Thanking Dad for His Dad-ication This Father’s Day

Dads have a myriad of different, shining personalities. Whether your dad is super extroverted and loves having his schedule packed full, or is more of a silent, steadfast family man, this Father’s Day, let’s celebrate every dad – our family’s heroes! 

This year, we asked our colleagues to share some of their heartwarming and haha-larious stories to show Dad just how much we appreciate him. Steady yourself for a rollercoaster of serious dad-ication, the best dad jokes ever told, and heartfelt words of affirmation for our dads. And hey! You may just be inspired with plans for Father’s Day this 16th of June! Without further ado, let’s dive in! 

#1 If you had a day out to spend with your dad, what would you do? 


“If I had a day out to spend with my dad, I would take him fishing! Fishing has always been my dad’s favourite activity.  

The patience of waiting and the thrill of catching something is something he loves and shares with me whilst we share yummy snacks and have some heart-to-heart talk. =)  

Ideally, if I had enough budget, I always wanted to rent a boat in SG, or better still, go sea fishing overseas!” 

Our dads may have different hobbies and pastimes, but one thing is for sure – they love spending time with their children. Though not every dad may be used to sharing deeply from the heart, it may surprise you to know how dads will share a peek into their inner dad’s world as we share hobbies and create new memories with them. 

This Father’s Day, are there ways you can share some quality time with Dad within your means? 😊 Find something Dad loves to do and schedule a time on 16th June to bring him out on a family trip! 

#2 Tell me the best Dad joke you’ve heard! 

Here are some dad jokes we’ve gathered from our colleagues. In no particular order, starting with… 

Dad Joke 1: 

Abigail: What is the oldest animal on earth? 

All our colleagues: Lion? Panda? Tiger? Because it’s ? 

Abigail: Nooo, it’s Zebra! Because it’s black and white! 

Colleague: Eh, but pandas are also black and white! 

Abigail (after some googling): Oh, here it says pandas are more yellow. 😂 


Dad Joke 2: 

Clara: Best Dad joke? Oh no, there are just so many… Okay I have one. What’s the heaviest kind of food to eat? 

“WANTON!” 🤣 

If these Dad jokes have left you wanton (wanting) for more, this Father’s Day, ask your dad for his best dad joke and share some with him! Who knows, you might just find Dad’s humour thoroughly infectious… 

#3 What’s a favourite memory you have with Dad? 

“My paternal grandfather taught my Dad and I how to eat french fries with ice cream when I was younger, so we used to eat it a lot before Dad dropped me off at kindergarten last time.

Recently, during the public holiday I went for a swim at the nearby community centre and just happened to eat McDonalds with Dad after, so we picked up our french fries and ice cream ‘family tradition’ again that day after a while. It was nice to spend some relaxing time together without needing to rush around! 😊” 

Are there any special ‘family traditions’ that your family bonds together? Especially for working adults, life can get busy, and the main quality time that we get to spend together with Dad is at early breakfasts, dinners or over the weekends.  

What is one childhood memory you have with Dad that you’d like to relive in a fresh, new bonding experience with Dad this Father’s Day? 

#4 Share some ways you and Dad show care for each other. 

Julia: “My dad may not always be the best with words, but I know he shows his care through his acts of service. When I’m feeling sick, he always cooks me a healthy bowl of meesua soup, which is super comforting and yummy.

It’s the daily things that he does for me and the family that really warms my heart. More than that, I’m thankful for his presence and dedication in providing for the family over the years. We love durian, so getting some to share would make him really happy! And probably some mangosteens after too.” 

Abigail: “Oh, to show Dad care, I’d buy him a table of his favourite food hahaha, like char kway teow, popiah, satay, oyster omelette, and carrot cake!” 

Many of our dads are definitely foodies! 🥳 What are the ways that your Dad shows your care in your daily life? It’s often their seemingly small sacrifices that we can’t do without. This Father’s Day, why not take some time to make a list of things you’re grateful for towards Dad, and perhaps pick a few out to share with him?  

Also, why not bring him and the family out for his favourite food? Let Dad feast to his heart’s delight as you show him how much you appreciate him. 

#5 This Father’s Day, is there something you want to tell Dad that you wouldn’t normally say? 

“Dear Dad, thank you for providing for the family, for being my confidante when life got tough and when it still does.

I’m grateful for all your funny jokes and messages you send when you see something that makes you laugh online! Life is brighter with you in it, and I’m very blessed to have you as my dad.” 

Every family is different. Some of us are more comfortable sharing with our Dads or Mums, though we love them all the same. Whether you and Dad often share heart-to-hearts, or tend to show your love through actions, just like Dad does, let’s take some time this Father’s Day to affirm our fathers with our words. 

Conversations and Quality Time with Dad 

Father’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the amazing dads in our lives and create new memories together we’ll treasure way past this special occasion! We hope this glimpse into the lives of our colleagues and their dads will inspire you to create your own special moments. 

Whether it’s a good meal, a heartfelt conversation, words of thanks, or simply spending time with Dad and bonding over his favourite activities – may this Father’s Day be a good reminder for us to treasure every moment we spend with Dad and our loved ones.  

From all of us at Humming, we wish all dads a Happy Father’s Day! 🥳

Want to get Dad a gift that fits his unique personality this Father’s Day? Visit our extensive collection of Father’s Day gifts here:


Your Go-To Guide to Plan the Perfect Mother’s Day Celebration

It’s. Everywhere. It pops up suddenly on our social media, just as we’re scrolling to find some funny cat videos. We see it when we open Grab to make a food order, get flooded by it when we open our emails…

Mother’s Day advertisements. They are everywhere, and there is no escape. 😲

Yet, with so many Mother’s Day gift ideas coming at us from right, left, centre, some of us are still finding it hard to plan a day that Mum would love. Sooo, Humming is here to help you plan the best Mother’s Day celebration from morning to night with a game of Would You Rather (Mum Edition). 🥳

Are you ready? Gather your mums, and try to be as discrete (as possible!)

Dear Mum, Would You Rather…

#1 Start the day with:

  • A yummy breakfast outdoors with family:
    Does Mum cherish quality time and shared experiences? Perhaps Mum would like a little breather from her usual routines spending a day out?

    Pick a lovely garden-themed all-day breakfast cafe, a popular local favourite (Ya Kun, we’re thinking of you 🤤) or mouth-watering dimsum place to bring Mum out for a breakfast she will love.

  • A handmade breakfast made by the children at home:
    Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a heartfelt breakfast made by the children. Even if the toast is a little burnt at the end, the bacon is a little salty, and some small eggshells are hiding in between the scrambled eggs 🍳, Mum is sure to notice and appreciate your heartfelt gesture.

    So grab some groceries at your nearby supermarkets and get to googling tasty recipes for breakfast!

#2 Enjoy a midday treat or lunch:

  • Feasting at your favourite restaurant:
    Perhaps Mum will appreciate a touch of elegance and luxury at a classy high tea restaurant. Orrr, she might just want to eat at her favourite zi char restaurant nearby. 🍴

    Either way, help Mum take a break from cooking and spend time enjoying a meal with the family with delicious foods she would love.

    Brainstorm for foods that she likes, then make a reservation or call to make the outlet is open on Sunday.

  • Sharing a cooking experience with the family:
    If your Mum chose this option, it means either one of these things: 1. Mum is a cooking enthusiast, or 2. Mum wants you to cook for once. 😂😊

    Just kidding! But one thing’s for sure – Mum wants to spend quality time with you. Whether it’s cooking (think: baking, going for a cooking class), or spending time together in her favourite hobbies, treat Mum to an enjoyable lunch.

#3 Spend a weekend:

  • Exploring new sights and sounds around Singapore:
    Adventurer alert! Some people get recharged by seeking out new experiences, and Mum is one of them!

    Does Mum love pottery? Would she fancy going on a breezy Singapore River Cruise whilst sightseeing the colourful shophouses at Clarke Quay? Or maybe she likes to cycle or hike! The possibilities are endless, and Mum is all for it.

    ☀ Check the weather, get your sunscreen ready, and plan a day of fun with Mum this Mother’s Day!

  • Resting and relaxing within the neighbourhood vicinity:
    Mums often have packed and busy schedules. Juggling everything all at once is not easy! This Mother’s Day, make time for Mum to get some much-needed rest.

    Kopi at the nearby hawker centre with some of her childhood friends, board games with the family or binge watching her favourite K-Drama at home…

    Whichever it is, Mum would appreciate some flexibility in her schedule this Sunday. Consider a free-and-easy Mother’s Day celebration in the afternoon for Mum to enjoy life’s simple pleasures, and rest in her own unique way.

#4 Receive:

  • A meaningful flower bouquet with a handwritten card:
    Some Mums may not like flowers, but your Mum certainly does. Contrary to common perceptions, flowers can be repurposed into trendy wearables and lasting gifts!

    💐 Think easy-to-make DIY floral bracelets, earrings, paperweights, and lamp stands made from resin.

    Flowers are a beautiful and classy way to show Mum your love. And what other ways to make a gift even more meaningful than with a handwritten card from her children?

    Check out our beautiful range of affordable flower bouquets for Mother’s Day here:

  • A practical gift you can use for a while:
    Practical gifts galore! If Mum works long hours at the office or at home, does Mum work in office for long hours? Does she often experience muscle aches from cooking and cleaning up around the house often?

    🎁 Think about practical gifts Mum would appreciate and use often, such as scarves (for when it gets cold at office!), a mini massage gun, or a floral-scented perfume she would like to wear out.

#5 Finish the day with:

  • A sumptuous buffet dinner in town:
    If Mum’s rested sufficiently during the day, she might be looking forward to a night out! Make your reservations for a family buffet and relish a feast together to celebrate Mother’s Day!

    Whether Mum likes Penang-Peranakan cuisine, international dishes Hong Kong, fresh seafood, or exquisite dessert selections, there’s a variety of buffets you can choose from.

  • A cosy movie dinner at home:
    Finally, if Mum is a homebody who enjoys spending time with family over a good movie and homemade caramelised popcorn, you can do just that for her this Mother’s Day. Choose a heartwarming movie, or a one packed with action – whichever one Mum likes!

Mother’s Day, all Planned out

So there you have it! A Mother’s Day celebration catered to Mum’s needs for rest and fun, from start to finish.

Our Mums spend countless hours making sure we are well taken care of. This Mother’s Day, let’s learn from her and take good care of Mum too, not just this Sunday, but every day.

To all of our dear Humming Mums, Happy Mother’s Day! 💖