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Feb
22
2017

LIVE Peranakan Cooking Demo at The Straits Hotel and Suites Melaka

The Straits Hotel and Suites Melaka is having Peranakan Buffet Dinner every Friday and Saturday from 20 January to 11 March 2017.  When I got invited by the hotel to do a LIVE cooking demo featuring Peranakan dishes, I knew I should get my mom, the true blue Peranakan Nyonya to do this with me as she is the master chef of our family  The hotel’s promotional poster. These are the lovely family members and […]

Feb
21
2017

Bercerita bersama Adik Ayden: Belalang dan Semut

Ayden is 3 years 5 months. He is still not attending any preschool at the moment so it is entirely my responsibility to keep up with his total development. Children pick up a new language best below 6 years of age so I take this opportunity to teach Ayden an extra language besides English. I teach him to speak in Bahasa Malaysia. I wish I can teach him Mandarin but that is totally an alien language […]

Feb
18
2017

Cooking with Ayden: How to Make Soya Cincau

Today we are making something really simple because we used store-bought items  Let’s call it a cheat-day as I am a bit lazy to prepare them from scratch. Nevertheless, it still gets a double thumbs-up from Lil Ayden as shown below: What is it that he made that excites him so much? Watch this video: It is also his first tutorial in BM  Ayden @ 3Y5M

Feb
16
2017

Playground Maintenance

We’ve been frequenting this playground since big brother Ethan was a baby. The moment I was out of confinement I started to bring him here, until today together with lil brother Ayden. This was big brother Ethan when he was 17 months old.  This was lil bro Ayden when he was 2 years old. You can see that the equipment in the playground had obviously been vandalised over the years. That was back in 2015. […]

Feb
12
2017

Stop Motion Animation: Snake vs Pikachu

Homeschooling Ayden has its ups and downs. There are days when he refused to touch any books and prefer to just play. On days like that, I’ll improvise and see how we can make it a learning session nevertheless. I saw that Ayden was engrossed playing with his PlayDoh so I suggested for us to make a stop motion animation out of it. This is the first time he is involved in the making of […]

Feb
10
2017

Daiso Price Increase – Extra 60 Cents Per Item

I took advantage of the Thaipusam holiday to go to Daiso to buy a trolley-full of items because effective 1st March 2017, each normal item at Daiso Japan stores in Malaysia is being increased from RM5.30 to RM5.90!  Yup, a whopping RM0.60!  When the government implemented GST, the usual RM5 per item at Daiso cost an additional RM0.30, making it RM5.30 per item.  Next month with the price increase, we are going to pay RM5.90 per item […]

Feb
8
2017

Diaper Bag Hack – What is in your diaper bag?

I’m going to show you FOUR pictures. Can you guess what do they have in common? Karon View Point, Phuket, Thailand Uluwatu Temple, Bali, Indonesia Aquaria, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Sentosa Merlion, Singapore Okay, maybe the title of this post has given the answer away. Yes, all these pictures have a diaper bag in it.  When I posted the above picture of the boys and their Superman bags on my Facebook before Chinese New Year with the […]

Feb
6
2017

Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson: A Perfect Family Destination

We went for our first family holiday this year at Lexis Hibiscus, Port Dickson. We have always wanted to come here since their soft launch over a year ago but decided to wait until they are fully completed so that we can fully enjoy their facilities. The first thing I noticed was that they have free WIFI and the coverage is pretty strong throughout the entire resort. Thumbs UP! Before I go into details, here is […]

Jan
28
2017

A trip to Menara Kuala Lumpur

My parents-in-law runs a sundry shop hence they don’t go out much. Once a year, during Chinese New Year we will try to bring them up to KL for sight-seeing. For the past years we have been going to Pavilion but this year we decided to do something different and brought them to KL Tower. KL Tower / Menara Kuala Lumpur The 3 generations of Yeows. My father-in-law using the telescope at KL Tower. He […]

Jan
24
2017

Ayden’s Pikachu is MISSING!

We just returned from our first holiday this year.  It was one of the best holidays we have had and I am excited to share with you more about it but before that, we discovered Ayden’s beloved Pikachu is missing as I unpacked our luggage  Ayden even brought Pikachu along on our first helicopter ride.  However, we don’t remember when or where we last see it.  Ayden’s last wefie with Pikachu during our recent holiday   […]

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 for a Phuket Resort.  Upon arrival, from the reception, we hopped […]

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 […]

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