Explored the new housing estate we are staying in. The little girl played at a outdoor playground where a bunch of other heartlander kids were having fun. Somehow, we felt foreign in a part of Singapore where we hadn't stayed in before. Not like Singaporeans in Switzerland, but passers-by and even the heartlander kids looked and behaved a little differently, we thought.
小雨's more confident climbing the stairs on her own now, after much practice whenever she could find a chance to. Still with a hand on the railing of course.
♪"Banana!"♪ She sings and chuckles when she meets a Minion at the mall.
小雨's a real dawdler these days. It's hard to get her to leave the soft, cuddly toys at Kiddy Palace or the brightly-coloured apples and oranges at the Supermart. She loves to touch and feel them. While this problem wouldn't have arose if she had sat in a stroller, 小雨's one who detests straps and buckles. From as little as 8 months' old? Kirin and I had been persistent, but decided to not be insistent.
＂Mommy 吃!" It's the first time she nudged my hand, getting me to 开动 together with her, at the dining table. Sweet. (*ﾟ▽ﾟ*)
小雨 could name a lot of animals! Elephant, zebra, giraffe, monkey, pig, cow, sheep...
Read about why are flamingoes pink? from Causes of Color, one of several exhibits in the WebExhibits online museum. It seemed they owe their rosiness to a carotenoid-high diet, of crustaceans like shrimps.
From BBC - Earth News, scientists believe that flamingoes more often stand on one leg in water than on land, to conserve body heat which gets drawn away by the cold waters. It was also found that most flamingoes seem to be right-headed, preferring to rest their heads to the right, but showed no preference for standing on the left or right leg.
O and standing on one leg isn't a trait of just flamingoes. Ducks, storks and geese have been known to perform one leg-balancing in water too!