Monday, May 25, 2015

SORARIMAN ソラリーマン: Daddy Dru Jumps! in Japan + Win The Wind in the Willows Family Show Tickets

Sorariman is a play on the words sora {空, sky} and salary man. Inspired by Aoyama Yuki's Sorariman series where he takes portraits of fathers in their work suits jumping goofily beside their daughters, the boy and I decided to spoof this and get him to jump next to Lil Pumpkin during our recent trip around Japan too.

Getting him to jump wasn't a problem. The hard part was getting Lil Pumpkin not to jump with her daddy!! :P Here are some of the shots we took...

Daddy Dru Jumps! under the Sakura tree
Daddy Dru Jumps! in Nagoya Castle
Daddy Dru Jumps! with Giant Goku {Dragonball Z}
Daddy Dru Jumps! in Miyajima
Daddy Dru Jumps! in Akashi Castle
Daddy Dru Jumps! in Kyoto
Daddy Dru Jumps! in Fushimi-Inari
I think the results are pretty hilarious! Not all dads are stoic and serious; some are carefree and fun-loving like the boy too :) We will continue on with this as a special father-daughter thing for him and Lil Pumpkin. It'll be so fun for them to look back on in the future o (◡‿◡✿)

Follow our jumping shot updates and check out other pics with our hashtag #daddydrujumps in Instagram and Facebook (●´∀`●)

If you do this with your kids too, please share with me your photos!

Read more about our Japan travels here
Also see the Sakura at Yoyogi Park, Sakura at Ueno Park.
If you like theme parks, read about Tokyo One Piece Tower and Asakusa Hanayashiki

May is a very exciting time for us as we are all May babies! To celebrate, special prizes are up for grabs for the last 3 weeks of May just for my blog readers and friends :) 1 giveaway per week! Don't miss it!

For this week, I've ONE The Wind in the Willows Family Performance Tickets Package {worth S$248} to give away!! It includes 4 x Category 1 tickets {best seats!!} to the opening show on Friday, 12 June 2015, 5pm at School of the Arts Singapore {SOTA}.

"When Mole plucks up the courage to explore the Riverbank with his friend Ratty, nothing can prepare him for the adventure that awaits. Along with Badger and the irrepressible Mr Toad, the foursome career from one exploit to the next culminating in a battle not only to save Toad Hall, but their very way of life."

This is recommended for kids aged 5 and up, and running time is 1 hour 45 minutes {one interval}. Check out this stage adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's best-selling book via ABA Productions website. There are only 7 performances from 12 - 14 June 2015.

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Indah Nuria Savitri said...

you know what Ai...we love taking this jumping shoot as well :). It's fun to do that wherever we go. Love to see those feet high up in the air :)..

Unknown said...

My tip to my daughter (currently in P1) is to make friends with everyone, get to know everyone in class before picking a best friend. Kids tend to play, get into misunderstandings and easily get hurt these days.

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Gan Say Bin said...

Best tip for P1 - learn about value of money, what to spend what not to spend! And save!
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Masshole Mommy said...

Dad is so much fun - and WOW, he can get some good air ;)

Khor Lee Ling said...

my best tip to prepare for P1 is to get my children into routines, e.g time to sleep/ time to awake and packing bag on their own.
Khor Lee Ling

Leong Yee Ming said...

Parents can impart the importance of school timetables to the child before he or she enters the school for the first time.

Tellmarcia2 said...

Racial harmony tolerance
Learning the value of $

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Unknown said...

Love the pics, so much fun! Especially your daughter's expression in the last photo, lol.

Anonymous said...

My best tip to prepare for P1:

I will educate my children that bullying exists everywhere. If my child is the victim, simply walking away is the best solution and encourage my child to tell me or tell his teacher. Everyday have to chitchat with my child relate to school, friends or extra lessons, mealtimes to see any different in behaviour or drawback.

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Thank you for the giveaway.

Ting said...

i am preparing my son for Pri One too! And would love to read all tips! Myself, I am teaching my boy reading, telling of time and also buying things! We are slow, but will get there someday!

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Adrine said...

wuahaha- love the jumping photos!

preciouz said...

learn to be money savvy and not to proscrastinate and be independent and make lots of friends

Jaime Chan

Theresa Mahoney said...

You always have the most fun photos! The boy really can get up there!

Unknown said...

best tip to prepare for P1 is teaching kid to be brave to buy food and count money on their own.
Finally, we as parents need to let go of kids.

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Susan said...

Daddy Dru is really good at his jumpsuits, especially the ones that look like he was floating. Would make a nice compilation for Father's Day.

Unknown said...

Bringing my child to school open houses!

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Gladys Tiyo said...

This tip might be unconventional. However, it'll do the kid good in the long run. If the kid forgets to bring his art bag or a piece of homework or lunch money, don't rush down to his school. Chances are, you might not get to see him anyway. Calm yourself and wait. He might or might not get a punishment. Ask him what happened in school. Ask him what he plans to do to remember things. He'll probably come up with something, regardless its effectiveness. Let him try. Better to forget in P1 than later years. A kid who always forgets, has an ever-ready mum who remembers.

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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KarMie's blog said...

Have not had any experience with P1 yet...
But get into a routine of sleeping early n packing healthy snacks...
Make sure to label all kids stuff with their name on it as they tend to loose their items easily!!!

Best of all, have fun :)
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An Apel a Day said...

I love the jumping photos. I almost didn't see Daddy Dru in the - Daddy Dru Jumps! with Giant Goku {Dragonball Z}.

JingRong said...

Guide kids to be independent and responsible way before he/she enters P1. So that he/she knows how to take care of themselves.

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Stacy said...

Haha so sporting of your boy! My hubby would just give me a weird look. And NOT jump.

oomph. said...

this is so fun! it's so hard to jump and look decent, but he did well here!! will have to try this.

Anonymous said...

Guide the kids to be independent, set some routines. Bring the kid to open house.
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