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August 2016

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My two older kids had their school vacation recently, and since Emma would be in school in the morning, I decided to take Ethan and Hannah for a short outing.  With the weather so hot, we decided to go indoors and a trip to the Amazing World Studios was planned.

After circling the block for half an hour, we found a parking spot right behind the Amazing World Studios museum.  It appeared that we were the only ones in the entire place, but we had a ton of fun!

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It was very entertaining and sometimes hilarious to pose and take pictures with so many 3D exhibits.  This is an interactive museum, unlike those regular museums where you only got to “see” stuff.

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It wasn’t really a guided tour per se, despite the fact that the ticketing personnel told me it was.  We were pretty much left to our own devices, but it wasn’t hard to move around the museum.  We started from the topmost floor and proceeded all the way down.  There were indicators and guides on the floor to tell us where to stand to get a good picture, plus there were examples too, so we were not lost at all.  I think the kids were exhilarated to have the whole museum to themselves, and for me, it makes the place feel safer too.

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Somewhere near the end of the tour, there was a Virtual Whirl Ride activity, where we were virtually brought on a rollercoaster ride of some sort.  Ethan and Hannah enjoyed this ride twice!

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Making funny faces:

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Final few pictures before we called it a day:

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There are a few other interesting museums in Penang, and I’m looking forward to visiting them all, hopefully soon.

Our little Emma took part in her first ever Sports Day a few weeks ago.  It was such a meaningful event for me because I know she had come a long, long way from the time when she had to be all wrapped up in her onesies to prevent her from scratching herself due to her eczema; and now she has improved so much that she can be dressed in regular clothes and even participate in sports day events!

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Emma was part of the group of the school’s youngest children: the Playgroup classes; and of course, it was super adorable to watch them go through their events.  Some looked a little blur and some had stage fright, but Emma performed wonderfully….she told me exactly what she had to do and that she had to end her turn with a “high-five” on her friend.

Emma and her classmates had to emulate what the Letterland character Firefighter Fred would do: climb up a “wall”, scramble up a “ladder”, and then “put out a fire” with a water hose.

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We really enjoyed the event and don’t you think the kids look exceptionally cute in the firefighter headgear? :)

After the event, she received her first-ever medal!  Whee!!!

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This time, for Sports Day, I also had backup photographers helping me out :)

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