Monopoly for everyone

Monopoly has been around longer than most of us, since the 1930s!
It has been one of Daddy’s favourite games during his growing up years.

Amazingly, Monopoly is now Wei and Kang’s favourite game too !

Some of the “cheats” and fun remain the same too, example :
– we keep quiet and hope landlord forget our rent, when we step on his property :p
– we cheer when someone is sent to jail (from Community Card)
– or when someone forfeit his $200 income if he steps on the “fouth-square” !

Monopoly is timeless, Singapore is ever changing too.
Hasbro came up with a two-sided monopoly “Then & Now” to cater to players both young and old.

Essentially, same square, but different buildings, example :
– THEN “General Post Office, NOW “The Fullerton Hotel”
– THEN “Coleman Market”, NOW “Lau Pa Sat”

Players both young and old can literally walk through Singapore’s history from colonial to present day.

Kids will understand more about money management, and that most parents do not own a bank.

Has anything changed over the years? Transport has been upgraded.

Due to inflation, rental and property prices have balloon, we now need credit cards to finance your purchase and transactions.

Monopoly’s symbolic tokens, Daddy told us last time got wheelbarrow, rolls-royce, iron and Hat? We thought the Durian is cool haha !

Kang pondering his next purchase.

Thanks to Hasbro, we have three set of Monopoly (worth $79.90) to give away.
You just need to “Like our Fanpage“, and “Comment” your unforgettable moment with Monopoly. Winners will be announced on this coming Sat 14th at 11PM.

July activities

What’s keeping you busy in July?

##The headlines hitting our media are SMRT inquiry, City Harvest Church saga, high profile sexual scandals, Euro 2012 Spain and Olmpics. Fortuately, our kids have less prominent activities.

The kids can scale a TALL artificial Rock wall (not because Spideyman 3D is here).
On 21Jul, Bedok CC will have a Rock climbing event !

–> Spiderman can register here

Maybe kids have been fascinated with Transformer, want your kids to have a go at building a robot? Below photo is from RoboLabs, a company that provides Creative Robotics Training for kids age 6 and up. We definitely need a robo-cleaner to sweep and mop our house.

–> Dr Tony Tan (President) did say we need more R&D scientists.

Blogger Daniel wants some volunteers to #CookForFamily. We cook, we bond, then we blog about our family experience.  Kids place their tummy-faith on Daddy’s French toast! (Photo taken early Sat morning when Daddy is supposed to be snoozing, thus the no-makeover style)

–> If you are interested, join 100 others at Twitter Hashtag #CookForFamily or register here.

If you do not want eggs, maybe Flowers (Gardens by the Bay) can seduce you?

Meanwhile, you can expect Daddy to throw more flowers and mist and landscaping at you 🙂 Read our Gardens power

Last but not least, 2012 Singapore Blog Awards. Daddy look forward to meeting up with more bloggers face to face. We are top ten under Parenting category. The theme is “SuperHeroes“, but do not expect Daddy to wear red underwear outside and take the MRT!

Admist all the bells and whistles, Daddy always believe bloggers have a social responsibility, to bring awareness to issues and the less fortunate.

1. Adam met with a mishap, leaving him handicap, but his mother is picking him up again. Salute! When we complain about our lives, there are always someone less fortunate out there,  whose voices are not even heard. Daddy wish our community will be more inclusive.

2. Hair For Hope. If you wish to donate hair or money for a good cause,
contact Daddy at –> SengkangBabies_Helpdesk

He is still looking for Botak buddies on 28th Jul.

Finally, everyone love Monopoly yes? We got three boxes to giveaway, please wait for our blog on Sunday. No one has gone-to-jail yet since our box is still sealed.

ps.. if Daddy forgets to mention any sponsors or events, please pardon him.
He is not a full time blogger :p

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** Our blog are finalists in 2012’s OMY’s Singapore Blog awards, thank you for loving and supporting our blog 🙂