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Jan
17
2017

We are on Malaysia Hari Ini (MHI) – Chinese New Year Snack

Ayden and I were on MHI, TV3 this morning to demo how to make two popular Chinese New Year snacks – Chicken Floss Rolls and Seaweed Popiah Snack. Ayden and I setting up our cook station The last time I was on MHI TV3 was in 2013. That time I went on air with Ethan to demo making Chinese New Year lanterns using Ang Pau wrappers. I was pregnant with Ayden then. Here is the […]

Jan
16
2017

Popular Chinese New Year Snack : Chicken Floss Roll

Chicken Floss Roll is one of the more popular Chinese New Year snack around. It is extremely addictive that once you start, you’ll find it difficult to stop eating them. It is also expensive to buy them so I decided to resume making them this year. I used to make this every year before I have kids. The boys are pretty okay on their own these days so I can sneak some time making one […]

Jan
12
2017

Easy Chinese New Year Snack – Seaweed Popiah Crisp

How many days do we have before Chinese New Year? Not many I tell you. If you haven’t start baking, you should. If you still haven’t start doing anything, come, let Sifu Ayden teach you how to make this extremely simple Chinese New Year snack that is very popular with children, adults and even old people that still have their teeth intact.  Seaweed Popiah Crisp With just 3 ingredients – seaweed, popiah skin and egg […]

Jan
5
2017

Chinese New Year Pikachu

Spot the odd one out. Look who is not so odd anymore   Okay maybe the Monkey is getting a bit odd. Soon it will be time to replace it with a Rooster.  Our money can’t buy Chinese New Year Pikachu  Ayden’s Pikachu is so ready for Chinese New Year thanks to the many Sakae Sushi plushies I have at home. I curik some ornaments from them to dress up our Pikachu and now I have […]

Jan
2
2017

Hungry at McDonald’s

Happy New Year 2017 to all our lovely readers. I’ve not been updating the blog as frequent as I wish to as my hands are tied with both the boys at home 24/7. I hope when the school reopens tomorrow, I’ll get more time to spend on my blog as well as hopping into some of my favourite blogs out there.  Anyway, we spent the last day of 2016 at one of the boys’ favourite […]

Dec
29
2016

Unleash the Superheroes @ Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa

Today’s post is the continuation of our recent Phuket vacation. After spending a great time with the kids at Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort for 3 nights, we transferred to Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort & Spa for the remaining half of our holiday. Located only 10 minutes drive from the excitement of Patong and right across Karon Beach, Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa is the ideal choice in Phuket.  Upon arrival, from the reception, we hopped onto the […]

Dec
24
2016

Celebrating early Christmas with Friends

Christmas to me is spending time with loved ones so when we got invited by our dear friend Kimmy to join him and family at an event nearby our place, we immediately agree.  A fairytale Christmas it is.  The boys with Santa. Have they been good or bad this year?  Santa giving them sweet lollies again. I guess the boys must have been really good this year to receive so many goodies from Santa  Ayden […]

Dec
21
2016

How Cosmotots Helps Ethan Build a Stronger Foundation in English

It’s the school holidays and since I have a little more time to spare, I would like to share an insight of Ethan’s journey in improving his grasp on English. I don’t speak, write nor read Chinese so the only language I use at home with the kids is English with a mixture of Bahasa (as I am after all a Peranakan Nyonya). I thought he would not fare too well in the Chinese language […]

Dec
20
2016

Kids Are Important @ Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort

We spent a week in Phuket paradise recently. Only 1 hour 15 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia by flight, it is our second time here this year. We stayed at two places this time around – Surin and Karon, both at Novotel Phuket Resorts. We spent several days at Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort before transferring to Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort & Spa. Today I’ll be writing about our experience staying in Novotel […]

Dec
17
2016

A party while we were away…

We left the house for 7 days and returned to a warm welcome of a cockroach party.  You see, I laid around 4 of these cockroach traps around the kitchen and the washroom downstairs before leaving the house for our vacation. I did not know what to expect when we returned but when I checked.. OMG! There was a lizard stuck in the trap and apparently the cockroaches were nibbling on it as the lizard’s […]

Dec
15
2016

Healthy kids make a happy holiday

The school’s academic year is over and that only means holiday is here! We have a lot planned out for our year end break hence I must make sure the boys are in good health to enjoy our holidays. We just got back from a beach holiday. Both Ethan and Ayden enjoyed getting lots of Vitamin Sea They had so much fun under the sun that it was difficult for me to ensure they eat […]

Dec
4
2016

Drum with Ethan: Ethan’s Performance at Sunway Giza mall

Today’s agenda is having Ethan perform at Sunway Giza for a musical concert. He performed two Grade 6 exam pieces in front of an audience. A week ago I suggested for Ethan to ditch the book and play by ear as I find it weird to see a drummer playing with a book in front of him. Today, he proves to me that he is able to do that – playing without his exam book  […]

Dec
2
2016

His Friend’s Birthday

Ethan attended his classmate’s birthday party last Saturday. It was a great start to the school holidays.  This is the second birthday party he attended this year. It was held in the evening at a condo, by the poolside so we joined him there.  The first birthday party Ethan attended this year was held during the day at a KFC outlet so we just dropped him there and came to pick him up later.  I am […]

Nov
28
2016

Kids are King @ Holiday Inn Resort Penang

Batu Ferringhi is one of Penang’s most popular destinations. Its long stretch of soft, white sandy beach is filled with a host of accommodation and dining options. When spoilt for choices, how do you decide? Travelling with kids, the most important factor for us is the convenience and comfort of the boys. Having stayed at numerous Holiday Inn resorts around the globe, we now have them fondly embedded in our hearts. The kids love the Kids […]

Nov
26
2016

Craft with Ayden: Toilet Paper Roll Octopus

Today we are going to work on Ayden’s motor skills such as grasping and using small finger muscles. We are also going to focus on his hand-eye coordination.  As usual, I am also helping him in his speech development by getting him to speak in the video  Watch this video to see how Ayden makes an octopus out of the toilet paper roll. I can’t stop laughing at his face when he was unable to use […]

Nov
25
2016

Year End School Holiday is HERE!

The year end school holiday is finally here. In a blink of an eye, the 2016 academic year is over. Big bro Ethan is ever so glad and I know the Dad is too. He can sleep in longer as there will be no more morning rush to school but the mother has mixed feelings. What do I do with two active boys at home until next year?   One thing for sure, we’ll be doing […]

Nov
18
2016

Ethan’s Update

Hi all, do you remember Ethan? LoL. I know I have not been updating much about him these days as he has been very busy with school stuffs and activities. He goes to school early in the morning, comes home in the afternoon for lunch. Then up to his room for homework, coming down for tea and then off to the playground for an hour or two of football with the neighbourhood kids. He also […]

Nov
15
2016

Gardening with Ayden: Worm Farming

A worm farm turns organic waste into nutrient-rich fertiliser for your plants and soils but all I have are small bins for breeding worms, not those big professional ones for worm farming. I breed earthworms so I can transfer them into my potted plants as they help increase nutrient in the soil and create better drainage. Ayden has been watching me breed earthworms for some time. Today, he requested to have his very own worm […]

Nov
14
2016

Taekwondo with Ethan

Ethan participated in his school’s talent night last Sunday. The event is supposedly to start at 7pm but the children were told to be at school by 4.30pm. Parents were not allowed to be around. The gate only opened to parents/public at 6pm. We wanted to send Ethan to school later but this boy was afraid his teacher may not like it and insisted to be there by 4.30pm. The children were served fried rice […]

Nov
5
2016

Art Time with Ayden: Handprint Christmas Mitten

November is here and that means Christmas is NEAR! LoL I know, I know, I can get a little over excited sometimes. But it is never to late to start decorating our house. I love filling the house with the kids’ handicraft so I get Ayden to make one today. The elder brother will make more during the holidays. Handprint Christmas Mitten Watch this video to see how easy it is to make this lovely […]

Nov
3
2016

Gardening with Ayden: DIY Calcium Powder

Our costs of living is getting higher. It is advisable to grow our own food where possible. I grow spinach, tomatoes, brinjals, ladies fingers, red beans and even corns for our consumption. These are all grown in pots as I don’t have much land at home. To ensure good harvest especially when you are growing fruiting plants such as tomatoes, brinjals, ladies fingers and corns, you need to make sure the soil is fertile and […]

Nov
2
2016

The Story of the Empty Milk Carton

Ethan took out a carton of milk from the refrigerator. That is the only carton of milk left that day. He poured out some milk and kept the carton back into the refrigerator. Seeing big brother having milk to drink, Ayden asked for it too so I went to get some only to find that the carton of milk is already EMPTY. Rage mode ON but I decided to play it cool. I gave Ayden […]

Oct
31
2016

Art time with Ayden: Sponge Painting

Just the other day I shared the benefits of stamping for toddlers. In case you missed it, you may read all about it here. Today, we explore further on stamping with a new paint tool – sponge. Ayden loves Koi fish so I thought let’s make today’s art activity more interesting by letting him paint his very own koi fish. I did this same art activity with big brother Ethan back in 2012 when he […]

Oct
26
2016

The Number76 experience

It has been a year since I started frequenting Number76 at Starhill Gallery for all my hair needs. They introduced me to hair relaxing, a softer and more natural look as opposed to super straight rebonded hair. I became a fan of hair relaxing from then onwards that I don’t think I’ll ever do rebonding again.  Number76, Starhill Gallery The Starhill Gallery branch has extended their salon and is now bigger and more spacious.  They also […]

Oct
25
2016

Art time with Ayden : Why Stamping is important for young children

Ayden is 3 years old. It is important to work on his soft motor skills. At this age, I pay more attention to his finger muscles and hand strengthening as it is crucial in helping him to hold the pencil when he starts going to school. Stamping is one of the best activity to work those finger muscles as he will be utilising all four fingers and his thumb to hold the stamp. It helps in […]

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