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Return to Gardens by the Bay

As you’ve seen in previous posts (see here and here), Gardens by the Bay is one of our favorite places to go – and going there with Kyra and Chryssa is always a great time! So one weekend in April, we went back with the girls and their parents.

There was splashing around in the waterpark, playing at the playground, reading maps, looking at various exhibits, and also snacking.

 

And random dancing too:

Always a great time with these two girls!

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Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Holiday in Cambodia

We’ve said before that one of the great things about living in Singapore is that it’s easy to jet away to all sorts of spectacular places. In late April, we did just that with a weekend trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia, home to the famous Angkor Wat and other thousand-year-old temples deep in the jungle.

Most famous is Angkor Wat itsslef, a UNESCO World Heritage site and, in fact, the largest religious monument in the world. It’s 162 hectares — thanks, Wikipedia! — and comprises a moat and numerous stone buildings, plus lots of open space.

This video gives a hint at the size:

And that’s just one small section of the place, just outside the main temple.

Here are a bunch of photos from in and around Angkor Wat. Click on any photo to enlarge it – and trust us, it’s worth it! A very photogenic place.

Just up the road is Angkor Thom, an ancient walled city with numerous old temples and monuments inside. It was the capital of the Khmer empire and established around 900 years ago.

This was our second stop on the day, and to be honest, we were a little worried that Nyan’s attention would quickly lag. There wasn’t a lot to actually *do* at these places besides walk around and ooh and ahh and be amazed at the sculptures and architecture. But Nyan was a trooper and was really into it! Here we are exploring around Angkor Thom, including a few shots of the moat outside the wall and the wall itself.

As awesome as Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom were, Ta Prohm was definitely Daddy’s favorite temple. Unlike the other two, officials have made a conscious choice not to do much if any restoration work here, so there are tumbled-down stones everywhere and, most stunningly, huge jungle trees and vines crawling all over everything. So beautiful.

The trip wasn’t all temple trekking though. We also spent some time in our hotel’s very nice swimming pool.

And maybe the highlight of the trip, for Nyan at least, was the tuk-tuk rides we took around town.

Finally, random shots from the trip. Including one of Nyan, before the flight, wearing a toy crown he had made at school. He slapped it on and took to calling himself the “King of Cambodia.” Alright then.

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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March Madness

Random bits of fun and games that our boy got up to in the month of March.

Scooting backwards:

Trekking around the pool:

Fun at robotics class:

Trekking around the water fountain:

And finally, trekking through the subway station (with a slight blister on his toe, making it hard to walk):

 
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Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Happy Birthday to Tanishka! 

Nyan’s friend and classmate Tanishka had a birthday in March, and her parents threw a great party in a hotel ballroom one Sunday afternoon. There was food, drinks, arts and crafts, dancing… and a magic show too!

A lot of Nyan’s fellow classmates made it out to the party.

And they danced…

Happy birthday, Tanishka!

 

 
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Posted by on April 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Bunky Visits Singapore!

As we’ve seen before, Nyan and Elizabeth – a.k.a. Bunky, a.k.a. Mommy’s BFF Sharon’s daughter — get along like long-lost brother-and-sister. So they were both super excited when she came for a visit! Bunky (and her parents) stayed with us a few nights and also spent a few nights at a resort hotel. Here’s some of what they got up to.

We managed to get a fair number of photos of the two of them posing:

Nyan is a bit older than Bunky and enjoyed playing the big brother to her, including reading to her at night:

We spent some time at their hotel, where Nyan and Bunky slid down the waterslide:

And splashed in the pool:

And chased around the peacocks that wander the hotel grounds:

Mostly though, they just enjoyed hanging out, skipping down the street, being pals.

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Return to Myanmar

In early March, Nyan and Mommy joined Phwa Phwa and Uncle Nyi-Nyi for a short visit to Yangon, Myanmar. It was definitely a trip they will never forget, since both Mommy and Nyan caught some sort of stomach bug and spent a fair amount of time convalescing in their hotel room!

Still, they managed to see some temples — including the famous Shwedagon Pagoda — and hang out with various aunties and cousins, including Nyan’s favorite Kiki.

Some of the temples:

Nyan was really into the bells:

 

And the incense too:

And just hanging out with his young cousin Htun Htun:

And finally some random shots from around Yangon:

So you can see, they managed to have a good time in spite of the sickness. Next time we will all stay healthy and see more of the country!

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Even More Taekwondo

Nyan’s still hard at work at taekwondo. Let’s take a look.

Getting some one-on-one training with his teacher, Mr Lee. He’s getting better!

Stretching before class:

They still do the ball-picking-up thing:

Practice makes perfect:

In February he did a ‘grading’ exercise, where Nyan (and lots of other students) went to the central studio on a Sunday morning to show his moves to the leaders. If he performs well, he moves on to the next training level. He did it!

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Here he is getting official recognition from his teacher, Mr Lee, for passing the grading.

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And finally, a few random shots, these from January and February:

 

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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