Sunday, July 14, 2013

Why You Should Go To The Aquarium

CJ drove all the way to my house in the ulu north at midnight to sing me a birthday song and cut cake with me on the 13th of July :')

I was feeling tired from running around with the babies earlier in the day (see post below), and was just about to do my before-bed ritual when he called suddenly, and told me to go downstairs. I received a very, very happy surprise and the silly boy not only sang a song and cut a cake, but gave me the cutest giraffe toy too!! SUCH LOVE. *cries*

We spent the next fifteen minutes trying to name it.  :D

So on the 13th of July~~~
We both overslept ._.

Met at vivo and off it was to Sentosa to visit the famous S.E.A. Aquarium!!

Me: "Okay ready? 1, 2, 3!"
Random group: *walks into picture and looks at camera*

Cute tourist!

Anybody wants him to model, please contact me, I am his manager.


Silly pics before entering the Aquarium:


Easily the biggest attraction at the Aquarium

Touching the starfishies, touch touch touch


Looks like the Cuttlefish guy from Pirates of the Caribbean.
(Davy Jones?)

Stiingray face!!

We saw dolphins too!!


And then we visit what was easily my favourite that day...

"I shall call him Squishy and he shall be mine and he shall be my Squishy."

Squishy says hi!


Pufferfish carrying the latest Fall/Winter 2013 trend: Puffer Prints!!



After we left the Aquarium, I tried to make CJ model for me hahaha! Looks like a CK, doesn't he xD

But being himself was easily his best :)

In my jellyfish maxi from Bugis :)

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 


CJ then brought me to The King Louis for dinner! It was a snazzy Old English-inspired, medieval grill & bar and boy, was their food amazing.

The ambience was incredibly comfortable too! Their tables each had a spotlight (I felt like a princess haha!), and they were playing Narnia on the TVs! The best part though, was the live singer playing on his guitar while we dined. He covered everybody from David Archuleta to Pussycat Dolls, and he covered them well. I really like that The King Louis bothered to hire a live musician, it brought a very English, old-school feel to a rather posh restaurant.

They are really underrated - everybody should go to The King Louis at least once!!
If not for the atmosphere, then for the food because...

... their food was DELICIOUS!!
Prawn Twisters with slightly spiced Mango dip. Just typing it's name makes me want to munch on them again :O

Our main course: The Queen Victoria
CJ insisted we get this one because he wanted me to feel like royalty hahaha awww 
The scallops - oh man. I can't even continue.



Little bit of shopping after dinner :)
Our respective #ootds! Bought him an advanced 6th month present heh heh heh.

Thank you for a stress-relieving, happy date :)
I really felt like a princess that day, floating around in my jellyfish dress and holding hands with a knight!! :D Thank you for being so spectacular and putting up with all my nonsense :)
I hope you had fun too!!!! Despite my constant whining to take photos hahaha on hindsight, that must have been quite terrible to deal with o_o

Thank you for so many things :D

You are very, very, amazing :)

Friday, July 12, 2013

I'm Too Old For This

That was the most oft-used phrase for the whole of today. 

Visited the cutie pies Hayden & Lukas again! Brought CJ along to see them too, because he had enough of my constant cooing over the babies and wanted to see just how cute they really are (and need I say, they won him over too? ;) With their undying energy and spirit, that is).

Went over at around 3pm, just as they were waking from their afternoon nap :)

Be prepared for some toddler cuteness! :D

Lukas, strangely, was not in his usual friendly mood and opted to cry into his yellow blankie o_o

Mummy: Would you like more Pringles, Hayden?
Hayden: RAWR!!

CJ bribing them with chocolates and looking quite evil as he does so. Hahaha.

So Lukas found his crocodile toy and ran towards me yelling "RAHHHH!"
This was the best I got, hahaha!

Play time! CJ playing with Lukas :)

And battling animals with him. Boys be boys.

To their mini playground they go!

Overexposed photo, but too cute to resist!
So Lukas chucked his crocodile toy a little too hard, and it disappeared within the bushes!! :O
They both went "uh-oh!" and hurried to the bush, crouched down, and tried looking for it. Hahaha too cute!!!

They promptly ignored the toy after a few minutes of futile crouching.

Lukas and his friend, Tongue.
Proudly captured by CJ :)

Trampoline time! The kiddos love jumping over me.

They then quickly progress to jumping on me.

Big brothers Kristian and Nikolai arrive! Super cheeky climbers, these two.

(He should consider modelling.)

My very own model 

With Nikolai in the tiny playhouse :)

Oops! Accidental peck as they try to join forces and push their older brother off the trampoline!

Back from the mini playground and taking a breather...

...before we set off for the park!!
These kids have way too much energy. Refer to title of this post.

See-saw with a cute boy :)

Looking after the three kids like an older brother hahaha

Fighting for the scooter :O

Acting like a dork for me hahahaha! 

And pretty soon we headed back home :)

Final pic of CJ with Lukas after his bath!! :D


It was a really fun day with the kids, but I'm not joking when I say it was insanely tiring as well. (That's why it usually takes me a full month to recharge before I go see them again HAHA.)

The phrase "I'm too old for this" really isn't an exaggeration. 

Sometimes, I wonder just when it was that our energy levels depleted. Was it the constant schooling which made us more lethargic, or simply the process of aging that made our bodies more prone to aches and pains? Sometimes when I look at the kids, I ponder over when it was that I started 'growing up'. (I wonder if my own parents ever thought this way as they cared for me throughout the years.)

When I do sports now, I tend to be more careful than I would be if I were five, or six. (Cartwheels, for example, came so naturally to me while I was still in pre-school. Now, it takes me a month to get it right. Eep.)

Children just have this ability to play with abandon, with little regard for anything else, so long as they have fun. Adults, on the other hand, seem to prioritize safety above all else. I'm not saying it's necessarily a bad thing, but it certainly does take away some of the happiness.

Then again, somebody needs to be around to keep the safety factor in check.

So it's going to be my 20th birthday tomorrow, adding another year to my 'growing up' series. While my energy levels may have depleted, and my body more prone to aches and pains, I really hope I won't forget what it's like to be tiny but strong; small but carefree.

I remember climbing up and down the monkey bars as a child, and while I no longer carelessly scurry up a monkey bar pole and swing from handle to handle, I still enjoy the memory of it very much - the wind in my hair, the redness in my face, even the blisters on my hands. 

Happy 20th Birthday to myself, and may the Little Cheryl in me never grow old.