At Uncle Leong’s Restaurant

***25th November***

Right after the USS trip, we fetched Baby Dyann’s from my mom’s place and went to Uncle Leong’s restaurant at Punggol. Jeff had made a dinner reservation for the usual group of us there. So far it was our first time there. I have been hearing from people saying that the food is good and so I suggested to Jeff on the venue. Indeed the food there was quite up to standard. They had ordered a lot of food like the black pepper crabs, chilli crabs, salted egg prawns, coffee spareribs, claypot beancurd, spinach, stir fried Ee mian, spicy horfun. However I did not manage to take any photos of the food. Mainly because they had started eating before we reached. I must say that the signature spicy horfun is really tasty and flavourful. I will order that again for sure. Cardine had bought a Thomas Cake from Polar cake shop for Darian. It was really a sweet surprise and so we ended the dinner with a mini celebration for Darian. A joyful boy he was! Anyway thank you Jeff for that sumptuous dinner treat! 🙂



Thomas and the hidden treasure

***7th October***

Darian’s “long-awaited” show is finally here! I have made the biggest mistake by telling him that we had purchased the tickets and would be bringing him on the 7th October. He was on a repeat mode for three weeks after telling him so. He was constantly asking about the show almost everyday. Haha… The sweetest part was when I told him that we would not be bringing along his baby sister to the show and he actually got upset. He had only accepted it reluctantly after explaining to him. Two days before the show, he asked about it again. And so we reminded him that baby Dyann would be staying at my mom’s place and he actually got a little worked up and said that he doesn’t want to go for the show anymore! Aww… sweet right? 🙂

On the actual day, we had a superb lunch at my mom’s place before heading to the Singapore Expo. It really didn’t help when I am on diet! Wahaha… It was very delicious! 🙂

Wrapped steamed herbal Chicken (Papa Yap’s favourite), Fried fish fillet, Chilli sambal prawns and my all time favourite mixed vegetable 🙂 Alright I am starting to salivate while typing! Hehe…

We reached there at 1.45pm and collected our tickets. While waiting for the ushers to open the gate, we hang around and bought some food and drinks. Hmm… I seriously shouldn’t be eating after the sumptuous lunch! Hehe 😉 As usual, Darian kept asking for Thomas. Finally the show started! I personally think that this Thomas and friend musical show is quite entertaining and the story line is easy to comprehend. But it is more appropriate for the older kids as they will be able to understand much better. For the younger toddlers, it would be kind of boring until the trains appear on the stage. And they were like screaming when Thomas first made his appearance on stage. Wahaha… Yes, of course Darian was super excited to see the trains on the stage too and I did explain to him on the different scenes, in order for him to know what’s going on and he seems to understand. The performers did engage the kids or rather the audience in various part of the show like, clapping, waving, singing and shouting. If not for these interactive part, it would be boring for the kids and the adults would just doze off. Haha… I feel the show will be better if they could hang Harold the helicopter down instead of just talking about it, looking and pointing up in the sky and hearing the engines of the helicopter, without seeing the actual thing.

Well I suppose Darian did enjoy the show after all as he is still asking for more!  Next time perhaps? 🙂


Thomas’s craze

Papa Yap has been rather crazy over Thomas Train Track set lately! We have quite a number of Thomas Train sets at home and he started buying the extension to build a bigger and taller set, claiming that it’s Darian who wants him to build it. Hmm… but it seems like Papa Yap is the one who wants to build it more than his son! Haha 🙂 Just the day before, right after reconstructing a bigger set, he insisted me to take pictures of it instantly! Haha! He is much more happy and excited than little Darian. Yay like a big kid, my eldest son! 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. 🙂


Darian is 2!

Wow, times passes so fast that it seems like I have just given birth to him. Yet at the speed of light, he is already two years old!

For his second birthday, we decided to give him a birthday treat and so we brought him to Singkids at Changi Airport T3 the day before his actual birthday.

He was having great fun catching and kicking the balloons! 🙂

He simply enjoys sliding down 🙂

Hah Darian at his favourite – the ball pit!

After that we went to the arcade for some games. He was rather cooperative with us leaving the arcade after using up all the credits. We took the sky train over to Terminal 1 for our dinner. On our way to the restaurant, we bought him a mini Thomas cake.  Haha.. He was super happy!  🙂 We had a late dinner at Paradise Inn. We ordered a few dishes and our favourite ice milk tea. The food was nice except for a dish – drunken chicken…. if you really like the taste of martell then go ahead and order it… haha… The taste was so strong as if the chicken has been dunk in the hard liquor for years…  Anyway, little cheeky Darian once again gained attention from the waiters around. They kept smiling and playing with him. Hehe 🙂

Haha his favourite phrase ~ One more 😉

Looking so happy! 🙂

Lil’ Darian just enjoys blowing off the candle. We couldn’t stand watching him blow. It was definitely so funny. Haha… Cuteness to the max! 😉

We had a truly funtastic time at the airport! Simply awesome simply us! 🙂 Papa and Mama love you so much! muackz ❤

The next day, 26th November, i cooked the longevity noodles – mee sua for him. (As both Papa and me want to keep this practise of eating mee sua and of course to have a cake session on all our birthdays) Unlike Papa Yap, lil’Darian really like to eat mee sua and the egg so he finished  up everything without having to ask him to! YumYum 🙂

Later in the evening, we went over to my mum’s place for a mini birthday celebration. My mum cooked such a sumptuous dinner for all of us! It’s great to have a mum who can cook pretty well! 🙂 My aunts, uncles and cousins came over too! It was kind of like a mini gathering for my family. It is  always during such occasion whereby everyone gets a chance to meet up. And i really think that  lil’Darian brings the family closer. 🙂

Oh ya, there was curry vegetable too. It was really yummy! Didn’t snap that down.


Haha and his all time favourite ~ Thomas cake! 🙂 Everyone was amused by his blowing skills. His saliva was all over the cake. Wahaha 🙂

It was finally the time to open up the presents. Seeing the presents, when he tore away the wrappers, he excitedly said “Wow. Haha.. His expressions was so hillarious! He was extremely happy to receive the presents from all of us. Thanks everyone for all the red packets and presents. We can really feel there’s just so much love for him! 🙂

Happy 2nd Birthday, son! May you grow strong and healthy, jovial and smart. Thank you for bringing us, the family, so much fun and laughter, joy and happiness. We all love you so so much! Muakz!


Papa’s TwentyEight

A day before Papa’s birthday, knowing that Papa Yap loves maguro and salmon sashimi, my sis and John gave us a treat at Hanabi Japanese restaurant at Odeon Tower.  🙂

John, Yiyi and Lil’ Darian 😉

On the actual day, 27th Oct,  we had a simple birthday celebration for Papa Yap at home. Bought a super cute cake from Compass Point Polar cakes, specially choosen by lil’ Darian! Guess what?? haha :p

Wahaha…Yes! He has choosen Thomas the train cake for Papa Yap! A cute cake indeed :p

I specially cooked the longevity noodles  mee sua, for papa’s birthday. (Longevity, or long-life, noodles is a popular traditional Chinese dish for birthdays. As their name indicates, they symbolize living to a ripe old age.) Knowing his taste buds and if giving him a choice, he would definitely not want have mee sua for his meal. Because of his birthday, he finished up everything in his bowl! 🙂

After our dinner, we had the cake cutting session. Papa Yap laughed upon seeing the cake. He said that he would bring Darian to choose my birthday cake too! wahaha…

Loving boy <3<3

Happy 28th Birthday Papa Yap! Mama and Darian love you so much! muackz!