Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, December 27, 2008
For 20 years, we did not meet...keep in touch...Not too sure if it is mere chance/fate but somehow we got connected again on FACEBOOK recently! We are ecstatic about the reunion and decided that we should have a gathering. On 20th (sec 3 & 4 classmates) and 26th (sec 1 & 2 classmates) December 2008, we met and reminisced, laughed about all the fond memories.
Posted by serene kwong at Saturday, December 27, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Just back from Gold Coast @ Australia. Very tired but we had a great time, albeit a little 'tan' and 'sun-burnt'. Had been there few years ago with my hubby via guided tour. Decided to revisit again as believed the kids would like the theme parks @ Movie World etc. However, we had opted for free n easy arrangement this time. Amazing that we are able to commute from one place to another using only public buses, no taxis at all. Apart from the extreme hot weather and occasional showers, this trip was enjoyable!
Posted by serene kwong at Monday, December 08, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Attended the movie premiere of 'Sing to the Dawn' last Saturday at Jurong BirdPark. Very refreshing experience as this was our first time watching movie in an outdoor setting with birds chirping in the background.
Being the first Singapore-made animation movie, we supported it. However, compared to Hollywood's 'standard', there is still a 'gap'.
Monday, September 22, 2008
S'pore Biennale 06 had impressed us deeply, hence, we are happy that the second edition is back after 2 years. We may not be artistically-trained but exploring these 'extract/illusionary/comtemporary/beautiful' artworks are interesting. Of course, it is also impossible for us (particularly our kids) to appreciate and understand the underlying meaning of each artworks. Just an 'art' experience for all of us!
Posted by serene kwong at Monday, September 22, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Time really flies! Don't really bother to remember my birthday XX Sept 19XX but my girl is always so enthusiastic about it. She will 'broadcast' and remind everybody, probably because we share our birthdays in the same month. No elaborate celebration, just a simple affair with my family - birthday kisses & wishings, hand-made cards from my lovely kids (promised to publish their cards here as they are ardent supporters of my blog), a lunch treat by my hubby at Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel and so on.....Have a wonderful day!
Posted by serene kwong at Monday, September 15, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Crocs shoes have been popular in Singapore for many years but it just doesn't really tickled my fancy - weird design and make one looks clumsy when put on. This 'gigantic' one on display is different, so 'cute' that my boy wants to hug it!
Posted by serene kwong at Monday, August 25, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Like many 'kiasu' parents, we tried to enrol our girl into an 'elite' school when she was due for the primary 1 registration 2 years ago. We even paid $500 membership fee to join a clan so as to qualify for the phase 2B registration for one of its affiliated 'elite' schools. Demand far outsripped supply, we were not even eligible for the balloting due to the overwhelming applications under that phase (also because we do not stay within the 1km radius of our choice school). Very disappointed then.
Ultimately, we got her into a neighbourhood school near our place. To our relief, she had performed very well in her first year for her cohort. Hope she will continue to excel in her studies....We are proud of her!
Posted by serene kwong at Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Our girl started learning piano when she was 6 years old. It has benefited her in many ways in terms of mental, physical and emotional development, such as it helps to boost her self-confidence, 'brain-power' etc. Most important of all, she is now enjoying piano playing and aspired to be a pianist.
Hence, we decided to enrol our 4 years old boy earlier for the piano course (we are just typical 'KIASU' parents). Yamaha Junior Course is so popular that it has only 50 limited vacancies but yet over 100 applications received. And we are lucky enough to secure a place for our boy. He has already attended 3 lessons and having great fun with music, albeit a little bit nervous during his 1st lesson. So far so good and we are looking forward to him playing duet with our girl.
Posted by serene kwong at Monday, July 21, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Left the kids at home with my-in-laws yesterday and went shopping with my hubby at Orchard, hoping to grab some 'good' bargains before the Great Singapore Sale ends. He got 2 shirts and 1 pair of shoes for myself-not bad (at least we did not go back empty handed). Suggested to have dinner at Lau Pa Sa where the opening celebrations of Singapore Food Festival 2008 are held.
Tourists and locals flocked to Lau Pa Sa, including us. We are even mistakened as tourists and approached twice for survey conducted by staffs engaged by Singapore Tourism Board. The wide variety of food choice/stalls really whetted our appetite and eventually he opted for indian cuisine & 'Kway Chap' for me, coupled with satay. Very 'sinful' indulgence but has compensated that with more sit-ups!!!
Posted by serene kwong at Monday, July 07, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
24/7 convenience stores may evolved into a 'normal business hours' stores if Japan eventually implements the policy of 'limiting the operating hours of convenience stores' in an effort to be a more environmental friendly country. Globally, other countries may also be pressured to follow Japan's move.
However, I am just wondering whether earth conservation and business consumerism can co-exist in terms of social, economical and environmental benefits???
Posted by serene kwong at Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Monday, June 30, 2008
Singapore Toy & Comic Convention 2008 - the first international event of its kind in Singapore and Southeast Asia! Thought this inaugural event held at Suntec City that showcased the latest trends in toys, comics, animation, gaming, design, licensing and Cosplay would be interesting and hence, we decided to bring our kids there to enjoy the 'ultimate' experience.
The exhibition hall was crowded with enthusiastic and curious visitors. However, we were only there for about an hour as it really failed to spark our 'anticipated' interest and excitement. At the exit, our boy exclaimed, "Where are the toys"!!! He was expecting toys like those found in a typical toy shop which he could feel, touch and explore. Obviously, the event did not fulfill his insatiable demand for 'fun' toys. Our girl also expressed the 'disappointed frown'.
Posted by serene kwong at Monday, June 30, 2008