Let’s go to the Zoo, there’s lots of things to do

Visiting the Zoo with friends is different!
We went to the National Zoo!

In order to catch the Multi Animal Show (at Amphitheatre), we have to arrive at the Zoo by 10AM. So we made sure we arrive in time.

A stroll in the er.. Zoo! The weather is just perfect.
The weather was perfect, and the stroll in the park was easy and fun. Parents even provided us with their strollers to aid the walk.

Taking time to appreciate at the animals.
The animals were very kind and all come out to welcome us.

A TIGER came
We met with a hungry tiger, he was walking around to seek for food. That reminded us about our snacks too!

Snack in the park, each eat a part, we'll not be apart.
So along the way, we had a snack break. Lets share  一人一半,感情不散。

So good to see our bigger children showing brotherly love to the younger ones.

Catch me if you can!
“I am running. Catch me if you can!” says a little one, while running towards the Amphitheatre.

Seal Show.
Continuing the journey, we arrived just in time for the Multi Animal Show at the Amphitheatre.
You should not miss it if you visit the Zoo. It is worth watching.

Wa.. Oh.. Ooo.. Mmm.. Ah.. Really?
.. and the seals’ performances were just jaws dropping AMAZING! (Photo above as proof)

Who can tell me what animal is this?
A special guest appearance in very close distance. Anyone knows what animal is this?

I am always by your side.
Next destination, the Aquarium. We see brotherly care again here.

The Tunku Abdul Rahman Aquarium
We arrived at The Tunku Abdul Rahman Aquarium.

Thinking of sushi? This is not the type we eat.
And these eels are truly an eye opener. Did they use this for sushi?

We had a great time in the National Zoo indeed.
We had a great and enjoyable trip!

Our stroller gang taking a R&R.
After a day of travel, our stroller gang had some R&R

For the hilly part we took the tramp. What a breeze!
.. and yes, we did take the tramp to reach the hilly and deeper part of the Zoo where the rhino is. We learnt many more animals along the way. The tramp is a must-ride too.

Sweet Memories

Darlene was delighted that her cousins slept over at our home for two nights during the recent school holidays. It was really fun to watch the kids enjoying themselves and later settling some issues together.

For me, the kids brought me back to my childhood memories. So sweet … and I can still remember so clearly…

… my dad and mom would bring us to the Titiwangsa Park almost every weekend for cycling, games and then later to the nearby shop to eat noodles. I treasured those moments very much.

Darlene enjoyed her time with Gareth and Elysia at the Titiwangsa Park too on Saturday morning. They had great time in learning playing badminton, cycling, sitting on the swing and climbing the steel tanker.

Gareth, Darlene and Elysia at the Steel Tanker. This is Gareth and Darlene favourite spot for the day.

This is Elysia’s favourite – the swing.

Oh yes, we also went to the Air Panas market to have early lunch. Darlene requested ‘chee cheong fun’, though Gareth requested rice, he was alright to eat ‘chee cheong fun’ too. However, Elysia preferred noodles. We waited for a while for Elysia’s noodles to be ready. It was a joy to see them enjoying their food and practice paying for their food too.

Learning from the nature

A mentor is not measured by the splash he makes when he enters the water, but rather by the ripples he leaves in his wake.

Amy, Adeline and myself met last Thursday morning at the Marmalade, Bangsar Village II for  brunch and farewell gathering. It was interesting that we could meet and talk about ourselves, our lives and our dreams. Thanks to our pastor’s message to encourage us to gather in 2 or 3 for a time of encouragement and strengthening.

Amy’s  desire to learn about the nature so that she could inspired her kids to love and learn about the nature too really captivated me….

Yes, I felt that in our fast moving world and the ever improving technology that ‘supposedly’ help us to be more effective, has handicapped us, in many ways, from learning, exploring and enjoying the nature. One of the kids’ parent that I work with expressed that her lifestyle was the reason why her children seldom go to the playground. Thoughts to ponder for parents…

I came across an interesting site for kids, teachers and parents. I especially like the read-along audio stories about animals, nature that  help us learn about ourselves and the things that are important to us. Hope you have an enjoyable time listening to the stories with your kids. Do let me know how the stories inspired you and family too. Thank you.

Here is the link again… http://www.linkslearning.org/Kids/2_Reading/2_Audio_Stories/index.html