Category Archives: 38 months

Mickey Mouse Fever

@ 38 months 3 weeks 2 days

No more Ultraman, no more Disney Cars, no more Thomas and Friends, nothing. His utmost favourite character (for now) is Mickey Mouse ClubHouse.

He’s such a big aficionado of Mickey Mouse that he even had nightmares of it. Just last night, he fussed and tossed around on bed around 2.30am, 4.00am looking for his Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald and Clifford dog. I had put them at the tail end of the bed as the bed is simply not big enough to fit in 2 adults, 1 child and so many soft toys. Having said so Ryan was adamant to have each of them sleeping around him. I was so sleepy that I couldn’t be bothered, turned around and slept upside down leaving space for his beloved new friends. 

At aout 6am, I could sense him tossing on bed again. True enough, he started crying (eyes closed), kept mumbling he wanted to watch Mickey Mouse show. Arrrghhhh…….

At 7am, the alarm rang. I was reluctant to wake up. Ryan was obviously sleeping like a log. I told hubs Ryan is skipping school. Bravo. We all went back to sleep for another sweet half an hour. I got extra 15 minutes because I don’t have to get ready for work. Yay!

I came home around 9am after fetching hubs to work. Guess what, the little monster was still sleeping….. I woke him up and told him he missed school because he overslept. He was sad… sad not because he’s missing school.. he told me.. “No school? I cannot play with Brooklyn?”.. Yes.. Brooklyn is his best friend in school now.

 

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side track…

Hubs bought a drum set for Ryan  during his last trip to KL. Ryan loved it (past tense now). He had been saying he wanted to be a drummer in the last few weeks prior getting the drum set. Now the heat has cooled off, sian with the drum set, he’s back to becoming a racing car driver. :D 

Anyway, few days later, I saw a similar set selling at Kiddy Palace. It’s of different brand but it is more complete. It comes with additional one toms and 1 snare drum at the side for just a fraction of the price at $25.  Toys in KL are so so expensive. :(

 


Happily drumming there :D

 

The Little Big Club Live Concert

@ 38 months 2 weeks 

I’m back!!!!! After a looooooooong blog hiatus. Thank you all for your messages. I’m still alive though not quite kicking. No, I was not ill or whatsoever, just that… so many things happened and I had been procrastinating the updates.  More to come… :D

backdated….

We brought Ryan for The Little Big Club Live Concert at the Singapore Expo on the Sunday of 7th June. I had booked the tickets like a month earlier, which I usually does, so to reserve the best seats.

A week after I made my booking, the organiser announced a 10% discount for all Toys R Us card members. Bummer! Speaking of early birds benefits. Well, the concert better be good.

We reached the Expo around 4.30pm. This was the second time we went to the Expo for a concert. The first time was Thomas and Friends concert back in Nov08. I’ve always prefer the Singapore Indoor Stadium, where parking is usually more a bliss and much nearer from our place.


Before the start of show

Immediately after we got in the hall, I went straight to the booster seat counter. I was shocked to see people squeezing, pushing, screaming at the staff for a piece of it. There was no Q and I could see the booster seats are running out. We definitely need one for Ryan so I had no choice but to squeeze myself into the chaos. Luckily I didnt have to ‘wrestle’ for long. Another staff saw me and I quickly made eye contact with her and pointed to Ryan indicating he needs a booster seat. That’s how we got ours. Hate it! Totally no system.

We got into the concert hall and I must say I was not awed. To say the least I was very disappointed with the props. This is by far the worst stage we have seen of all the concerts we have been since we got here 2 years ago.


Inside the hall

When the show started, there were no surprises we were being let down. The stage was no more than three small LCD screen on the sides and center stage, a band, and a few mascots donning costunes from shows like Bob The Builder, Fireman Sam, Barney, etc, running around on stage, supposedly dancing and singing the theme songs with the band. I was not thrilled. $180 for such a show is really a ripped off as compared to Mickey Mouse Live, Disney on Ice, etc concerts we have been to previously. Pingu, being one of Ryan’s favourite only came on stage for barely a minute. Ryan was so sad when the little penguin left the stage and never came back on.


Disappointing stage – with only a band, 2 small screens at the side and a slightly bigger screen in the center

Personally, I will not recommend this show to anyone but I’m glad that at least when I asked Ryan towards the end of the show if he enjoyed himself, he happily said ‘Yes, I like the show. I want to watch again’. OK la.. at least he found joy but for the amount of money, I am not so sure if it’s worth it.


The ending which was also the highlight of the show when all the characters came out. :(