Weekend With The Boys

Took the kids this morning to Rockstar Gym in Miniapolis, Plaza Indonesia for their regular weekend gym. You can’t ever stop kids from running, tumbling, and jumping so, instead of spending a fortune on broken bones and other health issues, it’s much cheaper to send them to the gym to learn this early how to fall and pick up themselves.

While waiting for their respective turns, De Excelso Cafe provides a great “waiting room”. You should try their “Sumatra Mandheling” and “Kopi Luwak.”

After their gym sessions, I decided to take them to the nearby Thamrin City Mall, home to the unique … well, you tell me what it is based on this —

Without their Mom’s knowledge, I took the boys so they could try the “battery-run, remote-operated” mini cars. The insanely huge — but relatively empty — mall also provides an amazing array of cheap knock-offs and Moslem-themed fashion.

It was a thrill seeing them drive again, with much awareness now, and EJ having fun driving alone though frustrated at times whenever it would stop due to battery malfunction. He’d step out and push it himself.


In all, it was a great experience to bond with the boys, play with them, negotiate with them, feed them, pacify them, change diapers, and put them to sleep while inside the car. It’s something I enjoy doing as a father, especially since Kathy was away doing a production shoot for CNN.

Building memories on a Saturday like this is what fatherhood is all about, something I greatly look forward to … but –honestly and preferably, once a week.

Or at least with some parental guidance!

About Asmartrock

N. Mark Castro is the chief political communications strategist for PT AsiaLeads, a political and communications policy-making body based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is also the Executive Director at the Southeast Asia Consulting Group, an investment advisory company assisting clients roll out their presence for the ASEAN Economic Integration in partnership with government. The views posted here are his own and do not in any way reflect the views of the companies he represents.

Posted on July 21, 2012, in Fatherhood, General and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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