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Speed! National Gallery Singapore

Dropped by National Gallery Singapore (NGS) as I’m not sure where to go after J’s medical appointment this afternoon. Thought that today will be a good time to the polkadot sticker exhibit which everyone posted on their instagram and I’ve missed it the previous visit to NGS as it’s crowded!

We went to only 4 exhibits, but will definitely go again soon as Yayoi Kusama exhibition is till 3 Sep 2017 while the Children’s Biennale is till 8 Oct 2017!

  1. Yayoi Kusama –  Life is the Heart of a Rainbow (Gallery A) 
    This is where you could see Kusama’s “Infinity Nets” painting (didn’t notice) as we head straight to “The Spirits of the Pumplins Descended into the Heavens” where we’ll go to this polkdot room with a huge cube mirror right at the center where one could just climb up the small steps to see the illusion of the artwork using just mirrors! 
  2. Gallery Children’s Biennale – Homogenizing and Transforming World
    There’s lots of balls of all sizes and will change it’s colour and produce some sounds when you touch it..
  3. Gallery Children’s Biennale – The Obliteration Room
    Where you will pay a donation fee of $2 for a sticker sheet and you’re free to paste those colourful stickers all over the exhibits (be it on the fixtures, furniture)
  4. Who’s in the Woods?
    One could colour the animal and then see them come to live on the wall!

Till then, we’ll have another part 2 soon!

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Sewing: Level Up!

Been 3 weeks since my last re-take paper and I’m BORED! Thinking to pick up a hobby but have yet to decide on one. Any suggestion? 😀

Started to sew about 2 weeks ago! FINALLY!!! Well, the sewing machine is like about 5 years old? I bought before J was born. So I started off with some pillow and bolster covers for J since I’m BORED! Hahha.. Well, it seems cheaper to buy the covers off-shelves instead of sewing.. and finally I purchase KID Shorts Pattern by @madeeveryday and started to sew J’s shorts..

It took me 5 days to sew a shorts which required about just 1-2 hours.. Hhahaa, I’m just lazy to do it at one go!

How does it look? 😀 I’m going to make one for myself too!
(Please forgive me that the elephant is upside down at one side as I cut the pattern wrongly)

 

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Creepy crawlies Adventure..

I’ve managed to get the ticket to the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom at half price and heard from (don’t remember who) that they have recently just revamp that attraction and the price will jerk up after the renovation and being a KAISU parents, I just bought 3 tickets!

Yup, my 1st weekend after my re-takes which means, I DON’T HAVE TO STUDY! So I’ve decided to go to the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom after confirming and re-confirming with my kid that he’s not scare of butterflies and insects (I even showed him the video which of the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom)

Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom

Opening Hours: 9.30am – 7pm daily; (last entry at 6.30pm)

Admission: $16/Adult; $10/Child (3 – 12 years old)

http://www.sentosa.com.sg/explore/attractions/butterfly-park-insect-kingdom

So, here we are at the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom! We totally forgot to post for a picture with the signage and head straight in (thinking that there’ll be some aircon inside to get away from the scorching hot weather)

So, basically, the first time you’ll see, is like a trail (no aircon – stuffy) telling you the different type of butterfly and you’ll then pass by this small butterfly observatory. It was kind of disappointed as we didn’t see much butterfly flying around..

Then, there’s this small little animal encounter area where there’re just a few parrots and komodo dragon?? (don’t know what’s that, it’s like so big and scary and we kind of don’t dare to go near it)

After the outdoor, we proceed to the indoor exhibition (Insect Kingdom)! Okay, those creepy crawlies made my hair stands and I feel like getting out of there ASAP! It’s kind of stuffy there as the aircon isn’t working, so it made the whole experience worst. 

We saw different breeds of beetles, different breeds of stick and leaf insects and a few spiders.. Sometimes, you wonder if those insects are still alive or not as they don’t move at all! Hahhahaha…

After all the ALIVE creepy crawlies, it’s the exhibition of the real insects and butterfly specimens.. In there, you’ll get to know the different type of butterflies in various countries/breeds and the same goes of insects.. (Guess what, the big beetle picture is actually made up of small beetles)

Overall, it’s like a good experience for my kid to get to know the different breeds/types of butterflies and insects in this world but the though of the insects still makes my hair stands. It’s more of like a once off thing for me as I don’t think I am willing to pay the full price to go back again…

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Track Records for my READING!

I thought that this is a better way for me to keep track of the books I read till now and also save a copy in my google drive & dropbox so I won’t be buying the same book TWICE (yup, it happened to me once)! Well, it isn’t my full list as I didn’t keep track of those which I’ve already donate, but nevertheless, my list:

  1. The Other Side of Nowhere by Danniella Westbrook
  2. Icebound by Dean Koontz
  3. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  4. Tuesdays with Morries by Mitch Albom
  5. Ugly by Constane Briscoe
  6. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
  7. Velocity by Dean Koontz
  8. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  9. Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom
  10. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
  11. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
  12. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
  13. The Oxford Murders by Guillermo Martinez
  14. Sleeping Around by Catherine Townsend
  15. Shoot to Thrill by P.J Tracy
  16. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  17. Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
  18. The Last Empress by Anchee Min
  19. Blast From the Past by Ben Elton
  20. Snow Blind by P.J Tracy
  21. Two Evils by P.J Tracy

to be continued..

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Sea of Balloon Wonders

We’re here at Marina Square atrium for Singapore’s Greatest Annual Balloon Extravaganza! According to the Balloons@Marina Square website, this Annual Balloon Extravaganza is held during the first-term school holidays each year, since 2012!

I only got to know about this from K who was working nearby and also another colleague whose friends were part of the team behind this Balloon exhibition. Initially, I thought the a-MAZE-ing Balloon Museum was the 2016 exhibition, but it wasn’t. 2016’s theme was fairytale.. Hahahha

Date: 10 – 19 MAR 2017; 11am – 10pm
Venue: Marina Square Central Artium
Theme: Explore the Great Marine 

You’ll be attracted to this huge octopus handing from Level 2 and some floating sea turtles who will sway due to the aircon flow..

There’s this underwater tunnel where there are lots of small creatures hanging from above and some extra LARGE size creatures.. We couldn’t get in to the mermaid exhibit as it’s closed up, but I’ve managed to snap shot a picture of the mermaids.. COME ON DOWN to Marina Square if you have time this school holiday!

(Okay, enough of words, below are all the photos I’ve taken..)

Oh, it seems like they have some partnership with Pororo Park as Pororo was spotted in the exhibition! >.<