Aug
16
2017

Cook with Ayden: Nyonya Sek Bak

If you noticed, Ayden usually cooks chicken dishes because that is the easiest meat I can buy. I don’t go to morning market hence I do all my grocery shopping in shopping malls. Only recently I introduced prawns to Ayden and he happily cooked Nyonya Assam Prawn with it which we all love very much. Now that Ayden is getting more and more familiar in the kitchen, I start to introduce more varieties of meat […]

Aug
15
2017

Pantai Sentral Park – An urban forest city with a green lung

It was 5.30am on a Saturday morning. My phone alarm rang. It felt like I have just gone to sleep the minute before. I have not had a good night’s sleep for a while as Ayden had been under the weather; having had to skip class the past couple of days. A friend told me there is this place in the city that boast of lush, green forest.  He said the morning sunshine and crisp, […]

Aug
14
2017

Mooncake Preview: Dorsett Grand Subang

Did you manage to catch the much hyped meteor shower last weekend? I did not but I was at Dorsett Grand Subang and we caught the blue moon glowing brightly, smiling down at us. Master Chef Alex Chan of The Emperor Chinese Restaurant handcrafts the popular Halal classic mooncakes with a twist and his creations is already available from 13 August until 4 October 2017. The hotel’s signature mooncake for this year is the Blue Crystal Skin […]

Aug
11
2017

Our Weekend Staycation at Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur

We celebrated Mother’s Day for the third consecutive year at Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur recently. During that Mother’s Day High Tea, I won a stay voucher in a Deluxe Room at Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Eastin Hotel is located in between Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya and is just 5-minute walking distance to Phileo Damansara MRT Station that was just recently launched. I took that opportunity to celebrate Ethan’s birthday with a weekend staycation here two […]

Aug
8
2017

Cook with Ayden: Assam Prawn Recipe

Little Chef Ayden is back in action and this time he will be cooking prawns instead of his usual expertise, the chicken. Assam Prawn is one of the easiest prawn dish around so it is no surprise that I chose this dish to start Ayden on prawns ‘coz it is also the first prawn dish my mom taught me long time ago.  Nyonya Assam Prawn The ingredients needed for this dish is also very minimal; […]

Aug
7
2017

A Visit To The Fire Station

We visited the fire station at Sri Hartamas on Sunday. The excursion was arranged by Ayden’s Mandarin enrichment school. He had been looking forward to this for weeks since he first found out about it. It’s so cute to see they actually have uniforms for the little ones. This is even more awesome than Kidzania because everything here is REAL! Ayden brought his fire truck toy along to this excursion. He wanted his little fire […]

Aug
6
2017

Brand New All Day Dining Menu and reduced buffet price at TEMPTationS, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel

True to staying relevant in the market place, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel has not only recently unveiled its first batch of completely restyled West Wing guest rooms, it has also revamped its All Day Dining menu at TEMPTationS. Located at East Wing Lobby Level, TEMPTationS is now offering more exciting dining approach with delicious new dishes and plenty of choices to choose from. We were privileged to be invited to try out some of the […]

Aug
4
2017

FIT or FAT

As I’ve mentioned time and time again, playground time is very important for us. We look forward to going to the playground every evening for some sun and fresh air. We plan our daily routine to accommodate 2 hours of playground time every day. It’s all about priority actually. Just like how gym enthusiast prioritize gym session over anything else, it is the same for us with playground hours.  We set a target of walking 10,000 […]

Aug
3
2017

Eat Cake Today – Cake Delivered to Your Doorstep

Scenario A You wanna be a super mom and insists to bake a cake for your kid’s birthday party. You also want to cook up a few signature dishes for your guests. In the midst of a hectic kitchen, the cake turned out a flop. It is too late to try baking again because there is chicken roasting in the oven now. What do you do? Don’t cry. You will get to eat cake today. […]

Aug
1
2017

3D Colouring: Coloring fun with augmented reality

It rained the past couple of days so I had to find something interesting for the boys to do as they can’t go to the playground. Both Ethan and Ayden love colouring and painting. Usually I’ll print something out for them to colour or paint but today I tried something different with them.  Today, I introduced the boys to augmented reality colouring app for smartphones or tablets. It is not something entirely new as it […]

Jul
29
2017

Eyuzu Japanese Cuisine, Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur

This year we celebrated Ethan’s 10th birthday with a Japanese buffet dinner at Eyuzu Japanese Cuisine, Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur. It is our first time dining here. We were seated in one of the private rooms in Eyuzu for better privacy since we are celebrating Ethan’s birthday. Our favourite appetiser, Crispy Salmon Skin. Delicious and crispy salmon skin crackling that got the boys wanting more. Some of the main items are not featured in the […]

Jul
27
2017

Cook with Ayden: Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry I’ve always thought chicken curry is difficult to cook. I love my mom’s chicken curry. I think it is the best in the world  I never bothered to learn how to cook it until recently as the boys can now tolerate spicy food. Today, my mom taught me how to cook her delicious chicken curry through Whatsapp and Little Chef Ayden is going to show us how it is done. Ingredients: 4 chicken […]

Jul
25
2017

The boys’ first MRT ride

When we were in Bangkok earlier this month, we relied mostly on their BTS Skytrain to go around the city.  The boys loved riding on that very much that once we are back home in Malaysia, they requested to go for a ride on our very own MRT. Little Ayden find it odd that we don’t take the train here at home but do so when we are abroad. I had to explain to him […]

Jul
21
2017

Ethan is TEN

My first born child is TEN today We went back to the in-law’s last Sunday for a simple cake cutting ceremony.  If there were only Ethan and Ayden the previous years, they now have a cousin brother to celebrate together. My sister-in-law and husband welcomed their first baby boy in May. My parents-in-law now have 3 grandchildren – all boys! I know right, I got a headache just looking at them all. LoL!  Happy Birthday […]

Jul
20
2017

Stir-Fried Mixed Vegetables with Oyster Sauce

Do your children eat vegetables? Mine do not eat leafy types but are okay with okra, broccoli, corn, carrot and those sort. One sure way to cook these vegetables so they’ll polish them clean is to stir-fry with oyster sauce with lots of mushroom and occasionally adding ‘baby eggs’ as the boys simply love those. Stir-Fried Mixed Vegetables with Oyster Sauce Ingredients: Baby Corn Broccoli Cauliflower Shimeiji Mushroom Quail Eggs Prawn Carrot Capsicum Garlic Shallot […]

Jul
19
2017

50% OFF all DIM SUM promo at Dynasty Restaurant

DYNASTY RESTAURANT at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel has earlier this year been converted into a Pork-Free restaurant. It is now serving delectable pork-free and Muslim friendly Chinese dishes with emphasis on Cantonese cuisine creatively put together by award-winning Executive Sous Chef Kok Chee Kin. They are having this fantastic 50% OFF all DIM SUM promotion from now until 29 August 2017, Mondays to Fridays. Ayden with one of his favourite basket of dim sum, Emerald dumpling topped with […]

Jul
17
2017

Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20

During our recent week-long trip to Bangkok, we spent the second half of our holiday staying at Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20; one of the top family hotel in Bangkok. I love new hotels and Novotel Soi 20 (as they are fondly referred to by the cab drivers) is just celebrating their 1st year anniversary this year. NOVOTEL Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 19/9 Soi Sukhumvit 20, Kwang Klongtoey, Khet Klongtoey, 10110 Bangkok Thailand Tel: +66 (0)2 009 4999 […]

Jul
14
2017

Moist Chocolate Birthday Cake for the Daddy

It is the Daddy’s birthday today. Every year since the arrival of the elder brother Ethan, the Daddy refused to let us buy him a cake as his birthday is just a week away from Ethan’s hence he will always insist for us to buy a cake for Ethan instead and not waste on him. This year since the boys can already bake, we decided to surprise him with the boys’ own bake. It was amazing how […]

Jul
11
2017

Resipi Mudah Sambal Petai Ikan Bilis

If you are an avid reader of my blog you’ll know that I love gardening. I grow only edible plants. I used to love growing flowers to beautify the house but these days, practicality is my priority. It is better to grow my own vegetables so I can get organic produce at home.  Chilies grow well at my place. I have two pots of them. The other day before we went for our holidays, I […]

Jul
9
2017

Kid Friendly Hotel @ Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit, Thailand

We went to Bangkok during the recent festive holidays. It was our first trip to Bangkok hence we decided to focus on only exploring places within the city that are easily accessible by their BTS skytrain or cab. We sourced for hotels nearby BTS skytrain stations and decided on Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit as it is situated right across the station. *VIDEO* NOVOTEL Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit ADDRESS: 566 Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330 Bangkok, Thailand […]

Jul
6
2017

Wat Arun Temple in Bangkok

On our second day in Bangkok, we planned to visit the Grand Palace. The hotel concierge helped us get a taxi and specifically informed the driver to send us to the Grand Palace but as soon as we started our journey, the taxi driver told us that we will need to walk a bit to the Grand Palace as vehicles are not allowed into the area due to the daily prayers (during the mourning period) after […]

Jul
4
2017

Easy Homemade Burger Patty Recipe

The boys love eating burgers but I limit them as I’m not too sure what goes into the burgers that we purchase outside. The better way to feed their appetite is to make our own burger patty. We can make our own burger bun too but that will be too much of a hassle so for now, let’s just start with making our own burger patty. Making our own burger patty is actually very simple. […]

Jul
2
2017

Wonderful Pearl Dinner Cruise @ Bangkok, Thailand

We just got back from a week-long holiday in Bangkok. This is one of the most ‘unprepared’ trip we have ever done. We had been pretty occupied and busy the weeks prior to our trip that we did not manage to plan a proper itinerary and decided to just go with the flow. Close to the end of our trip, the Daddy decided to splurge on a dinner cruise. We are entitled to free local […]

Jun
25
2017

New Rooms at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Understanding the need to stay relevant in the market place, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel unveiled its first batch of completely restyled West Wing guest rooms. The new rooms showcase a fresh and contemporary design – sophisticated, tasteful and sleek, reflecting the key personalities of a Renaissance Discoverer who celebrates all things that contribute to living a life less ordinary. We were privileged to be invited to experience the new Deluxe Suite @ West Wing recently. […]

Jun
22
2017

Cook with Ayden: Ayam Pongteh Pressure Cooker

Several months ago, big bro Ethan shared with us how to cook this famous Peranakan dish – Ayam Pongteh. Big bro Ethan cooked it the conventional way – on the gas stove. Earlier this month we got ourselves a new toy, the new all-in-one cooker by Philips. It comes with sauté function as well as pressure cook (among many other functions) so we tried to cook Ayam Pongteh in it to see if it will […]

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