mercredi, août 22, 2012

Shortest SG trip ever

The family went to Singapore in the beginning of August. We were there for my brother's wedding which was on National Day. We spent several days in Singapore and after the wedding, the family and the kids' ah ma went to Bali for a week. We stayed in Singapore for a day before heading back home to France.

This time, I did not contact many friends as the stay in Singapore was too short. The kids took 4 days to get over their jetlag so as parents, we were just as tired.

Our new house is far from the airport (80+ km) unlike our old appartment which was just 30+km from Charles de Gaulle airport. We left the house many hours in advance just in case. On the way to the airport, we dropped Bao Bei at the pet hotel. We left her there and felt bad cos she had never stayed in one. 

We arrived at the airport 3 hours in advance and went to the boarding hall once it was opened. The boys were watching aeroplanes and after a while, they started to play with the chairs. They went over and under the armrest. It was really not easy travelling with young children.   
In Singapore, for the first few days, they slept at 8pm but it was their nap time as it was 2pm french time. They woke up at 11pm and then won't go to bed until 2 or 3am. Seb stayed up most nights with the kids. In the mornings, we went to take breakfast nearby and the boys enjoyed their fishball noodle soup. Once they even tried roti prata. While ah ma was doing her marketing buying the freshest fish for the boys porridge, the boys played with some old fashioned balls machine. We had to tell them we were out of coins before they would leave the machines. 
Last year, ah ma bought the boys two fishes which lasted a day. This time, she bought 2 small turtles for the boys. She promised to look after them once the boys went home. The boys had fun playing with the animals.
 They also had lots of fun playing at the playground. They were always asking to go to the park.
On my brother's wedding day, A1 did not want to have his photos taken. So for most family photos, he was absent. He was such a shy boy. We had hoped that he could be the ring bearer for the church wedding but it was just not possible. He was too young and too timid.
Time flies as usual and now we are back to our normal routine. We picked up Bao Bei once we landed and she was well though she had lost weight. As for the boys, they took only 2 days to get pass their jetlag.

The weather in France is almost or even hotter than in Singapore. There are patches of dry grass in the garden and lots of weeds. We will do gardening this weekend. With this good weather, it still feels like holiday. The boys played with their slide and pool in the garden for two hours yesterday.

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