Thursday, December 29, 2011

London - 21.12.2011 (day 1)

We've outdone ourselves again by planning another last minute trip.
It was so last minute that 
we only bought our tickets and booked hotel accommodation 
24hrs prior to the flight!
Honestly, I don't know how we did it at all!

This is the first time I am flying solo with 2 kids on a long haul flight.
I was having the jitters.
But, thankfully, 
by the grace of God, 
we breezed through the 12 hour flight!

London Heathrow Airport Tube Station
£8 for a full day travel pass
Children under the age of 10 travels for FREE!

Travelling on the tube was fuss free.
Took the Piccadilly line
straight from the airport to Knightsbridge
where our hotel was situated.
Please be forewarned!
Most of the subways in London are poisoned with endless flight of stairs.

We were smacked right in between Hyde Park & Harrods.
I must stress,
It is a damn ATAS (upmarket) Area!
Big Brand Names line the streets all the way to our hotel entrance!
( I was obviously not expecting this!)
~Thank you Margie for the great hotel lobang!!~

Met up with Couz Jacqueline
who was in London for a student exchange program.

First Stop
Satisfy my Roast Duck Cravings
from Gold Mine @ Baywater

Then it is off to Hyde Park for Christmas Wonderland.
Reminded me very much of Christmas Market in Germany.
The only difference was we were boozing beers and having frankfurters in Germany
But whereas for now,
Parenthood has changed our Priorities,
we were riding on silly kiddy rides instead!

As you can clearly tell,
the kids were having a great time
while my pockets burn in pain!
(Those rides don't come cheap I swear!)

I would pat myself on the back.
It was an Awesome First Day in a Foreign Land Alone with 2 kids!

Friday, December 09, 2011

Christmas Came Early: We Won Ourselves a HTC Evo 3d Phone!!

I still stand in disbelieve that we WON a HTC Evo 3D phone!
It took a while for the reality to sink in 
that we are the ONLY winner for 
HTC; The Escapade to Sydney Photo Voting Contest organized by Asiaone.

Christmas definately came early for me.

Thank you
HTC & Asiaone
for making this possible!!

This video should make you drool over my sparkling new phone.
It's Freakin' Cool!!!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Disney Junior; The Party Life Saver

Many thanks to
Georgina from T\PR
Mai from Disney Channels Southeast Asia
for the kind invitation to lunch 

-i swear this is going to be darn exciting-

I find it hard to disappoint my kids on their birthdays.
So year after year, 
I'll ask the kid's about their dream theme birthday party for the year 
and then regret even asking that question.

Just for the records:
Like a good friend once said,
"whatever you promise a kid,
you MUST deliver!"
Either that or they'll remember it for life!
(The best memory chip on earth got implanted on the kids,
while mine kept failing on me!!)

Here comes the piece good news!!!
We can all fire our kiddy's party coordinator!
 (and of course buy that gorgeous bag, 
we've been eyeing all year round!!)
Disney Junior has got all our theme parties covered!

Check out this Website!!
Our Fairy Godmother in Themed Party Planning;

I totally love how thoughtful Disney Junior is!
 Ranging from Invitations, Crafts, Activities, Favors
and even Great Food Ideas.
They've got just about everything covered!!

No more excuses for bad parties.
Let's ROCK our kid's world with FABULOUS Disney Parties!!

~Highlights of the Day~

Activities to keep Hiroshhi Occupied

Ahoy! Captain Hiroshi on board!

Pirate Party Hat & Eye Patch
could be printed off
Disney Junior's website!!

Another Printable off Disney Junior Website.
Hiroshi knows all the characters
in Jake and the Neverland Pirates.
I've got a certified tv addict at home!

Just in case you missed it.
Honestly, check this out!

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Sanrio is at NEX for Christmas!!!!

I obviously did not know that NEX at Serangoon 
is housing the Sanrio Characters this Christmas!

I am not the biggest hello kitty fan.
Oh well, not big enough to q up outside MacDonald's
and fight over kitty
during the McDonald's hello kitty craze....

But, the Hello Kitty Christmas Show at Nex was great!
Good story line with almost the full line up of Sanrio characters!!
Show time; 1pm, 4pm, 7pm
Meet & Greet Photo Pass: $30 in a single recipt
(collect meet & greet photo pass 1hr from show time)

Friday, December 02, 2011

Impact Models Studio: Polka Dots Christmas Little Fashion Party 2011

We were never conventional parents.
And we believe all work and no play 
makes Hiroshi/Sophia a dull boy/girl.
 So therefore, 
we've decided to sign them up 
for something totally non academic this school holidays.

Impact Models Studio Polka Dots Christmas Little Fashion Party 2011

Awesome staffs greeted the kids at the door.
The venue was perfectly staged for the theme.
You could just feel the excitement in the air!!

What FABULOUS name tags
I want to be a kid all over again!!

The beauty of the whole party is 
you get to drop your kids off 
at 10 am and only pick them up by 5pm.
Many parents out there would be thankful for that!

There wasn't any spare time for breather for either the kids or staff at the agency.
Those precious couple of hours were packed with activities.
Not only did the kids churn out beautiful Christmas Crafts,
they were also taught basic modelling.

Just like Cinderella's fairy godmother,
The staff at the agency turned those kids really gorgeous 
with appropriate makeup, hairdo & styling! 
They even had the time to pose for their individual portfolio shoots
and rehearse for the grand finale.

My Gems looking nothing less then PERFECT!

 What's a party without friends?!?!?

Parents were invited back to the studio at 5pm.
Where the staff at the agency proudly presents the fruits of their labor for the day.
A fashion show by none other than our kids.

I swear,
it is the BEST fashion show ever!

Genuine smiles could totally vouch for it!!

Crafts done by the Kids
Plus water bottle full of Candies

As we speak,
Both kids are out flat in their own room on their own beds....
Will definitely see ourselves signing up for more activities
by Impact Models Studio.