Friday, August 2, 2019

Aladdin the Musical - too good to be missed!

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If you are looking for a musical to wow your friends or family, this is the one you can’t miss. Bring your kids, bring your parents, bring your neighbors, bring someone! Cos this is a show you cannot enjoy alone, it has to be shared!
(spoiler alert: there is scene stealer that is absolutely top class)

Genie + Princess Jasmine + Aladdin


Why do I recommend this musical?

1. It is a storyline most of us are familiar with.
Hence, you can follow the musical from beginning till the end and be totally immersed in the pleasure. The songs are easy to follow, and of course the all time favorite “A Whole New World” definitely wooed the crowd to the max!

2. It is highly interactive.
Not your usual musical where the show is just one way, from stage to audience. But the casts include the audience in some scenes and even asked for applause. Highly entertaining.

3. Simply magical!
From the dancing to the singing, from the costumes to the stage set, everything was done to perfection. Watch out for the flying carpet scene! Don’t even blink!

Get your tickets from
The musical’s ending its run in Singapore on 1 Sep 2019 (In fact, Singapore’s its only Asia stop!).

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

International Women’s Day - A Time to Love the Ladies

As we approach the International Women’s Day (8 Mar), it is befitting to celebrate the women in our lives and shower them with some love! What better gift than flowers? And furthermore, teddy bear flowers!! (double win)
Thanks to Little Flower Hut to send us this extremely cute and pretty Teddy Bear series bouquet!

It’s almost like Christmas when we reached home to see this huge surprise sitting on our floor.

It makes a nice decoration piece for the house!

Most guys will agree with me that going to a florist to choose flowers, showing our ignorant side (lack of knowledge of flower types), is not one of the things we would enjoy to do. So when it comes to online ordering and delivery of flowers, we tend to look for the best deals and fast delivery.
Little Flower Hut provides both a wide range of flowers to choose from and same day delivery (order by 4pm), making sure even if we missed out of preparing a bouquet for that special event, we won’t be late.

Talking about International Women’s Day, it is a day to celebrate women’s right. Although like the Chinese date would suggest (三八妇女节), I would like to take the opportunity to celebrate and thank the women/ladies in my life.

As many would know, I live with a house full of women. My wife, my 2 daughters and my mother. It is hard not to find them “nagging” much, but it is hard to find me being appreciative much too.

So here it goes …
To my youngest daughter, Jayne. Papa loves you very much, I know I haven’t been showing much attention to what you always eagerly share with me, like your mini-projects in school, your quirky talks with friends, or even your latest YouTube channel. But I want you to know from the bottom of my heart, I love you very much! Even though I don’t response as much as I should (promise I will improve), I do hear every single events you have related to me. Promise, you will continue to share your stories with me ok? Love.

To my elder daughter, Joey. You are already a teenager and I feel like time is running out between the 2 of us, pretty soon you will have more friends, more outings, and eventually a boyfriend (I know I am thinking a bit far here), but you get the point. I just want to say you have grown up to be a fine lady. Pretty and smart, and also caring to the people around you. All I ask for is your heart to be pure towards God, and I know the rest will be ok. Papa is always around to hear from you and support you ok? Love.

To my wife, Klessis. Have I say enough to thank you for all that you have sacrificed for me? Well, you know it but I still have to say it. Love you to the moon and back. No one else on this earth knows me like you do. You embrace me with the good and bad. So appreciative of your support in my ministry, my work and my dreams. But I want you to know, I am equally supportive of whatever your dream is. Be bold and do what you want to do, I will be behind you 100%! Love you much!

Lastly, to my mother who gave birth to me, nurtured me, taught me about life and love me for who I am. Thanks mummy for your years of sacrifices. I know it has been few words between us, but it doesn’t mean my love for you is few. I cherish you and love you like never before.

To top it all, and thanks to the generosity of Little Flower Hut, I am giving out ONE FREE TEDDY BEAR BOUQUET to a lucky reader! Just follow the instructions below and submit your chances.
Deadline is next Tuesday 12 Mar.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

新年来咯! CNY Goodies!

The most exciting festive is just round the corner! Chinese New Year is my personal favorite festive of all times!
Not only are we able to gather as a family and enjoy some time of catching up, getting Angpows for the younger ones, giving love to one another, and one main thing of CNY is the chance to eat all the delicious CNY Goodies!
As the years passed, CNY goodies are getting more and more popular and thus, many of the products out there are done as mass productions (factory production). Thus every year, we are just looking around and asking friends if they have any recommendations for homemade CNY goodies.
If you also one of them, look no further! Let me introduce to you the homemade CNY goodies that is available online!
Yes! You can get homemade CNY goodies without going all the way to your Malaysia relative’s place or some friend’s Auntie’s daughter’s home. All you need is a few clicks on your laptop or even mobile phones, and you will have your favorite goodies sent to you within days!
This online platform is exclusively selling homemade CNY goodies from bakers established in 1971, Poon Confectionary.
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With a wide range of selection, you will surely be able to find your usual favorites and some new flavors to add on to your CNY display when relatives and friends come over in the coming weeks.
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And for this CNY, a personal note – stop counting that calories and just enjoy the goodies!
Because they are worth it!
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For a full list of what is available, just click on the link and browse on.
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From the Kuan Family, we wish all our readers a Prosperous and Happy Chinese New Year!!
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Just to top it off, we are giving away 1 Golden Pillow Pineapple Tarts each to 3 winners in total.
Just follow the following steps to win a delicious CNY goodie for you and your family!
The giveaway will run from today till 20 Jan 2019 (Sunday), 10pm. All the best!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Khao Yai - Secret Art Garden

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As mentioned in my previous post, the trip to Bangkok was organized for a maiden trip for 12 members from my CG. So to foster even closer bonding than we already had, we took on the idea of buying a group tee from one of the night markets in BKK prior to this 1-day road trip to Khao Yai.

Khao Yai is a town that is about 3 hours drive from Bangkok. It would definitely be a great break from the usual traffic and crowd of BKK streets and into the lush and relaxed of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thailand’s third largest national parks.

But with just less than 8 hours to explore Khao Yai, we did the most touristy itinerary – to visit the most popular places recommended on the internet.

Secret Art Garden

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As you entered this garden, you can almost understand immediately why the name. The garden and art pieces “littered” all over the place gives a whimsical feel of stepping into a fairy playground.

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Don’t quite understand the language, but open to your own translation.
”No turning back in love”

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The garden has its art rooms and sections open for public to tried painting and creating your own art piece, suitable for both adults and children. In fact, for adults it would be a great opportunity to just release that child-like creativity you may have lost in the busy working life.
Be messy, be yourself!

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As a typical Singaporean or maybe a city person, one thought that crosses my mind was the lack of management of the place, maybe a bit more clean up or more publicity would do no harm. However, as I quietly walk around the garden (thankfully we were the only group at that time), I realized that the garden was just maintained in its most natural way. The owner allowed nature to grow and simply weave the art naturally into the environment. After a while, I fully appreciate what the owner has or has not done.

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A photo taken by the youngest member of the trip.

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There is a restaurant in this place but we didn’t get to try the food. But you can imagine having your breakfast or afternoon tea here.

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The couples in the group happened to walk together for the last hour and we almost stopped at every single art piece for some couple or group photo.

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Time to go … If we ever visit Khao Yai again, I will surely be back here another time.
Enjoy the rest of the photos!

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Bangkok Trip with CG

Who have not been to BKK before?
Out of my sincere surprise, 3-4 people in my cell group raised their hands. After another round of talk, we realized that a few others’ last trip to Bangkok was almost 20 years ago.

Therefore, an initial plan to celebrate Kless’ birthday in BKK has now changed to a maiden CG overseas trip to BKK. A group of 11 adults + 1 child, booking our air tickets separately, sourcing for affordable hotel for 12. The planning already promised much fun!

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Sitting there at the airport, it dawned upon us that the last trip we had with Serene (our friend for more than 20 years) was also to Bangkok and that was when Joey was only 2 years old (10 year back)! Wow! We have come a long way! Now she is already married and no longer travel as a single!

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Taking the early flight means one thing. We are in time to have the most awesome breakfast in BKK!

Sabx2 Wanton Mee the “Soi 19” Bangkok Pratunum Wanton Noodles.

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This place is perpetually crowded for the awesome wanton mee and pig trotter’s rice!

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Photo as proof!

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No joke, I ate both the wanton mee and rice for my day 1 breakfast.

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We visited the usual places like the Platinum Mall, Pratunum Market, Chatuchak Market, Central World, Big C, etc.
The things are still the same, but with a bigger group and different people this time round, the feeling was very different. For some reasons, we were really comfortable with one another, some choose to shop, some choose to eat, some choose to just sit down and rest. We were in-sync for the entire trip.

One night market we have not visited in the previous trips was Rod Fai Night Market (Srinakarin Train Market). And it was here, we finally tried the famous “salt grilled fish” seen almost in all night markets or street vendors (in the past).

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The Man Of The House (MOTHs) enjoying our time off from wives and children!

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Rod Fai is indeed the BEST night market in BKK! If you have not visited this place before, you have to. And be sure to give enough time (in my opinion, at least 4-5 hours) for food, shopping, and most importantly, to chill for the night!

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The difference between husbands and wives.

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And the 6 of us totally took over the quiet streets in Rod Fai and painted it with our Singaporean “embarrassing” poses and loud laughers!

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We are young!

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And the wives are pretty!

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The night is young and there is still time for drip coffee at 11pm =)

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All thanks to the ladies who did their homework well, we visited this awesome Karmakamet Diner restaurant. Although the food was awesome, the most instagrammable item was this Rainbow Cotton Candy dessert.

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But the highlight in this place turned out to be nothing related to the food.

Presenting to you, the Cheok-Kuan Summit!
Kim Cheok vs Trump Kuan

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We met in Bangkok to sign the Woodlands Peace Treaty.

“The Cheoks & the Kuans hereby promise to uphold peace in Woodlands and eat prata and drink Teh Tarik for the next 40 years.”

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And it was a wrap, thanks to Bangkok for hosting us. The cost was less than 200 Baht.

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It was a great trip! We had so much fun!

Eating and shopping non-stop!

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Nightly massages for everyone, even my wife who hates massages joined in and did her nightly 1 hour foot massages. Breakthrough!

Squeezing in Tuk Tuk rides!

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Good times are always short, but I’m sure it won’t be the last trip for us!

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PS. look out for my posts on Khao Yai, a town 2.5 hours away from the bustling BKK.