I visited the National Museum for Children’s Season with Ade and Puey recently, and it was so fun! Featuring contemporary interpretations of some of our childhood games, Masak Masak is a free exhibit that runs for about another week till 3 August 2014. I’d never used the term ‘masak masak’ before, so I had to look it up online (I was obviously not a kid prone to role-playing):
- Original Meaning: Cooking (Malay)
- Alternate Meaning: Playing toys
Little girls love to pretend to cook with toys utensils, but over the time, “masak-masak” is generally used to describe children playing with their toys.
It also can be used as a reference to describe a serious matter, as in this is not “masak-masak” (this is not a play thing or this is no laughing matter) –Remember Singapore
First, an outfit by one of the dreamy interactive chalk walls on the rooftop of the museum- I broke out this floral jumpsuit I got four years ago in Tokyo and never wore since because I couldn’t be bothered to fix the broken strap till recently. In my defense, it was difficult finding the perfect pair of dark metal hoops to replace the cheap plastic that broke.
Anyway! I was super excited to wear my brand new Jeffrey Campbell boots thanks to the awesome Chictopia shop! I loved it. Jeffrey Campbell heels are widely lauded for being comfortable, and it was. Heels usually cut into my toes since I have wide feet, but this… this was heaven. The tapered point of this pair was wide enough to comfortably fit all my toes without sacrificing its outward aesthetics, and the make was such a beauty to behold. The only discomfort I felt was due to the steep angle I was yet unused to walking at, and even that only emerged a lot later than I expected any pain to surface when wearing heels of that height. I actually did an unboxing video but had to scrap it because it turned out to be a whole lot of me sputtering gibberish at how pretty everything was. ♥
The museum’s front lawn has inflatable mockups of some of our favourite old playgrounds:
You might find this dragon familiar if you remember this outfit post at the real playground.
We had way too much fun playing a reverse version of gigantic five stones. It was one of my favourite games as a child:
There was also an area for kids to explore the mechanical side of things. Needless to say, we got sucked into all its activities:
It was a good day.
Photos of me were taken by Ade.