Fly high in the sky

Is there a special activity which your family enjoys doing together?

We don’t exactly have (only) one. But we are an advocate to bring the children out to run and expend their energy in the nature as much as possible.

Nothing beats a green green grass with massive ground to run!

One of our favourite outdoor place is the Marina Barrage – a grateful realisation that it is the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s vision two decades ago which created this place to increase the water catchment areas for Singapore.

That aside, there is a huge green patch purposefully designed above the reservoir which served as a lifestyle attraction for many locals and tourists.

And this is one of the best kite flying (central) location as it is unblocked with strong winds and comes with a picturesque Singapore skyline.

With a new “Kungfu Panda” kite gifted by Xi En’s uncle for his birthday, he couldn’t wait to fly it.

We were there 2 weekends ago and we had a great time setting the kite up high!

The wind was so strong that the kite picked up the wind within a few tries. And before you knew it, we have a happy duo flying a kite.

This is a priceless moment to me. I loved that uninhibited; un-posed, candid shot of these 2 boys. The thrill and excitement speaks volume.

“A kite only flies if it’s tethered.” – Victor Robert Lee

I didn’t felt that Xi En could handle the kite alone. But Daddy, doing what Daddy is good in, taught him to hold on to the strings tightly with 2 hands lest he “fly away with the kite”.

“Imagination is the highest kite one can fly” –  Lauren Bacall

And Mummy do what Mummy is good in – pose for photos. 🙂

“True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher.” – John Petit-Senn

Our kite flew really high but was cut off by another kite when the strings crossed path. The Kungfu panda kite brought down another couple’s kite along its descent. But no one complained. This is part of kite-flying; as expected in land-scare Singapore, we lived with tolerance for other kites (and people) and vice versa.

We hoped our boys learnt some life lessons; even if your kite descended, you can pick it up and make it soar once again.

Simple pleasures in life come in the form of kite flying.

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1st Jan 2012

First thing we did today – went to church in the morning. First day of 2012 – we choose to honour God. Actually, today fell on Sunday. that’s why. It’s important nonetheless. 🙂

2nd thing we did today – Flew a kite at Marina Barrage.


Today….. I learnt how to fly a kite! Don’t laugh. It looks easy but it ain’t that easy!

Kim and I struggled for a while before we could get the kite up in the sky. I learnt that one was supposed to wind back the strings and let go at critical stages when the wind blew.


Totally life lessons.

It’s all about giving and receiving.

It’s all about let Go and let God.

It’s all about letting the hurts, pains, regrets of the past years fly up in the sky and worry no more…..

It’s easy said than done of course. But we all live on don’t we.

Anyhow, I just realised today how refreshing flying a kite can be…… Smile

2012, here I come!


CNY 2011 continues at Marina Barrage & River Ang Pow

I am probably the last person to visit Marina Barrage – and I am loving it! We were there quite late after dinner but the wind was so strong that we didn’t need much effort to fly the kite. I have never really flew a kite before – simply because the winds are never strong enough! You know.. you run for miles with the kite and the wind just doesn’t pick it up!

This is the first time I really enjoyed flying one almost effortlessly. Smile We will be back! Smile 


My bro’s smiley kite:

marina barrage 2



Before the sky turns really dark:

marina barrage 1


The night scene:

marina barrage 4



Family photo; as usual Xi En was not in a very agreeable mood to take photos:

marina barrage 5



Thereafter we adjourn to River Ang Pow. Been years since I went down for this yearly event. But still nothing to shout about.


Love these photos: 


river ang bao 3



river ang bao 2