Monday, August 27, 2007


Marriage joke of the day: "Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to
a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music
and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays."(Henry Youngman)

I did it again. I jam-packed our weekend with things to see, touch and remember. Why do I do this when hubbie not around? I try to be Supermom and Superdaughter and now that made me Superjaded.

On Saturday morning, after hubbie left for KL, I thought, since we're up this early, might as well see some animals. So off we went! The Saturday morning causeway jam was quite alright, maybe half an hour. Then it only took us 10 minutes to reach the Mandai Zoo after clearing the Singapore customs. I must admit, I was more excited than he was! I can say that it's the first for the both of us. I've never felt so bonded with him!

We took tram rides from one stop to another to catch the different 'animal kingdoms' and some animal shows.

We managed to catch a bit of the Splash showtime, which featured tricks-performing seals, which was so crowded. I actually had to carry him high enough to see the show, for a whole 15 minutes. Ouch, my arms. Then off we went to catch the elephant show. Honestly, as an adult, even for the first time there after 5 years, the show was rather boring. Maybe it's because elephants move slowly. A bit draggy la you know. But nonetheless, the little one was fascinated, especially when the elephants 'blew' water into the audience.

You can tell he is concentrating on the elephants' slow motion movements.

White tiger. BEAUTIFUL. Two sleeping. One pacing up and down. Picture a bit low standard. Hands a bit shaking. Daniel is not light.

I told him to stand there, in the sun, for this shot. He obediently walked to that spot. He look pitiful. Ha ha ha.

It was pretty surreal for him, I can imagine. I guess it's like knowing that The Matrix exists. All this while, he sees his animal toys, he sees the animals on TV, and then, one day, Mommy brought him to see the real animals upclose. I'm glad we made this trip. I decided not to complete the entire trail though, because it would be tiring, and I had already set my mind on this trip being the 'introductory'trip for him. We'll save the rest of the trail with papa. And then, we'll do the Night Safari!

It was a good thing I made the trip short and sweet, so that we'd still have energy for the well-deserved Ben & Jerry's ice cream! He wallop the whole cup, and some of mine. That parasite.

For the rest of the weekend, I split it into 3, for my dad, my grandma+uncle+auntie+7yearsoldIvan, and of course who can forget my mommy dearest.

THAT is why I'm so jaded today.

1 comment:

Angeline said...

My dear friend
You give too much. It's time to take take take!

The Singapore Zoo pics brought back many memories for me--I think I've been there too many times. Daniel looks like he had fun!