Featured in The Sunday Times – Getting Paid For Blogging
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Featured in The Sunday Times – Getting Paid For Blogging

One of the many things I love about blogging is being asked to review products, places or services. Getting paid for them is a wonderful added bonus. So when I was approached for a quote by The Sunday Times on their feature article “Getting Paid For Blogging” (Life section, 11 May 2014), I was happy…

Record Set For Longest Mother’s Day Balloon Sculpture
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Record Set For Longest Mother’s Day Balloon Sculpture

Lily Tan has done it again! This time, she is setting the record for the longest Mother’s Day balloon sculpture message in Singapore! She was at Tao Nan School to conduct a balloon sculpting workshop for the children while their parents attend a parenting workshop. After teaching the kids to make special heart-shaped balloons and…

8 Exam Stress Busters For Parents and Kids
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8 Exam Stress Busters For Parents and Kids

Exams are an inevitable part of our children’s lives. And so is the stress that comes with it. Therefore, developing a strategy to manage the exam period and teaching our kids to be resilient against exam stress are essential skills to empower them for life. Here are some strategies I have adopted that helps me get through…

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Marriage Convention 2014 – From Good To Great Relationships

How fit is your marriage? How do you bring your good marriage to greater heights? Find out at the Marriage Convention 2014. This annual Marriage Convention is brought to you by Families for Life (Formerly known as the National Family Council) and MediaCorp. It marks the International Year of the Family, spearheaded by the Ministry of Social and Family…

Spooky Jr. – Magical Night at POLW
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Spooky Jr. – Magical Night at POLW

The kiddies and I checked out Spooky Jr., a special party held at the Port of Lost Wonder (POLW) on Sentosa last Friday.   POLW is the first kids’ club by the beach in Singapore. Like Peter Pan’s Neverland, POLW is all about the children. They have top priority at the play club while the…

Milo Champions And Energized Kids
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Milo Champions And Energized Kids

My kids, like me, are not big breakfast fans. I will be lucky if they ate a slice of bread before they are shipped off to school in the morning. With breakfast being such an important meal to start their day, I really want to make sure they have the energy to meet their demanding schedule of school, extra-curricular…

Festive Celebrations: DIY Ideas For Diwali Rangoli
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Festive Celebrations: DIY Ideas For Diwali Rangoli

Every year we celebrate three times! The first of January (New Year), Chinese New Year (Chinese New Year) and then Diwali (Indian New Year). This is on account that I am Chinese and my hubby is Indian. Our “Chindian” children there get twice the “angpows” or “kerchis” (red packets with money) and triple the fun each…

Tang Music Box – A Singing Sensation!
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Tang Music Box – A Singing Sensation!

Singing is not my forte. I will not torture myself singing in the bathroom, let alone the public. While I may not be as bad as American Idol singer William Hung, I might just be a close runner-up. The only times I cave are to croon lullabies to put my kids to bed or sooth…

Barbie’s Three Codes of Conduct To Live By
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Barbie’s Three Codes of Conduct To Live By

Be Brave. Be Strong.  Be Yourself. These are the three codes of conduct that Barbie shared with her fans. We caught her last performance of Barbie LIVE (10 – 14 September) at the Mastercard Theatre Marina Bay Sands. I wasn’t sure at first if I wanted to bring my daughter to watch Barbie LIVE! Barbie with her…

Sentosa Buskers Festival 2013
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Sentosa Buskers Festival 2013

One of the best events in Singapore to take your kids to!  It is FREE. It is FUN. It is a lot of LAUGHTER.  Sentosa Buskers Festival 2013 is back for the fourth year with an awesome treat of local and international buskers! We were there for the opening festivities and caught one of our favorite acts Tuto Tul…

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Singapore Night Festival 2013 – Part 2

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, and try again. Our first night at the Singapore Night Festival 2013 was a bust. Our second attempt yielded better results. A portion of the Armenian Street was closed and there was great energized Mardi-Gras atmosphere. We moved through throngs of crowds, spotted mascots and took pictures with…

Review: The Phantom Of The Opera
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Review: The Phantom Of The Opera

Even if you are not an opera fan, I promise you will be mesmerized by The Phantom of the Opera. I first saw the production when I visited London many moons again and was completely captivated by their majestic performance. Now, almost ten years later, I couldn’t resist catching for a second time the play…

Primary School: Top Schools To Volunteer Before P1 Registration
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Primary School: Top Schools To Volunteer Before P1 Registration

These are the most popular schools that parents volunteer with. Some will buy or rent homes within 1 or 2 km to their school of choice.  Others may volunteer if they are not former students of the school.  So, here’s a list of highly-demanded schools that parents volunteer in and the districts that the schools…

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‘Live Shows’ In Shopping Malls June 2013

June is one of my favourite time of the year! The Great Singapore Sale (GSS) is on and the malls are packed with shows and activities for the kids. It’s a win-win for the families.  1. Let’s Celebrate with Barney & Friends – City Square Mall The ever popular purple dinosaur returns to our tropical…

Top 10 Kids English Enrichment
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Top 10 Kids English Enrichment

Need a boost in English grades or help with your composition writing? Here are the best English enrichment or tuition classes for your kids.   English is one of Singapore’s four official language. The Ministry of Education (MOE) recognises that it is “the medium by which most Singaporeans gain access to information and knowledge from around the…