Our own summit at The Art Space

“Daddy, can I go Orchard Road?” Pangzi suddenly asked. “No, we just went shopping,” I said. “Then can I go Sentosa?” he asked again. Something was not right. “Thought I said no more theme parks for you. Now what’s going on?” I snapped. “Daddy, I just want to see my hero the North Korea leader.” …

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Every day is Mother’s Day at this Shanghai outlet

I couldn’t resist a visit to Shanghai Village, a new Shanghai outlet, but I needed a good excuse. “You’re going to a Shanghai outlet with me,” I told Pangzi. “We’re buying a Mother’s Day gift today.” “But I don’t want to go Shanghai outlet,” Pangzi protested. “I want to go Disneyland!” “This Shanghai outlet is at …

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Car museum vs car museum 2

It’s unthinkable to visit two car museums in the short span of one month but that’s just what we did. I must have done something very wrong in my past life to deserve this. The London Motor Museum and the Shanghai Auto Museum couldn’t have been more different. The one thing they have in common, …

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Run like no tomorrow at the sports museum

It’s about time Pangzi picked up some important survival skills, so I decided to head for the Singapore Sports Museum. “Daddy, why are we going to the sports museum? I want to catch Pokémon,” he asked. “If you can’t run fast, how can you catch anything?” I answered wisely. “Daddy, why do I need to run?” …

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Everything can wait but Ducati Museum

I was happily on 110km/h cruise control across the middle of Italy when Pangzi decided to spoil my plans. “Daddy, I can’t wait anymore!” “Yeah me too,” I said. “We’ll reach Florence in no time, as promised.” “I mean, I need to pee…” “Oh please don’t do this to me now. We’re on the highway!” …

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Underappreciated Viva Vivaldi

After so much has been invested in his classical musical education, Pangzi still thinks Strauss is the jeans producer. So while in Venice, I dragged him to Viva Vivaldi where it all started for one of the greatest composers in history. “Daddy, what’s Viva Vivaldi? And why are we visiting him instead of playing with …

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Exams over – head down to Admiralty Park!

I was bored one hot weekend when I read about Admiralty Park and decided to check out its 26 new slides. “But daddy, my exams are not over!” Pangzi protested. I wasn’t too keen on taking him along at first, but couldn’t leave him alone. “Isn’t that better still?” I reasoned. “All the other kids …

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What a wreck at Hanoi Army Museum

The best museums in the world show you the best of everything. The newest. The sleekest. Apparently the Army Museum in Hanoi didn’t get the memo. “Daddy, why are we here to see this… pile of metal?” Pangzi asked when we stepped into the Vietnam Military History Museum, locally known as the Army Museum. “Because you changed …

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Language runs afoul at IExperience

It started with a casual remark on my part while browsing the papers online. “What rubbish are they reporting in the news today?” Pangzi, ever the prim and proper kid, intercepted me. “Orrrrrh, you said a dirty word!” “News is dirty?” I asked, feigning surprise. “No, the R-word!” “Ermmm, reporting?” “No!!!” At his age, he …

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Beware robots taking over your job

The development of artificial intelligence has gathered pace so much so that the street talk is about when you will surrender your job to robots. As a concerned parent, I decided to take Pangzi to the Saluzi Robot Experience Centre in Xi’an, China, to expose him to the new world of robotics. And more importantly …

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