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Our 2.5 year old son Noe is so good at this. Just look at how fast he is going on his kick scooter (otopet).
Check this out:
*Taken using xda IIs built-in camera. Should have used MiniDV instead :)
Our observations: Although his verbal skill is not yet fully developed, his motoric and hand-eye coordination skills are above average.
Date : 2 September 07 (Sunday)
Time : 3 pm
Venue : Eng Wah Cinema, Suntec City
Movie : Ratatouille
Ticket : S$12 each (Babies & toddlers under 0.9m who sit on Mommy and Daddy's laps come for free!)
I think God punished me yesterday for going to Botak Jones three times within one week.
Just when I was about to finish my cajun meal with Eddy and Alex (both are from the Lau clan but unrelated to Andy Lau), I felt like I had a mixture of mustard and mayonnaise splattering on my face. The hearty stuff went into my eye, my mouth and stained my shirt! I waited for a few seconds and licked the corner of my mouth. It tasted kinda... fresh. Perhaps too refreshing for something that come out of a bottle.
Then I found out that the mustard-cum-mayonnaise was a fresh pigeon dropping. What a Guano day!
PS: Someone told me that I should have bought Lottery tickets yesterday.
My brother Yodhi for some reason has been laughing at me everytime he sees Pedro in Napoleon Dynamite. Below is what Pedro looks like when running for president in high school.
Jendral Augie from Memphis is in town so we took him to
Changi Naval Base to see what it's like since Singapore Navy were having Open House 2007 for public to have an opportunity to have fun and get inside the ships.
I thought I should share with you a list of sailboat charters for you scuba divers or surfers for Indonesia. Below are some of the charter sailboats that I have found on the internet. Surprisingly, most of these attractive boats are operated by... well... Non-Indonesians! Yes, they seem to be the ones who can sell great tourism ideas to foreigners and serve them well.
We Indonesians must learn from them and that also means we ought to appreciate our seas much more.
Here is my list of wonderful charter sailboats out there (not in order of importance):
Mas Judhi came with us and it was his first time sailing, too. So, he had every reason to be trigger happy and holding the lines like flying a kite!
Last Saturday we chartered Turmalin, a beautiful 54 feet ketch built in Hong Kong. Our friend Puput (who is relocating from Havana to Jakarta), my parents Hindro and Tuti, and the entire Blass-Hernandez family were aboard with us on a half-day cruise around Tuas (departing from Raffles Marina).
We departed shortly after 9:00am and had to be under power for the first hour seeking for favorable winds. It was only after 10:30am when 5 knots of wind came to push us southeasterly towards the tip of Jurong Island.
If you have to choose between sailing and... naked gardening, which one will be your choice?
I must say that I have never thought of it as an important activity for some people until I read this World Naked Gardening Day, which was described by the organizers in this sentence:
"All that's involved is getting naked and making the world's gardens--whatever their size, public or private--healthier and more attractive. WNGD has no political agenda, nor is it owned or organized by any one particular group. Naked individuals and groups are encouraged to adopt the day for themselves."
I had the pleasure of cruising on Blue Eagle with Derek Mazzone (owner/skipper), Francis (from Changi Sailing Club) and Derek Wee (relative of Mazzone from Adelaide). It was Yodhi's first time being on a sailboat and he was enjoying it despite of the heeling. AWe set sail somewhere along Selat Johor and managed to just cruise along until sunset. There was hardly any traffic on this strait compared to the Selat Jurong area where barges and tugboats are always within half a mile radius. Akhmad had his 12mm lens on Nikon D70S and shot many scenes of the Monsoon Cup Regatta due North of where we were. Their spinnakers were up most of the time. So colorful and vibrant!