Monday, September 12, 2016

An eventful and well-rested September Hol

This September Holiday is one of the best September Holiday I have enjoyed in all my 11 years of teaching.... it was a total of 11.5 days and one that required no school work to be done at all.... wahahahahaha... =D 

September Hol officially started on .....
1 September 2016, Thursday

There was the teachers' breakfast prepared/cooked by the school leaders and key personnel...

so interesting right???  Come on.... How often do you have your school's subjects heads and HODs frying omelette and making waffles for you in the school foyer, the school discipline master coming to your table to ask, "coffee, tea or me?" or your aesthetic subject head asking, "More coffee? I will bring it to you... you sit..." or even the principal saying, "The latte is good....must drink... i make one for you.".... well, it was the first for me and i was dumbfounded.... heee.... 

then it was followed by a student-led concert that day ... there wasn't any teachers' day high tea/dinner .... rejoicing much much .... oopx... i am just that anti-social.... but come on.... why would i want to stay out whole day from 7.15 am till 10+pm for school events??? i seriously think that giving me the day off straight from school is the best deal ... =D 

2 of the creative Teachers' Day gift this year... 

From Faith, the drama club teacher-in-charge

from the Teachers' Day committee

Mr Ang picked me up at 1.30 pm sharp and brought me to Riders Cafe for lunch... 

the horsey area was off-limit to non-members so we could only look at the horses from afar... =( ..

How ah??? I think my Mr Ang looks more yantao when he's not sporting his signature smile... wahahahaha 

Mr Ang with his usual carbonara

 My mushroom sandwich 

 sponge cake churros... yummmzzzz..... 

2 September 2016, Friday

rare times on public transport together so must welfie... wahahahhaha

had dinner at Chir Chir, my favourite korean fried chicken restaurant with Chunyang and Ai Ling

before heading for our clubbing session at Shanghai Dolly 

spotted this in the toilet 
can consider for December birthday babies yeah!!! 

5 September 2016, Monday
 refinanced our HDB loan at 2.6% per annum to DBS loan (between 1% to 1.45%) to save on interest payment... yeah!!! 

6 September 2016, Tuesday
Met up with my favorite art pals for our (almost) termly gathering...
and Mdm Zakiah spoilt us with a bracelet, a keychain and a bag each... Thanks Mdm Zakiah... 

7 September 2016, Wednesday 
attended Alvin's Pass-Out-Parade (POP) 

From Ah Bin to Man liao oh.... heeee.... 
All the best to your posting... =*

8 September 2016, Thursday 
celebrated Charlene's hatchday with a dim sum lunch and a leather card holder workshop

11 September 2016, Sunday 
Met up with the ladies from NTU FYP group for lunch at Rice & Fries ... ordered the mushroom and chicken baked rice this round instead of my usual aglio olio

followed by a round of Mahjong with Celest and her hubby-to-be where i won 20 cents after 3 hours... wahahahahhaa....  

12 September 2016, Monday 

Did a plentiful this Sept hol... luving it max....every school holiday should be like this mah!!!!..... 

Lee Kong Chain Natural History Museum

Rare occasion where we made a trip to the west so Mr Ang did his homework on where to for brunch and found 'Baker & Cook' at Hill Crest, an artisan bakery & food store by celebrity baker and award winning author, Dean Brettschneider from New Zealand.... 


luving the cute and creative manner in which the names of the donors are displayed 

Mr Ang with the tallest flower in the world - Amophorphallus....
saw this life during school's trip to Kuching back in 2012  

 i can modify this idea into a "Plants around the school" & "Creative sewing" class... =P 

beautiful display of fungus 

the main reason why we were here at the museum was to see the $5 million dino trio who made such a big woohaa in the news back in 2011 when they nearly couldn't make it to Singapore shore due to a lack of funding...

These trio, consisting of 2 adult dinos and a baby dino, are believed to belong to a family .... so sweet and so sad that they died together as a family hor??? 

every piece of bone is real except for the head which was a replica... the actual skull is still in its (almost) original form as seen in the pic below to educate the public on how a fossil (usually embed in rocks & mud etc) would look like upon discovery

the lighted piece of bone was where this female sperm whale's fatal injury was 

man & its origin 

 platypus - its duck-bill bone is so interesting looking  

elephant's skull 

above pic : a family of termites

different kind of 小强

Pointing to the humongous crab on the left.... Mr Ang asked, "Is this Alaska crab??? Yumzzz!!!" 

amazing section to teach about adaptation... 

spent close to 2 hours in this museum and enjoyed learning about the various classification of plants & animals much much.... even Mr Ang enjoyed his time here too... =D 

Perfect 10 for our monthly date for Sept 2016.... Yes... I am demanding a monthly date day and/or activity that DOES not involve just food and exercise.... it shall be called the "Happy Wife, Happy Ang's monthly date - day".... =P