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A Lot More Fun in May ’21

Some other stuff Nyan got up to in May 2021 — a month when we returned to a sort of soft Covid lockdown, so we had school from home. He clearly spent a lot of time hanging out with Slothie, and Daddy clearly mostly took pictures of Nyan sleeping!

Before the lockdown, happily bopping his way home after school:

More pictures:

Some of his drawings from the month:

Nyan hard at work in his couch pillow fort:

And a last set of photos from the month.

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Posted by on June 25, 2021 in Uncategorized


Junior Black Belt!

Nyan has been working hard at taekwondo for several years now, and in May he finally was awarded a poom belt – a.k.a. junior black belt! It’s quite an accomplishment.

Here he is ahead of the belt ceremony — including some of the older kids helping him make sure his old belt was properly in place.

Parents weren’t allowed at the ceremony itself due to pandemic restrictions, but here’s a great video of Nyan getting the next level – including splitting a piece of wood with a kick! 

He was rightfully proud of himself, and of having broken the wood. 

Well done, Nyan!

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Posted by on June 16, 2021 in Uncategorized



A Playdate with Edris

We had Edris over one day in May for what would end up being one of the last playdates with him, as he and his family are moving to Zurich in the summer. Sad, but we made the most of the time we had!

Like…Lego time:

And goofing in the elevator on the way down to the pool:

Edris is a great little guy, and we’ll miss him for sure!

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Posted by on June 4, 2021 in Uncategorized



Adventures in April

Besides multi-adventure camp, what else did Nyan get up to in April 2021? Let’s find out!

What else? Ice cream, sleeping, goofing with Jayden. The usual:

And, yeah, more reading, of course, including on the street. That’s our boy!

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Posted by on May 29, 2021 in Uncategorized


Multi-Adventure Camp

Nyan had some time off from school around Easter, and with the Covid pandemic starting to subside for the moment, we were able to send him to an activity camp. We chose “Multi-Activity” which included, well, multiple activities!

There was tent pitching:

And cooking over an outdoor stove:

There were also games like four square, and activities like orienteering, first aid… frankly it reminded us of what Daddy learned to do in Boy Scouts! 

Lots of kids, and it was a great time by all accounts.

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Posted by on May 12, 2021 in Uncategorized



Miscellaneous Mayhem in March 2021

Just some random shots from the month of March 2021.

A couple of drawings he made during the month:

More pictures:

School pictures! 

And one last batch of photos:

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Posted by on April 29, 2021 in Uncategorized


Lots of Fun with Friends

Let’s check in on our hero and his various friends, and the antics they get up to. 

It’s always fun with Jayden (and with Johnnie too):

Nyan and Haowei, playing games:

Goofing around in the mornings, waiting for the school bus, with Helena and Izzie:

And sometimes just playing with Izzie:

And finally, goofing around (again) with Jayden and Jonnie:

And finally finally, two of Nyan’s best-of-all friends: Slothie and Slothington the Second!

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Posted by on April 21, 2021 in Uncategorized



A Visit to River Safari

River Safari is this sort of zoo-aquarium hybrid. It’s mostly outdoors, a smallish animal park with displays of the animals that live in some of the world’s great rivers. It’s right next to the Singapore Zoo, and it’s fairly compact and makes for a nice three-hour visit. One day during Nyan’s spring break in March, we grabbed Nyan’s friend Edris and headed out. 

There was lots to see – and yes, there are exhibits that include birds and monkeys (which technically live alongside some of these great rivers, I guess that’s why they are included?)

Did Nyan and Edris enjoy themselve? They did! Check out the excitement in these pics:

One of the main attractions of River Safari is the Panda House, which is home to two Great Pandas. (As far as we can tell, there is zero connection to any river here — we imagine that China offered Singapore a coupe of pandas for the Singapore Zoo, which would be the natural place for them; probably some internal politics among the local wildlife conservation scene led to the pandas going next door to River Safari instead. But anyway…)  

The boys were excited:

We had some great views of the big fellas:

The pandas themselves were either napping or chewing on giant piles of bamboo. Living the panda life, basically.

(Added in August 2021: It was just announced that, back in about April of this year, these two lovebirds, er, love pandas became in a family way, and gave birth to a bouncing baby panda in August! How cool is that!)

Back to River Safari. There’s also a brief boat ride that took you through the Amazon river.

And of course a stop for lunch.

It was a really fun day!

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Posted by on April 12, 2021 in Uncategorized


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In the water!

We spent a lot of time in the pool in March 2021. Let’s take a look.

Nyan’s been working on learning to dive:

He’s getting better!

Nyan likes to start off his weekly swimming lesson by tossing a pool float into the water and then jumping in after it:

Wanna see Nyan do a cannonball in slow motion?

More diving. Some better than others. But he’s improving, and that’s what counts:

We try to get him to run a lap or two after his swimming lesson, just for good measure. Check out his form in slow motion:

And running up close, still slow-mo:

And finally: a relaxing time in the pool with good pal Nadia, viewed from 20 stories up.

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Posted by on April 4, 2021 in Uncategorized


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Miscellaneous Pics from February 2021

Just what the title says. With a coupe of random videos too.

A school presentation on his favorite animal:

(couldn’t download from the school, so had to take a video of the video – apologies for the lousy quality!

More pictures:

Trying to jump across a shallow chasm outside a restaurant:

And finally, a last batch of pics from the month.

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Posted by on March 30, 2021 in Uncategorized

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