Friday, August 14, 2009
Sit Back, Relax
The eve of our National Day was a nice day out for this family.
We scrapped the idea of camping out overnight at Changi Beach Park when Sonny was not keen to sighting his school project needed some extra time to complete.
Instead, we had dinner at Changi Village Hawker Centre and sat on the mat at the beach after that.
It was a nice change to have no techno gadget in anyone's hands to distract us from having good conversation with one another, just catching up.
Sonny was particularly chatty that evening, so it was a nice way to get to know the goings-on he has at school... with lessons, teachers and about his friends.
There was a flee market held at the village, so it was a nice change to see so many people there with so many activities along the chalets and the market place. I found my "Eplorer Hat" there for ten bucks.
The once sleepy except for the calls from the many Red-breasted Parakeets on the trees, Changi Village is now quite a happening place.
Yet its rustic charms are still respected while its tranquility especially along the beach and park area are still being retained.
As always, the food at the hawker centre is always delicious regardless of which of the many Malay foodl stall we chose to buy our food from.
It is amazing how much technology has replaced face to face conversation within the family itself. The many modern day methods of communications can never replace the good old face to face converstation.
The chats we had at the beach was enlightening and strengthens our family bond all the more. It was as if once we got away from technology, we discover the bare and basic enjoyment of communication again.