Friday, 12 September 2014

We watched Bubble Magic!

With much anticipation, we finally caught the Bubble Magic show! It was a wonderful 2 men show, playing and 'experimenting' with bubbles, like there's no limit to discovery. Which after that session, Js would have probably realised there's so much to just bubbles. The show was designed to ignite imagination and brilliantly staged to blend the poetry of bubbles with elements of traditional clowning. It instilled a sense of childish wonder for all ages, we had a whole good session of laughing therapy. Till now, the loud infectious laughter of a child sitting behind us is still running in my mind. Such a joy!

On a deeper level, the show explored the change of prospective when the 2 characters work together, instead of in isolation, realising the benefits of team work. They worked with water, soap, tubes, circle and smoke machines. Blowing smoke into the bubbles, playing with lights, shadow, music and costumes is just too captivating for our eyes. Even more amazed to be surprised with fishbowl bubbles, bubbles on high wire and a moving train inside a bubble tunnel.

All these got me thinking real hard when Jazz asked to do bubble classes. Is there possibly one? Jare on the other hand was in deep concentration during the show, he was so seriously engrossed. To the extend, he looked like he's gonna be a future bubble-nist, if there's such an occupation.

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There was no proper conversation throughout the show, it was communicated in gibberish or minion language, like what Js would say. So yeah, it's for anyone. No language barrier. 

We enjoyed the show very much. It was even more evident when bathroom shower took longer than usual that day. Js experimented with bubbles.

The show is about 65 minutes, with no interval. A just nice duration. Bubble magic is running from now till 14 September. Do check tickets availability at sistic. If you've gotten the tickets, you're in for a great treat. If not, don't wait till it's too late. It's may be pricey, but a great watch and experience for our little ones. We don't deal and witness such exotic bubbles in our usual bathroom days.

Disclaimer: We were given tickets to the show. All opinions are solely ours. All photos are credited to Lunchbox Theatrical Production.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Crafty caterpillar

Our September holidays has been really fulfilling this far. It's been an all out week for us, Js were on a workshop and I was their Mummy taxi. Out of some afternoon time we finally had today, we made a caterpillar!

I gathered some simple resources:
  • 2 toilet rolls
  • green and red paint
  • black paper
  • Stapler
  • craft glue 
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Painters at work

1. Segment the 2 toilet rolls into 6 equal parts (3 from each).
2. Paint 5 segments green and 1 of it red, as the head.
3. Staple the segmented body and head together.
4. Cut out feelers, eyes and mouth from the black paper. Paste it on.

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Say 'Hi' to Catty

That's our hungry little caterpillar, Jazz named it Catty. Tell us it does look like one. You could make a rainbow caterpillar too! A really easy craft that took us less than 15 minutes to complete. We had 2 workers though.

Have fun working it through!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Meeting the TMNT

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles never seem to age with time. Oh yes! The wonderful teenagers made a come back, with their energetic and youthful appearances preserved.

Last week was a turtle week for us. I brought the kids for a TMNT movie treat with their friends, followed by a meet and greet session the next day. The turtles have unbelievably rose out of their sewers, crashed out of the movie screen to make live appearances on the stage of City square mall! It was just too exciting for the kids, and their Mama. I knew them since my childhood days. Nah, I'm not aging. *Denial*

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Turtles are machos
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Showing their stunts
Js really enjoyed their appearances, and especially more when they showed off their stunts. It was all interactive and engaging. Though I was pretty distracted because of a minor accident we met on the way there, my mood got regulated when I watched how delighted Js were with the turtles. Thank God for children, and turtles too! 

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A moment with the hereos
It's interesting that Jazz fell in love with the turtles too. Not just a boy's thing after all. But hmm, it's their mama who decided to introduce these to them. Childhood right?!!

Here's more details to catching them live on stage:
Date: 06 to 14 Sep 2014
Venue: City Square Mall, L1 atrium
Mon to Fri: 2pm and 7pm
Sat and Sun: 1pm, 4pm and 7pm
To redeem a meet and greet pass, simply spend $50 (max of 3 combined receipts on the same day) from the stores. 50 passes per show. Sounds good to do a family meal there, or maybe the groceries.

And how about a turtles TV night:
Date: 05 to 14 Sep 2014
Venue: City Square Mall, B1 fountain square
Time: 8pm daily
Colouring fun begins at 7:30pm, after which the screening of 2 different episodes from season 2 begins.

Finally, if the love and excitement for the turtles are too overwhelming, swing over to ToyRus to pick up a favourite TMNT toy! Js are very much contented with their shellraiser and little Leonardo, with compliments from SPRG. Thank you for the well thought goodies!

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Such cool fun!
Much things to do in the mall eh?!! Have a great September holidays, Cowabunga!

Disclaimer: We were given a meet and greet opportunity, and a lovely goodie bag for reviewing purpose. All opinions and photos are solely our own. 

Monday, 8 September 2014

Visions of Joy - Plaza Singapura

Have you got an old or unwanted pair of spectacles sitting in your home? Here's what you can do. Bring them to the Visions of Joy roadshow, at Plaza Singapura, to do a part for charity by donating for recycling. In return, receive $40 worth of KJ Optometrists vouchers and a complimentary glaucoma test. Glaucoma is an eye disease that usually affects the middle aged to elderly.

Visions of Joy is running through this September holidays, with aim to raise awareness about the importance of good eye care in schooling children. It definitely is another good opportunity to talk to our kids about early myopia prevention.

Organized in conjunction with Plaza Singapura's 40th Anniversary celebrations, this event will also see approximately 200 children from underprivileged homes to receive free eye examinations and $24,000 worth of new spectacles. A good cause, it is!

Venue: Plaza Singapura, Main Atrium, Level 1
MRT: Dhoby Ghuat
Date: 08 to 14 Sep 2014 (Mon to Sun)
Time: 10am to 9pm

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Donate, don't trash

Friday, 5 September 2014

A teacher's day gift

It's the wonderful teacher's day tomorrow! I left the DIY gift ideas fully in Jazz's hands. Her teachers after all. I merely bought packs of clay and hinted she could mould something out for her teachers. There were many stuff she made out of them, and was indecisive about which to give, even till this very morning.

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Lets mould clay!

It's been a crazy week for me, I somehow got my days mixed up. Or rather, days of the week make no difference to a stay home mum. Sigh! So then, I thought she had another day to get her clay painted for gift. But what! My darling daughter told me this morning, "No Mummy, I'm bringing the gift today, it's today. There's no school tomorrow, remember?" Oh well, my days and memory were never in order since Motherhood came.

I panicked and out of the leftover morning time we had before school begins, she chose what she wanted to give and we hurriedly painted it. She picked a turtle figurine, which was moulded by me! I think she decided to keep the rest for herself.

Let me share this interesting conversation before we go on:
Jazz: Mummy, I have a very very sad news to tell you (She really looked upset, and I got worried)
I paused our steps
Mummy: What is it? 
Jazz: Michelangelo died
I was in deep deep confusion. I never knew the 4 teenage Mutant Ninja turtles became 3. 
Mummy: What? What do you mean? The movie?
Jazz: No. It's the terrapin in our class. His name is Michelangelo. He died and my teacher buried him.
I concealed my chuckle with this piece of news.

So well, that was why I knew she decided to go for a turtle to replace the loss of the once alive. She said it will make her teacher happy! Ahh, sounds like the perfect gift now.

After having it painted green, with not much time left, I decided to quick dry it on my palm in front of our strong blowing fan. Against my better judgement, the turtle 'swam' out of my palm, and its flippers came apart! We almost cried, but knew it was no spilt milk. We mended it with some craft glue.

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The broken and amended

With great mighty attempts, I tried to piece them to look almost flawless. Clearly, we knew it wasn't as perfect anymore. At least, she had something to present to her teacher. I prefer to focus on the thought that counts.

Earlier this week, she also drew something for her teacher, which was sealed into an envelop. All too swift for me to picture for keepsake.
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Personalized gift

It was sure an adventurous morning and memorable teacher's day gift for us to record. Big blunder on my mixed up days, or maybe, I should have prompted her to start the project earlier. Nonetheless, I thought it was a good save.

To all teachers and parents, the first teachers of our littlest, Happy Teacher's Day!