Monday 23 June 2014

Universal Studio Singapore

We finally visited Universal Studio Singapore at Resort World Sentosa last Sunday.

Universal Studio Singapore opened in 2010 at Resort World Sentosa. So what took us so long to visit it? Actually, I was waiting for Sera to grow up and, hence, taller so that she could go on most of the rides.

We drove the car into Sentosa. We parked the car at Beachfront Station and took the Sentosa Express to Waterfront Station.

View of Merlion from car

After we purchased the tickets, we saw this before entering Universal Studio Singapore itself.

Yes, now Sera could ride most of the attractions. You can check the riders' guide on the Universal Studio Singapore website or just click here.

We had our lunch at Mel's Drive-In restaurant at the Hollywood zone. Halfway through our lunch, we saw some men singing at a small stage outside the restaurant. They were singing and dancing to rock-n-roll songs. What a great way to enjoy lunch!

I had intended to watch the Monster Rock Performance just opposite the restaurant after lunch but upon seeing the warning at the entrance, Lynn was not interested. The kids were concerned that the band might be too loud and deafening for their "delicate ears" :( .

Moving on to the New York zone, we saw characters from Sesame Street such as Elmo, Big Bird, Ernie and Bert singing and dancing at the steps outside the mock Public Library building.

We went back to the Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase for the ride after watching the Sesame Street performance. 

It was a slow moving ride suitable for young children too. 


Lynn initially wanted to ride the Accelerator at the Sci-Fi zone. Upon seeing the spinning in action, she changed her mind. The spinning was so fast that she was worried that she might get dizzy.

Below were some pictures taken at the Ancient Egypt zone

Next we visited The Lost World zone.

Dino Soaring Ride

It was always a pity that we could not take pictures of ourselves when we were in the rides. Fortunately for Ardon and Sera, I managed to snap a shot of them when the ride stopped.

The next stop was the Far Far Away zone.

We had a 4-D film experience. This was our first 4-D movie. It sure was fun although the kids weren't too happy about being sprayed water :p.  It was also the kids' first visit to a movie theatre. 

After this we went to watch the Hollywood Parade which started at 5.00 pm. 

After that, we went back to the Madagascar zone for the carousel ride at King Julien's Beach Party-Go-Round.

Adults could also ride on these, yay!

We did some souvenir shopping and then left Universal Studio Singapore.

The queue for the Sentosa Express was very long. A sign board showed that the waiting time was 20 minutes for the train to Beach Station. We walked to Imbiah station and had dinner at the KFC restaurant there. 

After we had dinner, it was home sweet home. 

Saturday 21 June 2014

"Now You See Her"

Last Sunday, we were at Giant Hypermart at Tampines and realized that it was having a small book fair beside the main Hypermart itself. All of the books were sold at $5.00. A pity we did not take note of the dates when the sale would end. 

"Now You See Her" was one of the books that we bought. It is a suspense thriller novel written by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

What first attracted me to this book was its cover. Yes, I do judge a book by its cover first. Hee! hee! Next was the storyline itself. The blurb at the back of the book sure got me and Lynn interested enough to consider getting the book.

Next would be the font size of the words. Lynn and I did not like to get books with small font size. We did not want to strain our eyes while reading. The font size looked okay and words were well spaced. 

At $5.00, it was a bargain. I don't buy or read books just because they were written by famous authors.

Upon reading this book, I noticed that all of the chapters were short, usually less than 6 pages, which made it an easy read. 

This novel was very exciting. I did not want to stop once I started reading it. There were many moments of suspense. I finished reading it a few days ago. Now, it's off to Lynn.

Tuesday 17 June 2014

Peppa Pig Figures

Sera had wanted to get the Peppa Pig figures for quite some time but we were not able to find it in any of the toy stores that we had visited.

Today, she finally found the Peppa Pig figures in the toy department of Metro. It seemed that these were new arrivals. The figures were sold in sets of two and there were many different combination sold: Peppa Pig and George Pig, Mummy Pig and Peppa Pig, Daddy Pig and George Pig, Peppa Pig and Zoe Zebra, Peppa Pig and Danny Dog, Peppa Pig and Candy Cat, Peppa Pig and Pedro Pony. Peppa Pig and Rebecca Rabbit as well as Peppa Pig and Suzy Sheep. She chose the set that contained Peppa Pig and George Pig figures.

She was very happy with her purchase :) .

Tuesday 3 June 2014

Quotes from Episode 14 of 《球在你脚下》("World at Your Feet")

《球在你脚下》("World at Your Feet") is a MediaCorp production and is currently airing on Channel 8, from Monday to Friday at 9 pm.

I like these lines from last night's episode (episode 14).

梅仁信: 其实人生就像喝这杯茶一样,会苦一阵子,可绝对不会苦一辈子。

叶来香: 因为会越冲越淡。

梅仁信: 淡一点好啊!人生就是要简单,太浓的东西对人生不好。

Which can be translated as:

 Mei Ren Xin: Life is like this cup of tea. It may taste bitter for a while but it won't be bitter forever.

Ye Lai Xiang: The more water you add, the more bland it becomes.

Mei Ren Xin: The more bland, the better! Life should be simple. It's no good if it gets too complicated.