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Arcade Fun in Hong Kong

A shot with the ever lovable Minions
A shot with the ever lovable Minions

The  weather was scorching hot when were  in Hong Kong last month. To  keep away from the sun we did a  mixture of indoor and outdoor activities with the kids.

Doggie boy and R going on one of the kiddy rides
Doggie boy and R going on one of the kiddy rides

One of the places which the kids really enjoyed was the arcade.  The arcades there were slightly different from the ones that we have been in Singapore. There were   a few mini amusement park rides which both parents and kids could go on together.

The kids on the Frog Hopper
The kids on the Frog Hopper

In Singapore there were only game machines and no rides available . We can only go on such rides if there was a pasar malam (night market) being put up  in the area. Even so I question the safety aspect of such rides which are available for the kids to play at these temporary  night markets and will not let the kids go on them.

The boys found the ride not really thrilling as they have experienced more exciting rides at the various theme parks that they visited in Japan,  Korea and Thailand. Tiger girl on the other hand was fascinated and really enjoyed herself.

Tiger girl playing bowling with the boys
Tiger girl playing bowling with the boys

It was the first time that she was able to play bowling as the had mini bowling lane for kids.  The bowling ball was just nice for her hand and she was able to bowl with ease.

The kids and us spent a whole two and a half hours using up the  HKD $100 credit that we  allocated for them to play.

Do your kids love to go to the arcade too?

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Top 10 Highlights of June 2014

The view from the Yum Cha Restaurant in Hong Kong
The view from the Yum Cha Restaurant in Hong Kong

The holidays are over and the kids are back at school. It has been a month long vacation for them and we certainly had lots of fun.

Today being the 1st of July marks Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day.It is a public holiday over there.  Hong Kong has changed quite a bit since we last visited the place in 2011. 

This time around the kids are older and it was certainly more fun as they could participate in more activities.

The boys playing a board game on the plane
The boys playing a board game on the plane

1. June was a time of many first for us. It was the first time that I flew solo with the kids as R was unable to depart on the same date as us.

White blooms
White blooms

2. We saw many lovely blooms like the one above when we visited Hong Kong Wetland Park.  It was the 2nd time there for the kids and this time around they were more observant of the flora and fauna.

The animal parade at the circus
The animal parade at the circus

3. We brought the kids up to Guangzhou, China .  It was the first time that Tiger girl watched the circus performance at Chimelong . She was fascinated by the acrobatics and stunts done by the animals during the performance.

Yummy dumplings
Yummy dumplings

4) Being in Hong Kong it was certainly a MUST to go for Yum Cha at least once for breakfast. The Dim Sum  was certainly heavenly and I really enjoyed myself eating these tasty dishes.

Spring Onion Pancake
Spring Onion Pancake

5) It was great to meet up with friends and relatives which we haven’t seen in a while. The kids also had great fun eating and socializing.

Where I normally blog- the dining table
Where I normally blog- the dining table

6) June was the month that I took part in the Biannual Blogathon.  I took the chance to clean up the back end of this blog and also plan my schedule for July/ August.

7) I also gave a sneak peek behind the scenes here at Dominique’s Desk.  I shared how I come up with a blog post and the work that goes behind creating one.

Tiger girl on the slide
Tiger girl on the slide

8) Having Dad around is certainly good for the kids. I’m blessed to have a hands on partner who does take good care of me and the kids. Daddy does better is my tribute to my other half- R.

9) I completed my series on Parenting with Less Stress with an update on Doggie boy. Parenting is an ongoing process and I hope that my short series had been helpful for my readers.

Nano Cats- Good luck and  Hello Kitty
Nano Cats- Good luck and Hello Kitty

10) Nano blocks- the latest crazy to hit our household. The boys are crazy over these as compared to Lego and have been asking for new figurines to built.  They are not that cheap to purchase so they will have to wait till the next holidays before they get any new ones.

How was your June like?

 

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