Feb
20
2018

Little Chefs | Roast Chicken with Plum Sauce

It’s the 5th day of Chinese New Year and we are back at home but are still very much into the Chinese New Year mood. Today, our Little Chefs tried roasting for the very first time. Since we are still in CNY atmosphere, the ingredients used for our roast are also very much CNY influenced.  The Little Chefs roasted delicious chicken drumsticks with plum sauce. Plum sauce is one of the most important ingredients […]

Feb
14
2018

Childhood Obesity and Ways to Prevent and Overcome It

Alright, where do I start? I was invited by Bernama to be one of their esteemed panelists for their LIVE, English language talk show, ‘The Nation’ on Monday, 12th February 2018, speaking about CHILDHOOD OBESITY IN MALAYSIA.  As I’ve mentioned in my previous blog posts, I wasn’t feeling well the past weeks with me and the boys down with some kind of bug going around but this is a topic I feel strongly about. I advocate outdoor playtime […]

Feb
13
2018

Chinese New Year decorations in shopping malls

We had been unwell the past week. The flu bug has hit our household hence the boys and I spent most of our time recuperating at home. We are finally better now so we quickly went shopping to prepare for Chinese New Year. We also took this opportunity to capture the festive essence in the few shopping malls we visited.  I’ll let the pictures do the talking since I am still a bit weak after […]

Feb
8
2018

Take-away Yee Sang and Chinese New Year dishes: Three Brothers Restaurant

I blogged about this restaurant nearby my place; well-known for their fresh seafood. It is kind of a hidden treasure because not many people are aware of their location unless they are staying or working nearby. Restaurant Three Brothers No 23G, Jalan Bulan CA/U5, Bandar Pinggiran Subang, Seksyen U5, 40150 Shah Alam. Tel : 012-315 2953 Just to jolt your memory, we went for their Yee Sang preview earlier and were very impressed with their […]

Feb
6
2018

Vegetarian dish on the first day of Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is just around the corner. How many of you practice going vegetarian on the first day of Chinese New Year? It is believed, abstaining from eating meat on the first day will enhance longevity. Additionally a vegetarian dish helps to purify and cleanse out the body as well.  There is this one vegetarian dish that is extremely popular on the first day of Chinese New Year – Loh Hon Chai. My mother […]

Feb
4
2018

Chinese New Year Yee Sang Menu: The Westin KL

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, revolves around five blessings, namely Longevity, Riches, Peace, Wisdom and Virtue. In respect of these blessings, award-winning Chinese Chef de Cuisine Tan Tzaan Liing and his team at Five Sen5es, The Westin Kuala Lumpur’s authentic Chinese restaurant, whip up celebratory dishes for this auspicious event and at the same time ushering into a new year of brilliance. From 01 February to 02 March 2018, […]

Jan
30
2018

The Boys’ First Ride on a Real Excavator

There was a burst pipe in front of our house. The contractor who was working on it brought an excavator and a huge dump truck to our place.  Both my boys watched them in awe. They kept talking about the excavator; pointing to each part of it. The contractor heard them and asked if they would like to go on a ride on that excavator. Imagine the boys’ surprise and delight! They said YES immediately.  […]

Jan
27
2018

Piano with Ethan: How Far I’ll Go

Ethan is currently without a teacher for piano. His previous teacher has her own studio now but it is far away from us. She is also teaching in a music school not very far away from us yet not very near either but we are unable to commit due to time and distance factor.  To pass his time, Ethan uses YouTube as his guide. He learned this song, “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s Moana […]

Jan
25
2018

Chinese New Year Yee Sang Menu: Dorsett Kuala Lumpur

Checkers Cafe at Dorsett Kuala Lumpur is ushering in the Lunar New Year with delightful festive menus specially prepared by Chef Ahmad Haidzar and his team; featuring a tantalising array of THREE (3) Chinese Set Menus priced from RM1188nett to RM1388nett per table of 10 persons. We were privileged to be invited to savor highlights from the 3 menus. We shall now share with you our journey of delectable culinary experience at Checkers Cafe.  Checkers […]

Jan
24
2018

Chinese New Year Yee Sang Menu: Silka Hotels, Kuala Lumpur

  In the run-up to the Chinese New Year, Silka Cheras and Silka Maytower Chef de Cuisine Lee Soon Seng (Chef Lee) has been cooking up a storm to come up with fabulous dishes and food-and-beverage offers for diners.  To kick things off, Silka Cheras and Silka Maytower are offering three (3) combinations of traditional Chinese New Year favourites to cater to an array of taste buds. With a selection of RM788nett (Golden Treasures), RM988nett (Rising Phoenix) and […]

Jan
21
2018

Chinese New Year Yee Sang Menu: Ee Chinese Cuisine, Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Chinese New Year is about getting together and reconnecting with families, friends and loved ones; feasting in wholesome and sumptuous meals for a great start to a brand new year. Today, let us bring you to a preview of what Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur has to offer this Chinese New Year. Ee Chinese Cuisine Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur 13 Jalan 16/11 Pusat Dagangan Seksyen 16 46350 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7665-1111 email: info.kl@eastin.com To usher in […]

Jan
20
2018

Chinese New Year SkySymphony at SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting

To start off the Chinese New Year festivities, SkySymphony the ‘Theatre of Lights and Sound’ at SkyAvenue mall, Resorts World Genting launches a brand new show to usher in the new year of the Dog. With LED screens covering four storeys, SkySymphony is a state-of-the-art fantastic feature at SkyAvenue mall where 1,001 winch balls synchronise and move to form different shapes that come alive to tell a story. The launch of the Chinese New Year […]

Jan
18
2018

Home-baked Chinese New Year Cookies for Sale

Sorry if I have been a little quiet. We are quite busy as we have been baking cookies for sale. It did not occur in our mind to bake and sell cookies for this upcoming Chinese New Year but we received requests for it. I thought to just accept that one request but after successfully baking, selling and getting repeat orders, I figure we may as well open it up to public.  I made the […]

Jan
15
2018

Chinese New Year Yee Sang Menu: Dynasty Restaurant, Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur

At Dynasty Restaurant, Executive Sous Chef Kok Chee Kin and his team of talented chefs are all set to immerse our senses with Festive Menus that capture the finest flavors of Cantonese cuisine from 2 February until 2 March 2018 in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year. DYNASTY RESTAURANT RENAISSANCE KUALA LUMPUR HOTEL Corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail & Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur Tel: 603-21622233 Fax: 603-2163 1122 No Lunar New Year reunion […]

Jan
12
2018

Go For Greatness

In my household, my boys and myself love drinking milk. The Daddy doesn’t though as he is lactose intolerant. When Ayden is hungry, Ayden milks the cow  Thankfully there is an easier way to get milk; we can easily PURCHASE them in ready-to-drink packs. Ayden must be really hungry as that is one huge pack of UHT chocolate milk he is drinking from  Fernleaf has launch new ready-to-drink UHT milk that is suitable for the […]

Jan
10
2018

Chinese New Year Yee Sang Menu: Three Brothers Restaurant

There is a restaurant nearby my place that serves awesome Fish Head Noodles. Darling always tapao-ed that home for me after I delivered Ayden 4 years ago. Besides Fish Head noodles, their forte lies on their super fresh, high quality premium seafood. THREE BROTHERS RESTAURANT 23-G, Jalan Bulan CA U5/CA Bandar Pinggiran Subang Seksyen U5 40150 Shah Alam Selangor 012-348 6631 (Kwan) 012-315 2953 (Shawn Lee) 012-315 2053 (Alice) A couple of days ago, we were […]

Jan
8
2018

My random updates

I guess I better update a little over here otherwise you may think I’ve disappeared. The truth is I am very much around but have been busy lately. We are busy creating YouTube tutorials for the upcoming Chinese New Year hence the little disruption on the blog. Here’s my YouTube channel in case you are interested -> https://www.youtube.com/submerryn1 Anyway, I still actively update my Facebook so if we are connected on FB you will know that […]

Jan
5
2018

Kids Eat for FREE at AGED Restaurant & Bar, SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting

There is a place up in SkyAvenue where Kids Eat for Free and believe it or not, it is at AGED Restaurant & Bar. I would not have known based from the exterior of the restaurant as the first thing that caught my sight is their extensive range of wines highly visible through their glass walls.  A newly established F&B brand serving Western food with its only outlet at SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting, it opened […]

Jan
2
2018

DIY Chinese New Year Ang Pow Decorations: Tutorial Videos

It’s the beginning of the new year and that means time to get busy again with DIY Chinese New Year Angpow decorations.  We’ve been receiving requests on doing tutorial videos for the many DIY Chinese New Year Angpow decoration written tutorials I’ve shared in the past years.  I was not into video making then hence there were no video tutorials for them but we are now so I’ll be sharing all our Chinese New Year […]

Dec
30
2017

Christmas Decorations at Shopping Malls

This year, we did not get to visit many shopping malls in the Klang Valley to check out their Christmas decorations. We only managed to check out the Christmas decorations at The Curve, Sunway Pyramid and Mid Valley. Actually we saw 1 Utama’s Christmas decor too but let’s just say we were not impressed.  THE CURVE We were impressed with the flying reindeers and Santa on a sleigh at The Curve. The Christmas decorations at […]

Dec
29
2017

Eyuzu Japanese Cuisine: Fresh Air Flown Fish from Japan

Eyuzu Japanese Cuisine at Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur is one of our favourite Japanese restaurants around. Their Shumatsu buffet dinner is top notch as they serve only quality Japanese specialties; from the freshest sashimi to piping hot teppanyaki grill and crisp tempura fried upon order. I dare vouch that they are really good as we were there last July not for a media review but to celebrate Ethan’s birthday and find the buffet spread as […]

Dec
27
2017

Baby Shark Dance and Drum Cover by Little Ayden and Drummer Ethan

Is the Baby Shark craze still on? Ayden listened to this song when he was very little but recently it became a hit all over again.  Since the boys has nothing much to do during the school holidays, we recorded this Baby Shark Dance and Drum Cover by Little Ayden and big brother Drummer Ethan.  Hope you enjoy the video:  

Dec
26
2017

Back to our kampung

We went back to both Darling and my hometowns last weekend. The journey back to my hometown in Melaka was extremely tiring due to the most horrible jam we had ever encountered. We started our journey at 11.30am only to arrive at my mom’s place at 5.30pm with one quick stop at KFC along the way to fill our empty tummy  If not for my cousin’s wedding, we would have made a detour back to KL […]

Dec
21
2017

October Japanese Cuisine, Johor Bahru

It’s the festive season and almost everyone I know is busy holidaying somewhere. We just got back from a great getaway too. We went to this place where cherry blossoms is in full bloom. It’s so beautiful that we can’t resist but to take a family picture under the alluring sakura arch. Bright cherry blossoms and the rustle of bamboo give such a serene ambiance to this location. I believe I could have tricked a handful of […]

Dec
20
2017

Little Chefs Bake: Almond Cookies Recipe

Hello! How is the long school holidays treating you guys?  We are busy as ever… busy doing nothing  Today we found time to bake something for the coming festive weekend. Our little chefs baked Darling’s favourite cookie – Almond Cookies. It is super simple yet the Daddy and the boys love it so much hence we bake this often. Almond Cookies Ingredients for Almond Cookies: 115g salted butter (1/2 cup) 90g fine sugar (1/2 cup) […]

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