Friday Digest – Passing it forwards

Some thoughts on passing it forwards and a Movember update. Passing it forwards When you have kids for the first time it is overwhelming the amount of new stuff that you have to learn about and get. But new dads you don't have to rush out there and get everything. For two reasons, first up... Continue Reading →

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Easy Science Experiments for Kids: Water

Some really cool ideas to do with the kids.

Field Notes From Fatherhood

Our kids were in their pajamas from Friday night until Sunday noon on what was a cold and rainy weekend. What to do but build a roaring fire in the fireplace, roast chestnuts, bake cookies, and do science experiments?

A while back we had a similar day on which our experiments were themed around air. On Saturday our topic was water, and here’s what we did, all of the experiments sourced from the excellent website The Naked Scientists in their section Kitchen Science.

Checking out blue dye in bottleOur first experiment involved ‘slow waves.’ Take a bottle, fill it 1/3 full with water, and add a drop or two of food coloring. (The kids were fascinated just by seeing the food coloring mix with the water, as you can see from the photo.) Tip the bottle on its side, and gently rock it back and forth, observing the motion of the waves…

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Nirai-Kanai

A Japanese friend recommended Nirai-Kanai in response to a request on Facebook. When ever someone recommends a restaurant from their native land  it has to be checked out. The Location Liang Court has never been a mall that I have paid any attention to. Next to Clark Quay, the only reason I have even been... Continue Reading →

Movember – Interview with a psychologist

Movember is about raising funds and awareness of mens health and towards that end below is my interview with Moses Chew Li Huei about mens metal health and depression. This is the fourth time I have done Movember all the other times I ahem raised money but not really awareness. This time I have the chance... Continue Reading →

Saturday Digest – A busy weekend out

Yup this one is a day later than usual, unfortunately I have not been able to find the time to blog much this week. Here are some musings about a busy weekend and stuff coming up. Last weekend was busy, I have already posted about Fun at Giggles and there are upcoming posts about the japanese restaurant Nirai-Kanai... Continue Reading →

Fun at Giggles

This weekend I needed to get the kids out of the house so that my wife could bake a birthday cake for a friends little boy. With all the rain we have been having I thought the safest option would be an indoor playground. Coincidently Kids "R" Simple recently posted about Fun at Giggles which is... Continue Reading →

Photo shoot

A few weeks ago we had a family photo shoot, this is something that we would like to do every year but have found to be too expensive. Luckily the wife of a work mate had just started doing photos shoots after passing her photography course and is charging very reasonable rates. Planning We have... Continue Reading →

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