Thursday, August 6, 2020

Reading with Scholastic 8: Captain Underpants #7: Captain Underpants & Big Bad Battle of Bionic Booger Boy Part 2 Robo-Boogers, Melowy #7: The Power of Friendship

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It has been more than a month since Singapore embarked on Phase 2 of re-opening after Circuit Breaker. As we try not to bring the children out as often as before, they are actually fine to stay at home and read books from Scholastic. Thanks Scholastic for engaging my children at home meaningfully!

Captain Underpants #7: Captain Underpants & Big Bad Battle of Bionic Booger Boy Part 2 Robo-Boogers


Synopsis:
George and Harold thought they were beyond boogers. Their new pet, Sulu the Bionic Hamster, had defeated the Bionic Booger Boy, and through the wonders of science, Melvin Sneedly had been brought back to normal (well, almost normal). It looked like their last adventure was actually going to have a happy ending... except for one thing (well, three things) - the Ridiculous Robo-Boogers. Now George, Harold, and their buddies are on the run - with the Robo-Boogers in hot, gooey pursuit! Will the boys get away from these gross globs, or will Sulu have to save the day again?

Author: Dav Pilkey
Age: 9 - 12


Melowy #7: The Power of Friendship


Synopsis:
Cora and Electra are enrolled in a fashion class taught by a very famous designer! The two are excited to create beautiful clothes and share them with their friends. Except Eris has other ideas. She has an evil plan that will ruin everything... including their friendship!

Author: Danielle Star
Age: 7 - 10


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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Tokyo, Mt Fuji Travel Day 2 Tsukiji Fish Market

It is often a misconception that Tsukiji Fish Market 築地市場 has moved to Toyosu Fish Market. Well, it is actually the inner part of the market that has moved, the outer market is still vibrant with many tourists! 

Tsukiji Fish Market is easily accessible by subway. You can either take Toei Oedo Line to Tsukijishijo Station 築地市場駅 (exit A1), or Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line to Tsukiji Station 築地駅 (exit 1).

It was already 2+ p.m. when we reached Tsukiji Fish Market after our JAL Sky Museum Factory Tour (read our experience in this post). Many shops were preparing to close, but we still managed to find some food. So the lesson learnt is that we should visit Tsukiji Fish Market in the morning!

Let us share with you our Tsukiji Fish Market Food Map!

base map: Google Maps

Marutoyo (丸豐) rice balls  
The rice balls went into our stomach without any photo taken as we were too hungry! There is a variety of types of rice balls, for example, salmon, pork with miso, deep fried prawn and so on. The price is around 200+ yen (~S2.50) for each, and the size is bigger than those you can find in convenient stores. Other than rice balls, there are also various types of sushi and rice bowls.

Yamachou Matsue (築地 山長) tamagoyaki / sweet egg omelette  
There are many stalls that sell tamagoyaki (sweet egg omelette), and we had ours from Yamachou Matsue. It was rather therapeutic to see the chef skillfully preparing the egg through the glass window. The egg is mixed with delicious dashi, so it is very tasty. It is only 100 yen each, and I think it is a must-try street food at Tsukiji Fish Market.



Stewed squids and grilled scallop with sea urchin (Forgot the name of the shop) and Miyako (みやこ) grilled seafood 
My initial plan was to eat grilled seafood on scallop shell from Miyako, however the shop was closed when we reached there! At 1000 yen, there are grilled tuna, scallop, sea urchin and crab claw on a scallop shell. 

So we looked for another shop that sold cooked seafood. The children had the stewed squids which cost 500 yen (~S$6+), and they like it. 


I ordered grilled scallop with sea urchin which was 600 yen (~S$7.50). I thought that the sea urchin was a tad wasted as it was overly burnt.


Marusai (丸焼きたこせんべい) takosenbei / octopus cracker
When we saw other visitors eating this crispy octopus cracker, we were very curious and bought one. It was quite costly though, at 600 yen each (~S$7.50). But it was quite an interesting experience to see how the staff prepared the cracker with the press machine.




What other food would you recommend at Tsukiji Fish Market?


Thursday, July 2, 2020

Reading with Scholastic 7: Geronimo Stilton The Sewer Rat Stinks, Thea Stilton The Race for the Gold

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A few years ago, when my children just entered primary school, they shared with me about this book series called Geronimo Stilton, and many of their classmates were big fans of this book series! Therefore, I started to get them Geronimo Stilton books, and until now, they still enjoy reading this series. Other than Geronimo Stilton, they also enjoy reading another series of books - Thea Stilton, who is the elder sister of Geronimo. 

Both book series are interesting, other than the exciting journey of Geronimo and Thea Stilton, the content is also very informative, educating children on a variety of knowledge.

Thea Stilton The Race for the Gold





Synopsis:
Join Thea Stilton and the Thea Sisters on an adventure packed with mystery and friendship! The Thea Sisters help their friend Beatrice prepare for the Summer Olympics!

Author: Elisabetta Dami
Age: 6-12


Geronimo Stilton The Sewer Rat Stinks

This is all-new Geronimo Stilton as interpreted by author, artist, and longtime fan Tom Angleberger. Tom is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author.




Synopsis:
A stinky smell is taking over New Mouse City! No mouse can live like this! Geronimo and his best friend Hercule, the private detective, head underground into the sewer world of Mouse Island to investigate. Can they save the city from the stench?

Author: Tom Angleberger
Age: 6-12


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