Choo Choo Train @ Kallang Wave Mall 2021

We took the kids (@doubleetoh) to Kallang Wave Mall for lunch and to get some groceries as we’re going to have a small steamboat lunch for Mother’s Day the next day. After lunch, we brought the kids to get their Zoomoov fix. We also gave in to their request for the Choo Choo Train ride as well. We used to pay $6 per kid but they seem to have switched their ticketing mechanics. A $6 ticket allows for 2 pax be it a child + parent or child + child. Since Emma and Ethan can already ride on their own, we spent $12 and that gave them 2 rounds of train ride together! They are also running a promotion now where each $6 ride ticket comes with a free gift! When do you receive the gift? During the ride, there will be a “pit stop” at Paco FunWorld where a man will come out with a box for the child to select his/her gift! Super cool and such a great deal!

Why it is better to order Sambucol Black Elderberry Syrup from iHerb

Sambucol, Black Elderberry, For Kids Syrup, Berry Flavor, 7.8 fl oz (230 ml)

The kids keep falling sick because Emma is now in full day childcare where she gets exposed to other children who are sick in the centre. Instead of whining about parents allowing their kids to childcare sick (which is partially understandable because our work culture doesn’t allow working adults sufficient flexibility to juggle a job and stay home to look after a sick child), we decided to purchase the Sambucol Black Elderberry Syrup from iHerb.

Since many parents swore by this product’s effectiveness in reducing sick days in children, we thought of giving it a shot. There are many local retailers or marketplaces selling Sambucol products such as Lazada but since this product has a expiry date, I decided to get it from iHerb since they move their products really fast and I’ve trusted them as our kids’ supplier of probiotics and multivitamins.

Best of all, 4 bottles of this qualifies you for 5% discount, free shipping to Singapore, 5% rebate as store credits and the price is the cheapest I’ve found so far!

Description of Sambucol Black Elderberry Syrup from iHerb

  • Dietary Supplement
  • For Kids
  • Gluten Free
  • 2 Years & Older
  • Developed by Dr Madeleine Mumcuoglu
  • Scientifically Tested
  • Support Immunity
  • High Antioxidants Levels
  • Dietary Supplement
  • Supports Immune System
  • Virologist Developed
  • Great Tasting Syrup
  • 100% Drug Free
  • BDP Kosher

Saumbucol, the original Black Elderberry extract, provides strong immune system support to help you and your family stay healthy throughout the year. Sambucol Black Elderberry extract conveniently arms you with some of the best protection natural has to offer.

Developed by a world renowned virologist, Sambucol is the unique black elderberry extract that has been used in scientific studies. By using a proprietary method of extraction, only Sambucol can guarantee consistent, immune supporting properties in every serving.

Trusted by millions worldwide, Sambucol can be taken every day for continuous immune system support.

Kosher: Supervised by the Chief Rabbinate of Beth Din De Paris.

Suggested Use

Use daily for maximum benefit

For Daily Maintenance:

  • 2-3 years: Take 1 (5 mL) teaspoon daily.
  • 4-12 years: Take 2 (10 mL) teaspoons daily.

For Intensive use:

  • 2-3 years: Take 1 (5 mL) teaspoon four times daily.
  • 4-12 years: Take 2 (10 mL) teaspoons four times daily.

Other Ingredients

  • Glucose syrup, purified water, citric acid, potassium sorbate (to retard spoilage)
  • Free from gluten, dairy, soy, wheat, nuts, artificial color and flavors.
  • Quality. Safety. Reliability. The PharmaCare name guarantees that this product is produced using the highest manufacturing standards, and PharmaCare stands behind every bottle of Sambucol that your purchase. Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Warnings

  • Not suitable for children under 2 years
  • Sealed for your protection. Do not use if seal is broken or missing.
  • To preserve quality and freshness, keep tightly sealed and keep in a cool, dry place. Keep out of the reach of children.

[Taiwan Trip]: Travel Kettle

waterWater in Taiwan is not potable so I am certainly not even going to give BOILED tap water to Emma or use it for her milk and food.

Based on experience from my last few trips to Taiwan, I’m going to buy the huge ass bottle of distilled water.

Next, we’ve to worry about boiling the water. In the past, I’ve never had to worry and would gladly get out of our apartment and grab drinks from 7-11.

We’ve got a mini kettle in the house but it is rated to work only on 220v as per our local power supply standards. Do take note that using a 220v kettle in a country with 110v supply will result in water that doesn’t boil. In some cases, the appliance will not even power up at all. However, using a 110v appliance in a 220v country will result in a blown fuse or worse, irreversible damage and a suffocating shroud of smoke.

Most kettles sold in our local supermarkets / electrical appliances stores are rated only for local use. So I did the next best thing – which is to shop on Amazon. I didn’t want to just buy a 110v kettle as this means that I will never be able to use it in countries with 220v supplies. I needed a dual voltage kettle and I found one that is small enough for me to pack it in my luggage.

After going through various options, I purchased this:

Bonavita – Dual Voltage 0.5L Travel Electric Kettle, 700W heating element