Fishing time

Papa Yap had just bought Little Darian a fishing game set. We both had played with that when we were kids and I pretty sure that many of you would have played it before too! It is really a game of testing patience.  Before you could pull up the fish, the jaws has already opened up. Haha… 🙂 Seems like Little Darian enjoyed the fishing game a lot. Surprisingly, he was rather patient with the fishes. Hehe… 😉 And finally he managed to master the trick in catching the fishes. Smart boy 🙂

He was so proud and happy to catch a number of fish! Showing his ‘catches’ 🙂 hehe…



Choo choo!!

Lil’Darian really adores Thomas the train. (If you have read my previous post, you ought to realise that. Haha…) Ever since he started walking, whenever we stepped into toy department stores, he would set his eyes on Thomas the train and run toward the toys. Not long after, he began his Thomas the train collections. He has a number of Thomas and his friends trains pull along and 7 sets of Thomas the train railway tracks at home. Right now, both of us feels that he has enough of such toys and we should not let him buy anymore. Instead, we are looking at educational toys and I have just bought him four sets of wooden puzzles as his Christmas present. 🙂

Choo Choo Thomas!

Anyway, the battery operated trains are really noisy and annoying whenever he switches on them for quite a while. (Just imagine he wouldn’t allow us to switch them off too!) In instances when the trains hit one another off the tracks, he gets pretty upset and expects us to put the trains back on the tracks. Gosh! We really do not have such patient after helping him a number of times. Also, we have to keep replacing the batteries! So irritating. Finally, Papa Yap decided to keep some of the battery operated trains!  haha :p

His Thomas collection! (Many more tracks kept away as we do not have the space to join up all. )

Meal times and drinking sessions have been made more interesting for him. The very first time I bought him his Thomas water bottle, plates and bowls, I saw a super delighted face! Haha… I remembered vividly when he first used the Thomas water bottle, he finished the whole bottle of water even before reaching the shopping mall and resulted in a heavy diaper within a short period. Hah! I was joking with Papa Yap that it must be the water tastes much sweeter in the Thomas water  bottle and that’s why he finishes up all in a go. Haha :p

Lil’Darian carrying the thomas water bottle, getting ready to go out.

Just two months ago, my sister’s friend PiJun, bought him a packet of organic pasta – Thomas shapes. He got extremely excited seeing it and kept hurrying me to open up the packet for him to taste. Haha.. Of course, he stopped after I explained to him that I have to cook the pasta in order for him to eat. At the moment, I seriously can see his ”I can’t wait to eat up Thomas” face! Haha 🙂 On the day I cooked the pasta, he insisted that I stayed in the kitchen and continue cooking. Each time I stepped out of the kitchen, he will point at the kitchen and shout “NO NO, GO GO GO, COOK!” haha… What a funny son! Now that he had finished up the pasta and kept pulling out the drawer(where I used to keep the pasta), I need to get more this to make him real happy. 🙂

Mr happy in his “I am so gonna gobble you all up!” facial expression. Haha :p

Till now, everytime Darian sees Thomas, he will say out “Choo Choo”. We will prompt him to pronounce the word but he is still unable to say out ‘ Thomas’. Anyway it’s good that he tried, once he mastered the various sounds, he would be able to articulate the word and then we would be all prepared to hear him shouting for ‘Thomas! Hah will wait patiently for the day to come. 🙂


Tiny Tower

Have been playing this game – Tiny Tower on Ipad for the longest time. It can really sustain my interest in playing the game. Unlike other games like Smurfs, you seriously need the time to play and maintain them. For this, as and when i have the time then i would log in and play. The graphics are so cute and the colours are vibrant. Love it! 🙂 I can customised the colours of the shops and residential apartments to my liking. Also, I can even change the costumes for the Bitizens (the little peoples). Super cute! Right now after the latest update, my tower is standing at 148 tall with 275 Bitizens and most of them are in their dream jobs. 🙂

My Tiny Tower :p

Generally, the main aim of this game is to build a tower and manage the various shops and residential apartments as well as the Bitizens who live within the tower. Profit would be earned, in form of coins, from the sales of stocks and the rents from Bitizens. The coins are needed in constructing floors and purchasing stocks for businesses.  There are other tasks like: delivering the little characters to specified floors, searching for a specific Bitizen within the tower and the arrival of various VIP’s (Construction worker, Big spender, Property agent, Delivery man and Celebrity)- each of which gives a specific bonus to the player.

Besides using the Tower Bux to speed up stocking and the construction of floors, you can use it to move new Bitizens in. These Bux can also be used for permanent upgrades, such as faster elevators, purchasing costumes for the Bitizens and increases in maximum stock levels of different floors. Tower Bux can be obtained through in-app purchases, though players can earn them by doing various tasks such as: Assigning Bitizens to their dream jobs.