Monday, November 21, 2011

Celebrating Hiroshi's 6th Birthday at EcoKidd Punggol (24th ave)

It is amazing how much influence these birds have on kids!
 A friend told me that every other birthday party she goes to
has an angry bird theme,
and the phenomenon is growing!

And of course Hiroshi wants one too!

An online baker quoted me $12/cupcake for 50 pcs!!!
That's like a whooping $600 bucks just for cakes alone!
What an Extortion!

Well, that leaves me with no choice 
but to roll up my sleeves 
and do all the grease work on my own.

That's my mantra in life.
( I believe that you can do anything if you put your heart & "google" into it!)

My 1st attempt on the basic red bird.
Totally forgotten about the angry brows in the 1st pic.
Looking pretty decent huh?!?!?

Crappy little bird 
that splits into 3 other crappy little birds......

It's no matter you are black or white....

The most useless bird in the collection.
(I can never shoot him in the right direction!!!)

One of my personal favorite.
Speed bird!

How can you be angry with such an innocent looking pig?!?!?!

Hell YES! 
When they snigger at you when you miss them!

The pigs are getting worried!
When Hiroshi saw the candle, 
he angrily protest. I am 7, not 6!!!!
The "I can't wait to grow up" syndrome 
that we've all gone through when we were younger.....

Hiroshi & Sophia excited about 
sharing the angry bird cupcakes with their classmates.....

This is my favorite picture of the day.
I think my family is AWESOME!

Angry Bird Cupcakes on Cupcake Stand

Contented happy smiles like that 
keeps me wanting to bake for them year after year!

going 7!!!

Facts of the day:
Black Bird is the most popular angry bird among the kids.
Nonetheless, the kids were still WOW-ed by the cupcakes!

See I told you the pigs were in deep shit!

Still going by our NO JUNK policy.
Angry Bird Stationary for Goodie Bags!
(Includes pencil case, ruler, eraser, sharpener, pencils, & pencil caps)

Angry Bird-Day my Dear Hiroshi!
May you be blessed with happiness & good health!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Happy Birthday 6th Hiroshi!!!!

Hiroshi and his precious birthday present; 
Remote Control Helicopter.

Sophia gets a present too for being a good sister.

Hiroshi requested to watch Adventures of Tin Tin.
So, I've decided to splurge on IMAX since it was his birthday.
Great Sound and Perfect Clarity!

Father & Son having a Jolly Good Time!

Happy 6th Birthday Sweetheart.
You are growing way too fast for me to catch up.
I miss cradling you in my arms,
I miss your chubby baby fats,
I miss your wobbly 1st steps,
I miss your baby language that I never could understand.

Just like what I've always ask God for,
I pray for you to stay healthy & happy for the rest of your life!
(p/s: continue to send us your hugs, kisses and "I love you")

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pokémon Christmas At City Square Mall 2011

Well, it's the time of the year again!
where parents scout shopping malls 
for their kiddy's favorite cartoon character's special appearance.
And if your little pumpkin adores Pokémons,
you're in luck!

City Square Mall is housing those adorable Pokémons.
Other than the perfect opportunity to meet their favorite characters,
they will also be educated about the importance of energy efficiency.
Isn't that what we call, 
killing 2 "pokémons" with 1 stone?!?!?!?

1) The Pokémon Eco-Christmas Show and Photo-Taking Session

To take a picture with the Pokémon characters, shoppers can redeem a photo-taking pass with $30 spent in a maximum of 3 combined same-day receipts at the Customer Service Counter on Level 2 one hour before each show. In this season of giving, City Square Mall will be handing out complimentary Pikachu headbands to the first 2,000 children present for the show, while stocks last.

Date: 26 November – 4 December 2011
Time: 7pm (Tuesday – Friday)
1pm, 4pm & 7pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Venue: City Square Mall Level 1 Atrium

2) Pokémon Eco Pen Holder Workshop

Children between the ages of 3 to 12 years old will learn how to make a Pokémon pen holder using recycled materials at City Square Mall’s signature eco-workshops promoting the 3Rs – Reduce, Re-use and Recycle.

Date: 26 November – 25 December (Saturday & Sunday only)
Time: 2pm and 5pm
Venue: City Square Mall Level 1 Atrium

3) Pokémon Nintendo DS Challenge

Participants will challenge Pokémon Trainers to a game of Pokémon with their Nintendo DS. The participants will start with the first level and progress to the next level upon winning a game. Winners of all four levels will be invited to participate in the Pokémon NDS Winners Cup Tournament while those who have lost the game may re-challenge the Pokémon Trainers.

Date: 19 November – 4 December (Saturday & Sunday only)
Time: 12pm – 2pm / 3pm – 5pm / 6pm – 8pm
Venue: Levels 1 – 4 of City Square Mall

4) Pokémon NDS Winners Cup Tournament

Participants who have cleared all four levels of the Pokémon Nintendo DS Challenge will be invited to take part in this tournament using their own Nintendo DS. They will be matched up against each other and play in several Swiss Matches. Top 3 winners will each walk away with a Nintendo 3DS Pokémon Rumble Blast Video Game. For the first prize winner, there will be a Winners Cup Trophy presented while the second and third prize winners will each receive a medal respectively.

Date: 10 December
Time: 12pm – 8pm
Venue: City Square Mall Level 1 Atrium

5. Pokémon TCG Workshop

Pokémon Professors will be on hand to teach new players who wish to learn how to play the Pokémon Trading Card Game, as well as guide beginners who want to improve their playing skill.

Date: 10 December
Time: 12pm – 8pm
Venue: City Square Mall Level 1 Atrium

6. Pokémon TCG City Championship

Participants who have pre-registered on the City Square Mall website will compete with players within their respective age divisions – Junior, Senior and Masters – in several Swiss Matches. Players should use their own cards during the championship and the undefeated player in each age division stands to win an 18 x Pokémon TCG Booster Pack and the Pokémon City Championship Winner’s Medal.

Date: 17 and 24 December
Time: 12pm – 8pm
Venue: City Square Mall Level 1 Atrium

Christmas comes alive for the weekends in the lead up to Christmas for everyone in the family to enjoy the festive cheer:

1) Santa Claus Meet & Greet

Meet and take a picture with Santa Claus and City Square Mall’s eco-fairies to capture that magical moment.

Date: 10 December to 25 December (Saturday & Sunday only)
Time: 1pm, 4pm, 7pm
Venue: City Square Mall Level 1 Atrium

2. Melodious Carolling

Date: 16, 19, 21 and 22 December
Time: 7.15pm to 8pm
Venue: City Square Mall Level 1 Atrium

Have an Awesome Pokémon Electrifying Christmas at City Square Mall!

And just in case, 
if I don't get to see you to say this personally.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Great New Year Ahead!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Horizon Primary School Orientation

Reality is finally sinking in.
Hiroshi is attending Primary One next year.
And it really doesn't matter if we liked it or not,
we just have to follow the rest of the herd,
being thrown into the game of life.
It's been a long time since I was told to sit orderly in a school hall.
14 years to be exact!
What a nostalgic feeling!

We were briefed by the principle; Mrs Ang,
while the kids head into class with their teachers in charge.

Hiroshi is in P1 Inventor.
I kinda like the orientation teacher in charge; Mrs Yu.
Keeping my finger crossed
that she will be taking Hiroshi's class when school reopens.

It was comforting to know that the school is adopting all 7 habits from
"7 habits of highly effective people".
The school's philosophy, values, mission & vision
are also very much in line with our style of parenting.

We honestly can't wait for school to reopen in January!!!

 Hiroshi all excited about embarking a new phrase of his life;
Being treated like a BIG boy!

Oh Gawd!
I see so much of myself in him.
Still smiling for cheeks to cheeks at the school's pond.

Keep Smiling!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sibling Rivalry....

It's hard for me to understand anything about Sibling Rivalry. 
I never had the chance of experiencing it myself. 
I have a younger sister who is 6 years my junior. 
I honestly adore her! 
She was the playmate I secretly begged my parents into having. 
Although our interest were poles apart, 
and she DID break the neck of my favorite barbie doll, 
I still love her. 
I do not remember ever fighting over anything. 
In fact, I think we even worked in cahoot, 
to avoid punishment from our parents.

The one in white dress is my niece; Daphne, 
I am the one in red, 
and my sister Ivy is the one in black.

Between Isaac and Sophia, it is almost like a love-hate relationship. 
And I have to admit, sometimes, it drives me MAD.
One minute, you hear playful laughter drifting from across the room, 
and the next moment you'll hear an emotional Sophia screaming,
"I'll tell mummy about you!"

I am really at ends wits about settling differences between them.
Nowadays, I just tell them to work it out themselves.
(If you have better solutions, please tell me about it!!!)

Friday, November 04, 2011

Brewing up a storm in the Kitchen.....

I am extremely sorry about the lack of updates in this space.
We've been kinda Busy.

I promise to come back with absolutely jaw dropping postings.
Stay Tune!