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Taekwondo, Continued

A quick look at Nyan’s taekwondo actions in February.

First and foremost, most importantly: a new belt! Blue-tip.

He continues to enjoy the sparring part of taekwondo lessons. It’s more than just hitting each other though. There’s a lot of running and push-ups too.

And finally, various poses in his uniform:

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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The iLights Festival

Every year, they put on this series of art exhibits featuring light down along the Singapore River. It makes for a fun evening out — so nice, in fact, that this year we went twice.

One of the displays was a light show projected onto sprays of water on the river. Very cool.

They also had lights projected onto one of the river bridges. Also very cool.

Back on shore, there was a grassy field where they set up this big sort of geodesic dome made out of bamboo, covered with glowing LED lights that would change every few seconds. Very popular with the kiddos.

Other kids were doing cartwheels, so Nyan decided to take part as well. Cartwheeling, it turns out, is not one of his strengths. But he had a blast!

 
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Posted by on March 11, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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A Visit to Decathlon

Decathlon is a sporting-goods chain store. Wide range of stuff, decent quality overall, good prices. This year they opened up a new “lab” store where you can basically try out everything. We decided to make a little trip out of it.

The personal trampoline was a good workout:

The bouncy ball was a lot of fun:

He worked on his sit-ups: 

And on his hula-hooping:

He also spent a good deal of time working on his skateboarding skills. He has a ways to go, but he’s out there trying!

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Good Times with Good Friends

February was a good month for catching up with good friends, thanks to a convergence of birthdays and sleepovers. That’s no exaggeration: on one busy Saturday in early February, Nyan attended two afternoon parties and then capped it off with a sleepover at Jayden’s.

First up was Adriana’s birthday. We hadn’t seen her in many months — same for Kyra and Chrysa, who also attended — but they quickly all got reacquainted and back to their old tricks.

There were balloons too.

What kid doesn’t like bouncing a balloon around? Until the goody bag is handed out, of course.

Then it was off to Kyle’s birthday at a local wall-climbing gym.

There was cake, of course.

And lots of pictures with Kyle and sister Kara.

And just a good sweaty time in general.

There wasn’t a lot of energy left by the time he got to Jayden’s for the sleepover, so they started out with some video games.

Don’t worry, they managed to find plenty of energy for a night’s worth of fun! The next day it was off to the skatepark, where the boys played in the adjacent field. Nyan and Jayden worked at “whacking” the trees, as they called it:

And generally running around and being boys.

Not a bad 24 hours for our little guy!

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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January Fun

A look back at the little moments that made January 2019 fun. First, some photos:

 And a video. Nyan made a sort of airplane out of a delivery box:

More pictures:

Doing some homework:

The shopping mall down the street has replaced an empty storefront with a little play area, featuring a swing. A bit odd, but fun:

And finally: Nyan (and Daddy!) trying to breakdance. Failing, but trying.

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Another Trip to the Auto Show

In January every year, there’s a big auto show at our local convention center, and just about every year, we manage to make it. Remember last year? And the year before? And let’s not forget 2015. Nyan always has a blast and this year was no different. It was maybe even better this year, since it came with an added bonus: Uncle Jeff was in town.

Nyan still loves to climb on the motorcycles:

And climb into pretty much any car he can.

Jeff enjoyed posing with the models, even if they were just cardboard:

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Speaking of models, they had one girl who was doing this spinny circle acrobatic thing. (yes, there’s surely a proper name for it, but the precise word escapes your author). Pretty cool, actually.

Nyan of course had to spend lots of time pretend-driving the big delivery trucks

And Nyan just wouldn’t be Nyan if he didn’t do his funky dance-walk wherever he goes. We love that he feels confident enough, and un-self-conscious enough, to do this!

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Jayden and Iggie

Who are Jayden and Iggie?

Jayden is, of course, Nyan’s BFF who moved to the other side of the island. The two goofballs still have regular sleepovers though.

And who is Iggie? Iggie is a stuffed iguana that is the mascot of Nyan’s class at school. Every weekend, a different student gets to take Iggie home, and is tasked with taking photos of Iggie doing all sorts of fun stuff. It was Nyan’s turn recently to take Iggie home. Check it out:

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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