Browsing articles in "Ayden"
Oct
10
2017

Ayden’s Milestone: Cycling on two wheels

Ayden has been cycling Ethan’s hand-me-down bicycle with the aid of balancing wheels since October last year. I blogged about it here. He loves cycling very much and will cycle around the court while we play badminton or he’ll follow me on the cement path when I jog. He cycles up and down stones resulting in his balancing wheels getting out of shape and not able to support his bicycle properly.  Yesterday, I noticed him […]

Oct
8
2017

Cute NOHOO bags for kids

We were at KLCC today and I took that opportunity to take some pictures of the boys with the mighty twin towers as backdrop. Our iconic skyscrapers. Beautiful isn’t it? I just can’t get enough of it no matter how many times I see it. As I was taking pictures of Ayden, I saw a group of tourists smiling and gesturing towards him. They were saying something while pointing to Ayden’s cute back pack. Ayden […]

Oct
5
2017

Cook with Ayden: Stir-Fried Long Beans with Egg

I do grocery shopping daily. As I was thinking of what to cook today, I saw some nice long beans and bitter gourd. I love bitter gourd but the boys don’t so I ended up buying long beans. I plan to fry it with eggs. It did not cross my mind that Ayden can actually cook this too as it requires frying. When we were paying, Ayden asked me what was I planning to cook […]

Sep
30
2017

Cook with Ayden: Braised Peanut Chinese Style Recipe

The boys love the braised peanut served as appetisers at Chinese restaurants. They just can’t get enough of it as those peanuts are often served in small portions. Today, we are going to try cooking this dish ourselves so they can eat as much as they want and fart the whole night long. We never know it is extremely easy to cook this dish… until today  Ingredients: 300gm peanuts (soaked overnight) 350ml water 1/2 stick […]

Sep
14
2017

Ayden’s musical journey

If you have been following my blog and FB, you’ll know that big brother Ethan is a drummer as well as a pianist. He started learning piano when he was 5 and half a year later he took up drums.  For piano, the piano teacher comes over to our house therefore Ayden sees her teaching the kor-kor all the time.  It also intrigued him into playing the piano. The piano teacher did introduce Ayden to […]

Aug
31
2017

Ayden is FOUR

Ayden is FOUR today and oh boy, he got so many cakes this year. 1st Cake: We bought him a cake to celebrate with my parents when we were in Malacca. 2nd Cake: I baked this moist chocolate cake and decorated it with chocolate ganache and M&Ms for him to cut at home. 3rd Cake: We made party bags and bought Black Forest cake for Ayden to celebrate with his friends in class. 4th Cake: […]

Aug
29
2017

Cook with Ayden and Ethan: Chicken Kurma

It’s the school holidays so the boys have plenty of time to experiment on new dishes.  The dish they cooked today is a popular malay dish especially during kenduri and bulan puasa. We never know it is this easy to dish this out. Now that we know, we will definitely be cooking this frequently.  Ayam Kurma Ingredients: 24gm Chicken Kurma Paste (add water and mix into a paste) 8 Chicken drumsticks 90ml Coconut milk 2 […]

Aug
23
2017

Animal Theme Party Bags DIY

Ayden is turning 4 end of this month. We plan to celebrate his birthday at the Chinese Enrichment class he is currently attending. I only found out that they will be close for a week for the school holidays end of the month so I had to bring forward Ayden’s birthday celebration to this Friday. We are going to have a simple and budget celebration so the first thing to do is to make our […]

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
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
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
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
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
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. […]

Jun
16
2017

Little Chefs: Onde-Onde

If you have had the opportunity to dine with me especially during hi-tea buffet, you’ll know that I always, ALWAYS, eat onde-onde first. I love the feeling of the melted palm sugar that floods my mouth when bitten into. But good onde-onde is rather a rare find these days. The ones I ate are mostly just flour with very little gula melaka filling inside. What do you do when you are craving for one of your […]

Jun
13
2017

Resipi Khas Bulan Puasa: Murtabak Popiah

Murtabak is popular especially during the fasting month. Whenever we visit bazaar Ramadan, the first thing we’ll do is hunt for our favourite Ayam Percik and Murtabak. These days the weather is scorching hot, we prefer to just stay home but we still crave for our favourite Murtabak. Thank goodness I know of a simple recipe to make murtabak the easy and hassle-free way. We call it Murtabak Popiah. Murtabak Popiah Ingredients: 100gm minced chicken […]

Jun
6
2017

Resipi Khas Bulan Puasa: Ayam Percik Pressure Cooker

As you have viewed in many of our past videos, Lil’ Chef Ayden had been using our rice cooker to cook a lot. Though the rice cooker does wonders, it takes a longer time to heat up especially when Ayden needs to saute and stir fry stuffs. Hence we decided to get a multi-cooker for him.  We got the new PHILIPS All-in-One Pressure Cooker as we read rave reviews over it online. It functions as a […]

Jun
5
2017

Learning Mandarin: Ayden’s Reading Progress @ 3Y9M

Ayden has been attending Mandarin enrichment class for over a month now. This has totally changed our routine and I am still trying to adjust having to go to bed earlier at night so that we can wake up early for his class. This also means I now have less time to work on my blog and it kind of driving me crazy a little but it’s okay. I’ll find my way to make this work […]

Jun
1
2017

Resipi Khas Bulan Puasa: Roti John Sardin

It is the school holidays so I got both the boys to cook together. Since our Muslim friends are observing the holy month of Ramadan, the dish we’ll be sharing today is one that is popular during the fasting month – Roti John Sardin. Roti John is an omelette sandwich. Meat is usually added but we prefer to use sardine since my mom has been making it this way for us since young. This hassle […]

May
24
2017

Cook with Ayden: Mushroom Chicken

Both my kids love eating mushrooms. Mushrooms is also said to be good for the brain so I try to include mushrooms in their diet regularly. Today’s recipe sharing is this super simple dish of Mushroom Chicken. This quick and easy yet delicious dish is a hit with the boys and I always add extra mushrooms as they always ask for more of it. Mushroom Chicken Ingredients: 7 chicken drumsticks 5 tbs oyster sauce 2 […]

May
17
2017

Cook with Ayden: Kung Pao Chicken

Today Lil’ Chef Ayden cooked another Sichuan dish – Kung Pao Chicken. If you love Sichuan dishes, you may like Ayden’s previous video – Ma Po Tofu. We did not use Chinese Shaoxing rice wine in our Kung Pao Chicken though but I find it still as yummy. Ingredients: Cubed chicken fillet 3 tablespoons roasted peanuts 6 dried red chilies 3 tablespoons oil An inch fresh ginger, sliced 2 clove garlic, sliced 1 stalk scallion, cut into […]

May
11
2017

Bake with Ayden: Kek Kurma / Honey Dates Cake

The fasting month is fast approaching. This is the time when my favourite buah kurma or honey dates are available in abundance. We came out with this recipe back in 2015. It took us two bakings to get it right back then. Now, it is my fail proof recipe come the holy month of Ramadan. I like to bake this for my neighbours during this time of the year and am glad they love it […]

May
8
2017

Cook with Ayden: Sichuan Ma Po Tofu

Over the weekend, Ayden cooked something that got him sweating buckets. What is it that he dished out that made him sweat? It is his first time cooking Sichuan food – Ma Po Tofu. As we all know, Sichuan cuisine is well known for their bold and fiery flavours resulting from the use of garlic and Sichuan chili peppers but that did not deter Ayden from trying. He dished out this Ma Po Tofu the ‘cheat’ […]

May
3
2017

Cook with Ayden: Honey Garlic Chicken

Hello there! A personal matter cropped up over the weekend and we were kept busy but let’s take a break and cook something simple and delicious today. Little Ayden has a new Chef hat and apron courtesy of Uncle Kimmy. It fits perfectly and he loves it very much. Thank you Uncle Kimmy ♥ Today, Ayden will be sharing this super simple yet delicious recipe of Honey Garlic Chicken.  Ingredients: 6 chicken drumsticks 1/4 cup honey […]

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