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Singapore Trip Part 2

cont from here.

After spending 3 nights in the apartment, we checked into Festive Hotel for a night’s stay. The hotel’s loft bed was the main reason why we chose it as opposed to Hard Rock which received more positive reviews.  Ryan has been bugging us to get him a double deck bed but knowing him, it’s just another one of his short stint desires. So the hotel’s loft bed was perfect to give him a taste of it.


Checked into the room around noon time. Finding a parking in the hotel was torturous. They really need to buck up to imrpove the signage. We ended up with the valet parking.


We requested a pool / theme park view. Not bad.



My helper ended up sleeping on the loft bed. The steps were very steep and I personally don't think it's suitable for young kids. Ryan refused to sleep there at night. He even cried when we 'forced' him to climb up the steps. Anyway, just before we checked out, he proudly announced and showed us he was able to go up the bed all by himself. But when we asked him if he still want a double deck bed? Well, no prize for guessing it right, :P


The first highlight we bumped into not long after we entered the park. Ryan bite his tongue and took a pic with the scary monster (that’s what he called Mr Frankenstein)


Lil B fascinated by the weird looking ‘duck’. lol


Daddy and Ryan went for this ride while Loida, me and Darren waited for them outside. We waited for more than 30 minutes inside their gift shop. Darren fell asleep in the sleep. Power nap. He was re-energised and able to stay awake for the remaining of our walk.


I had a shock when I saw how drenched they were after the hydraulic ride above. Daddy chose not to buy the rain coat as he said that defeat the purpose of the ride. Nah…. men! He ended up forking out $14 for a new shirt for Ryan.


Another highlight at the Universal Studio Singapore – Waterworld


Again, Daddy chose to seat at the ‘wet area’. Lil B and I decided to move to the back row. But luckily the rangers were wise enough to not ‘target’ the kids. Phew..


The world tallest duelling roller coaster closed for renovation.


Kungfu Panda! Ryan spotting a new shirt here.


No kids would miss this shop



Ryan asked us me to take a pic of him with the M&M’s figurines. Yes, he did buy a M&M plush toy too. His favourite used to be the M&M (biscuits – blue packaging and choco – brown packaging). But few weeks ago, he had his first bite of M&M peanuts and he proclaimed ‘I LOVE IT’.


Night view from our room. Not bad…


In order for Didi to have a peaceful nap, we dragged Ryan out to wander around the area






Daddy said this pic is another classic highlighting how much they both look alike. Cish…


At the hotel entrance waiting for the valet to come back with our car



Silly boy. He cried because I put Didi on his car seat first. Somehow he has this idea if he gets in first, he has more time to play with Didi without mommy ‘complaining’ in the middle seat.


That’s my boy. He cry easily but stops effortlessly too. All he ask for is ‘Mommy, I want you to sayang’.


Lil B oblivious to his kor kor’s antics

We were in Singapore, twice.


Ryan @ 4 years 10 months 5 days

Lil B @ 1 year 4 weeks 2 days

Our trip to Singapore inconjunction with Lil B’s birthday had been pre planned 2 months ahead. However, sometime in early January when hubs was informed of his 5 days training in Singapore, we decided to tag along.

Trip 1: 11 – 15th January 2011 (Tuesday – Saturday)


Daddy had gone for his training a day earlier than us. All four of us (Two kids, Loida and myself) boarded Tiger Airways to Singapore.



First time on a plane. He was manageable on our way to Singapore as he wasn't too sleepy. Alas, on our way back to KL, he was extremely cranky prior take off. After the plane took off, we brought him to the pantry area and managed to get him to nap. Phew...



Always an effort to get them to cooperate for a decent pic.



Inconjunction with the Year of Rabbit, there was an exhibition on various types of bunnies and hares. Check out the gigantic size of the hare.



That's my foot. The hare is 5 times longer. Huge!



Lil B, refused to cooperate for picture here



We were at Ryan's usual hang out place, Suntec City. So surreal. Daddy's office was here so we used to come here almost everyday to feed the Kois.


Trip 2: 20th – 24th Jan 2011


This time we came by car. The two kiddos and hubby crashed on the bed (master room) the moment we checked into Thong Sia Apartment (hubby's company apartment). The building, which is located right opposite Paragon is an old building but like any other buildings in Singapore, they are well maintained and as good as new. The unit is newly and tastefully renovated with 3 rooms. Ample space for the kids to roam around. The caretaker told us the unit is now worth S$4 million. I'm not surprised.



Chiling on the sofa.



We went to Marina Bay Sands on the 2nd night. Can you see the 3D effect of a human kneeling on four? We didn't see it then. We only noticed when we were browsing thru the pictures.



At one of our favourite restaurants, Forture near Holland.



We had another simple celebration with Darren on his actual birthdate, 22nd Jan 2011. We bought a simple heart shaped cake for Darren from The Bread Talk.



Father and son occupied by their respective gadget on hand.



One of the rooms in the 3 room apartment. MIL and Loida slept here.



Kitchen. I wouldn't mind staying here for another 3 nights frankly. LOL.




End of Part 1…

Lil B is O-N-E

My darling Lil B is one.. my lil B is O-N-E!!!




My Lil B turned 1 year old on the 22 January. Exactly a year ago, my baby decided he’s ready to meet the world when my I started to feel the tiny weeny contractions pain coming in the middle of my sleep around 2.30am. Since the pain wasn’t really regular, as yet, I brushed it off, assuming it was another false alarm. Afterall, I have been scheduled to go in at 5.30am for induction. I tried to get some sleep before the big day ahead. After tossing for an hour or so, unable to sleep, I went to the washroom only to be greeted with patches of blood. That’s it! My baby was getting impatient and wanted out. So I gathered myself, brushed my teeth, clean up my face, so forth and woke hubby up. He was still in daze being suddenly awaken from his slumberland. There goes, we zoomed to the hospital and the rest were history. Darren came back from the hospital 7 days later to HOME SWEET HOME. My baby, had gone through so much.

Today, he’s a bubbly 1 year old with a cheeky mind. He dotes on his kor kor and will instantly be brightened up when kor kor is around.

We celebrated lil B’s birthday a little earlier because we had planned to bring lil B to Singapore on his actual birthdate. It was a private occasion wit just family members. On the 16th January (Sunday), we collected his pre ordered cake from Secret Receipe Sg Long. Ryan had chose the cake for lil B. It’s a cute yellow bee cake. If only the taste is as good as its look.




Ryan insisted to cut the cake on behalf of Didi.

@ 1 year old +, he could take many little steps. He could walk easily 10 – 15 steps without support. It’s pretty scary to see how he walks. Not knowing anything about danger, he could walk really fast. It’s really scary I could have a heart attack.

Weight: 11.40kg, HC: 49cm, Length: 80cm

Some other milestones:

- He could wave bye bye

- He could express what he want by pointing and screaming vocalling his needs

- He is one loud baby. His screams could be heard a few blocks away. No joke.

- He started to have stranger anxiety when he was about 11 months I think. He refused to be carried by anyone except us (luckily not just me). Somehow he doesn’t like to be carried by Loida. It does send me shivers imagining things whether she has been abusing my baby hence the dislike of her. But then again, I am a stay at home mom and so far I am not seeing anything that weigh on my suspicious. I guess a CCTV inside the house is inevitable now.

- He’s starting to be more picky on his food. He loves adult food. I must admit, I am less strict on his diet as compared to Ryan’s at the same age. They said 2nd time mom is more ‘relaxed’. I guess that’s true to a certain extent.

- His sleeping pattern is good. He normally wakes up around 7am which is the time Ryan wakes up for school too. He will take his nap around 10am for about an hour – an hour and half. His next nap would be around 2.30pm for another 1 – 1.5 hours. Two naps a day. I try not to let him nap past 5pm. So far the schedule works fine and he’ll be in bed around 9pm, latest 10pm. This is so much better than the early days when this little pumpkin will only sleep way past midnight. Those days were torturous.

- He’s very scared of the doctor. I brought him in for MMR jab last week (11Feb) and the moment I put him on the scale for weighing, he started wailing. He stopped crying the moment I picked him up. Then when we were called in, he started his antics again the minute he saw doctor’s face. What a drama king. LOL. When we came out of doctor’s room, everybody were looking at us. I’m so sure even the neighbour office could hear his screaming and cries.

- Some of the words he utters which sounded like : mum mum (eat), yeh yeh, mama,

- On normal days, Darren eats cereal for breakfast. For lunch, he eats what Ryan eats so it can be noodles, pasta, rice. For dinner, he’ll have his regular porridge with pureed chicken, vege, etc. He absolutely loves soup. Any kind of soup goes with him.