Seize the moment, sports with family

Sports with Family. But where are the little ones?

Do not lament that time flies.
Do not complain that 24 hours is not enough.

If we give kids our priority, we will squeeze out some time for them.

 

sports with family
Sports with family  (I keep recycling this photo!)

We got two teenagers in our home.
Kids have outgrown their bikes, off goes the assistance wheels.

Freedom, independence, the kids have plenty of opportunities to explore more of Singapore on their own, or with their friends.

It is getting more challenging to ask them to join our family outing (HUH?) Must fix an appointment too (WHAT!)

I am exaggerating but you get the idea (sooner or later hee hee)

I am relishing every moment which I get to hang out with the kids, it can be sports with family, eating or just any other activities.

If we do not spend time with them now, then when?

Do not give kids our leftover time.
Their childhood will be over in a blink.

What type of memories would I wish to leave behind for my kids?

And so we explore Marina Bay and Marina Barrage area the other day. The kids surprised me when they cycled effortlessly on their Mobike and OFO.

They are the ones who installed the bike apps on my phone!

They were excited to see a family of 15 otters close up, all dozing! I told them the otter pups will one day set off to build their own families.

Did they understand my hint, my parenting dilemma?

9km, 90 minutes, all Fun.

What was even more pleasant was no3 and no4 still retain their cheekiness and childish antics at the water play corner.

They lost their inhibitions and were totally drenched, but I was the HAPPIEST Dad in Singapore for that 20 minutes.

I keep encouraging my kids to be active and enjoy sports. I hope it will reinforce their characters and give them a good moral grounding.

Video (YouTube link) : Checkout our cycling Fun video
(added a portion from CarFree Sunday too)

Maybe they will be upgrading to motocross soon!

Using our favourite mode of transport to bring us more memories :

-Kang L Plate (2012)
-Xin Scoots (2012)
-Offroad at Coney Island (2015) and Seletar Airport (2016)
-OCBC Cycling (2016)

One of the best experiences are our airbase and Taiwan cycling.

-Paya lebar air base (2012,closing in 2030)
-Taichung (2017)

Follow our cycling adventures at blog Cycling or Instagram #skbCycles

Walk for Our Children 2017 at Chinese Garden

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Last Sunday was Singapore Children‘s Society’s (SCS) “Walk for Our Children” event. This is an annual event and proceeds will go to charity.

The annual walk was part of a celebration for SCS’ 65th anniversary too. The walkathon at Chinese Garden itself is free, but participants are encouraged to donate or buy vouchers.

Renovation is still ongoing at Chinese Garden. Is this part of Jurong Lake rejuvenation?

Nevertheless, families and pets (so many dogs) gathered early for a healthy and meaningful event.

 

Living in Sengkang, Chinese Garden is not exactly near, but this park (and Japanese Park) is definitely scenic.

We can see the lake and pagodas from many corners.

Did you know the main Pagoda is one of the heritage site? Do climb up to 7 storeys to enjoy an unspoiled 360 degree view of Jurong “hinterland” 🙂

 

Warm weather but 40 minutes went past in a blink.

Games, food stalls, and bouncing castles await us at the end point.

We can buy vouchers and redeem them at the stalls for games or food.

This cute dog is not part of the ‘official” stall exhibits and caricature was one of the most popular stalls.

 

Thank you for inviting us to the morning walk, Singapore Children Society. Besides contributing to charity, it was a good opportunity for many families to bond and exercise too.

 

 

Celebrating Every Step Together 🙂

Do follow Singapore Children’s Society Website and Facebook for the latest updates and events. Walk For Our Children details are here.