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Taking a pause between the change of jobs. A sanity break from emails. Spent the two weeks meeting friends, finishing up incomplete blog posts, and finally read ‘Under Pressure’. The Daddy took two days leave - and we went walking amidst nature along two different stretches of the Green Corridor.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2021 at redcrayon
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Saturday. The Pup was at his piano class. We bough... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2021 at redcrayon
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Taking a pause in between moving back to the agency from Ministry. As the next time I can be on leave without worrying about work is likely going to be a long time coming, I decided to take a 2-week break. So, my last physical day at the Ministry was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2021 at redcrayon
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We maintained the past tradition of paying respect... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2021 at redcrayon
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Prepping for Niu Year With COVID-19 still raging o... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2021 at redcrayon
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The days seem to be zipping past! We are already one quarter way into 2021! Last year this time, we entered into circuit breaker. A year later, we are still wearing masks, there are still some form of safe management measures, and we have started mass vaccination. Last year this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2021 at redcrayon
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Today we bade farewell to 大灰, our trusty ride for ... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2021 at redcrayon
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Went out to get brekkie for the kids as they both were saddled with homework this weekend. Meant to be a quick jaunt to a nearby hawker centre but ended up on a long detour to China Town market because the Daddy took a wrong turn. However, because of that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2021 at redcrayon
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The weather for the first week of the new year was wet and chilly, with temperature dipping to 23 degrees celsius. So we had comforting steamboat two days in a row... School restarted on Mon, 4 Jan for not students. But LQ started school one day later because MOE wanted... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2021 at redcrayon
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Friday morning jog. Took the longer PCN route. Was pounding the path to Brian Cox’s podcast “The Infinite Monkey Cage” where the panel spoke about night skies, constellations and life. Ended the jog with a glorious view. Never ceases to amaze me how this view always looks like a painting.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2021 at redcrayon
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Good Progress Award today, at our doorsteps. Literally. :) The socially distanced ceremony was held today, at our Function room. Each recipient was given a certain time slot. Ours was 1.15pm. At 1.13pm, we walked out, got ourselves registered by the BBQ pit by the pool, collected the certificate, queued... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2021 at redcrayon
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New Year’s Day for 2021 fell on a Friday, so it was a long weekend for adults and kids before we lunge into the new year. We continued our ‘tradition’ of going out early morning to welcome the first light of the year. This year, we decided to do Sunrise... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2021 at redcrayon
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Last day of 2020. Looking back, I feel it was a ye... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2020 at redcrayon
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2020 speeding to a close now. Last 3 days of a biz... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2020 at redcrayon
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The Daddy has been asking when Pup should have his... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2020 at redcrayon
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The two Scorp boys in the family celebrated their 47th and 14th... The Daddy’s birthday fell on a Sunday. He woke up early for exercise at the gym. Meanwhile, the Pup and I sneaked out to the nearby prata place to get him a surprise breakfast! (I was pleasantly surprised... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2020 at redcrayon
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Can’t believe we are into the last month of the year. On the first day of the last month of a really bizarre year, we received this in our mail box. It’s another nod to all the hard work the little one has put in in the past year. So... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2020 at redcrayon
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It’s not been an easy year for the little one as f... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2020 at redcrayon
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When Pup told us his friends arranged for an outing and invited him, my heart did a little flutter. I bit my tongue and waited for him to confirm if he was going. Pup: “So I guess I will be going...” Woohoooo!! I contained my glee and asked for more... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2020 at redcrayon
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We are almost nearing the end of 2020! The safe management measures for Covid-19 have been easing, the number of cases have been kept low below 10, and the Daddy has gone back to his original department and teaching again. My office has sent out signals about resumption of working... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2020 at redcrayon
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12 Dec 2019 - End of the holiday! I must say I always feel happy to go home. But I’m going to miss Japan. It’s a country that I think I will never tire of. Jya ne! Till we next meet! Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2020 at redcrayon
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11 Dec 2019 - Our last day in Japan! *Sob... We took the city tour bus - easiest and laziest way to take in the sights of the city, and alighted at Fukuoka Castle. There weren’t manny tourists, so it was a leisurely tour around the castle ground for us.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2020 at redcrayon
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9 Dec 2019 - Woke up the next morning and realised we could see Sakurajima from our window. It was quite remarkable. We walked to the ferry terminal, and stopped by McD to have breakfast. There was volcano ashes on the ground and we saw bags of ashes along the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2020 at redcrayon
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8 Dec 2019 - Today, we leave Hiroshima to head to ... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2020 at redcrayon
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10 Dec 2019 - Day 7 and we’ll be off to Fukuoka - our last stop in Japan before we return to Singapore. We were up early, and went out for a walk to take a good look at Kagoshima city. The morning air was light and crisp. As we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2020 at redcrayon