Saturday, November 27, 2010

Kumbaya...


Tonight I sleep in a different place from my babykins.

It is the first time she's been away from me for a night.

K is having a sleepover at my parents cos we are currently in KL for a night cos the husband is here for work.

We decided to leave her back in SG cos she's n o t so great with road trips. *cue incessant crying*

But who am I kidding? I miss my lil kiddo so! =(

See you tomorrow, Munchkin!

xxoo,

Mummy

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday Night Bumper Bowling.


Saturday night.

We had spent the earlier part of the day shopping for Christmas trim.

After grabbing a small bite, we headed to this lil bowling alley located at one of the civil servant clubs.


Two pairs of size 1 shoes later and the bumper was raised, the boys were ready to bowl.


It was so fun! And so cute to see them excitedly walking up to the lane and rolling them balls.


And then they would hurry to the ball machine to wait for it to cough out their bowling balls.

In the end, we had a grand old score of 88 to share between the boys. =)


In the meantime, Baby K discovered this old school machine at a corner.

All in all, it was pretty good value family entertainment for a Saturday night!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Metro, You SUCK!

I am a lil embarrassed to write this post but it is annoying the crap out of my system so here goes.

Last evening, Mum and I drove down to Paragon with the 3 kids cause Metro, (cue that jingle, "Metro lights up your christmas"), had a ladies night promotion.

I was there to shop for Christmas stuff and Mum was there to just browse.

Now I don't normally frequent the joint but they had extended the sale to the trim shop and so I was there to check out Christmas trees and such.

So the clock hits 6 and we headed towards the escalator. There stood 3 security personnel who were checking if you had a metro card for admission purposes.

So as we approached the entrance, I was told VERY RUDELY by the woman that NO KIDS WERE ALLOWED.

Naturally, I was appalled. I had a sleeping 4 year old in the pram and a 1 year old that I was slinging on. So the only kid that was walking around (cos he REALLY wanted a christmas tree) was Big K.

So I said, "well, what am I supposed to do with them, then?"

To which, she replied nonchalantly, "Oh there is a playground upstairs, you can just leave them there."

Now I don't get mad easily... but I was F U R I O U S last night.

I normally walk away if they are polite and if they have an alternative solution to my kids. No need to make a fuss. But poor customer service gets my goat. I never stand for it.

I literally yelled at her and gave her a piece of my mind, in front of EVERYONE that was standing around. (Cause MEN were not allowed too. But that is another story)

I was incredibly angry with 1. her attitude 2. her amazing solution to my childcare issues 3. The way Metro handled their promotional event.

Look I understand it's Ladies Night and yes I can get it if I were to leave my kids at home. But FREAKING put it in your F**KING invite!

How could you ask me to leave my kids in an open playground with NO supervision and plus just pretend to look away after informing that. And rejecting people at the entrance is surely not an event plus point. C'mon it's freaking Metro, not the Butter Factory.

They got their manager down after realising that I was going nowhere.

By this time, my mum was naturally horrified that her stubborn daughter was raising her voice in public. Cause my mum will never have a verbal argument with anyone outside of family.

So after 10 minutes, the manager came down. She had all the SOPs of complaints management. She apologized. She listened to my rants. She "understood" and guess what? Metro did have a program for kids over two @ MindChamps Preschool on the sixth level. Kids under 2 were also allowed into the store. Well well...

Seems like all that yelling was unnecessary, ain't it?

If only her staff were informed.

We walked away after that. No business that treats their customer this way is getting ANY of my business.

So Metro is getting a complaint letter from me on Monday. And I am waiting to hear their response.

What a way to start Christmas shopping, huh?

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Going on 8...

Speaking a thousand words.

This picture sums up our entire 8 year relationship.

For the eight years since I've known D, he has always been the one who makes me laugh the hardest.

The one who works the longest hours (even this past long weekend) and still makes time for dates and storytelling time with his kids.

The one who stood through the three crazy births of our children and never once fainted at the sight of all the gore and blood.

The one that gave up the luxury of driving to work and takes a 1.5 hour journey to and fro work daily, just so I could have the car to ferry the kids around.

The one who readily took back the old car and passed me the keys to the new one when it was ready.

The one who sits next to me at the movie theatre and covers my mouth when we watch silly shows like "Due Date" or "The Hangover" cause I laugh too loudly.

The one who always nods his head when I tell him of some silly idea I have in my head and never tells me it's impossible.

The one who would babysit my kids at any available given moment, just so that I can go out and do my thing.

The one who never nags if the housework is not done or there is no dinner on the table, to him, there is always takeout or waiting for the part time help.

The one who packs the essentials when we travel. =)

The one who never panic and always have a Plan B.

The one who would sit through all my shoe and bag shopping and has never whinged about my obsession with them.

The one who tells me that I am beautiful even though I've been having sleepless nights from looking after the baby.

That one who said that he would hold me till the end.

At the end of the day, he is the person that I want to see before I sleep.

Happy Anniversary, Babe!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Farmer's Market @ Loewen Gardens


Since the husband is working on this long weekend, I'd thought I'll bring the kids to the farmer's market @ Loewen Gardens.

It is a fortnightly affair that is organized by the Pantry and offers a range of artisan food products as well as some produce from either the small local farms or Malaysia. Not unlike the markets at Australia. Just a tad smaller, that's all.

Ice Cream and Brioches

Dempsey is our usually hangout spot for lunches and coffees. More often than not, we are in the main area where Jones the Grocer or CMPB is at. But I've never explored this little nook before.


Other than the Pantry cooking school and cafe, there's a ballet studio, a few lifestyle shops, a kids clothing store with the most delectable items from all over, and a spa.

We walked around for a lil bit and then settled down for some breakfast at the Pantry. Eggs Benedict was the order for the day.
The 2 lookalikes
Eggs Benedicts. Yumz.

The best thing is there are lil nooks of play activities for the kids. Two trampolines sit at the grounds for the kids to jump amok. And there are playgrounds for them to muck around in whilst the parents are eating. Also, Little Bobby Cars (I heart those!) and Miro scooters are scattered around for the kids to have a lil ride on. Needless to say, the kids had plenty of fun.

K had a red scooter.

J had the blue one. Such a boy and girl thing.

It was, all in all, a pretty good morning. Pity about the heat but I think we will be back with Daddy in tow.

Monday, November 01, 2010

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