8.5.18

10.4.18

THE SOUND OF CICADAS WAS DEAFENING













At the Coastal Settlement and Changi Village last weekend.

First time using the Kodak Plus, and I remember why except for the Portra, I've never really liked Kodak, it always turns out too red for my liking (yikes).

The little pea is turning three soon, and no, this year there will be no trip to Japan. Looking back, we've never had great big theories on how to raise a kid, but one thing we knew was that we've never wanted her to be a shopping-mall kid, and I'm glad to say so far that that (at least) has been working out well.

Oh, and I hope maybe she will love trees.


5.4.18

LIFE WITH A TODDLER #003



From top:

Growing up by the sea, and with a tan to show for it (we need more sunblock).

At one of our favourite spots recently, because we get to drink and she gets to play.

And lastly, because she wants to "jump in muddy puddles like Peppa Pig".




20.3.18

WHEN THE CAT COMES OUT TO PLAY












We often refer to her as the third cat in the house.

It was the first time she came with me to Yong Siak Street, she really liked the little children's bookstore and gobbled down the bulk of my flourless chocolate cake.


@Woods in the Books + Plain Vanilla


13.3.18

TWIDDLING THUMB


We're in the middle of the March week-long break and I'm still wondering what to do with her (there's only so many playgrounds you can go hmm).

I don't dare to think about the month-long June one coming up (insert horrified emoticon).

What to do... ...what to do... ...



LONGKANG FISHING






It was a lot, lot more difficult than we thought.

HC did manage to catch some, though they didn't come home with us (our tabbies would have gone wild), so it was a 'bye bye fish' and back they went into the water.


@Mainland Tropical Fish Farm



12.3.18

ONE SATURDAY MORNING






HC was busy that day so I brought her to our 'happy place', where she can run-bounce-spin (basically run wild) as much as she likes and I can sit under a tree and enjoy my coffee.


@Goodman Arts Centre


28.2.18

LIFE WITH A TODDLER #002



Because she wanted to "look at the boats with my friends".


26.2.18

TO TAIPING AND BACK


















We took a very short overnight trip to small town Taiping, my father-in-law's hometown, and where HC had so many good childhood memories, with family during the Chinese festive holidays this year.


Things I remember fondly from the trip:

Lots of interesting-looking old facades and shops, too bad most of them were closed. Oh, and I realized that old town gems like Taiping really needs to be explored on foot. 

The little pea happily dipping in every puddle of water she could find. We had to literally drag her away from the Burmese Pool.

Beautiful raintrees in the Taiping Lake Garden, more than a hundred years old.

A quick poke around a pre-war abandoned mansion, before getting beaten off by the big swarms of mosquitoes. 

Dropping by one of the oldest coffee mills in the country, where the pea had a field day being fed mugs and mugs of free hot chocolate by Ah Ma.

Taking a turn-off to little fishing village Sepetang before hitting the highways.

And finally, perhaps not so fondly, remembering that four-hours turned eight-hours trip back home. Oh but the restaurant we stumbled upon halfway through the jam (assam curry!) was so good.





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