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 Southeast Asia Director of JUMP DIGITAL Asia, which is an internationally-awarded and fully integrated digital marketing agency with 5 out of 10 offices in the ASEAN region. He is also the Secretary General of the Philippine Business Club Indonesia, managing and assisting the traffic of investments between the Philippines and Indonesia. He shuttles between Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, Singapore, Cambodia, and Australia. The views posted here are his own and do not in any way reflect the views of the companies he represents.

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