Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas Toy Fairs - Weekend Snapshot 2


It's Princess Rosella and Prince Antonio....

I brought my young nieces and nephews to the well-known Orchard Road to shop for their Christmas presents. We had breakfast at ..... where else.... McDonald's. blekkk..... I would prefer dim sum but the kids rule that day.

There was a Toy Fair at Ngee Ann City Shopping Mall. The kids' eyes sparkled and they went wild. Every toy looked irresistible. They touched...., they watched....., they played......, they negotiated and pleaded for more toys than they were allowed to buy. I didn't give in or else they would buy the entire floor!

The boys were fascinated with this new Japanese toy called Treasure Gaust (S$39.90). In this game, players search for monsters known as "Gaust" which look similar to Pokemon or Digimon. The Gaust can be found anywhere..... in apartment buildings, shopping districts, and other places that one would not expect a monster to be lurking. The players spin themselves round and round with this hand held gadget ...... or shake it to detect a monster. Once they found one on their radar, they would wind a lever like crazy to bring it in. Jaymes got hooked too and bought one.
Detect the gausts and bring them in.....

Later we brought them to Raffles City where there was a Mattel Toy Fair. It was the last day of the live show, Barbie as the Island Princess. Princess Rosella is the latest edition to the Barbie doll line. Parents and their little girls packed the tiny place. Chris had to carry my nieces one by one so they could watch the performance. Jaymes brought the younger boys to the toy section.

The kids went home very happy. My purse was lighter at the end of the day...... sniff.... sniff.....




Weekend Snapshot

51 comments:

  1. what a great day! AND I would have definitely gone for the Dim Sum myself!!!

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  2. Oh, never mind your purse... as long as all of you had a great day!

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  3. Sounds like a fun weekend. I know your nieces and nephews enjoyed it. I'm with you in terms of preferring not to eat at McDonald's. It's not a very fun place for the adults to eat but they get you in by catering to the children. I hope you have a great week.

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  4. Any presents for me? keke... worth the shot...

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  5. tot's mom,
    I can't help thinking about the money spent on toys and junk food. hahaha....

    The kids were really happy and minutes before I reply your comment, my brothers called to chide me for buying their kid the toys.

    The kids couldn't wait until Christmas and have started playing with their new toys and bringing the whole house down!!!

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  6. carver,
    My nieces and nephews are ecstatic.
    The kids love the toys that come with the the food actually.

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  7. giddy tigress,
    Yes, for you and your baby. Give me your address. ^-^

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  8. wah, i wanna go shopping with you and get toys also. goo goo gaa gaa.. :P

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  9. It sounds like a grand day! (despite MC's, lol!) Christmas is for the kids, loved your shots.
    Happy Monday :)

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  10. It seemed to be a very challenging day. But truly fulfilling. You made the kids happy. :)

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  11. Christmas Shopping = Fun!!! But Lighter Purses.. *sigh* No dim sum... *sigh* No Lormaikai!! *Big sigh*

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  12. misti,
    Come! Let's shop for toys. The adult version. kakaka....

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  13. Hey! Thanks for dropping by last week and congratulating me of my little one..Sorry took me a while to return the love:) Anyway, thanks!

    And sounds like the kids had a fab time! And I can definitely understand about the McDo thing..haha I don't eat McD's anymore..lol

    Check out my entries here;
    Weekend Snapshots

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  14. mar,
    The kids are thankful for Christmas where they get gifts! And then Chinese New Year where they get money.

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  15. LB,
    I'm so sick of Lormaikai!

    After returning from Penang, Chris tried lormaikais all over Singapore. Almost every few days, we had lormaikais.

    Because the wong siong loves lormaikais and he said he was coming to little red dot!

    Left wait, right wait, no sign of him. I almost filed for divorce.

    Want a char siew bao?

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  16. aiya every body know ECL's purse is bottomless :)

    http://www.mylongkang.com

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  17. I also want go shopping with you... but no shaver, prease? ^^
    Hehe...

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  18. Same with my little one everything he sees he wants to buy it.
    Must be a fun time with the kids.

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  19. Interesting toys, McDonald's and all. Looks like an interesting place to shop.

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  20. what a beautiful day, I'm glad you had a wonderful weekend :)

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  21. Eastcoastlife,
    Where's my gift??? I also want dim sum instead. kekeke

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  22. its ok--- for as long as the kids enjoyed it!...you'll have to work harder then to fill up your wallet again heheheheheh..have a nice day!

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  23. the joy of being a child. awesome pictures. i love dim sum too!

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  24. looks like a fun weekend! i have mine at Hobbies and Such...see yah there!

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  25. Sounds like fun, exciting and expensive - Xmas in a nut shell, is it? :-)

    RennyBA's Terella

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  26. Looks like there is lots to do there. Hope y'all had plenty of fun.

    http://katskrackerbox.wordpress.com/2007/12/17/weekend-snapshot-10-reindeer-food/

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  27. It sounds like you all had fun! The kids are so cute! Great WS!!
    www.mamapj.com

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  28. What a happy event.
    But one thing I do not understand: How come you could go home with less (except for money)than you entered?

    We did have to buy some extra luggage (bags) to bring our (women) stuffs back - LOL

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  29. Once in a while, I would also crave for Mcdonalds breakfast sausage mcmuffin with egg leh! Hhhaha!

    You also very good aunty hor...kekeke

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  30. A very doting Aunt you are :)

    Mcdonald! Think all kids like them :) My kids always look out for the toys that come with it.

    Merry Christmas to you! :) Don't think I will be able to log in for the next few days. :)

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  31. You can bring me shopping, and I will have dim sum with you.

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  32. Wah, you are such a good aunty. I want to be your niece too, can? :P

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  33. bengbeng,
    You are right. My purse is bottomless not lighter..... all the money has dropped off!

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  34. angel,
    Let's go shopping!! What about a chopper? kakaka.....

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  35. kok,
    Send me your address. I send you a gift. K? ^-^

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  36. dan,
    After all that shopping and spending... it's back to working hard for more money!

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  37. toraa,
    We have many shopping bags. And each kid carried his or her own precious bag of gifts. The whole car was filled with noisy kids and shopping bags!!

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  38. tigerfish
    Once in a while, eat at McDonalds is ok. I like their hot cakes.

    All the kids and young people I know love to go McD. My son can have it for a week continuously!

    *slaps forehead*

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  39. lzmommy,
    When my son was much younger, every time when I ask him what would he like to eat. It's always McDonalds. Most of the time, he didn't eat the food, he just went for the toy! Ended up, I have to eat the burger and fries.

    Have a wonderful vacation, LZMommy!

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  40. stay-at-home-mum,
    Ok, let's go. There are several good dim sum restaurants in Orchard Road. xiaolongbao? siew mai? hehehe....

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  41. grandma!!!
    You want to be my niece? I don't want to be your Aunty. It would make me seem so old.

    I can buy you gifts also as a granddaughter lah! hahaha....

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  42. Maybe all that earns you the title of their favourite aunt!

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  43. How fun! My kids would love that too!

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting! :-)

    TRICOTINE
    http://tricotine.typepad.com

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  44. kids will be kids, they will always be crazy all over toys!

    when i young i also bought a lot of action figures, they're still around, not sure where they are now after my house renovated! haha

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  45. Ha ha ha .. kids love McDonald's, don't they?

    I suddenly feel that perhaps not having kids may not be such a bad idea after all ... :)

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  46. Hi, there! So sorry that it's only now that I was able to return the favor. I was advised by my gynecologist to rest completely due to threatened abortion. I've even asked my friends to do my paid postings for me since I can't come to the computer because I need to lie in bed for 2 weeks. Anyway, better late than never. Looks like the kids had a blast that day! Belated Merry Christmas and Advance Happy New Year! :-)

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