Archive for the ‘entertainment’ Category
Recently we attended the birthday party of our friend’s son who turned 11 years old. The BBQ party was held in their home. Children are indeed so very lucky these days. Besides throwing a big birthday bash for the son, my friend also spent many hours at the music shops to buy apogee jam guitar interface for iPad and Mac as a birthday gift. Her son has been learning the guitar for a year now and with the JAM, he can have a high quality guitar sound for practicing or just jamming on his Mac or iPad. Did I say how lucky kids are nowadays?
Ever since she went to Kidzania 2 weeks ago, Ashley has been saying that she had an awesome time and asked when she can go again. I told her that the next trip to Kidzania would have to depend on how hardworking she is Ashley told her grandparents and her aunts what she did in Kidzania and the best part was being the policewoman. She also asked why there was no activity like dancing or singing there. Yeah, come to think of it there are no activities in that area for children to try their hands on. Ashley loves music and dance very much. I bet she would love to try her hands on the drums, epiphone wildkat or even pretend to be a singer.
…… usually means no time for relaxation for the parents. Well in my case that is. Every day the missy will be asking to go to the beach, to the swimming pool, take a cab instead of walking in the hot sun and etc *rolls eyes*. We did not do any sightseeing while in Phuket. Besides the beach, pool, shopping and massages (the last 2 things were for me), we brought the kids to FantaSea, a theme park with magic and cultural show.
The highlight of FantaSea is watching the live show which feature trapeze artists, performing elephants and other animals in the Palace of the Elephants theater. The musical show was spectacular and we are very impressed with the unique 3000 seat state-of-the art Palace of the Elephants theater which was inspired by ancient stone palace of the olden days. This show is to illustrate the history of Kamala with dancers, actors with blueridge 163a guitars and acrobats performing on stage. It was highly entertaining with great choreographed performance. My favourite part was when the chickens ran across the stage in a straight row. How did they get them to do that?
The Palace of the Elephants theater
Some of the performances during the show. These 2 photos above are from jamie-monk.blogspot.com.
hahaha…. did the title of this post catch your attention? It’s not about the dramas in my life (not that I have many of that). The dramas that I am talking about are the TVB ones which I am chasing after right now. My brother-in-law downloads the latest TVB dramas for his mom to watch and I also get to watch them too. Bliss. I don’t know where he got them from but I’m not complaining. Don’t have to buy anymore dvds from my vendor. I get to watch them for free now and best of all, I can watch them on my tv and not the computer. I find it hard to watch the dramas on the computer. Not good for my eyes. Ok, I just finished watching Ghetto Justice II. Going to start Witness Insecurity or Divas In Distress soon
Are you a die-hard TVB drama fan too?
The weekend is here and this Saturday is a school replacement day for most kids in school >.< I’ve told Ashley that she has to go to school on Saturday and so far she hasn’t complained….tee hee. Anyway, have a good one everyone. By the way, do you listen to the radio daily? I’ve just discovered a new Chinese station – Melody FM (103.0 in KL). I have been tuning in to this station daily on my laptop. What I love about this station is that it features Chinese songs that were popular in the 80′s and 90′s. Listening to them takes me on a trip down memory lane
You can click on this link if you want to listen to Melody FM online – http://www.melody.com.my/dvr/. Have a nice weekend everyone!
Recently I spotted a man and a woman selling cute balloons at the Pasar Malam (night market) in my neighbourhood. When I went nearer, I saw the woman inflating the balloons and the man twisting them with his fingers. He was very fast and made twisting the balloons look so easy. With a mfa degree in Visual Effects, you can learn more about the fundamentals of art and animation design. They were selling the balloons at rm1.50 each. Much cheaper than the ones sold at the mall I bought a butterfly one for Ashley.
The lady told me that they have been sculpting balloons for over 12 years. So, if you are looking for balloons twisters/sculptors for children’s parties, you may want to give them a call
Have you heard of the Gambino family who has great influence in The Bronx, New Jersey, Westchester County, Connecticut, Florida and Los Angeles? This family is one of the five original Italian-American Mafia crime families which have dominated organized crime in the United States. Want to know more about the New York Mob Bust? Check it out below.
Every day when I come home from the office, I would rush to do all the necessary things like prepare dinner for Ashley, wash all the bottles and food containers, whatever housework that need to be done, exercise and then have my salad dinner. I also get Ashley to do her maths homework right after her dinner so that if she needs help I can guide her because by 8pm, no one can disturb me That’s the time when I have my ‘Me’ time to watch this…
Lives of Omission
This 30 episode TVB drama premiered in Hong Kong and Malaysia on 1 August 2011 and ended early this month. I got the DVD from my regular supplier recently and have watched 11 episodes so far. Michael Tse is one of my favourite actors and I like his “Laughing Gor” character So besides pinning on Pinterest, I de-stress by watching my TVB drama, one hour a day. Are you a TVB drama fan too?
When dear Germaine of Kiddothings posted about the 10 TV Shows That She Miss, it brought back some good old memories of my favourite tv shows. Thanks for letting me borrow this idea, Germaine Here are some of the tv shows that I miss :-
The Jeffersons. I love their crazy antics! Hilarious!
The Cosby Show. My All-Time Favourite. Can you believe it that I taped this show every week and played them on my VCR whenever I was free. Never get bored with the Cosbys. I am still watching some of the episodes on Youtube Love them!!
The Facts of Life. Love to sing its theme song – “The Facts of Life, The Facts of Life”
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The Fresh Prince and his tv cousin – Carlton are just hilarious!
Cheers. Back then Ted Danson had more hair
Little House On The Prairie. I wanted to be Laura Ingalls Wilder
Friends. Love them to bits! I wanted to dress like the girls too
Sex And The City. I want Carrie Bradshaw’s closet!
Do you have any show that you miss?
It is almost the end of the year. Come November, the school holidays will start. This time, all children will be off school for 5 weeks until the first week of January 2011. We have not planned our holidays yet but if given a chance, I would love for us to visit Branson, Missouri. I have heard so much about this fantastic vacation destination. Branson is the home to many great attractions such as award-winning theme parks, cruises and shows. It is also a shopping mecca with hundreds of brand name outlet stores. Just thinking of this brings a smile to my face. Branson, Missouri is one of the top vacation destination in the USA. With so many attractions, Branson is truly a one-of-a kind family vacation destination. I cannot wait to check out some affordable Branson vacation packages at BransonGetaways.com and will try to convince the spouse to take us there. Wish me luck!