Tuesday, July 16, 2013

shopping in town !

It was the 2nd day of Jyn's birthday and decided to bring him out "Jalan Jalan".
It was just before noon that we reached Orchard. He was overwhelmed over his trolley bag
and keep on insist to pull along. 

At the same time, I always wanted to get a light weight stroller for traveling  on buses or short trip and decided to headed over to Taka baby department.I have heard about the combi F2 and it was a relatively extremely light weight about 3.8 kg. I put Jyn in the stroller to test and he loved it immediate ! But the price was not that cheap. $389 with extra seat liner and wheel cap. It was over my budget .With this price , I can get other combi cheaper model which can reclined.Though the bumble bee yellow was a good attractive colour.And also take note this model can only withstand till 15 kg . Anything heavier will make it hard to manoeuvre around . Another minus point is the wheels are very slim and it can easier stucked
into the hole of the metal plate drains .So this would be a no no for me no matter how attractive the stroller is.For  this model , I feel it is more suitable in Japan or any other western countries where there are lesser this kind of metal plate in SG. When come to the seat, the seat was a bit shallow and the toddler need to secure with seat belt or else, the child will fall out easily. So need to be careful if you pushing stroller on the escalator or stairs.Otherwise if parents are looking for sleet and slim design, this is a good choice. But of course, Combi is still very good in their invention of  closing and opening mechanism. This is a plus point .

 Finally, the sales person recommended the maclaren stroller which is most Singapore parents love to get. He let me try the Maclaren Triump 2011 model. This is also a light weight stroller but much heavier than combi F2. But I was not fancied by the colors.Only Green and brown which is suited for boys.One good thing, the price fall within my budget and can withstand till 20 kg of weight.But I'm still having difficulty over my shoulder.And finally he recommended the Globetrotter model. I didn't know Maclaren has this model.According to him, this model is quite new and weigh only 4.8 Kg.
And It has black colour "Blink blink" . Im not sure if I hear him correctly, but he says sit till 3-4 years only ( 25 kg ). Anyway, all the features fit my  criteria and decided to purchase it. It is now in promotion price of $179 ( previously $329). The stroller also come with a grey seat liner and rain cover.So I can consider this a very good buy.Still waiting for time to try it out

Monday, July 15, 2013

Jyn Turns 2 !

We have been preparing quite some time ago on the theme on Jyn's 2nd birthday.Finally , we decided to fix on soccer theme this time. Balls are always his favourite and this is quite a simple theme to do as well.This year will be a smaller scale celebration compare to his 1st one and it is much much easier.My mum decided to cook some home dishes and my uncle volunteered to help out. He is one great home chef and we love his cooking yum yum !

             1 year old theme - army                              2 yr old theme - soccer
 Washing up before party begins

dah dah, soccer jersey

    And ......... Ben and Jerry ice cream cake ! The cake was slightly late as the customer service called up to say the ice cream has melted and they are rushing to make another for the occasion.Ok , at least they were bothered to call.The ice cream cake seems to melt quite fast even though there's dry ice to keep the coolness.And it was quite messy during the cake cutting ceremony due to this.

 It was a total success and I am glad our guests enjoyed all the food !