A couple of weeks ago we had to go get our laptop fixed, Singapore phone plan, and get some photos off our computer hard drive. We found this mall down by city hall that is entirely dedicated to electronics. If we had time Lyndon would have spent a long time there. Electronics paradise. But ya know with kids it's another story. We had a few hours to hang around while our laptop screen was getting fixed. We were going to go pick some stuff up at the grocery store, but on the way we saw some pretty neat stuff and just decided to forget the grocery store and explore this area.
Wednesday, 27 January 2016
Cosette has been taking ballet once a week since the new year began. It is her favorite day of the week. On the day she has class, she told her class at school that she had ballet that night. It is the cutest to see how excited she is to go. After her first official class as we were walking home and she asked to show me her special dance. She was all decked out in her outfit beaming and glowing with joy as she danced around the plaza of the community center. It was one of those heart melting moments as a parent. Seeing your child so happy (she was glowing like the sun), it was beautiful to witness and almost brought me to tears (I cry so much more that I have kids). I took this video, like a creeper, of her at class. I love that they were dancing to some sort of k-pop or j-pop. Parents are not allowed into the class unless your child is doing a trial class, so I am stuck at creeper status with all the other parents who were also taking pictures and videos. Cosette is easy to spot, just look for the only blonde haired kid. She asked on me on the way home why everyone has black hair. Then we had a discussion on genes. Enjoy the cutest dancers in all of Singapore!
Other post about ballet in NYC here.
Other post about ballet in NYC here.
Sunday, 24 January 2016
Since moving to Singapore Lyndon and I have been going on a lot more dates. We have found some amazing babysitters in our ward. They are the sweetest girls and so good with the kids. It's been so nice to get some alone time with my man, even if Raphael tags along sometimes.
We went to see a dance opera (basically a ballet) at the Esplanade Theatre downtown this past weekend for our date night. It's called Silk Road based off the Dunhaung Frescoes in the Gansu province of China. It was phenomenal. That is why I am sharing it. Both of us were so moved by the production, especially by the music and the costumes. The music was majestic and touching. It forced you to become emotionally involved in the story, applauding the character's triumphs and crying in their pain. The story line was both personal and epic. The main characters were a father and daughter. It was so sweet to see their love and sacrifice for each other. Story lines are so often about two lovers, it was refreshing to see the devotion and love of a familial relationship. It was extraordinarily beautiful and neat cultural experience.
Wednesday, 20 January 2016
|At the entrance there is this light image thingy (I have no idea what it's called). Hollographic? Anyway, you walk throught it and it looks like you are walking through water.|
|The first river is the Mississippi River! And Cosette found Tennessee!|
|Trying to get a decent picture with the Indian Gharial.|
|Love my boys.|
|"Mommy the monkey is swimming!"|
|Here it is! The swimming monkey.|
|Ginormous fish that are found in one of the rivers in China. I should know the name, oh well.|
|Super stoked to see Jia Jia the Giant Panda! The River Safari has two Giant Pandas. We are so lucky to get to have them here because not many zoos in the world have pandas.|
|Henry saw that the Panda had some dirt on it and said it needed a bath because it was dirty. He said it like this "it's dirty. It needs a bath".|
|Chocolate filled panda steamed bun for the kids. They rejected it and Lyndon finished them. We are all still getting used to new tastes and flavors here.|
|The River Safari goes around this part of the lake. It is beautiful out there.|
|She saw the scarlet Ibis and thought they were so cute. She asked to get her picture taken with them.|
Random assorted pictures from other River Safari adventures:
|There are lots of different animal statues. Cosette likes this one the best.|
|Raining, but we stay dry. Love it!|
|And of course, Henry runs out in the rain. He loved it, and I love him.|
|Henry loves seeing all the different alligators and crocodiles. The Ganges River Crocodile is probably our favorite at the River Safari,|
|The manatee exhibit is one of our favorites. There are so many in the tank and so many angles to observe them. And it's inside so we get to hang out in the aircon.|
We love this place a lot. So grateful Singapore has a lot of zoos.