Friday, July 31, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

his dreamland

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somotu and i hid behind the racks and racks of cars at this tomica section in a department store in umeda at osaka.
as expected,
he was so absorbed in all the cars and trucks
that it took him a looooonnnnnnnngggggggg while before he looked up and tried to look for us.

if he could,
he would stay there for days and days and days....

somotu read that it has a booth for making your tomica car

it turned out to be much smaller than we thought
but it was big and good enough for little bb....

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


chocolate cupcakes
with marshmallow fillings
and graham crust

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

keep it up!

reading the tomica catalogue on the hotel bed....

circling his dream cars in the catalogue (i.e. all of them) while waiting for his food to come

checking out books at the book shop

little bb,
keep up with the concentration level
and remember to be as diligent in the upcoming new school year!

Monday, July 27, 2015

may 18: nara park

i have heard about the deer at nara park
and how *anxious* they are to go after any food

so here we were at the park

some are in groups 
some seem like lone rangers
they looked very composed
we even got to get up close and pat a few of them

and that was all before i bought biscuits for them...

i didn't even have the biscuits in my hand
but they could tell i was going to get my wallet
and in a split second, i was surrounded.
i could feel my backpack being pulled...
*someone* trying to help me get my wallet out quick i guess *laugh*
and *someone* even gave my bum a bite!  *laugh*

when i finally got the biscuits in my hand,
it was no romance , cuteness at all...
all i could do was to get rid of the biscuits in my hand quick!  *laugh*

it was quite funny
but little bb was horrified...

at one point, i was helping him finish his ice cream
when he saw this deer come close to me....

little bb was very worried and got a bit mad at me for walking so slowly...
he tried to push me so that i could walk faster...
and when the deer was heading for me,
little bb jumped in front of me with his hands wide open
trying to protect me from the deer!

"don't come close to my mami!

thank you sweetie...
(as you could tell, mami wasn't scared at all.....
i was standing behind you with a grin on my face and taking pictures!)
seeing you so concerned about my safety really made my day!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

machines and robots

he was having loads of fun at the kawasaki world at kobe osaka
admiring the motorcycles
riding on speedboats
driving trains
controlling the robot


i was really bored

Saturday, July 25, 2015

my first piping with buttercream experience

spent over 5 hours learning how to pipe roses with buttercream
many thanks to teacher angela for her patience *smile*
mine are the ugliest in the class

half way through, i almost wanted to give up
but then the song we always sing together with little bb rang in my head
~~ never never give ~~

i couldn't control my hand and how to hold the piping bag
but we should ~~never never give up~~

Friday, July 24, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

today's production

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different colors....
changing frequency......

he's one happy dude

fishing for our dinner

still a few posts left before i finish with our recent trip to osaka in this space for memories sake...
we went to this restaurant where we have to fish for our dinner...

fishing really do need patience....
it took somotu almost the entire meal to catch one!

and when he finally did,
look at little bb's reaction::

he was frozen!
yes, he has never seen a fish caught alive like this
and he was scared!
love his scared look!

our fish!

little cyclists

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couple weeks ago,
we went cycling along the dam of plover cover reservoir

it's the first time little bb ever saw a reservoir
as always
asked tons of questions about it.............
why we need a reservoir?
why the color of the water in the reservoir is different from the color of the sea water?
what kind of fish live there?
any sharks?
how deep?
how do the water get in?
why not salty like sea water?

the boys have endless supply of energy....
kept going round about............

it is indeed a gorgeous sight
will definitely return (when it is not so hot and humid @_@)

Monday, July 20, 2015

science is fun

magnetic maze

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electronic music player
(which is very timely as soon, it will be sugar's birthday!)

these are the things he brought home from his science activity which started today

this year (like last year)
have signed up some fun summer activities for little bb

he is loving this science one ^_^

can't wait for his cooking class to start!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

when the three musketeers encounter tech stuff

spent the afternoon @ cyberport for the innovation carnival.
the three musketeers were learning how to make key chain with 3D printing
to ensemble their own 4WD

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things that little bb seldom gets his hands on...
surely a different kind of experience for him *smile*

at the end,
the three musketeers got into a race...
only that their 4WDs were all over the place

Saturday, July 18, 2015


have wanted to practice making roses and hydrangea since the class last saturday
but never got the time until tonight after little bb has went to bed....

took me awhile to get the color i want,
the texture of the fondant
the shapes i need...

before i knew it,
it was past 2am in the morning
and i have not even gotten to make the hydrangea

need more practice....
more time!

new arrival

Friday, July 17, 2015

basketball vs. soccer

he has his first basketball court experience...

and his soccer field experience awhile ago...

think we will stick with basketball for now...
cuz somotu has this funny notion about soccer vs. basketball...
(that basketball players are generally taller than soccer players)

as for little bb,
he is totally happy as long as he gets to run around *laugh*