Sunburn Freeze @ The Rink!

After procrastinating for a few months, we decided to head down to The Rink @ Jcube to Ice Skate after our late morning swim on my off day!

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The Rink is located at 2 Jurong East Central 1, #03-11 JCube, Singapore 6097311
FB: www.facebook.com/therink.sg

It cost us a total of $47.00 for 1 child and 1 adult admission (Per 2-hour session):
20170804_141942 Skating Admission only: $14.00 (adult); $12.00 (child)
– Skate Boots Rental: $3.50 per pair (per 2-hour)
– Gloves: $2 per pair
– Penguin Skating Aid: $10.00 (per 2-hour)

Do check out their website for more prices details..
Website: http://www.therink.sg/


It’s J’s first time to skate so he keep falling down even though he has his Mr Penguin with him. I wasn’t a good skater to begin with so I just followed closely behind him and skate very near to the grab bar just in case I fall.

J was happy even though he fall and he said that his butt was cold! Hahah, it’s great to go ice-skating after having sunburn from the morning swim as the coldness in The Rink cool down the sunburn on the shoulder area.

I saw people doing some really fancy figure skating and got interested in it so I googled about it and found Yuna Kim, a Korean Figure Skater. I’m so looking forward to Pyeongchang Olympics 2018 which is going to take place in February next year! Can’t wait! Intending to go to Korean end of next year during their Autumn period. Shall save money now!

Anyway, back to The Rink ice-skating.. So after 1+ hour of walking on the ice (for him) and slow skating (for me), we decided to call it a day and head home! (We got bored as what we did is just walking around in circles, it’s just like running around a football field/stadium track >.< Maybe cause we aren’t good in ice-skating so we can’t try on different ways of skating)

I had a big blister on both my ankle after the skating session, not too sure what’s that but I realised that I have 2 protruding bone at my ankle area (or don’t know what’s that area..) so no matter it’s ice-skating or inline skating, I will have blister! T-T 

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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!

Baking Time – Butter Cookies

I admit that I haven’t been blogging as much as I used to when the new school term start, as such, my “viewership” took a dip and went quite for weeks (well, not as if this blog if popular, but still, thanks to those who are following! I know you miss me! I’m back!)


Baking it’s definitely a great way to bond with the kids (although sometimes I do find it WAY faster to bake it ALL BY MYSELF and lesser messier without him beside me). This receipt it’s definitely a MUST TRY for beginner and also for people who loves butter cookies (like myself).

I’ve started to grow some interest in baking which I ended up getting about 3kg worth of flour just to get ready to bake some butter cookies (well, flour doesn’t just comes in small packing and this recipe asked for 3 different type of flour + butter). Initially, I wanted to bake egg tart, so I went to Poon Huat with that mindset that “Yeah man! I’m going to get the egg tart ingredients!”, but after some thoughts and knowing that egg tart doesn’t taste nice keeping overnight (can’t bring it to work for my colleagues) then I though of baking pound cake, but after much thoughts and googling, I’ve then finalize on baking BUTTER COOKIES.

The butter cookie was adapted from Miss Tiam Chiak (a mimic of Jenny Bakery – the famous melt-in-the mouth cookie, although I never taste it before).

http://www.misstamchiak.com/recipe-ultimate-butter-cookies/ 

So with all the ingredients prepared, we’re ready! The recipe could yield about 60 cookies. I haven’t been baking of a while so you keep seeing me looking at the book! Hahhaa.. (Oh yah, remember, the butter as what Miss Tam Chiak mentioned, you should use Golden Churn brand. I bought the block one instead of the tin version and the butter came out the same, just that it’s not that watery and easier to manage – IMO (In My Opinion).. I’m going to try using other brand of butter next time as Golden Churn it’s expansive! That one block cost me $5.10! )

Then you have the kid which will help you in ALMOST everything! Hahahaaha..

& that’s how the cookie looks before it’s in the oven -> after -> in the air-tight container..

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And that’s what left of today! Well, the butter cookie it’s popular among my colleague and parents and they mentioned that the texture is nice! Can’t wait to try it again using another butter to see if it’s really the butter that contribute to the melt-in-the mouth kind of texture or? 😀

Till then, I’ll make non-baked oreo cheesecake soon!

Celebrating National Day @ ACM!

Honestly, I start to enjoy writing blog posts and hope someone pops by my site (at least a visitor a day – maybe). As you have notice, this will be a overdue post as this was the activities we did a month ago (6 Aug). I’ve realised some interesting facts about blogging, sometimes, you’ll have ALOT of things to blog, whereas sometimes, you basically have none and I’m in this stage that I want to blog something once in a while to “maintain” that traffic flow. Well, if you’re comparing myself with other blogger, I’m like really nothing at all!


So, as usual, it’s the first Saturday of the month and we have nothing better to do, so we head down to Asian Civilisation Museum (ACM) for their Saturday @ ACM activities and since we’ll be having a sumptuous buffet dinner @ Fullerton Hotel (our usual once a year indulgence – maybe twice a year, or maybe thrice a year.. Aww, I don’t know.. Hahha..)

CIMG0768(Not too sure what’s wrong with my eye bag, but yeah, it looks like I’m a panda!)

Saturdays @ ACM falls on the First Saturday of every month from 1 – 5pm where there’s free admission to the museum itself during that period. Every month, they will have different theme, but usually, they will have the play, some handicraft sessions.. You could find out more here: http://acm.org.sg

Just happened that there’s another exhibit at ACM (Once Upon a Time in Asia – A Missing Mouse) where the kids could run around and then do some activities there.. (Apologised for the blurry image)

We then went to do some DIY handicraft as part of the Saturday @ ACM activities! As August falls on the same month as National Day, the theme revolved around Singapore. There’s this make-it-yourself Merlion pushie where there are pre-cut felt and what one needs to do, is to actually sew the string to the pre-punched hole, stuff the cotton inside to make it more like 3D effect and then paste all the necessary “accessories” (like the lion hair, the eyes, nose) on the Merlion. A very simple activity which produce a cute little pushie! (Hahaa, will definitely try it out at home since I used to do these kind of keychain previously and honestly speaking, I’m quite good at it)

He then went off for some “stamping” activities (which I didn’t capture any photos as I’m busy helping him). However, here’s the final product!

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That’s so much of the Saturday @ ACM and off we went to chill at Starbucks will we wait… for the buffet….

The Temporal Blooming Of A Flower Upon The Earth

I’m wondering how many of you actually follow my blog, but nevertheless, I’m going to try to blog about an on-going event happening now! Hope anyone seeing this post don’t just close this immediately.. (At least read till the end please… >.<)


If you are around Maxwell/Tanjong Pager area, why not pop by URA, Singapore City Gallery to view some artistic photography by Akai Chew, his first SOLO exhibition..

As adapted from his FB event page:

Every year, during the lunar 7th Month, the cityscape of Singapore is lit up by brilliant lights of the getai.

The getai stages are inserted into the existing cityscape, affixing themselves onto footpaths, trees, lampposts, and existing buildings. For a short span of a few nights, they become a beacon, attracting audiences from far and wide.

Empty spaces are turned into lively places of show, ceremonies and rituals. These structures appear for a few days and then disappear, surviving and functioning through this temporal symbiotic architecture.

Do note tat his solo exhibition is till 10 September 2016 at Singapore City Gallery, 45 Maxwell Road. Definitely an exhibition not to be missed! PS: It’s located at level 3, just take the URA lift up to level 3, turn left and you’ll see it.. There’s the exhibition decoy on the lift too.. 

Tada, the entrance to the exhibition:CIMG0741

Some snapshot of the exhibition.. (Pardon for some blurry image, some images looks blurry on my camera and I don’t know is it because of my shaky hands or it’s actually normal but it’s the camera setting. Can’t wait for another month for my Samsung Phone!)

The idea is to bring out the getai tentage and architecture, from past to current, how getai’s stage “grow” these years..

We went to the “opening ceremony” held on 2nd August 2016. See the crowd! Hooohoo.. Success to Akai Chew.. Well, being a photographer/designer, solo exhibition is one of the best achievement one could get.. So, DO SUPPORT!

Indoor Playtime @ Polliwogs

My leg almost break and I can’t even wake up this morning as we went out to POLW yesterday (shall blog about the visit to POLW next time.. procrastinating)..

Polliwogs @ Suntec

We went down to Suntec for a quick lunch @ Ichiban (his favourite and I am kind of sick of Ichiban right now..) and off to Polliwogs..

Polliwogs @ Suntec is located at Tower 4, #02-724 to 727, somewhere near to the MacDonald.

It’s our 2nd time there and I’ve decided to go ahead and join their membership! They are having some promotion for NTUC card holder where your kid is entitled to 2 additional visit and there’s unlimited playtime for members (unlike the limited 2 hours playtime for non-members on peak hours). Therefore, it’s 8 visits for the price of $125 and the visit could be shared among kids..

Polliwogs in Suntec is much bigger as compared to their Vivo branch. There’re like tree-top play area where the kid will just climb and there’s like 3 “trees” that are linked. I didn’t really notice where my kid is as I’m just sitting there day-dreaming or watching video on my phone. My kid will just play independently and will then come back once in a while to drink water.. (Bad mummy yeah? But that’s the sort of break I could give myself once in a while)

They do have shows going on around 330pm on Sunday where all the kids will go to this area and do some activities and play some games together. (You could see how shy he is as he don’t dare to go to the front where all the kids are seated at and wants me to sit beside him.. T-T)

All in all, Polliwogs is a good place for mummies and daddies to rest for (at least) 2 hours!

Soak in a Day of Culture & Heritage

And off we went to a Museum Trip!

Of course, to save the hassle of changing the buses here and there, we took a cab to the National Museum of Singapore.. *Ranting: Argh, there’s ERP charges on Saturday!!!*

It’s like out 5th trip to the National Museum already since it’s FREE for all SINGAPOREAN and PR! *It’s that good, so you don’t have to rush to finish all exhibits in one day, but could come back any other day and continue*  

We managed to catch the Celebrating Radio: Sounds from the Past exhibitions which will be there at the National Museum of Singapore, The Salon till 17 Jul 2016.

Celebrating Radio: Sounds from the Past traces the evolution of Singapore’s broadcasting history from the 1930s to 1980s. Items on display include a phonograph dating back to the 1920s, radio permits and photographs, as well as a selection of radios from different eras.

– http://nationalmuseum.sg/exhibitions/exhibition-list/celebrating-radio

There’s even kid activity area where they could showcase their creativity by designing their very own record album cover or vintage radio box (at a minimum fee). It’s also a DREAM come true for them at being a radio DJ in a vintage broadcasting studio.

*See how professional he is when he is working*

We just briefly walk through the main museum exhibit this time round as we are here for the Masak Masak 2016. This year Masak Masak 2016 held from 28 May 2016 – 31 Jul 2016, and each year, they will have different activities, workshops, installations for the kids and also the young at heart adults. 😀

Well, he tried out 3 installation:

  1. Let’s Play! by Tay Bee Aye & School of the Arts (Singapore) | Concourse, Level 1
  2. Le Bestiaire by various artists (France) | Platform, Level 2 (small fee required)
  3. Clumsy Dumpty on the Wall by NUS Industrial Design (Singapore) | Glass Atrium, Level 2

He did not try the FunCycling by Bikes 4 Fun (Singapore) as it’s suitable for kid above the age of 5. 😀

Just a side note: We realised that the Level 3 Masak Masak play area for kiddos was closed.

Till then, we hope to come back for Masak Masak 2017 and more Museum trips!