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Happy as a clam

Welcome to 2012. I hope the new year is treating you well so far and you’ve been enjoying every moment of it.

For us, the holidays are officially over and our merrymaking ways have come to a rather abrupt halt, which explains why I’m nursing a mild case of holiday hangover this morning. But then that’s to be expected on the first day back to work after a long break. It’s a good thing my work allows me to schedule an appointment with my bed at 2 o’clock this afternoon while the kids take their nap.

It’s one of the little perks of working from home, with another being the ability to spend the entire day wearing pyjamas and looking downright disheveled.

Anyway, since it was the last day of holidays yesterday, we told the kids they could pick their favorite activity and we’d bring them anywhere they wanted to go. They deliberated a moment before deciding on Sentosa, so even though we’d just been there 3 days before, it was off to Sentosa again.

They did have several specific requests, which were to ride the cable car, ride an orange (for Tru) and pink (for Kirsten) monorail train, ride the Luge, ride the Skyride and play at the kids area at Palawan Beach.

After each activity, they would ask “After this, where are we going?”

“To take the luge.” “To take the monorail.” “To get ice-cream.” “To the beach…”


One by one, we checked off all the items on their list and watched their smiles get wider and wider as the day wore on.

They had so much fun that when it was time to go, they didn’t protest or negotiate for “5 more minutes” like they usually would. Kirsten put her head on my chest and said, “Ok, I’m very tired, I think I need to go home now.”

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  • Reply Daisy January 3, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    I’m working from home for the time being. A part of me is secretly pleased at being to lounge in my pjs all day. And the best part got to be making mac and cheese for my lil girl at 2 pm just for fun.

    Happy 2012 and do write more!

    • Reply Daphne January 4, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      Agree! It’s one of the best perks of the job. :)

  • Reply Ai Sakura January 3, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Wish my work allowed me to nap at 2pm too :) Love the last shot of the both of them!
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    • Reply Daphne January 4, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      LOL I have to make up for it by working later though.. so it kind of evens out

  • Reply Andrea January 4, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Yap suffering from holiday hangover too… just got back to work.. the 2 of them look so happy, makes me feel happy too, kiss the kids thank you for me :)

    • Reply Daphne January 4, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      Of course Andrea! Or you can just kiss them yourself on Sat.

  • Reply Elaine January 4, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    You mean Kirsten can navigate the luge already? Shows how much I underestimate kids. Amazed you guys managed to squeeze so much activity into a day!

    • Reply Daphne January 7, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      Oh, not yet. She has to sit with daddy as a co-rider. I think the height requirement is 1.2m or something.

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