Gymkraft + Giveaways!

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What did you do over the weekend? Something fun? Something interesting?

Xi En had some F.U.N last weekend. 🙂

Together with some mummies from SMB, we were invited to a trial class with Gymkraft. It’s a huge  7000 over sqft training ground located in a quiet corner of Guillemard Crescent (former Singapore Badminton Hall). Gymkraft is the first in Singapore to build a Parkour training facility and a 12 metre high Aerial Silk training facility too. It’s fully equipped for the real gymnast in you.

Gymkraft organises lessons for the adults to the kids; varying from Adult gym, Ariel Gym, BeGym, KinGym, Parkour 101 (apparently gaining popularity among the youngsters these days!) and many more.

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We were on the look out for activities which will expend Xi En’s energy given that he’s always on the move! It’s his first gym attempt besides his regular mini gym class in school. I was concerned if he might be willing to join the class and enjoy it too.

My worries were unfounded. He loved it!

There were 2 coaches for the day and they patiently ran through warm-ups, practiced routines and gently coaxed the little ones into performing  various gym moves.

Willie explained that 3 years old is the minimum age for this class as they do not use music or visionary aids. Instead, they concentrate on the core technics of gymnastics and thus require the children to be able to follow instructions.

Xi En took to this like a fish in the water. He followed the class well and look at those flexible limbs! I am convinced that it’s best to start young……

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Are you keen for your kids to try this out too? Good News!

GymKraft is generously offering 3 trial classes each for BeGym & KinGym AND 4 trial classes to Parkour!

Total of 10 winners for this giveaway!

Age group/Time for the various classes are:

BeGym: 3 to 5 years old (Sat 10am to 11am)

KinGym: 5 years to 10 years on (Sat 11am to 12pm)

Parkour: 7 to 12 years on (Sat 4pm to 530pm)

If you are keen to win these trial lessons, check out the following simple steps:

1) “Like” Gymkraft Facebook page.

2) Enter a comment under this post. Include why you would like your child to try GymKraft, age of your child, which trial lesson are you keen in, your FB name (which you used in Step 1) and your email.

Note:

Giveaway contest will be opened till 5th May 2013; 2359hrs

Winners will be picked randomly using Random.org and announced/updated on this blog post.

Gymkraft will contact winners via email for scheduling of trial lessons.

Disclosure: We were invited for a trial class with GymKraft. No monetary compensation was received. Opinions are writer’s own impression during the class.

Updates on results (7th May 2013)

Congrats to all those who left a comment for this giveaway! You are all winners! Gymkraft will be in touch shortly for redemption of the trial classes for your child. Have fun! 🙂

The little mouse

It had been a slightly more challenging week of high fever, cough, breathlessness, wheezing & “merlioning” for Xi En.

We try to see the tiny streak of light beneath the dark clouds & it help that my mischievous boy never fail to make the going a little more light-hearted.

Aside from Xi en’s own issues, his grandaunt fell down over the weekend & broke her leg (ouch…)

I explained to Xi En that “Lao yi” fell down at the supermarket & broke her leg; had an op to fix it. He asked why, where, how.
I explained.

He asked again. I explained again.

He asked again. I explained again.

He asked again. I explained again.

@_@ – the questioning toddler. Often, I just want to throw the spanner to his Daddy but unfortunately he’s not always at home!

Few days later, he woke up & immediately said Lao yi is like “a little mouse” 小老鼠。I asked why? (my turn with WHY!). Haa..

He replied/sang the Chinese nursery rhyme “小老鼠”:

小老鼠 上灯台
(The little mouse went up the lamp stand)

偷吃油 下不来
(Stole some oil; couldn’t come down)

喵喵喵 猫来了
(Meow meow meow; the cat is here)

叽里咕噜滚下来
(Ji li gu lu, the mouse tumbled down)

For the mandarin speakers who heard this nursery rhyme before, you will get it. Interesting how his brains are wired up!

Loving my boy’s funny antics always. 🙂

Praying for his immunity to be stronger & get those nasty viruses down soon.

Happy healthy weekend to come everyone!

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Tim Ho Wan

The company I am working for – brought in the famed Tim Ho Wan Dim Sum Restaurant. It is a highly popular Michelin star dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong, founded by Chef Mak Kwai Pui.

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I have not tried this in Hong Kong before; but seriously so many world famous restaurants are being brought into Singapore. You probably do not need to step out of Singapore anymore to taste various award winning cuisines.

Our generous director brought us in for a special preview dim sum lunch. It’s not open to the general public yet.

Shall let the photos do the talking here:

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Steamed Prawn Dumpling ($5.50)

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Baked Bun with BBQ Pork – ($4.50)
(One of the “Big 4 Heavenly King” items). This tasted like po lo bun with BBQ pork except it’s more fluffy.

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The fillings within the bun. Nicely marinated but could come with slightly more fillings in my opinion.

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Steamed Pork Rib with Black Bean Sauce ($4.20)

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Vermicelli Roll with BBQ Pork ($5.50)

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Steamed Chicken Feet with Black Bean Sauce ($4.00)
A standard fare; but I like this dish for it’s collagen. 😛

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Steamed Rice with Chicken, Sausage & Mushroom ($6.00)
The chicken is very tender and the rice comes with a special sweet sauce.

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Pan Fried Carrot Cake ($4.50)
One of the other “Big 4 Heavenly King”
Taste is fine; but would prefer it to be pan-fried longer so it’s crispier.

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Steamed Pork Dumpling with Shrimp ($5.00)

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Deep Fried Spring Roll with Crab Meat ($4.20)
This is one of my favs. The fillings are chockful of crab meat and it’s not too oily.

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Steamed Beancurd Skin Roll with Pork & Shrimp($4.00)
One of the items worth trying.

Overall, it was a fairly decent dining experience. We actually ate more items than the photos above; but I was too busy stuffing my mouth than to take photos! 

Comments gathered with my colleagues:

+ stuff: food is fresh which is especially important for dim sum. Served piping hot and known not to be reheated/refried.

not so + stuff: chilli is a tad too salty and not unique. Restaurant is a little cramped and kind-of Hong Kong style. Maybe it’s meant to be a eat-and-go place. Certain food options are special; but otherwise the rest are run-of-the-mill.

As this is only a preview of the actual menu, perhaps food and beverage options will be wider upon it’s official opening.

& oh well, it’s possibly one of the most affordable Michelin star restaurant after all. Worth a visit when it’s open to the public.

I will be back for the freshness of the food.

Tim Ho Wan Restaurant

68 Orchard Road

#01-29 A/ 01-52

Plaza Singapura

Singapore 238829

(opposite Starbucks in the new wing)

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