Tuen's Blog

Infrequent diary of a procrastinator

Ren’s School Assembly Presentation

Ren’s class gave a presentation at his school assembly today. They had been practising for this the whole week and he had been very excited about it. The presentation was about reducing, reusing and recycling. He even invited me to go along with Mary to watch him at the assembly, which I did. I’m glad [...]

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Ren’s Birthday Party

Ren celebrated his 6th birthday with a party on the 4th of June. Originally we had intended to have a small party with a small group of friends, but some of his classmates actually found out about the party and asked to be invited.  In the end, we invited his whole class and held the [...]

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Rooftop Tent

I recently purchased a rooftop tent. This type of tent originated in Africa where I suppose, it was dangerous to have tents on the ground. Anyway, I set it up on my Prado to test it out and it seems to be very stable and sturdy. It sleeps two adults, but I think it shouldn’t be [...]

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Ren’s 5th Birthday

We recently celebrated Ren’s 5th Birthday with a small party at home. We invited some of his preschool classmates and their parents over to our home for some snacks, games and a magic show. Guess who was the magician? I was pretty nervous about performing, as it had been years since I last performed my tricks. [...]

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Traffic School

Ren attended traffic school at Kew last week. The kids started the day with a short lecture in the classroom, where they learnt some basic rules about cycling and walking on the streets. They also learnt how to put on their helmets properly and how to adjust and tighten them. After that, it was off [...]

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Ren’s Visit to Chesterfield Farm

On Monday, Ren’s playschool organised a visit to Chesterfield farm, a small farm not far from where we live. I think they cater specially to tourists and kids. This is not the first time we brought Ren to a farm. The first time was when we visited the Lims in New Zealand, and Jean brought us [...]

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The baby costs me $110 today!

I came out of the bedroom this morning with baby in tow, as usual. This time though, I forgot to take something with me and went right back to my bedroom only to find the door shut and worse, locked! I thought someone had gone in and I called out if anyone was inside, but [...]

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Pants’ Fairy

Our little one never ceases to amaze me. In his videos and television shows, he has come across the tooth fairy and what she does with kids’ teeth when placed under the pillow. Yesterday afternoon, whilst taking him to the loo, I accidentaly pulled off his pants ‘hook’ or whatchamightcallit; the little metal item that [...]

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Baby Turns 4

It’s hard to believe that our little bundle of joy, which came unexpected and unplanned, is now 4 years old and has become so much a part of our lives that it’s hard to imagine what life would be like without him. We had two celebrations for him. One was on the Sunday before, where [...]

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Fang Fa and Friteof’s visit

During the Singapore Day last year at the Sid Myer Bowl, Mary had met an old friend from Singapore, Fang Fa (or Christina as we had known her), whom we had not been in touch with for more than 15 years. Turns out she’s living not far from us with Friteof (may have gotten the [...]

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