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Art Class @ CC

Was thinking of sending E to art class at CC. Not surprisingly, a number of parents have told me that their kids really did benefit from the art class.

I went to Onepa.gov.sg to see what art classes are available, and found that each CC offered a different pricing scheme for their art classes. From $4-$6/7 per lesson , of course different trainers. Compared to external vendors, they do really learn a lot at art class. Although the starting age is listed as 5yo, I was also told that if the kid can take instructions well, they will allow from 3+ onwards.

If anyone of you have sent your kids to CC for classes, can give feedback?

Great Wall of Chocolate - ERIK for you

A worker adjusts Terracotta Warriors made of chocolate at the Chocolate Wonderland in Beijing. The chocolate theme park will exhibit creations such as the Great Wall and the Dunhuang Caves. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING - THE Great Wall never looked so tasty: a team of Chinese confectioners have built a 10 metre (33 ft) long replica of the structure entirely out of chocolate in a bid to entice Chinese to eat more of the sweet stuff.

The chocolate wall is made from solid dark chocolate bricks stuck together with white chocolate and is one of the attractions at the World Chocolate Wonderland exhibition and trade show which will open to the public later this month.

Chocolatier Wang Qilu said his version of the ancient wall was a feat of engineering in itself, with a carefully constructed crumbling section at one end to resemble the real thing. He also had to make sure his materials did not melt.

'You have higher and lower levels and you have to fit each brick into place, one by one, to build it up, it's difficult,' he said.

Up to 80 tonnes of chocolate were used in making the displays, which include a mini-army of 560 chocolate replicas of the famous Terracotta Warriors standing to attention on a layer of chocolate flakes.

The show's general manager, Tina Zheng, said she hoped the displays would give chocolate a boost in the Chinese market and its billion-plus consumers. -- REUTERS

Studio Shot

Anyone can recommend me a place/ photographer to do studio shot? Would like to do one with family & E before I burst ... which is kinda like anytime.

So anyone knows one good photog that can fit me on short notice?

And didn't cross my mind earlier that since I'd be closing shop, this will be my last chance to get it done! :-o

most useful m.page right now


Useful for ringtones right to mobile. FOC ! :)


looks like my mobile can only support text posts for now, or I don't know how to use mob to upload pix fr phone.

was thnkg hard if to get iphone so I can surf during confinement, but think this ph will do just fine.

Post from mobile portal m.livejournal.com

Thank you, & still collecting :)

Thank you all for the baby stuff! I have been moving around bringing E to mall shows, and collecting the baby stuff as well.

Thanks Serene for the brestfren, cot mobile & FP kick & play!
Thanks Jenine for the bb clothes & the breastfeeding tops. Have mittens! yay!
Thanks Esther for clothes for Elpis!

I hv yet to arrange and pick up milk caps from Miss Seow.

Hv I missed out anyone?

Lily ... did I forget to collect the cow boat from JK2? i.e. Was it there last week!?

basic suzuki piano book?

Anyone knows where to get this, and the title?

The school is OOS at the moment.

**Update** I called the school to check again, and they told me they have one copy hiding in the shelf, so have reserved the new edition and CD for me :)


Pri One Registration?

Saw this in a mom forum. Thought it's worth bookmarking :) It's free so you need not use the link on MOE and pay $2.10.


Click on the link above.
Enter your address.
Click on the "Map!" button.
2 circular lines will be seen - blue means within 1km, red means within 2km (if cannot see red line, click on minus '-' sign at the top left corner)
you then mouse over the green SCH icon and can see the name of the school

Do It Yourself!

Not too long ago, I posted about PLAY KITCHEN DIY.

Now, I found something else that is equally interesting... worth doing especially if you have 2 kids!


If you did the Play Kitchen, you'd feel that this is a piece of cake to assemble ;-)


A coconut a day is good for preggers ???

I didn't know this? Only know about drinking in the last tri.
Now I need to stock up on Coconut!
===============extractd from Babycentre India=================================
In our country, coconuts have always been associated with health and prosperity and are present in some form or the other on many auspicious occasions. Young coconuts which have green shells (as opposed to the brown mature coconuts) are the ones with the most water content; this water is called coconut water or coconut juice.

Tender coconut water (elaneer / nariyal pani) is one of the richest sources of electrolytes. It is high in chlorides, potassium, and magnesium and has a moderate amount of sugar, sodium and protein. Potassium helps regulate blood pressure and heart function. Coconut water is also a good source of dietary fibre, manganese, calcium, riboflavin and Vitamin C.

A natural isotonic beverage with similar levels of electrolytes as the human body, coconut water helps prevent dehydration and relieves exhaustion by replenishing the natural salts lost by the body; it is widely used in tropical countries as a means for oral rehydration needed during diarrhoeal attacks.

It is essentially fat free and has zero cholesterol and some studies have reported that it can have some effect on improving "good" cholesterol levels (HDL) in the body. In the heat of summer when you are looking for something other than water to quench your thirst, you can have this nutritious and refreshing beverage instead of sugar and calorie laden aerated drinks and fruit juices. It is naturally sterile and so perfect for drinking while travelling without the fear of contamination.

Coconut water is a natural diuretic and so increases the flow of urine; this helps prevent urinary tract infections (UTI) as well as reduces the incidence of kidney stones. Coconut water also helps relieve constipation, improves intestinal function and promotes digestive health -– it is often recommended to people suffering from acidity and ulcers.

Constipation, sluggish digestion and heartburn are common problems during pregnancy and can be helped to some extent by drinking coconut water.

Coconut water contains high levels of lauric acid which is what is used by the body to make monolaurin -– a disease fighting fatty acid derivative. Lauric acid has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties which protect the body against various infections and boosts the immune system.

With such wide ranging nutritional benefits it is no wonder that coconut water is recommended for pregnant women.