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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Airforce Museum

This is the third and final trip to know more about our country's defence system. We started off encountering  a challenge. It rained! We were famished but did not bring any umbrellas or raincoats to cross the road above ground from the MRT station to our lunch place since the weather forecast did not predict rain. What's more, the underpass was not yet open so we could not take that route too. Nourishment was so near yet so far... Thank God I brought some grapes originally meant for tea break so we staved off our hunger with them before taking a cab down to the museum since we no longer could take the bus there in the drizzle. 

Here we go!!!

If you are wondering why there are only 3 kids in the picture, it was because Jaide was barred from coming along as a punishment for her disobedience. She nearly drowned because she ignored my warning NOT to go into the 1m high swimming pool where her older siblings were at. *shudder*

Wah! Engine so big!

Pretty trinkets?

Since the troublemaker was not around, I could take my time playing the battle simulation with my older two kids. Joram was contented to simply watch us. After a few tries, we got the hang of it and our team achieved the top score. Check out our code names ZAC, CAT and JAC. They unintentionally rhymed! 

A 3-player game

Fiddling with the knobs
on the control panel

Guiding the aircraft landings

Successful formation
flying! Yes!

We tried to use the console which superimposes our faces onto a template photo. Our resident cheeky chipmunk made a monkey face at the last moment and ruined the effect. *face palm*

As close as they could get to the plane

Watching the short film about RSAF

Mummy, look at that!

This is what Daddy dealt with
most of his NS/reservist days

After the enjoyable experience at the museum, I encountered another problem. My no. 2 kiddo kept pelting me with questions while I was trying to figure out how to FINALLY get to our intended lunch place. Being thus distracted, we boarded the wrong bus! A short 10 min trip dragged on to half an hour with lots of walking under the blazing hot sun. Joram already started saying he was hungry halfway through the exhibition. Truly, grapes were far from adequate in fuelling us the entire afternoon. Praise God for making him such a trooper. He never once complained despite having to suffer needlessly from his older sister's impatience. The offending child will, too, be grounded for the next outing. *shakes head*

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