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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:

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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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Nyan’s Schoolmate Helena

Nyan’s a sociable creature, and he has good male friends and good female friends. Let’s take another look at one of the latter, Helena.

Helena, or Ellie, is a couple years younger and lives in the same apartment tower as us. (You’ve seen her in these pages before.) She also goes to the same school and rides the same bus to and fro as Nyan. So they spend a fair amount of time together, and are always goofing around and playing. 

Here they are one afternoon, walking back toward the apartment after getting off the bus home:

Helena has a younger sister, Isabella or Izzy, who’s about 18 months. She’s a sweet kid, and Nyan treats her well, like an older brother. The goal is usually to get Izzy to give him a high five, which she usually does. Though sometimes, as you can see, he’ll do something like help her get her shoes back on or whatnot.

Finally, some more pics from various mornings while waiting for the bus. Both Nyan and Helena are into Pokemon cards, so they are often showing each other their collections.

 
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Posted by on December 11, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Happy Birthday to Jayden!

Nyan’s bestie Jayden turned 9 years old in October. To celebrate, he hosted a bunch of friends at this treehouse obstacle course in a park not far from here in November. The kids would put on safety gear including helmets and harnesses, link in to the wire system that would keep them from falling, and do various climbing and ziplining activities at a range of heights.

Here’s Nyan getting geared up, and a shot of some of the climbing structures from the ground.

The boys are set to go! Nyan’s a little nervous at this point and needs a little encouragement but he perseveres.

And here we go…

The first stages were fairly easy and very low to the ground.

But they very quickly got quite high.

They got harder and harder, and kinda scary, but our boy did it!

Some still photos from the action:

After a sweaty morning of climbing and whatnot, it was time for food and drink

And goofing around with the other boys.

Nyan and Jayden had an afternoon playdate after the party, so there was plenty more goofing.

A really fun day! The duo got together several other times over the course of the month; here’s a bit of what they got up to.

 

 

 
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Posted by on December 6, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Another Trip to the Swim Club with Kyle

One October evening, we headed to the Singapore Swimming Club with Kyle and his family. We’ve been there several times before, of course, and it’s always great fun. It’s rare that we actually swim there, but there’s a playground, bowling, pool, restaurants, fish-feeding, video games… lots of fun!

Goofing around with a toy:

Feeding the fish:

Being silly:

And just enjoying life! (and some screen time)

Finally, the club and the pool by night…

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Posted by on November 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Fun with Friends

Long-time readers of this blog know Nyan’s bestie is Jayden. But he’s a sociable fella, and a likable young man (we like to think, most of the time), with plenty of other friends and acquaintances. Let’s look at a few more.

First up: Helena, a.k.a. Ellie. She’s a couple years younger than Nyan, lives in the same tower as us, and rides the same bus to and fro school every day. They’re good pals; Nyan’s also a big fan of Ellie’s 15-month old sister, Isabella.

Nyan and Ellie will chat-chat waiting for the bus, goof around walking back home at the end of the day, even getting together for playdates. And Isabella, well, he loves to get high-fives from her.

Then there’s Howie, who also lives in our same tower. He’s a couple years older than Nyan. They got to be pretty good friends for a while, then their relationship cooled (as these things do), but lately they’ve been hanging out again.

Of course, no look at Nyan having fun would be complete without talking about Jayden (and Jayden’s younger brother Jonnie). Here they are in various fun scenarios in September and a bit in October, including Jayden’s birthday.

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Jayden and Nyan

These two besties got to spend a good amount of time together in July, capped off by two nights in a row of sleepovers to mark Nyan’s birthday. Let’s take a look at the two crazy kids in action.

Dinner at a local shopping mall one evening turned into a bit of a dance-off between the two:

They also got lots of play time, goofing around time, screen time, and just generally boys-being-boys time.

 We close with just  a couple of dudes, walking down the road.

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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June Fun

Some random photos and videos from the month of June 2019, when we weren’t traveling to America and whatnot.

Hanging with Jayden and Jonnie at a sand pit:

Dancing: 

A riding toy on a trip back to the old shopping mall where his preschool was:

Some taekwondo fun:

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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End of the School Year

June 2019 saw the end of Nyan’s Year 3 — that;’s the equivalent of 2nd grade to the US; not sure what it would be in the UK, sorry! Here he is on the first day of school (August 2018) and the last (June 2019)

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Some pics from the waning days of the year. Here he is around the apartment complex, waiting for the bus or happy to be home at the end of the day:

Some shots of his classmates:

And various moments around the school:

On one of the last days, Nyan’s teacher tipped us off that he was to receive a “certificate” of merit, for making excellent progress in his Mandarin class, during a full-school assembly. Nyan didn’t know about it. So Daddy went to the assembly, hid in the back, and took a shaky video of the award.

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Well done, Nyan!

 
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Posted by on July 5, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Malls, Birthdays and Cameras

Nyan’s school, Eton House, organized a big ‘Eton Mall’ one day in March. The classes all decided on stuff to sell, and the kids came up with advertisements, pricing, the whole works. Then the kids manned the tills and sold their stuff!

Here are Nyan and his good friend Arav selling their wares (cookies mostly). And eating a popsicle that Nyan bought from one of the other stalls.

On another March day, his old friend Kyra from preschool days, and her sister Chryssa, had a joint birthday party at their condo, right next door to ours. So we went! There was a magician, there was food, there was playing around on the playground equipment.

And on yet another day, Nyan had soccer practice. One of the coaches had brought her DSLR camera, and Nyan somehow convinced her to let him play around with it. The little dude loves to shoot!

 
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Posted by on April 14, 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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