On X’mas, we headed out to Marina Bay for an outing.
Before that, stopped at the foodcourt at MRT to fill up our stomaches. Here’s Papa feeding Meimei milk tea, which she loves..
We took the Circle Line to Promenade station. Our second time, as the Circle Line only started running about 6 months ago.
The spanking new station. Kids had a great time sliding around the shiny floor. (suakus)
The Promendade station is at Millenia Walk. On our way to the Helix Bridge, a glance of the Durian, Esplanade.
Ah, the Sands. With a spaceship-like skypark on top, which also looks like a hotdog, or – gu-gu.hehe.
Entrance to the Helix bridge was the Youth Olympic Park. The white railing at the back is the floating platform where we conduct out national day parade/YOG opening ceremony – now that the Kallang Stadium is underging re-building..
The Sands and the Helix Bridge. The day’s a little cloudy, and the colours dun come out. On a sunny day I imagine it would be scorching though, with nary a tree.
I dunno what this is. I think it’s ugly, like a palm with cut fingers. :P. Hubby said it looks like opened pamelo skins. So now we have durian and pamelo on the Bay.
Pretty dress huh? You ask her to smile, she will give a loud laugh, very funny.
Inside the Sands! At last, after all these months. Baobao with his newfound Wushu pose – 隔山打牛! lol
We didn’t walk much inside. There’s a big skating rink on the ground floor, surrounded by a foodcourt, MANY people there. We couldn’t find a seat to rest our legs. There were no seats around the mall too, so OUT we went.
Culprits responsible for those two kids. 😛 Baobao took this picture. He has just learned to use the camera and enjoys it.
We walked back (bbbrrrrrrrllll) the Helix bridge, back to Millenia Walk to SIT DOWN and eat something at Coffee Club. There was a light drizzle but nothing drenching.
After that, the kids played outside a pool @ Millenia Walk….they were running around the pool…
and then Meimei tried to cross a pillar besides the pool – on the pool side. I watched her closely and thought it’s ok if she fell. The pool was only 1 feet deep and she had changing clothes.
She did it the first time, and then the second time, PLONK – fell into the water! She fell lying onto the water and there was a jet of water coming from that side of the pool spraying furiously at her. It scared her and she began to cry.
Without a thought, I stepped into the pool and pulled her out. Everything happened fast. Once out, she began to smile. We changed her, but my shirt, pants, and shoes were all wet. We then went to Marina Square and bought me a new set of clothes.
The memorable thing from this incident was. When I first saw she fell into the pool. I went in – WITHOUT A SECOND THOUGHT. That was motherhood at work. Seriously. No thought seeped in between the time she fell and that which I stepped in. For a person who has ALOT of thoughts, that’s speaks alot. Amazing. I experienced it first hand.
Some time ago there was a news about a US couple who hung on to their stolen moving car to save their baby. The mother said all she thought of was the baby, and nothing else. Now I know how that felt. It was so instinctive! I’m glad god made us this way. Imagine we have to hesitate and think for ourselves. Oh the agony.