Showing posts from June, 2017

Chinatown Adventure

We spent an afternoon down in Chinatown last week. Our goal was to go to the Chinatown Heritage Centre and it turned into a really fun outing. 

It is a museum that is located in one of the shop houses in Chinatown. The three story museum illustrates the history of some of Singapore's earliest settlers. The different floors show what life was like for the people. We got to see a tailor shop, where the hawker worked, where the clog maker lived, and where a family of eight lived in a tiny eight by eight room. 
This place has been on my list since we arrived, and time is running out, so we went. It was one of those outing where I thought, "this is going to be really bad, or okay". Kids in museums is tricky. To my astonishment, literally I cannot believe, the kids loved the museum! We had the best outing there. I read as many of the plaques as I could out loud to them. We looked in the living quarters and read about the people who lived there. I really enjoyed the museum, but I…

Jurong Bird Park, You are Incredible

We made our last visit to the Jurong Bird Park this week. It was the best way we could have spent our last day there. We went with our friends which always makes outings more fun. Sad to say goodbye to them and the Bird Park.

We got there the earliest we have ever been there (before 10am), and made it in time to see the Kings of the Sky Show, which lets us get a up close and better understanding of birds of prey. The coolest part was when they let a flock of Brahminy Kites fly over the audience over and over again. They got so close that we had to duck our heads when it flew over us.

In between shows we went to the African Penguin feeding. After the keeper does their thing, they let the park visitors feed the penguins. The kids got three trays full of fish and got to feed the penguins. Henry was especially excited and told me the fish were dry and slimy. The penguins ate all the fish the kids threw in, which they were super thrilled about.

Next on the agenda was the High Fliers Show. Thi…

School Time: Last Day of School in Singapore

Out of all the experiences we have had here in Singapore, the kid's school has been the best by far. They have learned and grown so much academically. I could have never imagined how amazing school here would be for them. I want to cry writing this, because I love their school so much. I am so sad that it is over. Their teachers and principal have been so wonderful. The sweetest and kindest women I could have ever asked to help my children develop a love for learning. 

Both kids have had the same teachers and for the most part the same class mates for the 18 months they have been in school here. These people have become kind of like a second family. Their teachers care immensely about them. Their class mates have become so dear to my heart. I love all those kids so much. The school has been so wonderful to allow me to participate so much in the classroom this year. It has been really wonderful for me to be part of their learning experience. I am going to miss hearing all those kids…