Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Hallowe'en!

Our Hallowe'en this year was a little different than normal. We didn't go trick or treating, and we missed the Scare Grove. Instead, we put on some old costumes and went to the River Safari at the Singapore Zoo which was transformed into the Safari Boo. Erring on the side of caution, the event was marketed as a "merry not scary event". It wasn't the Scare Grove, but it was great to be in the River Safari after hours and the heavy mist added some spookiness to an event that was definitely more cute than scary. Since we're used to Hallowe'en stretching out over several days or weeks normally, we also went to a show called the House of Horror at the Esplanade Theaters a few days ago. We're keeping the Hallowe'en spirit alive!


Friday, October 30, 2015

Kotaru Celebrates His 5th Birthday !

While on vacation, our little Koey celebrated his milestone 5th birthday! He loves traveling and Indonesia so much that celebrating on the road was the perfect way to recognize this big birthday. We had a nice dinner in the tourist quarter of Yogyakarta followed by a very special ride in a moto rickshaw. And, if you're wondering about presents -- don't worry, he got plenty of new Lego when we got back to Singapore!  Happy birthday, Kotaru!


5 Days in Java - Day 5: Cave Tubing

After beginning our trip with several days in the countryside, our day in Yogyakarta was a bit shocking for us. It's a small city but it felt like the most urban, concrete jungle in the world to us. On day 5, we woke up knowing that we had to get out of town. We considered all the day trip options and decided on a day in the hills, tubing down a river and through caves. We had a great time and the boys loved it. We're glad we chose to end the trip in this way!