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Dec
2
2016

His Friend’s Birthday

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Oct
23
2016

Guess where were we …

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We were here. The one place I dread to go on a weekend or during the school holidays. I’ll only try to go on a weekday if possible. If not, then I choose not to go at all coz the queue at the counter can be horrible on a weekend. It is especially terrible during the school holidays. Only several weeks left before the year end school holidays and with Christmas approaching, I am sure […]

Oct
16
2016

Toy Review – Disney PLANES

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Back when Ayden was 3 months old, big brother Ethan received a whole lot of toys sponsorship from Mattel. We shared some of the toys with our readers via giveaways. We also gave out some to our friends. Ayden was too young to be playing with any of those toys back then. I kept some so he can play with them when he is older. Fast forward 3 years later, I have totally forgotten about […]

Oct
13
2016

SnoWalk @ i-City

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Living in a tropical climate country, we always longed for winter as that is one thing we can’t get here. Due to the boys’ desire to experience snow, we brought them to SnoWalk @ i-City recently. SnoWalk @ i-City Ticket Counter Operation Hours: 11am-1am             Before 6 pm    Adult Child Malaysia MyKad 25 20 Non-MyKad 35 30        After 6 pm  Malaysia MyKad 35 30 Non-MyKad 40 […]

Oct
10
2016

PLAY-DOH Town Firehouse Playset Review and Giveaway

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Being a stay-at-home-mom and to home-school both my boys during their preschool years is the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. I have to admit it is more challenging to home-school Ayden compared to elder brother Ethan as Ayden is more playful. Lessons planned for Ayden are usually in shorter durations. What matters most is the learning experience he gained from all these quick sessions. At 3 years old, Ayden’s lessons are majority play-based. We […]

Oct
6
2016

Which Flight to Choose from KL to Bali?

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Which flight to take from KL to Bali? That is really a tough choice. Initially we wanted to try Air Asia but knowing that it will take 3 hours, I know we have to get food for the kids and us too. So after adding the cost for luggage, FOOD etc, etc… AA is no longer affordable.  Next choice – Malindo. With the rates we got from AA, we can get Malindo’s Business Class promo seats […]

Oct
5
2016

Hand-me-downs – Ethan’s bicycle is now Ayden’s

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When Princess Charlotte wore big brother Prince George’s hand-me-down sweater recently, it broke the internet with headlines such as, “It’s so CUTE! Princess Charlotte wears big brother’s hand-me-down clothes” and many more. But then again, she IS really cute lah though I personally think George is cuter … Anyway, to us commoners, it is a norm for the younger sibling to get hand-me-downs. Ayden has been wearing Ethan’s hand-me-down clothes for a while now and not […]

Sep
26
2016

Mid Autumn Celebration at The ARC, Bandar Rimbayu

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The kids missed playing lantern and celebrating the mid autumn festival this year as we were in Bali then but today, we got the chance to feast on mooncakes, play lantern and more at The ARC, Bandar Rimbayu’s Harvest, Joy and Unity Under The Moon in Magical Forest event. This celebration is open to public so we took this golden opportunity to let the kids have some fun. Bandar Rimbayu, Kota Kemuning No.1, Jalan Flora 3, […]

Sep
24
2016

(In)fertility Treatments: My Story, My Journey

I’m writing this today, 3 years after Ayden was born because I have seen many friends who are in the same situation as I am yet did not seek treatment just because they are not aware about it. Well, maybe they are aware about it but chose to wait and see. I am also writing this because I came across someone sharing an article on abortion access and why it should be allowed globally. For […]

Sep
22
2016

Bali with Kids: Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa

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After my sharing of our self-customised Bali itinerary (with price included), many readers have messaged me asking where we stayed. We stayed in two places; the first in a hotel where we spent minimal time as we were out all day sight-seeing and the second at a lovely resort where we hardly leave as it was the kids’ turn to enjoy the holidays. We chose to stay at Nusa Dua area as it is nearby […]

Sep
19
2016

Places to visit in Bali for first timers

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We spent 5 days in Bali this school holidays. It was our first time here. Prior to our trip, we took quite some time studying the places of interest in Bali before deciding which one we should go for. I never know Bali is so huge. It was quite tough to narrow down the places of interest we should visit as there are just too many. Although we were in Bali for 5 days, we only […]

Sep
12
2016

i-City, City of Digital Lights

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Continuation from my i-City Red Carpet post, today I’ll be writing on the City 0f Digital Lights.  i-City, especially its City of Digital Lights is a popular weekend and public holidays’ destination hence the place is always extra crowded then. If you are local, try to go there on a weekday. Kasi chance to tourists lah. But having said that, I always go on a weekend also because weekdays are quite hectic with school work […]

Sep
9
2016

Back to School..

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Huhuhu. UPSR is over and that means it is back to school for the rest of the school kids. Ethan enjoyed a 3-day off this week. He went to school on Monday and school is off on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It is back to school on Friday tomorrow.  Ethan went for a school excursion on Wednesday.  It’s a day trip to Farm In The City, Chocolate Factory, Sakae Sushi and 3D Art. We paid […]

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