Sunday, March 30, 2014

Jay's Super Putts

Date:  Mar 30, 2014

Today is outdoor day.  Here we are at the Millennium course again.  It is very hot day.

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The coach is teaching them putting today.  There will be the putting distant and putting accuracy.


Also, how to read the green.  Read the slopes, and also so golf ethics.


This is the putting accuracy.  Putt to the small circuit.  There are some small slopes as well. both downhill and uphill.


Let’s take a look at how he do in a small competitions.

He scores 7 points, the highest.  (1 point for passing thru the circle, and 2 points to hit within the circle).


 Or ya, last week was the monthly medal competition.  Again, the two winner are Jay & Martina (boys and girls team).

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Last week is hitting accuracy.  Have to hit betweens the cones, and hit to the circuit for chipping too.

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This is why he won last week medal.  Solid driver shot.

Not too bad iron shots too.  No topping the ball, straight and passing thru the cones, etc.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Operation Saving Emmet

Date:  Mar 29, 2014

It’s Lego time!

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This week, at the Wonder Work Robotics class, the kids are assigned a mission.

To save Emmet from the tall tower, where the Kragel is about to glue Emmet permanently.

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So, here comes the first few tries… The route is correct, the stop is correct, but the spin is not.  It is too far away from Emmet.

After many tries.  Here is another one.

Yes, the hand able to sweet Emmet but Emmet drop from so high up and end up dead.

See… Emmet dead.  Wahahahahaha.

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Yeap.  Just like Emmet, face down and dead!

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After many trouble shooting.. Finally, he got it!  But placing some wheels at the seat there.  Wahaha

Emmet is finally save.

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After so many months, teacher Enzo still amaze me with his resourceful projects.  It is like never ending.  Wahahaha

Kay Kay Swimming Lesson Mar-29

Date:  Mar 29, 2014

It is always fun to watch your young one on how he picks up swimming.  He cannot change breathe yet, but are able to swim with both his two hands.

I always like to take the video of my son.

It is also very important to show his own video to him.  To let him see how he swam.

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Continue to take the video repeatly.

He will enjoy watching himself.  This will give him a lot of info about how he swim.

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That is how I teach, and encourage young Kay Kay how to swim. 

Before that, he is very afraid of water.

But now, I think he is ok already.

A tired and satisfied look.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Let Jay Jay Teach You How to Hit A Golf Ball

Date: March 22, 2014

For those newcomer for golf.

One of the simplest way of fixing your golf swing is as follow.

Learn from Jay Jay.

1. Addressing your ball. If you are using 7 iron, place the ball in the middle between the leg stands. And do not stand too far away from the ball.

Wait now, what is that thing under his arms pit?

Oh ya! Daddy place a towel there so that I can use my arms to hold it.

2. Once you have address the ball, then, slowly (not to slow) bring up the club, while your EYES still looking at the ball.

Make sure your arms are still holding the towel.

3. With your EYES still looking at the ball, bring the club to the maximum height without stretching too much of your left arm.

That is the time where you need to be like a pendulum, swing the opposite direction.

Make sure the towel still under your arm pit.

YES, NO CHICKEN WING here. With your right arm holding on to the towel, you right arm will not fly our and create the chicken wing.

4. Use a normal swing, not too hard, do not whack the ball, and let it be very natural swing down motion, while your EYES STILL KEEP LOOKING at the ball.

And the towel still under your arms pit.

5. Only after you hit the ball, then, slowly, your eyes can move to see where the ball going.

Note that even after you hit the ball, the towel still under your arm pit.

So, what will happen?

If you can do this, your ball will be straight. You might here a clear crisp PING sound hitting the sweet spot. And your ball will carry a longer distance.

This works for kids, and it works for adults too.

There is no need to swing the club fast, simply hit it will do.

Jay is working hard for tomorrow monthly medal games. :)

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Apple Keynote (Presentation Program)

Date: Mar 22, 2014

Jay is in Primary 2 nia.

And he has already know how to use Apple Keynote to present his Show and Tell.

The topic is "My Favorite Game"

So, he has chosen "Golf Game" as his favorite game.

At the same time, I asked him to lay his fingers correctly on the keyboard and try to remember where is every single key located.

"PaPa, why the ABC is not ordered properly on the keyboard?"

That is because, it ordered based on the frequency of use of each alphabet.

Jay learned a bit of typing by playing the typing game. So, he basically knows a bit of typing. So, I have emphasis to him that it is important to type properly.

He actually uses 3-4 minutes to type so little words. But it is a good start.
Proper and correct way of typing.

Using power point or Keynote is very simple for the kids.

For Primary 2, they only need to learn

1. Where to find photos they need. Drag it into the presentation page. From either Google's "Images" gallery. Or from iPhoto.

2. They need to learn how to move the mouse, hold it, and drag to resize images.

3. They need to learn how to type the text. One or two liner is enough for his presentation.

He is very interested into computers.

A lot of emphasis in typing.

Like that, he uses almost 2 hours to complete his Show and Tell. HaHaHaHa...

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A White Board

Date: Mar 22, 2014

It is nice to have a white board at home. Actually tempted to buy a big one, but I don't think there are any place I can hang the big white board.

Jay Jay has to write a journal this week about "My Dream/Ideal School".

So, one morning, me and him was brainstorming about this topic.

I made him stand on a little stage in front, and talk about what he thinks he wants to write.

And once he had a pointer of two, he will write it down the main points on the board.

Kids can write good writing on the paper. When their writing posture is natural. But when you hand the board vertical, they will have some problem. Wahahaha. Look at the writings. hahaha

But the main point is to make him think what he wants to write. Make him speak out. Make him write pointers on the white board. And then, look at the white board pointers he wrote, reverse engineering, tell me what he wants to write.

I found that this method is quite good, and he enjoys it very much.

"Now Jay, go to the stage and tell me what you want to write!"

Then, he will jump to the stage (a small area designated to be the stage area) and tell me what he wants to write.

By keeping notes on the white board, and repeating what he wants to write for so many times, he become more and more comfortable writing his Journal.

Also, parental guidance is important at this stage.

"I wish the school have a more longer recess time?"

No Jay! You cannot say that! Teacher may deduct marks. Because school is a learning place for you to learn, so you cannot ask the school to give you more playing times.

HaHaHa... It is thru these sort of learning, that the kid will learn a lot more about how to survive his school life. hahaha

OK. You can have iPad as a learning tool. But you cannot play games ya!

"Yes, only 'play' Education Games, right?"


It is very fun to teach your kids, and you can also learn a lot from such interactive sessions with your kids...

Actually, this is not an easy topic. You know what the kids really wants. And you know those things that they want cannot be realistic. Wahahaha.

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Lego Creativity

Date: March 22, 2014

Lego is an amazing toys.

It exists when I was 7 years old.

It still exist after so many years.

However, the way of playing Lego is very different from what we the old folks used to remember.

Playing Lego used to be fun, as you can used a lot of your own imaginations to build something that I want to build.

There should be no manual for you to refer to and you simply build your imaginations from scratch.

Just like this one. It is yellow and blue, but is it a Minion? May be not.

With a few fixes, using the same old Lego bricks, and without manual, and yes, you can build something that is similar to Minion. This one looks more like it ya?

The correct way of playing Lego is like this. As what the recent Lego movie says, you are the master builder. You can build almost everything.

PaPa... Look, an arrow.

So, inspired again by Lego, when I reach home, I take out all my loose pieces of Lego bricks and start using my imaginations to build.

And with both Jay & Kay watching the great master builder to build from raw bricks with NO MANUAL... I created this in 2 hours time.

A house model that can be open, or chop into half. To see the interior.

You can take off the roof top and see inside. Can you see the stairs and the day bed? How about the hanging lamp.

The way of building is also to test your ability to make it solid and firm.

So, who says you cannot build a helipad in your garden. There you go a helipad. So that we can place helicopter here.

By building in a hinge at the main building, you can open the house, and make it into different house configurations.

Then, you start to build satellite dish, car park, lamps, gates, shelters, and make your home an enjoyable one.

It is kind of cool.

I can lie down on the floor and look at every single details for half and hour.

So as the kids.

Now, you look at all the Lego models that your kids felt so proud to build. Have that same model being at the same place for more than a year?

If yes, I am saying that it is time to dismantle all these bricks and build multiple pool of large lego brick pools so that you can build some other things.

So, for us, this coming week, we are going to dissemble almost 60% of all our Lego sets. Bye bye to all the Lego Ninjago, Star Wars, City, and so on.

We are going to build more house, more roads and build it bigger.

It will make Lego playing more enjoyable.

So, my kids learn one thing all right from the Lego Movie. They can be a great Lego master builders too. All the need is more bricks more bricks. And where do they get the bricks? From all the set they have build.

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Legoland Hotel & Water Park

Date:  Mar 21, 2014

If you have no where to go during a short school holiday, it is not a bad idea of bringing the kids to have a one night stay at the Legoland Hotel.


There is a separate road to go into the hotel.  It is before entering the Legoland car park area.

The hotel has their own car park area.  It is RM30 for a day parking.  I don’t think it is a good idea for the hotel to open the car park for outsiders.  If the car park is full, then those hotel guests will not be happy.  The hotel car park is designed quite bad.  The road is so narrow.  HaHaHa...

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Go down to LG2.  And you can see Legoland entrance from the car park.  1 min walking distance.  I look around, almost every car are Singapore plates.  HaHaHa...

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This is the hotel lobby area.  There a two big pool of lego bricks here for children to build their favourite lego models.  A lot means a lot, may be few hundred times of what I have?

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Arrow?  Or Pixel axe?

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Look at what I made, and powerful phaser gun!

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Kids can really spent hours and hours of their time here.  There are about 5-6 such Lego bricks stations for kids to build their Lego.

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More places for kids to enjoy.  There is even a huge projector Xbox there.

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Jay says, Minion does not look like this.

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So, let’s build another one.  Ya… even I enjoyed staying here and build it.

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This is the hotel reception area.  I think it is a very expensive wall.  

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Those are made of thousands of tiny Lego figurings. 


I booked the hotel stay from their web site.  The check in time is 4PM.  So, I came around 10AM.  Do all the registrations.  Around 3PM, they called my mobile phone to inform me that I can get my room.  That’s good service.


We stayed at room 102.

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Hey, there is a treasure chest in the room.

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How to open it?

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To open it, you must find all the answers for the clue sheets.

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No so difficult.  So, the combinations is 1-2-3-5

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And you get some toys & gifts.  Wow!  Cool!

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The master builders are in the work again.

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They also build this.  This duple sets are in the room.

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Kay loves his Lego gilt.

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The king size bed looks like a ship that has a sail.

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And the kids sleeps here.

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Overall the hotel room is ok.  There are enough bed for kids and adults to sleep.  The bed and pillows are not those Hyatt top quality one.  But can sleep.  The toilet comes with two washing basins.  One for kids and one for adult.  Cool.  No bath tub though.  So, simple and nice.  One of the greatest things is they have the Lego bricks in the room so that you can build in the room too.  The kids enjoy the treasure hunt.

Our room oversee the water park.  This water park seems nice.  Let’s check it out.

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Wave pool is a constant wave.  Not like Adventure Cove, but kids just love to dip in the water pool that has constant wave actions.


Kids playground looks similar to Adventure Cove.  But a lot of things to play.


Lazy River where you can sit on a float and float many rounds.  It is much shorter.  But the fun is a lot of floating bricks.


You can build the bricks while swimming...


There you go.


Or you can build it on your float.


There are a lot of sitting area for you to sit down.


There are a lot of water fun rides that even Kay Kay > 102cm can take.


He loves to take this ride.


Lovely.  And because it is not Malaysia school holidays yet, so there are much lesser people in the park.  And it is enjoyable where you do not need to queue up for long for your ride.


Jay Jay also enjoys it. 


So, water park is much smaller than the Adventure Cove on Sentosa Island.  But the rides are more friendly.  The people manning the ride is not as much as Adventure cove, and they are also much more flexible.  There are life guards all over the place, but I think Adventure cove has much more.  HaHaHa… Not a bad place to hang out under a hot sun.

So, because it is pouring.  So, we end up our Water Park fun early.  So, it is 4pm.  We checked into the hotel and after that we went to the Legoland Park.  The park open until 8pm.  So, that is the good thing to stay in the hotel, you can go to the park anytime you want.

Again, Jay Jay love to sit on this technique ride.  Very scary as described from mommy.


Again, Kay Kay can sit both the roller coasters.  And he love this Dragon roller coaster.

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He sits in this Dragon (tallest) roller coaster for 4 times.  Wahahaha.

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Take 1.

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Take 2.

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A day earlier, he also sits in the small dragon roller coaster for 5 times.

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So, I am glad that I brought the kids there during Singapore school holidays and not so many kids are there because it is not Malaysia school holidays.

There Kay Kay sits in this junior Dragon for 5 times.

This is probably the first time Kay Kay enjoys so much about the roller coaster.

So, we also constantly remind Kay Kay that must eat a lot of veggies then can sit in other roller coaster.

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Can smile so nice.

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Let’s take some photos with the gals...

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After sitting so many times on the roller coasters… all these rides become “boring”.  hahaha

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Staying two days in Legoland gives you a lot of time to play a lot of things.  They build race cars.

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Watch the 4D movies.

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Play in the playground.  With shooting balls.

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Riding the cars again.

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Catch a magic show.


Fly airplane.

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Everything is so awesome!

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Oh yes.  Kids love the buffet food.  There is a kid station where both Jay and Kay keep going back and forth.  This is the reason.

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The buffet food is not so good, but the char kway tew is quite nice.  and the Satay too.

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Bring kids to Legoland around 5-9 years old is the best time.  Staying 1 night at the hotel also quite cool.

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