Monthly Archives: June 2016

Shrek the Musical is in town!

I love the movie Shrek and was delighted to see how well it translated to the stage when the kids and I caught Shrek the Musical on Thursday night. The characters were all larger than life and we were greatly entertained by the singing and the lively dancing. I also enjoyed the development of a backstory of what happened to Shrek, Princess Fiona and Lord Farquaad during their childhood.

The attention to detail in the musical is clear to see in the scene when the fairy tale creatures get dumped in Shrek’s swamp. The fairy folk had amazing costumes! I liked how each of the three little pigs had costumes and props that differentiated them as individuals. We were also impressed by the way they brought the dragon to life through some very skillful puppetry.

While Shrek and Princess Fiona had loads of chemistry and were undoubtedly the stars of the show, Lord Farquaad really hammed it up for the audience to great comic effect. Shrek the Musical got the kids and I laughing and clapping along and is definitely entertainment for the whole family.

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Shrek being harassed by the fairy tale creatures 

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Do you know the Muffin Man? The Muffin Man?

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I loved how they manipulated the dragon!

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Princess Fiona awaiting her Prince Charming

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dancing with mice

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the fairy folk rise up

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happily ever after


8-19 June 2016
Venue: MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands
Performance Times: Wed – Fri 7:30pm; Sat: 2 & 7:30pm; Sun: 1 & 6pm
Ticket Price: From S$65 (Excludes the booking fee of SGD$4 per ticket)
Internet: or
Phone: +65 6688 8826
In Person At: Marina Bay Sands Box Offices (Museum, Theatres, SkyPark, Retail Mall and Hotel Tower 1 Lobby).

Pot-A-Flower Workshop with Poppy & Super Farmers

I hardly ever get to spend any one-on-one time with Adam so when we were invited to the Pot-A-Flower workshop by Poppy Floral Studio and Super Farmers, I knew we would have so much fun attending the workshop together.

We began by preparing the pot for our Pot-A-Flower project. Adam choose a piece of cloth and we stuck the cloth onto the pot by painting Mod Podge all over it. When the pot was done, we left it to dry and Adam picked out the flowers that we were going to use for our little arrangement.

I loved how we were encouraged to arrange the flowers in a natural and free manner like a little garden in a pot. In fact I left Adam to do most of the sticking in of the flowers and leaves, and with some help from the Poppy people, we had ourselves a lovely arrangement!

I thoroughly enjoyed that time of bonding with Adam and it was interesting to watch him working on his arrangement. He was very particular about the flowers that he wanted and was really conscientious about sticking them into the pot in a certain way. I’m glad we had that time together working on something beautiful.

There are 3 sessions of Pot-A-Flower workshops that you can sign up for to end the June holidays with a fun-filled time of craft and flowers. You get to spend a meaningful 2 hours with your child and bring home a floral arrangement to brighten up the home!