Child-Friendly Places to Visit in Jakarta

Found this link inĀ TripCanvas and I can hardly wait to give it a try with my kids.

The kids love the planes so this is perfect.


And it would definitely be easier to eat inside as opposed to eating during a turbulent flight.


The food looks great, too.


Except for World War III, I don’t think anything can stop me from taking the kids next weekend to this fantastic place.

In the words of President Donald J. Drumpf … “It’s fantastic, you’ll love it.”


Being With My Children

The soul is healed by being with children.

Fyodor Dostoevsky

I didn’t realize it’s almost two years since I last entered anything on this. Work and parenthood simply have gotten in the way and, before you know it, time had passed.

But, thankfully, the childhood memories we’ve crafted had been great thus far.

2016 brought us to a train ride to Bandung, spent time with their grandmothers, and culminated in a New Year’s trip to the Philippines.

My eldest son Neo moved to a better school and my youngest son EJ continues to hit milestones in becoming more expressive of his feelings and progressing with his education despite the challenges of Down Syndrome.

Recently, Neo’s school opened its doors to parents for an Activity Day where they showed what they’ve learned and some games they presented to everyone that stopped by their booths. It was fun seeing him with his school friends and fully getting into the groove of his new environment.


EJ, on the other hand, continues to demonstrate his own willful personality; often quite demanding as a boss, knowing perhaps full well that he will always receive attention. His brother Neo surprises me with his patience to his brother, amazing patience, one which I never had during my time. Continue reading