My first dish after so many months of resting was 台湾卤肉饭，Taiwanese Minced Meat Rice. Of course I had to marinate the meat and add some wine to it, otherwise it would be tasteless. It was my first time trying out this dish and Ben said it was very delicious, I told him that was because I cooked with my heart and passion and I cooked it for my loved one.
I was posting this on Facebook : 订阅晚报给妈妈也中奖了 ！Lucky stars were all over the month of December when we chose to stay in Singapore instead of going abroad, I just tried my luck on all the lucky draw contests.
I learnt about this event from a friend early last year, knowing the minimum age to join is 5yo, I told daddy we can register for Asher when he turns 5 in 2014, or play cheat a little, maybe around 4.5yo? Little did I expect to receive a call from a doctor from Mt. E Novena, Asher got a slot and to be a doctor for a day! Actually, he likes nurses more than doctors. No, I didn’t tell him his mother is a registered nurse, maybe all the nurses attended to him were nice and kind hence he prefers them.
In that morning, Asher was a little reluctant to enter the premises so we told ourselves if he really did not want to try or experience it, we would have to leave.
At registration counter, I came earlier to make payment, surprisingly, the staff informed me that we did not need to. And Asher finally got over his foul mood and couldn’t wait to start his day.
Around 10 children in a group, seated together with parents in this preparation/briefing room, listened to the doctor as he taught the children how to do the 7-steps hand washing technique. This was also the first time I witnessed Asher actively responded to speaker and he was selected to demo the hand washing steps, but he only knew 2 steps. (Opps, we don’t do that at home back then)
After that, children started moving from room to room.
First stop – GP Room
Over here, children were introduced to basic examination tools by doctors. Everyone got to touch and use the devices. Asher kept saying “telescope” for “stethoscope” and continued fooling around. *slap forehead*
Second stop – A&E Room
The kids were taught how to stop bleeding using gauze and how to use bandages. I could tell he enjoyed himself a lot in this room.
Asher’s partner was a jiejie. She was so gentle and really acted like a big sister to him.
Third stop – Nursing Room. This was when all parents giggled non stop outside the room, we all couldn’t stop laughing looking at these “dangerous doctors wannabe” handling babies mannequins.
All learning how to change diapers and feed the babies.
He almost dropped the baby ! LOL !!
Then one by one, they walked to the door with their babies in order to let all proud parents took photos of them.
This was the lovely big sister taking care of our cheeky playful boy inside the room.
Fourth stop – OT Room. Can you see Asher? His big sister was hugging him from behind to stop him from wiggling.
Big sister was helping him to put on the adult sized mask.
Surgeon was explaining to the children the importance of scrubbing hands before entering the OT room.
Then the surgeon demonstrated how to use a scalpels on patients. Asher told me the patients had a tumor in his lungs and he “cut it away”. How cute!
Gown, disposable hat, mask and gloves, he did look a bit like a little OT staff.
Last stop – Pharmacy. In this room, kids removed their OT gown and changed into pharmacies gown.
Say cheese !
A cute certificate for all the kids.
Besides a certificate, all children were given goodies bags with stickers, stethoscope and notebook inside.
It was a fun-filled day for us, thank you Mt. Elizabeth Novena for organizing the event, I believe all the kids enjoyed being a doctor for a day, put aside the fun effect, the older kids probably learnt a lot on the examination tools and use of them, understand how the doctors and nurses work in certain room and for the younger kids, it helped them to overcome the fear of seeing doctors in future. As for me, I’m totally impressed, the entire level was converted into mini hospital for the kids and no toys, except the mannequins, were used in this event. If there is another chance, we may come back again!
Asher is very lucky to own his first balancing bike before he turned 2yo. I’ve posted photos of him riding it on my Facebook and blog. It was given by my niece and Asher loved it so much. 2 years have gone, Asher is now a little too high for it and we handed it his younger cousin brother, Brycen. Okay, I didn’t share how hard for him to part his bike, it was his everything!
2 weeks after we finally bid goodbye to his old bike, we won the new and stylish Y Velo balance bike from another blog giveaway draw. We have been really lucky, it had to be one of the best Christmas gift ever for Asher. He was over the moon, I was too when I found out it can take the max weight up to 25kg!
- Kids learn to cycle without the need for stabilisers or training wheels.
- Light weight (just 4kg) and easy to put in car boot.
- Stylish & neutral colour that suitable for boys and girls.
- Kids learn to balance, coordination and improve motor skills.
- A built-in steering limiter also allows children to maintain control of how much they turn.
- An adjustable seat and handle bars that grow with a child.
Here is a short video of Asher cruising his V Yelo
It is no doubt a perfect way for kids to progress to bicycle cycling quicker, if not, why you think we have one since many years back? Get one for your children today, I believe he/she will be glad to have it! Products are available at nottoobig & some of the Mothercare stores.
Please note that I’m under no obligation to write this simple review, I just wanna share with my readers the benefit of having a balancing bike for your children.
Introducing the concept of telling time and at the same time, revising skip counting by 5. Then, I teach him to write the time in correct format.
We “built” him a castle at our PES.
Bubble Fun time with his favourite friend, Niki. Niki stays next door and she loves to play with Asher too. She is very gentle to Asher and Asher learns to be nice and gentle to girls.
More learning time at home, he learns to write his Chinese name.
Simple matching game to keep him occupied, better than switching on the tv.
Again, back to something he likes to do all the time – Number Sequencing.
Jcube has become my favourite shopping spot! There are many shops (I like) and there is a Cold Storage! I was overjoyed when I could buy The Rink entry at merely $1 when I spent $60 buying grocery at CS. I came back another day to buy another entry for Brycen too.
Trying to balance himself after putting on the boots.
Rental of boots is included but not gloves and other equipments. I paid additional $10 for this penguin skating aid. This is only for children, for older children and adults, you may want to consider the seal skating aid.
As a first timer, he took quite a while to join the crowd, he was afraid and the floor was a lot slippery compared to the carpet flooring. After struggling for 5 minutes, we seek help from one of the crews.
She was patience enough and managed to get him to move his boots on ice. Yeah, that’s how you move on ice.
See the joy on his face, he enjoyed skating on ice with his penguin and we left the place after an hour. The entry rate is a bit expensive for kiddo, if you wanna bring your kids there, look out for mall promotion. Yes, the promotion doesn’t end after 31st December, spend $60 at Jcube and/or Westgate and you can buy the entry for only $1 ! (It’s time to shop for my Kiehl’s )
Website : http://www.therink.sg
Address : 2 Jurong East Central 1
Level 3, JCube Singapore 609731
Tel : +65 6684 2374/5
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