Sports Update

A quick look at some of Nyan’s sports activity in the month of January 2020. Here he is, enjoying a mid-winter swim:


And some taekwondo:


Some soccer, including some dance moves:

And this doesn’t really count as taekwondo, but at the end of his lesson, he likes to burn off some steam by running and jumping. He’s started to get his classmates to do it too.

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Posted by on February 11, 2020 in Uncategorized



Jungle Hike with Phwa Phwa

Phwa Phwa — Nyan’s grandma — came to visit in late December, and on New Year’s Day, we headed off on  a jungle hike. It was a very civilized hike: we followed a carefully maintained metal boardwalk high up into the canopy and through the jungle, ending up at a place called Henderson Waves Bridge, this fancy pedestrian bridge that spans a canyon in the jungle below.

A few pics from the walk:

At one point there was a little paved area with these fun exercise machines. We had to imbibe, of course.

Here we are taking various family photos at the Henderson Waves Bridge.

We close with a few scenic shots from various points along the way. 

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Posted by on February 6, 2020 in Uncategorized



Fun Times in December

Some random pictures and videos from December 2019:

Nyan bumped into Nadia outside the neighborhood supermarket one day. Hilarity ensued. 

Random photos: 

Practicing his wall-leaping skills after taekwondo: 

More pictures:

Skipping on the way home after school: 

Still more photos:

Another episode of wall-leaping:

And one more batch of photos: 

An evening at the beach:

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Posted by on January 30, 2020 in Uncategorized


Christmas in Singapore

It’s never a White Christmas, but the holidays in Singapore are still a special time.

Here’s our cute little Christmas tree and other accoutrement, including a gingerbread house that Nyan made with Nadia.

One of our family traditions is to visit the Christmas display at Gardens by the Bay each year. This year was as lovely as ever, although awfully crowded. (This was before the viral pandemic, keep in mind!)

We took some family selfies:

And enjoyed this egg-shaped light display in one of the pools. Not very Christmassy but very cool!

Another holiday tradition is having Christmas dinner with Kyle, Kara, Bryan and Sara at their place. It also involves the kids playing with their new toys.

Oh, and presents on Xmas morning? Yes, yes, of course.

Merry Christmas!

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Posted by on January 25, 2020 in Uncategorized



The Return of Monster Jam! 

As we hinted as last month, December saw the return of the monster truck show, Monster Jam, to the National Stadium. Nyan went along with Jayden and Jonnie. And bought a tshirt:


We had pretty good seats:


And we had some goofy boys.

Let’s not forget the main event! There were a lot of flipped trucks by the end of the night, as you can see in two of these three videos. 

Loud and fun. Every boy’s dream!

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Posted by on January 20, 2020 in Uncategorized



Christmas in the Maldives!

In mid-December we hopped a Singapore Airlines jet for the Maldives, the low-lying island chain southwest of India. We’d long been fascinated by the place, after seeing pictures of coral atolls and sandy beaches, so we headed to a resort for a week or so, a little bit before Christmas.

It was amazing and we can’t wait to return!

We stayed at a resort called Kurumba, which took up the whole of a small island a short speedboat ride away from the island where the airport was built/ Check out these pictures of the resort and the surrounding beaches and water.

We had a little cabana right on the beach.

The resort offered diving, yoga, swimming… typical beach resort amenities. There wasn’t really all that much to do overall — which was exactly the point. Daddy went diving a lot, but otherwise we dd a lot of hanging out, reading, relaxing.

Nyan on the gorgeous beach that surrounded the entire island:

The lagoon around the beach were very shallow and warm. Sometimes a baby shark would swim by:

Don’t worry, the sharks weren’t dangerous. So Nyan spent a lot of time in the water too.

We took a lot of family pictures too:

Mostly we walked around the resort but one day we indulged Nyan’s desire to get a ride on the golf cart.

Yeah, Nyan spent most of the time being his normal self. Reading, sleeping, just being Nyan.

Including being a goofball from time to time:

Fianlly, some shots from the traveling experience. On the plane, at the airport…

And on the speedboat on the ride to the airport our last morning.  Ahh. Lovely.

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Posted by on January 15, 2020 in Uncategorized


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Dinner and Games with Kyle

One evening in early December, we met Bryan, Sara, Kyle and Kara at a local shopping mall for an evening of fun. We started off with a sprawling dinner at a nice Japanese restaurant. The kids posed for pictures, being adequately goofy.

Afterwards we strolled around the mall and ended up at games arcade. Lots of fun was had; even Mommy got into it!

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Posted by on January 10, 2020 in Uncategorized



A Night at the Aquarium and Other Fun  


In early December, Nyan’s school class had a sleepover at the local aquarium! Here’s Nyan on his way to the event, with his overnight bag:


And some shots from the aquarium itself. There was lots of fun and lots of learning, and not very much sleep:

Here he is getting off the bus the next morning (with his pal Slothie!) and posing with his pal Arav.

Speaking of Arav: he had a birthday party in December as well. Some pictures of the two boys at the party:

Also in late December, Phwa Phwa came to visit! We’ll see much more of her in coming months, but here’s a sampling from December. With Mommy too.

And finally, we had a school performance in December. Nyan dressed up and joined his classmate for a performance playing the “melodica.” Here’s a picture and a video — you can sorta make out Nyan in the second row, just to the right of the middle, behind Arav on the guitar.


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Posted by on January 5, 2020 in Uncategorized


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A Look Back at November 2019

What else did Nyan get up to in November 2019? Let’s look.

First, some random photos:

A video of Nyan being goofy. No, we mean *really* goofy:

More pics:

More goofiness, this time outside his taekwondo studio after class one night:

Here are a couple videos from the newish Italian resturant down the street, where the staff treat Nyan like their own child (and where Nyan treats the place like his second home!). He’s also very friendly with the chef’s wife, always chatting with her and sometimes giving her massages and whatnot.

And finally, more playtime after taekwondo class.

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Posted by on December 28, 2019 in Uncategorized


One Magical, Monster-y Night

Sometimes the best evenings are the ones you don’t quite expect. That was a lesson our boy learned one late November evening.

To set the scene: he had been very much looking forward to a return visit to Monster Jam — the monster truck exhibition we had attended a couple years ago. (See our coverage of it here.) There was plenty of marketing, including giant print ads at bus stops, for the show, which was set for early December, a week or so from this particular evening.


So this one weekday evening in November, we decided on a quick visit to the beach for some digging in the sand at dusk. Always a fun time:

After dinner at a waterfront restaurant, we took a stroll home. Our route happened to take us by the Roxy Square hotel, a popular and good-sized mid-priced hotel in our neighborhood. And lo and behold, what was parked outside the hotel to drum up interest in Monster Jam?

Nyan’s favorite Monster Jam truck — Megalodon!

He was over the moon. It was a dream come true — the answer to his prayers, he said later (he clarified that, were he the praying type, this is exactly what he would have prayed for).

Okay, this wasn’t that big a deal in the grand scheme of things, but it made our boy very happy. What’s not to lover about that?

Stay tuned for more about Monster Jam itself in an upcoming post…

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Posted by on December 21, 2019 in Uncategorized


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