I’ve always enjoyed children’s plays. You will be surprised to find that their standard is pretty high, with engaging storylines, colourful and innovative sets, wonderful acting and singing, well written original songs and local puns! Best of all, the tickets cost a fraction of what I’ve to pay for an adult’s play or performance. It doesn’t cost me an arm and a leg (2 arms and 2 legs, in fact) to bring the whole family there. The only drawback is, I’ve to book tickets way in advance. I hate watching plays from a lousy seat. Just a pet peeve of mine. 😁
I’m very blessed to have children who enjoy them as much as I do, with minimal fidgeting.
Right, back to my topic. Rainbow fish. Well, it’s based on a well-loved children’s book with beautiful illustrations on pride and selfishness. iTheatre managed to expand it into an enjoyable 40 mins musical.
The sets are thoughtful and innovative.
Colourful under the UV lights. And very fine puppetry work we have here. The actors did a wonderful job in bringing the puppet sea creatures to life with their expressive voices. There’s the proud and selfish rainbow fish, witty Big Violet, excitable Little Green, friendly Small Blue, sociable Tiny Stripes, motherly Starfish, villainous (but cowardly) French accented Hammerhead shark (who’s mad about sushi and sashimi) and wise old Octopus.
My favourite character is the witty Big Violet which is both abrasive and eloquent. Heck! He even speaks Shakespearean!
“Any fish by any other name will smell as fishy!”- Big Violet.
So if you haven’t watched it, get the tickets now at Sistic! Check out their website.
Our wefie ritual, while waiting for it to start!!
Trying to selfie with the stage but failing miserably. I need to buy a new selfie stick. The last one went kaput!!
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I unearthed a forgotten trove of journals when I was trying to locate one of my old travel journals to plan for my next holiday!
I marveled at how legible my handwriting was! 😁 Back in 1998! Now, it has been reduced to a scrawl, though not quite up to the standard of the “Doctor font” yet. (Sigh! It goes to show that no matter how badly I write, I don’t have the potential to be a doctor. Oh well!)
I posted the picture in FB and some very wonderful friends praised my ex-handwriting. Ok! For that, I’ll endeavour to improve my current standard!!
Some others were surprised that I actually kept journals. Yes! I did and I still do (very sporadically now). I’m still quite old school. I need to scribble on something for my ideas to take shape.
I used to write in my diaries every day. When I go through them now, memories come back to me and yet they felt like a few lifetimes away. Those were part of me and yet, there’s no way I can write like that now. Not at this point of my life, with the current state of mind. I kind of miss the old me, with a naive set of idealism and can-do attitude (to the point of being “ti ki”). Ah! How nice it was, to be young, to have the “anything can be done” 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼, the silly squabbles, the shallow crushes.
Looking back now, it seems that I had a whole lot more fun than what I have right now. It’s a chore to be a grown up! But at least I’ve had my good old wild days! Been there, done that!
Maybe, just maybe, one day, I can make the choice to unshackle myself from the mundane responsibilities and liabilities and be wild again?! But by then, already become old auntie already leh. Sigh…!
Everyone should start journaling! You will be surprised to read what you are writing now, 20 years later! It’s like recovering parts of your life. 😜
*ti ki – hokkien for metal teeth. Aka persistent.
Posted in Deep Thoughts, Holiday, Just Me, Little Joys in Life, Tongue in Cheek | Tagged diary, holiday, journal, nostalgia | Leave a Comment »
Most people would tell you that it’s absolutely unprofessional to bring your children to work. It’s an unconceivable notion to do that in my previous 2 companies.
However, I’m truly blessed that the current one that I’m at is truly pro family! Of course I don’t treat it as a childcare centre and bring my children there every day, but the bosses are accommodating to allow the once-in-a-whiles. This is especially important for working mothers like me who have to juggle work and the numerous parental duties.
Besides, to let the children see where I work and how I work is part of bonding. They know what I do and who my colleagues are when I leave them to go to work.
And yes, when my parents were on holiday, my hub went on his overseas trip, and I still had to work, I’d bring the little ones to work. My wonderful colleagues would take turns to “childsit” them.
There they were! Having fun at our Open house cum Oklahoma Project Launch event. Future judge and doctor. All this while, I was running around in the office, trying to juggle my time between my clients who had all decided to come at the same time despite my best effort of spacing them out on the schedule. 🙈
By one of my favourite authors –
“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” Charles Dickens
Posted in Little Joys in Life, 宝贝s of the House | Tagged cm, count my blessings, work, yh | 2 Comments »
Me: How did you find the Lion Dance?
小小宝贝: The lions are naughty naughty!
Me: 🤔 Why?!
小小宝贝: Because after they ate the oranges, they spit their food out! Cannot spit food out! (Disapproving look) AND they threw rubbish all over the floor! Naughty naughty!!
There’s hope for the next generation! Keep Singapore litter free!! 😆
Posted in Festive Joy, Little Anecdotes, Little Joys in Life, Tongue in Cheek | Tagged Chinese New Year, cm, lion dance, Toddler | Leave a Comment »
Look what I’ve found underneath my pillow!
Given to me by my Sweet Valentine! But I can’t open it til 14th Feb. 😂😂😂
When I asked her about it, she coyly whispered, “Mommy, it’s a SECRET!”
Little things like these brighten up my days.
My lovely 宝贝, if you happen to read this one fine day, I just want to tell you, “I love you lots and lots!!” 😘😘😘
Posted in Deep Thoughts, Festive Joy, Growing Up Beautifully, Little Joys in Life | Tagged baobei, sweet girl, valentine, yh | Leave a Comment »
The children have been clamouring for home made ice cream. I haven’t had time to make some for them. I need to make more desserts for bargaining chips!! 😜
I had watermelon and milk kefir in my refrigerator and a set of brand new popsicle mould which I bought from Daiso (for only $2!! I love Daiso!!). My first popsicles in the making! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼
I blended the watermelon and mixed in the milk kefir. Voila! Watermelon smoothie! Poured the mixture into the popsicle moulds and popped them into the freezer.
The mixture eventually separated into 2 layers. 😅 BUT my easy-going children loved them! Why? They are cold and they had 2 colours. 😂😂😂 Anything cold goes with them.
I need to come up with more kefir popsicle recipes that don’t separate into layers though. Keep your eyes on my posts! 😊
More kefir recipes
Posted in Battling Eczema, Craft & Culture, Food for Eczema, Food for Todd, Little Joys in Life, Milk Kefir, 宝贝s of the House | Tagged dessert, fruit, milk kefir, popsicle, watermelon | 1 Comment »