Etrangle.net

Live Well. Laugh Often. Love Much.

Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

Charlotte’s Web by SRT

Once their exams are over, I will be bringing the girls (and Shakeel) to Singapore Repertory Theatre to watch Charlotte’s Web!

charlottes-web-poster

I am still pretty bummed that we missed their 3 Little Pigs because I just gave birth at that time and was undergoing my silly confinement. So no, not going to miss out anymore on their productions! If you have never been to the plays by SRT, you are missing out on a lotttttttt of things in life. 😀

Who have read Charlotte’s Web before? ME!

Who have not? You should! But in any case, Charlotte’s Web is a story about a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte and the lovable farmhouse animals. Together, they will have a magical adventure.

When Wilbur is in danger of being slaughtered by the farmer, Charlotte proves to be a true friend by coming to his rescue. Come watch how Charlotte uses her web-spinning skills to weave messages that praise Wilbur, making him a celebrated pig treasured by the farmer and his family.

Charlotte’s Web is a poignant play that spins a positive message about friendship.

The friendship part – all of us have a soft spot for that and will be able to relate to that!

Experience this timeless story with the entire family! I am so sure your kids will especially enjoy this.

Charlotte’s Web is recommended for 4 year-olds and above.

And especially for my blog readers, I have a special giveaway!

WHO WANTS TO WIN A FAMILY PACKAGE OF 4 FOR CHARLOTTE’S WEB?

This will be for Saturday, 12 Nov 2016 at 11 am!

To participate, please proceed to my Facebook (search Diah Mastura) & answer some simple questions related to this blog post…and Charlotte’s Web of course.

I am choosing one lucky family to win this!

Otherwise, you can purchase your tickets now before they are all sold out (which always happen with SRT productions!)

DATES: From 28th October weekdays 10am and Saturdays 11am and 2pm. Please log onto www.sistic.com.sg timings as the schedules change during the run

PRICES: From $25 excluding SISTIC fee. Group discounts/ Family Packages available

VENUE: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT

TICKETING: SISTIC at 6348 5555 or www.sistic.com.sg

Hmmm. I think the kids and I will be going for the 5th November show!

4 people like this post.
posted by admin in Activities,Advertorials,Entertainment,Events,Family,Life,Parenting,Places to go with kids,Reviews,Share & Support,What to do with the kids? and have Comments Off on Charlotte’s Web by SRT

When mummies become party planners

When my twins Mysha and Myreen told me that they wanted to have a big birthday bash for their 8th birthday, it was double trouble. I actually secretly cringed, you know? Okay okay, so bad of me. But as we all know it, it’s never easy to plan for a birthday party. It’s a lot of hard work. It requires a lot of time, patience and dedication.

But then again, their big Sister Sharleez had her big bash last year while her twin sisters watched in envy. So like it or not, I had to comply and plan for the twins’ birthday bash this year. I needed to get this over and done with so that they would not keep asking for a birthday party. Besides, when you are a parent, it’s all about fairness and equality. Are you with me?

Now, the twins will always celebrate their birthday together with Shan every year because their birthday is just a day apart. So it has more or less become a tradition to celebrate together.

Mysha even said this to me, “Mummy, can we still celebrate with Shan? Can we have our party together? It’s not fun without him!”

So nice to see the strong bond my kids and Nurul’s have!

Needless to say, this year was no different. When I told Nurul that I would be doing a birthday bash, she told me that she wanted to do one for Shan as well.

“Let’s combine party ah!” we thought.

But do you want to know the best part? Nurul and I decided to do the decor for the kids ourselves this time round instead of engaging someone else to do it for us. Besides, Sprinkie Parties was not available to do the party décor for us. Boohoo.

The twins wanted a Harry Potter theme whereas Shan wanted a Snake themed party.

So it was going to be two themed parties within one venue.

And just like Sharleez’s party, this one was going to be like a carnival with booths for the kids!

HOW EXCITING! 

But what about the guests then?

To be fair to the guests (so that they did not have to bring THREE GIFTS), we decided to have our own guest list. So in other words,

Nurul invited her own guests/friends for Shan’s party and I invited my own guests/friends for the twins’ party.

So thoughtful of us, right?

Don’t worry, we understand.

We started to plan for the party like about two to three weeks before. It was a pretty last minute decision of ours. BAD MISTAKE. It was madness as Nurul was quite busy with her shooting. But despite it all, we both still made time because hey, we were doing it for our kids. Of course we would want the best for them. It was quite chaotic as we are both not party planners to begin with, but the chaos made it all the more fun and funny! Truth be told, we actually had lots of fun planning and searching for the decor stuff. It was also a good bonding period for Nurul and I as we had been too busy prior to that to even make time for each other.

For every birthday, the thing that I always look forward to doing is their goody bags for my kids! I am not really a fan of those pre- packed goody bags. I prefer making them from scratch albeit the extra effort and cost.

So since the chosen theme was Harry Potter, I did my research and once I figured out the perfect goody bag for the twins, I bought the materials and designed the necessary artwork.

I spent quite some time on the goody bags, but because every goody bag was designed from scratch, I got my girls, husband and helped to help out! Even my dad volunteered to help out by cutting out the stickers for me! Now that we have Shakeel, I can no longer be as efficient as before. So of course I will appreciate all the extra help I can get.

These are the goody bags! I did the artwork for the ties, logos, labels and collar. Printed them out as stickers to be pasted on the otherwise plain black paper bag.

 

mms42

mmss

 

As for the goodies, I labeled them as below:

Chocolate frogs

mmss3

 

Flavor Beans

mmss1

Jelly Slugs

mmss2

Ageing Potion

mmss4

 

And these are Shan’s goody bags, done by his mummy of course!

 

mms43

 

 

Mak volunteered to cook for the party because #AzizahCanCook, remember? She was like, “No need to find caterer lah! I want to cook for them!”

It’s always nice when family members are so ready and eager to help out in whatever ways they can, and I know I can always count on my family for that! Thank you Roslans!

Truth be told, I really could not wait for the birthday party because I was raring to do the decor!

This was the decor Tatek and I did for Mysha and Myreen’s Harry Potter themed party.

 

mms41

 

Not that bad, right?

My twins were so proud of me and praised me endlessly when they saw the decor! That was enough to make my day. 🙂

And Shan was super elated to see his snake décor all done up for him by his mummy!

mms57

 

(LOOK AT SHAISTA’S FACE! LOLOLOL)

 

So how do you actually for plan a birthday bash and what are the party services available?

I am going to list down everything for you (i.e. the party services we engaged) for your easy reference and planning should you need to plan for your little one’s birthday bash!

(You can thank me later!)

 

Costumes

Now, it would be ridiculous to buy a Harry Potter or Hogwarts outfit for myself and Tatek. I mean, what would we do with the costumes after the party? So just like the previous parties, I rented our costumes from No.1 Costume 

 

mmss9

Birthday Invites

I had the invites for Mysha and Myreen done by Sprinkie Parties because Ili (the big boss of Sprinkie Parties) knows Harry Potter better than I do!

Thanks Sprinkie Parties!

 

tt8

img_1081

 

For your party needs, you can look for them:

IG: @sprinkieparties

Website: www.sprinkieparties.com

Email: hello@sprinkieparties.com

Visit them at 60 Joo Chiat Road #01-04

 

Photography:

I have engaged the services of Pink Elephant Labs once for Sharleez’s birthday party and I really liked the quality of the photos they took! Their photos are always so bright and happy looking, perfect for kids’ parties!

I then took a family studio shoot with Pink Elephant Labs for my previous blog layout!

So it’s not a surprise if Pink Elephant Labs was chosen yet again for the twins and Shan’s birthday party!

My dear friend Indriana from Pink Elephant Labs did not disappoint as usual! I liked how dedicated she was in ensuring that she got the shot of every single detail at the party! And she was  so accommodating! I remember always interrupting her and asking her to get the shots of us with certain guests who were leaving.  She did it ever so readily.

So all the beautiful birthday shots you see in this post are by Pink Elephant Labs unless otherwise stated! (Some will be from i-phone)

Ohhh, Pink Elephant Labs also conducts photography lessons!

Look them up!

IG: @indie_bindi

Website: www.pinkelephantlabs.com

 

Photobooth

Our number one choice when it comes to photobooth has got to be Wishing Wand! Their photo quality, wide range of theme appropriate props, backdrops and the artwork they produce are just awesome! Everyone will never fail to look extra good in their photos!

Again, not our first time engaging the services of Wishing Wand!

These are the super wonderful and kind bosses of Wishing Wand!

 

mms17

mms18

tt9

 

And just look at these pretty bookmarks! I call this effort, Wishing Wand!

tt0

 

Need a photobooth for your party, wedding or event?

May I recommend you Wishing Wand and only Wishing Wand?

IG @wishingwand

FB Wishing Wand

WEBSITE : www.wishingwand.sg

Contact: 9733 4802

 

Balloons

For the loose helium balloon and big balloon arch, we chose Wheebake by MagikPlanner!

If you are looking for under one roof party packages, you should consider Wheebake!

The services they provide include:

  • Dessert Tables
  • Party Food
  • Balloons
  • Balloon Sculpting
  • Photobooth

 

They also provide event rentals like:

  • Backdrop stands
  • Chairs
  • Table
  • Clothing racks
  • Mannequins
  • Shelves

 

mms1

 

Once again, not my first time working with Wheebake by MagikPlanner.

Contact: 66356693

Website: www.wheebake.com

IG: @wheebake

 

Henna & Face Painting

This is a must have for every kid’s party – Henna & Face Painting!

mms13

 

Kids just loooooooooooove to get their hands and face stained but only at parties can they do so without being questioned by their parents! LOL.

My  girls are currently into henna, so they were really excited when they saw the Henna booth!

All they needed to do was to choose a design they liked before getting it henna-ed on their hand. The henna took less than 30 minutes to dry up but once dry, all they needed to do was to peel it off! So fuss free and really suitable for kids!

 

mms10

mms11

mms12

 

And oh, the henna lasted for a week!

Thank you Tarted Skin Stains for the henna and face painting!

 

tt1

tt2

tt3

tt4

 

Tarted Skin Stains have party packages ranging from $220 to $550 for your consideration!

*Face & Body Painting*

1hr service
Average of 10 – 12 kids per hour

  • Henna ($80)
  • Face painting ($85)
  • Glitter Tattoo ($85)
  • Airbrush Tattoo ($90)

Games (45mins) + Prize Giving (15mins) + Cake Cutting (15mins) – $150

Handmade Deco Props – ranging $150 to $350

Art Batik Painting (Tote Bag) – $17/child
Includes materials (aprons , brushes , etc) and 2 certified art trainers
1hr service + 15mins (instructions to be given to parents and kids)

Live Popcorn – $125
free flow

How to find them?

IG: @tartedskinstains

Contact: 94592264/ 93397623

 

Popcorn & Candyfloss machines + Chocolate Fountain

What’s a party without candy floss and popcorn?

So we decided to engage the services of Sequin Events & Co this time for popcorn and candy floss live stations!

Throughout the entire party, guests (especially the kids) enjoyed free flow of fluffy candy floss and crunchy rainbow popcorn!

With the helpful staff stationed at the respective machines, we did not have to worry about anything at all!

 

mms6

mms5

mms7

 

 

Besides the candy floss and popcorn machines, we also had Chocolate Fountain for the guests! Chocolate fountain is a beautiful centrepiece for any event, and is especially ideal for children’s parties.  It was definitely a hit because the guests kept coming to the Chocolate Fountain station for their chocolate treats!

The dipping treats were marshmallows and fresh fruits, to name a few.

 

mms8

mms4

 

Thank you Sequin Events & Co for ensuring that everything went smoothly, and for your friendly services!

Besides birthday parties, Sequin Events & Co also cater to weddings and corporate events! They are definitely not newbies in the industry as they have done sooooooooo many events!

Sequin Events & Co are currently having a special promotion for 2016 and 2017 weddings!

Do check them out!

FB: Sequin Events & Co

Contact: 90099601

 

Birthday Cake

I have always wanted to try out Lynn’s Cakes over a cup of latte at her bakery cafe but I have yet to do so until now. But I have seen her wonderful cake designs time and time again and I told myself that I must engage her services for the twins’ birthday party!

True enough, Lynn delivered more than what Nurul and I expected for the kids’ birthday cakes!

I like how professional and efficient yet funny Lynn was throughout our discussions!

WANT TO SEE THE BIRTHDAY CAKES?

This was Mysha’s cake.

mms35

 

This was Myreen’s.

JUST LOOK AT THE SUGAR OWL! IT LOOKS SOOOOOO REAL, DOESN’T IT?

 

mms34

 

Superbly done!

MY GIRLS WERE EXTREMELY PLEASED WITH THEIR BIRTHDAY CAKE!

And this was Shan’s!

mms33

 

She did these cute Snake Cupcakes too for Shan’s class party!

tt7

 

Okay sometimes, cakes can be so pretty looking but when you finally taste them, you would end up disappointed. Too sweet or too hard.

But Lynn’s cakes did not disappoint at all! Cake was really soft and not too sweet! Fondant was not too hard or too sweet.  For the first time ever, I actually ate a cake together with the fondant WITHOUT LOOKING FOR A GLASS OF PLAIN WATER THEREAFTER!

Thank you so much Lynn’s Cakes!

And oh, you can ask visit Lynn’s Cake & Coffee at 11 Eng Kong Terrace Singapore 598983 for your brunch or afternoon tea!

Visit their website to find out more by clicking HERE!

Tel : 63142886

Email : hello@lynnscakes.com.sg

Facebook : Lynns Cakes

Instagram : @LynnsCakesSg

 

Desserts

1. Wheebake by MagikPlanner

Another cafe that I have yet to visit will be Wheebake!

Meanwhile, we had party desserts from Wheebake for the party! They do have a wide range of party desserts which include:

  • Kueh Bakar Lauk
  • Mini Black Pepper Chicken Burger
  • Mini Donuts
  • Ondeh-ondeh
  • Ondeh-ondeh cupcakes
  • Curry puffs

 

SOOOOOOOO NICE, YOU KNOW?

 

mms26

mms3

mms22

mms21

mms23

 

Visit them for a cup of coffee and some of their desserts!

415 Pandan Gardens #01-114

11:00AM – 6:00PM

Website: www.wheebake.com

FB: Wheebake

IG: @wheebake

 

2. Chocolate Mousse by Che’Wan

 

These Chocolate Mousse treats, you must try!

I repeat, YOU MUST TRY!

The treat comes in a small cup, filled with moist chocolate mousse.

The toppings are:

Oreo (2 different flavours)
Sprinklers
Panda biscuits with Crushed Almond nuts

 

mms14

mms16

mms15
Even after the party, I had it once or twice a day until everything was gone! I am so going to order more!

How to order?

IG: @bachelorbakes OR @dapurberasapchewan

Contact: 85004037

 

3. Nutella Pods

 

Anything Nutella is always a hit! So were these Nutella pods!

It was Nurul’s second time ordering it and you know a repeat order is always good!

 

mms25

 

Special thanks to @bakes_by_ny

Website: www.bakesbyny.com

Whatsapp: 81233953

 

Keychains

We had personalized keychains as one of the contents for the kids’ goody bags!

I have to thank Intan Armelia for these keychains.

Besides keychain, you can also opt for a name badge instead, with a theme of your choice!

Mysha and Myreen had Hogwarts keychains for all their classmates!

 

mmss6

mmss7

 

Shan on the other hand, had snake themed keychains for his classmates!

 

mmss8

 

To find out more about personalized keychains, badges and more,

IG: @lovecreatez

Contact: 9655 6543

 

Shakeel’s robe

Now that I have a little baby, every event or party will mean that I have to think of one additional person to dress up. And since Shakeel is still so tiny and cute, I had a hard time finding a Harry Potter robe for him! So I thought I should get it sewn to his size instead. But who could actually do it for me?

 

mms48

 

Special thanks to Farasya SG for sewing this robe for Shakeel in the correct cooling material!

FB: Farasya SG 

IG: @farasyasg

 

Science Experiment:

What’s a Harry Potter party without spells and potions?

Hence, I decided to engage the services of Mad Science Experiment for the twins’ party!

 

mms55

mms44

 

Mad Scientist has a lot of experiments and themes available for birthday parties!

I chose Young Wizards for a very obvious reason. 

For this theme, Mad Science revealed the science behind spells and potions!

During this one hour session, children learnt all the science behind wizardry including:

Wands – The Mad Scientist created lightning bolts from the Electric Wand, and lighted a fire with it! Then Lumos wands mysteriously emitted their own glow!

Indoor fireworks display – kids learnt how adding different metals to fire changes the colour of the flames.

Lucky volunteers then helped the Mad Scientist brew Mystic Potions with Ice from the Mystic Cave of Yaaaaaaar, and other ‘mystic’ ingredients like hen’s bile, Yolk of Dragons Egg, pure water from the river Tigris and Euphrates, rat’s tooth powder and more!

The kids even met the screeching spoon and encountered Voldemorts Volcano of Foam.

Finally, everyone got the chance to make and take home slime that glows – using Troll’s blood!

 

mms45

 

mms54

mms49

mms46

mms47

mms50

 

Definitely a hit, especially with the bigger kids!

Mad Science will bring all the experiments to set up at your venue of choice. All you have to do is book the venue and invite the kids, and they will provide the entertainment!

They even have the following themes:

  • Space Frontiers
  • Icky Gooey Bubbly
  • Dinosaurs
  • Winter Wonder Lab
  • Air-Blast
  • Reactions in Action
  • Mad About Blue

 

Click HERE to read more!

Besides birthday parties, Mad Science also conducts the following:

Workshops

Holiday Camp

Pre-School Program

AfterSchool Program

Corporate & Special Events

Details:

Mad Science Singapore

Contact: (65) 9760 5285

Website: www.singapore.madscience.org

 

Snake Charmer:

Since Shan’s theme was Snake, Nurul decided to engage the services of the one and only snake charmer Yusuf Ular to especially surprise Shan!

Shan is really into animals so we were pretty sure he would be so pleased with this!

 

mms2

 

Every single guest was super attentive during his segment because hey, it’s not everytime that you get to see real snakes during a birthday party!

 

mms51

snake-54

 

Yusuf Ular showed the guests the different types of snakes he owns, which includes the King Cobra!

ssssssssssssSCARY!

 

mms53

 

Definitely a very happy moment for Shan! I could see how he was beaming and smiling from ear to ear!

 

mms52

 

Every guest even had the opportunity to take photos with the python!

 

mms59

mms60

 

To enquire more about his services, you can contact Yusuf Ular at 93525094

 

Food by #AzizahCanCook

 

mms27

 

Nurul and I actually requested for just a simple menu for the guests. But my mum being my mum, kept adding on to the list and ended up cooking quite a feast for the guests. I know she will do anything to make her grandchildren really happy on their big day.

Thank you Mak and Daddy for the generous spread of food! We can never thank you enough for always giving your best to our kids.

To order their weekly SuperShiok Nasi Ambeng, you can do so via the following methods:

  1. Website www.shiokuntilblur.com
  2. My dad’s FB (Roslan Kadir)
  3. My dad’s IG (@lanchilicrab)
  4. My FB (Diah Mastura)

 

Wand Making

I am indeed lucky to have those few friends who will go the extra mile for me and my family!

 

mms19

 

Nura (the big boss of Pearlista salon for Muslimahs) for instance, sent me a message weeks before the birthday party and told me that her daughter Nyla (who is a well-known kid actress and host) is a big fan of Harry Potter and would like to volunteer and teach wand making to the little guests! I was sooooo touched by her kind gesture! So Nyla was given one special booth during the party for her to teach wand making!

mms20

 

Look at all the materials above which Nyla prepared! Really, really, so sweet of her!

And then, there is also my good friend, Sabby. Her hubby and her were there early to help us with the preparations! I can never thank her enough because she is one person I can always rely on anytime and anyday!

Big thank you to all the guests for making time to attend the party! I am sorry that I did not invite a lot and I am sorry if I missed anyone out. Even though it was a birthday bash, I wanted to celebrate the girls to celebrate it people who matter to them and us, hence the limited number of guests. I am seriously done with this whole “invite for the sake of inviting” game. HAHAHA.

And I am sorry that I have yet to include pictures of the guests in this post. I have yet to choose the pictures! Will gradually add them once I have done so and tag you lovely people! 🙂

Thank you once again to my family members for being there for us, and for making our kids happy always.

 

mms62

mms64

 

Lastly, thank you to my partner in crime, Lulu Aini. I can never find a better working partner because both of us know each other just toooooooo well! While planning for the party, we both agreed that we make a great team in anything and everything!

 

mms63

 

The kids even named us MUMMIES PARTIES!

Hahahahahahaahahahahah.

The party was a result of our love and hard work for our kids.

We were glad we did it.

NO REGRETS AT ALL!

 

 

mms38

 

The happy faces on all of the kids?

 

Priceless!

 

Happy turning 8 to my precious twins, Mysha & Myreen!

 

mms30

mms39

mms40

 

Happy turning 6 to my dearest nephew, Shan Ehan!

 

mms61

mms56

 

Love all of youuuuuuuuuuuu!

 

 

 

13 people like this post.
posted by admin in Advertorials,Celebrations,Entertainment,Events,Family,Life,M&Ms,Myreen Nadya,Mysha Nadya,Reviews,Share & Support,The Nadyas,What to do with the kids? and have Comments Off on When mummies become party planners

Treasure Island by SRT

Ahoy mates! How be you?

How about free tickets t’ watch Treaaye Island?

I meant to ask, how about free tickets to watch Treasure Island by SRT’S The Little Company?

Hehe. We went to watch Treasure Island just a week ago at SRT.

srt4

srt3

Come on, it is an open secret by now – WE LOVE SRT/TLC PRODUCTIONS!

Go on, tell everyone. 

I will also try to dress the girls up according to the theme whenever possible. 🙂

srt9

srt2

We first started attending their plays in 2012. That was like 3 years ago when Sharleez was 5 and my twins were 3! Ever since then, we have been hooked and have been going to all of their productions! Their plays and musicals are suitable for kids aged 3-12 supposedly but hey, if adults like me and my husband are entertained just as well all the time, then I guess their plays and musicals are suitable for everyone!

srt5

Their current production is Treasure Island.

SRT8

Photo by SRT

I insist that you must bring your kids to watch this production!

srt11

What is it about? 

A new adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s popular novel of the same name, Treasure Island follows the adventure of Jim Hawkins, a lion-hearted 13-year-old girl who receives a treasure map from a kooky old seaman. Jim is tasked to help find the hidden treasure, but the road to riches is never smooth sailing.

A swashbuckling, action-packed musical about friendship and trust. This exhilarating show for the entire family will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Source: SRT

Why bring the kids to watch this?

  1. Teaches children the importance of loyalty and friendship, and to practise discernment in those they chose to place their trust in.
  2. This story features a courageous female protagonist who proves that no feat is too great for girls or boys.
  3. Engages the imagination by transporting young children to a foreign land, and expands their world beyond their everyday lives.

 

We loved the amazingly beautiful sets as usual. SRT never fails to put in so much efforts in their costumes and props, so that is another reason why my girls and I look forward to every production of theirs.

SRT7

Photo by SRT

Treasure Island has a fine mixture of puppetry, songs, beautiful props and of course, energetic expression by all of their actors.

srt15

Photo by SRT

The musical itself has a slightly different twist from the original story but you will definitely enjoy it. Every single production of SRT/TLC also has a moral or learning point at the end of it. As we all know it, kids will only be relieved once  the story ends nicely – they will always expect the good to prevail and the bad to be punished or to somehow repent. HAHA.

Want a little preview?

Okay watch this!

 

 

LOOKS LIKE FUN, RIGHT?

 

Treasure Island will reiterate to their young audience (and their not so young audience) on the importance of friendship over anything else.

Human relationship is the real treasure in life. 

“Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.”

SRT6

Photo by SRT

SRT16

srt10

So you can either book online via www.sistic.com.sg or call SISTIC directly at 6348 5555

 

srt12

I have a family package of 4 tickets worth $153 to give away for Saturday, 5th December 2015 at 11am!

 

WHO WANTS?

Follow me instructions mates!

1. LIKE my latest Instagram post. Click HERE to be directed to my Instagram

2. Leave a comment in my latest Instagram post regarding Treasure Island and tell me why I should choose you as one of the winners, and how many tickets you will need!

3 people like this post.
posted by admin in Activities,Education,Entertainment,Events,Family,Myreen Nadya,Mysha Nadya,Places to go with kids,Reviews,Share & Support,Sharleez Nadya,The Nadyas,What to do with the kids? and have Comments Off on Treasure Island by SRT

The Enormous Turnip: i-Theatre

Today, we brought the girls to School of The Arts (SOTA) for The Enormous Turnip!

tet-4

(Tops by www.thenadyas.com)

It was our first time watching a production by i-Theatre so I was definitely looking forward to it.

The girls? Obviously. They have read the story before and since they knew what to expect for the show in terms of the storyline, they were more excited than me!

My feedback?

The Enormous Turnip was entertaining, fast-paced, engaging and interactive. I like how the characters often communicated with their little audience from time to time. By little, I meant the kids and not the size of the crowd. The crowd was huge! LOL.

Just do not be late because you will not be able to enter the drama theatre as and when you like. That was what happened to Tatek! We arrived exactly at 2.30 pm so since he still had to find parking space, the girls and I alighted first and rushed to the theatre. We made it! Tatek’s entry was restricted until a suitable time during the performance. Arriving late for concerts or gigs is not a big deal. But arriving late for theatre performance is something that other theatergoers will find very annoying. When you arrive late, you will have to interrupt everybody else’s concentration as you scramble and apologize your way to your seat. It will just make matters worse if your seat is in the middle row. But most importantly, spare a thought for the poor actors and what a big distraction you will be/cause.


tet-1

The Enormous Turnip is the story of a tiny mouse – and an enormous turnip.

Eek the mouse’s dream is to be noticed.

Diggory the Gardener’s dream is to enter a completion and win a prize for his vegetables.

And then in his garden, a turnip grows and keeps on growing!

How will they pull the Enormous Turnip out of the ground?

tet-2

And oh, you can even meet and greet the characters and snap a photo together right after the show!

tet-5

You have to bring your kids to watch this one during the school holidays! I am going to watch quite a number of theatre productions with the girls during the holidays because we just love how theatre/drama promotes literacy knowledge like fluency, vocabulary and comprehension in the most subtle way ever.

****************************

THE ENORMOUS TURNIP

Duration: 55 minutes plus meet and greet.
Most suitable for: 3 to 12 years and families
Written and Directed by Brian Seward
Music composed and arranged by Julian Wong

Showtimes:
Sat, 21 Nov – Sun, 6 Dec 2015

Dates:
Sat & Sun: 11 am, 2.30 pm
Tue (24 Nov 2015): 10.30 am, 2 pm
Wed – Fri (25 Nov 2015 till 27 Nov 2015): 10.30 am
Tue – Fri (1 Dec 2015 till 4 Dec 2015): 11 am

Standard Ticket Prices:
Adult/Child: $32.00
Family Package (4 Persons): $121.60
Big Family Package: (5 Persons): $140.80

Tickets available through:
SISTIC Website www.sistic.com.sg
SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555
SISTIC Authorised Agents island wide

I am currently having an ongoing giveaway for The Enormous Turnip in my Instagram (@etrangle)

I HAVE FOUR TICKETS TO GIVEAWAY! 

Just proceed to my Instagram account, look for my post with the following picture and participate!

tet-3

If you are lucky, you might just win tickets to watch The Enormous Turnip on 28 November 2015 at 2.30 pm!

Lastly, thank you i-Theatre for the invite!

Be the first to like.
posted by admin in Education,Entertainment,Events,Family,Myreen Nadya,Mysha Nadya,Places to go with kids,Sharleez Nadya,What to do with the kids? and have Comments Off on The Enormous Turnip: i-Theatre

Selfie in a studio: iSnap

When was the last time I actually went to a photo studio to have photos taken with the family?

abc34

Imagine going to a professionally-equipped personal photo studio with various backdrops/costumes/props for you to choose from, and armed with DSLR cameras and studio lightings for you and your loved ones to take fun and endless number of photos…

 

WITHOUT THE NEED FOR A PHOTOGRAPHER!

In other words, it is like taking a proper selfie using professional camera and lightings instead of mobile phones!

abc35

 

So the other day, I decided to spend my girls day out with my three daughters by surprising them with a visit to iSnap!

 abc16

iSnap is the first photography company in Singapore that offers various professionally-equipped personal studio rooms for you to take personal or selfie photos of yourselves, friends or families without the need of a photographer.

They have 6 individual studio rooms in total with a total of 24 themes/backdrops for you to choose from!

Individual rooms means privacy for you and your loved ones! 

THEY WENT BONKERS THE MOMENT THEY SAW THE COLLECTION OF COSTUMES AND PROPS!

 

I am not kidding! They could not decide on which costume to wear first so I told them to keep calm and listen to what the staff from iSnap had to say.

abc36

  1. First, choose the backdrop that you would like & let the helpful staff know

 

abc37

  1. Choose the costumes and props you would like to wear

 abc33

  1. Go to the studio room with the chosen backdrop

 abc31

  1. Close the door to ensure that you get all the privacy that you need
  2. Look at the big screen and position yourself for the camera

 abc29

 abc27

  1. Now you are ready to snap, snap, snap using the remote shutter


abc26

  1. Once you are done with the backdrop, you can choose another backdrop!

 

ONCE WE UNDERSTOOD HOW iSnap WORKS, I GAVE THE GIRLS THE PERMISSION TO GO CRAAAAAAAZY.

 

The girls wanted to be animals first. So we chose a backdrop with a safari theme, and then proceeded to choose our animal costumes!

No prize for correctly guessing what happened next.

WE WENT WILD, LITERALLY.

 

 

 abc22

abc15

abc17

 

Now all the photos taken in the studio that I am showing are the digital copies that iSnap allowed us to bring home!

Next, the girls decided that they wanted to be characters from Frozen! So what did they do? Choose the backdrop. Choose the costumes. Proceed to the studio room with the chosen backdrop. Close the door. Snap away! (Mind you, they took the photos themselves while I had a breather outside.)

Let it go, let it go


Can’t hold it back anymore

Let it go, let it go


Turn away and slam the door

 abc6abc21

abc23

abc20

abc5

  

SO MUCH FUN, RIGHT?

Indeed. My girls kept on laughing and giggling.

Next change? They wanted to be pixies! LOL.

 abc2

 abc1

Then they decided to cast a spell on me and turn me into a frog.

 abc13

The spell did not work obviously because you can never wish for a bad thing to happen to your mummy. LOL.

So they had to settle for a loving mummy instead.

Awwwwwwwww.

abc10

And last but not least, we decided to just sit on go easy and sit on the swing chair for some photos with our actual outfits.

 abc9

I then let the girls take charge and left them on their own while I had a quick chat with the staff from iSnap.

I was laughing uncontrollably when I viewed the photos later on.

YOU SEE LAH!

abc32

abc12

abc7

abc8

abc19

 

Yes, there is no limit to the number of photos you take within that one-hour of booking!

The best thing is, you get to keep all the digital copies of the photos taken in high-res, and they will even print out for you 5 chosen photos FREE!

abc28

Thank you iSnap for such a fun and memorable experience!

 abc25

Barely five minutes after we left iSnap and my girls were asking whether we would be making another visit to iSnap! It was obvious they enjoyed themselves truly.

For more information, you can find iSnap in Facebook by typing iSNAP THE SELFIE PLACE.

Otherwise, you can click

HERE

 

HERE

 

HERE 

 

16 people like this post.
posted by admin in Activities,Advertorials,Entertainment,Events,Family,Life,M&Ms,Myreen Nadya,Mysha Nadya,Places to go with kids,Share & Support,Sharleez Nadya,The Nadyas,What to do with the kids? and have Comments Off on Selfie in a studio: iSnap
Get Adobe Flash player