Education, Family, Kids/Children

Fun at Changi Airport Terminal 3

Finally, Eios at Changi airport terminal 3 Star Wars photo taking. 

  

Eio kids choose their costume & pose for the camera. 

 
 

The plane can only hold up to 100 kg. Em’s very excited to get into the plane though it’s just for 1-2 min. 

  

You will receive a hard copy of the photograph after the photo shoot. 
   

After changing out of the costume…   
  

  
The display is till 5th jan 2016. You may enlarge the photo below to check out the photo taking schedule, as well as the terms & conditions. 

 
After photo taking, Em enjoyed this free slide ride at basement 2. It’s about 2 story high. The queue was not long that day. The children must be above 1.1metres. So El didn’t get to enjoy this slide ride. 

   

It’s very much self automated. There’s only one staff mending this slide.     

Em on the move!!
    

Parents can walk down the staircase to “fetch” your child or they can just simply walk up on their own. There’s another 4 stories high slide but the child must be more than 1.3m & above 7 years old to take the ride. It’s tougher for parents to “fetch” their children after they slide down as the child need to walk up the staircase & take a lift from basement to level 2 after sliding down. 
  

The slide is just beside the playground. El continued with her play while em enjoyed the slide.  

The children can do colouring  at basement 2 too. This area is just next to the water fountain. Food court & many food stalls are also at basement 2. Its really convenient. 
 

In Singapore, Changi airport is not just a place to board the plane or touch down from other countries. It’s also a hub with many activites. A place for leisure & fun. 

Education, Family, Kids/Children

Eios @ National Gallery (Keppel Centre for Art Education)

Finally the National Gallery is opened this week. Eios make our trip there with lots of excitement & anticipation!   
Mr Eio booked the tickets online. We thought we had to park at Funan center & walk over but we were so glad to find carpark in National gallery itself (basement). 

Once our e-tickets were  scanned, our journey began…

 
Eio kids having fun with this maze- like structure. The gallery is actually quite big. So it’s good to grab a map at the entrance before proceeding. 

   
Walk walk walk to another wing to enter the Keppel Centre for Art Education. 

  

Mrs Eio loves the benches & chairs she sees along the way…

At the former Supreme Court holding cell. Em amazed at the toilet in the cell. Nowadays, kids seldom see squatting toilet right?

Look at the structures & designs…  
  

Yes! Finally Keppel centre for art education!!

  

Due to the large number of visitors, we could only have 45 minutes in this centre. 
  

There are a number of “work or exhibition rooms”. E.g, 1 room where the kids can colour & do different kinds of worksheets (different level of difficulties) FOC. The project gallery where the kids can do some crafts (chargeable).  Children museum etc. 

  

Eio kids enjoyed themselves at the Art playscape. There’s a guide telling them stories & bringing them around the area. 
  

Going up the slope for kids 1m (height) & below. El was fearful to go up alone. 

  

How about having tea with papa…
  

Beware of crocodiles…

Finally, El went up the slope with Em.   
  

Spot Mr Eio!

  
  

After the story telling session, the kids were free to roam around. 
  

Roar like a tiger with the “tigress”! Lol. 

  

After exiting from the playscape, eios went into the woods. 
    

Rest time…

   
   

More chairs…

  

More galleries…
  

Tired & squatting around. Lol.   
  

Victorious!!

    

Errr… Frankly speaking, Mrs Eio must say only the Keppel Centre for Art education is more suitable for El (3 years old). The rest of the exhibitions are more for the adults. Em could probably understand some of them as he asked thousand & one questions. 

  
  

If you are bringing young children to the National gallery, Mrs Eio would strongly advise you to do so after their meals as there ain’t cafes or restaurants suitable for them. If you brought snacks for the children, you may want to exit the gallery & feed them outside as we really don’t want to dirty the place. (Not sure if food is allowed too…)

  

Time to go home… Mr & Mrs Eio will visit the gallery again. Err.. Probably just the 2 of them. Heehee…
 

For more info, visit their websites:

https://www.nationalgallery.sg

https://www.nationalgallery.sg/learn/keppel-centre-for-art-education

Family, Marriage

Art of Marriage by CRU

June this year, Mr & Mrs Eio had a weekend getaway at Changi Village Hotel. They attended the 2day/ 1night Art of Marriage course by CRU Singapore. 
  

Mr & Mrs Eio had a good time learning & discussing the following topics. It’s a great opportunity where they can spend quality time with each other without any distraction, especially from Eio kids. It’s 2d1n staycation, so it’s very much do-able for the Eios. They are blessed that Mr Eio’s parents & Mrs Eio’s sister are able to take care of Eio kids during their staycation. 

The video sessions and projects cover the following topics:

Session 1: Love Happens (Purpose of Marriage)

Session 2: Love Fades (Drift to Isolation)

Session 3: Love Dances (Roles)

Session 4: Love Interrupted (Communication)

Session 5: Love Sizzles (Romance and Sex)

Session 6: Love Always (Legacy)
    

Besides lesson proper, Mr & Mrs Eio cycled in Changi beach park & stroll along Changi beach. They get to enjoy yummy food at hawker centre too. 
  

They went for the hotel massage service but it’s not so worth it as the staff ain’t very experience. Nevertheless, Mrs Eio is impressed by many tea breaks & delicious hotel meals. 

  
  

If you wanna strengthen your marriage or top up the emotional credit for your spouse, consider a getaway. Married couples with young children can opt for a staycation. 

  
 

5-6 December 2015, Cru will be organizing Art of Marriage again @ Village Hotel Katong. 

If you are interested to have a getaway with your spouse & learn something, do seriously consider joining Art of Marriage. 

For more information, Pls visit the website below: 

http://www.cru.org.sg/the-art-of-marriage-2015-12/

Enjoy…

 Ecclesiastes 4:12 (New International Version)

“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

Education, Family, Kids/Children

Visit to the Fire station (Tampines)

Every Saturday from 9.00 am to 11.00 am is Fire Station Open House. (except for Jurong Island Fire Station). Eios decided to visit Tampines Fire Station on one of the Saturdays. 

  

Eio kids were excited about this trip. Once we reached the station, Mrs Eio presented her Nric to one of the officers on duty at the entrance to exchange for an entry pass into the station. 

  

The children visiting the station will receive the SCDF helmet. Once Eio kids put on these helmets, they were all ready to act as firemen! 

  

When we were at the Tampines Fire Station, the alarm went off 3 times. The fire engines & ambulances went off immediately. What a busy day for our Civil Defence Force!
  

We are very grateful to the officer who took us for a tour around the station. With his wealth of experience (more than 20 years), we learnt a lot from his explanations. 

  

Some hands-on & sitting in a fire engine. 
  

Powerful water spray gushing out from the fire hydrant. All kids are excited to have a try to on off the hose. 

  

Em’s turn… He tried a short while… let not waste water & give other children a chance to try it out. 
  

This pole is 3 storey high.  The firemen could injured themselves if they are not careful when they are sliding down the pole. 

  

In the command center… This is when we filled in the feedback forms. We were really pleased & truly enjoyed this trip. 

  

Taking Fa mily photo before making our way home. Really appreciate our SCDF for saving lives & making Singapore a safer place to live in. 
    

Thanks to our SCDF officer for our fruitful trip! 


Individuals who want to learn more about scdf & parents with children should visit one of our fire stations this school holiday. For a group of more than 10 people, it neccesary to submit an online application.

Link as below: 

http://www.scdf.gov.sg/content/scdf_internet/en/scdf_247/others/visit_our_fire_stations.html
For smaller group, you can just walk-in. Mrs Eio doesn’t want to disappoint Eio kids, so she called up the fire station a few days before the visit to make sure they are not holding any event on that sat. 

    
Salute to our SCDF! 

 

Transfer of learning. Role play at home after our Fire station visitation. It’s educational, on a non-sch day (sat), absolutely FOC. So what are you waiting for? 😃

Family, Good deals/Lobang

Eios combating haze

Mrs Eio has been moody since the September school holidays as her surrounding has been hazy since then. 

Today’s psi is above 200 most of the time. Eios are surviving thus far as Mrs Eio is more prepared this time round. These are the stuff Mrs Eio has or does at home for Eio’s well-being…

1) N95 mask.: Watsons & guardian pharmacies are selling $50 per box (right) or $7.90 for 3 (left). Needless to say, to filter out haze particles. 

   
2) Eye drop: something Mrs Eio needs on non hazy days. Now she needs them even more. Refresh plus eye drop. Why Refresh brand? Simply because it’s preservative free. 🙂

 
3) Air conditioner: Really don’t wanna switch this on… But no choice. Hope Mr Eio won’t be too alarmed when he sees the electricity bill next month. 

 
4) Honeywell Air purifier: Mrs Eio tried 2 other brands (sharp & delonghi) before finally stick with Honeywell. Make sure your air purifier has hepa filter. 
 
5) Humidifier: After having aircon & air purifier on for hours at home, you will realize the air is really very very dry. So Mrs Eio got herself a ultrasonic humidifier. For beauty & comfort (so her eyes & skin will not be so dry. ) 

   

6) Dottera essential oil: Mrs Eio diffuse this oil into the air & also dilute it & apply the diluted oil on Eio kids’ sole & chest. It’s certified pure therapeutic grade. Try it! 

    
7) Fruits & vegetables: To boost our immune system. Mrs Eio loves grapefruits juice, lemon (slicing it in drinking water) & blueberries (adding them to yogurts). 

 
8) Supplements: Now is the time we truly need vitamins to boost our immune system. Mrs Eio has been taking Brands Berry Essence when she feels unwell. Eio kids drink this too. 

  

9) Herbs: Especially chrysenthemum & wild ginseng roots. Mrs Eio added wolfberries too. Eio kids are very much at home these days due to the haze. Hence there’s no time for Mrs Eio to brew herbal tea. (Probably this weekend when Mr Eio is at home. ) These 3 herbs come in handy. Just rinse with hot water & soak them in boiling water in a teapot. Soon it’ll be ready for drinking. 

   
 
10) Indoor entertainment: Last but not least, books & toys to keep Eio kids & Mrs Eio occupied when they are indoor. 

  
Still praying that this haze will go away soonest!!!

Meanwhile, please take care…

Cafe Hopping, Family, Food

Wheeler’s Yard for El’s birthday

Experience drinking your cuppa or having a meal in an industrial warehouse. Wheeler’s yard- a bicycle-themed cafe. 

One will not miss the cool blue front gate when you visit Wheeler’s Yard. Mrs Eio is sure many people will take photos in front of it so did Eio kids & herself. 

  

Mrs Eio is hoping to visit this cafe for quite some time. Eios finally got a chance to do so & celebrate El’s birthday at Wheeler’s yard. 
    
 

Inside the cafe… Helmets, bicycles, bicycle parts (with labels) …   

  

Have you ever place a bicycke on your dining table? How about placing 2-3 at the same time. Lol. 

  

Counter to order food. Self-service. Eios arrived early that day. Many people came after Eios ordered their food. Phew… Eio kids were very hungry. At least, They have to wait too long for their lunch.  
There’s a number of big table so one can have gatherings & short meetings in this cafe. 

 Em fascinated by the bicycle parts….   

The food are nice. Prawn Aglio Olio is tasty & not too salty. 

Mrs Eio & Eio kids love the truffle fries! Smells Good. Mr Eio goes for the Hanger’s steak. The portion is quite big. The mushroom sauce for the beef is impressive.     

You can see the mushrooms in the sauce. 

 

Yard’s Chicken burger. Mrs Eio likes their hamburger bun as its toasted. The meat patty is minced, not chicken fillet or whole piece of chicken breast. 

  

Lovely Miss El Eio…

  

Celebrating El’s birthday makes Mrs Eio teary… People who knows what Eios’ been through the past years can testify on God’s grace in this little girl’s life. Mrs Eio is so thankful that El is growing well now & she looks just like any other children of her age in terms of size right? 
  

Blessed birthday to El. 👏👏👏

  

Mrs Eio quite like their waffles. The taste, texture & thickness are good but it’s abit cold (probably due to aircon or the icecream) when they serve this dessert. 
   

One can either opt to dine in the aircon area or outdoor near the warehouse that Wheeler’s Yard is selling bicycles & accessories. 
    

An inspiration from them on how to do planting at Mrs Eio’s front balcony. 
  

Bicycle “carriage” behind or in front. Guess the price???

  

Eio kids get to sit on these barber chairs that exist since their great grandfather’s time.     

Busy Mr Eio… While Mrs Eio & Eio kids are exploring…
  

This is a cafe Mrs Eio won’t mind revisiting. If you love bicycles, old school & vintage stuff… this is probably a place you wanna drop by.

Don’t say Mrs Eio never warn you… If you are driving there, beware of “summon aunties”. Hee hee…

 
For more information, visit their website: 

http://wheelersyard.com

Education, Family

Learning journey to NEWater Visitor Centre

Em has been telling Mrs Eio that the Earth is sick & we need to save water. He attempted to draw Water wally so Mrs Eio decided it’s time for Eios to go for a learning journey to NEWater Visitor Centre. 

Eios made an online tour booking prior to their learning journey this morning. You may refer to the link below  

http://www.pub.gov.sg/water/newater/visitors/Pages/default.aspx
  
There isn’t many visitors at the centre this morning. Probably due to the announcement of polling results late last night. 

Our NEWater journey starts off with a video screening. 

 

There’s a Q&A session by our NEWater guide & Eios kids win themselves 2 shower caps for answering the questions correctly. Lol. 

We proceed to the interactive area & Eio kids are thrilled to get hands-on with the touch-screen games & e-lessons. 
   
    

Row row row your boat… Em’s steering the “boat”! Our River expedition.

  

Interactive screen to find out more about Singapore’s water sources.  

  

Peep into the holes to learn more…
  

Wonderful. Recap of what Mrs Eio had taught Em earlier on. Check out Mrs Eio’s earlier post on “Em & Science (Solid-liquid-gas) | I am Mrs Eio”

https://immrseio.com/2015/07/21/solid-liquid-gas/

  

Mr Eio totally excited with what he sees. 😃
  

How can Mrs Eio play her part in saving water? Use water efficient products… Reuse water… Many more…

  

Our NEWater guide shares that on the average, each person only needs to use 50 litres of water per day but the actual fact is on the average every Singaporean is using 152 litres of water per day. This is alarming!  We need to reuse, reduce & recycle water. 

  

Press the buttons to find out how much water is needed to produce certain items. 

  

Innovative ideas. Using pipe in their decor & presentation.   

Entering into Singapore’s award-winning deep tunnel sewerage system – DTSS. 
  

This is the actual size of DTSS. Amazing!!

  

Em’s asking our guide why there a blue light… Make a guess?  

NEWater under our feet!   

  

Turning used water to clean water- the NEWater’s story. 
  

The Seletar NEWater plant is no longer in operation. Singapore’s left with 4 NEWater plants. 

  

Learning about the NEWater process…

  

Seeing the actual machines & treatment plants. 

  

The membranes are cleaned regularly & changed every 5 years. 
  

Be impressed with reverse osmosis. Well… A number of countries are also using RO to purify their used water but NEWater is uniquely Singapore’s. Why? There’s an additional step after the RO process. 

  

The membranes are very dense.  
  

The additional step is the NEWater undergoes UV Rays disinfection to ensure that NEWater is truly safe for consumption.  After this process, the NEWater is slightly acidic. Hence sodium hydroxide is added to neutralize it. 

  

95% of the NEWater is for industrial use as factories need not purify the water anymore as compared to them using tap water. RO water consists of only water molecules. Hence, NEWater is pure water.  5% is released to our reserviors for residential use.    

Kudos to staff working at the NEWater plants everyday. 
  

Feedback session for the trip…

  

Eio’s trip to the NEWater Visitor Center is truly enriching to herself. This tour is more suited for adults & secondary school students. Em could benefit as our guide try to accommodate us & simplify his explanation & there’s isn’t many visitor this morning. 
  

According to our guide, the NEWater visitor Centre does organize tour for preschool children (large group) & teach them more on water conservation etc. You can email them to find out more. 

  

Mr Eio is excited to see their big function room… I’m sure he’s exploring on some possibilities as usual. 

  
 
Eios has a fruitful morning. Em is very happy to have visited a NEWater plant. 

  
  

Love Singapore, love our resources. Save water. 

 

Shower cap from the NEWater guide & unpacking some of the stuff we have learnt today back at home. Hope Eios kids can remember what they have learnt & put them into practice. 

  
Mrs Eio would strongly encourage Singaporeans to make an online booking & visit NEWater visitor center to have a better idea what is this gem all about. Last but not least, admission is free!! Heehee.