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Oct
12
2018

Drum with Ayden: 2018 Trinity Rock & Pop Drums Grade 1 New Syllabus

It has been almost 5 months now since Ayden started attending drumming lessons. I shared his videos in this blog as well as on Facebook and received many inquiries from curious moms wanting to start their little kids on drums too. I will continue sharing so you can see his progress and to know what the exam songs are for Trinity Rock & Pop Drums new syllabus. If you are planning to start your kid […]

Oct
1
2018

Drum with Ayden: Fever

Hello hello! It’s time for another update on Ayden’s drumming. The new Trinity Rock & Pop Drums 2018 syllabus has really some awesome songs in it such as the classic hit Billie Jean and recent hit Uptown Funk and Seven Nation Army. The rest of the songs are quite catchy but I am not familiar with them yet Ayden is determined to learn them all. These days Ayden spends less time on electronic gadget because […]

Sep
24
2018

Drum with Ayden: Seven Nation Army

Another quick update on our little drummer Ayden. As mentioned earlier, he started attending drum lessons in June this year. He is into the 4th month of drumming and enjoying every moment of it.  Here is Ayden playing Seven Nation Army. If you have not watch any of his previous drumming videos, I’d recommend you to watch this one. He totally enjoyed playing this song and it shows as he shakes his head while playing […]

Sep
16
2018

Drum with Ayden: Billie Jean

 Drummer Ayden may be too young to know who Michael Jackson is but since he learned the song Billie Jean, he is hooked to the rest of MJ’s songs. For those keen to start your little ones on drumming, this is one of the 6 songs available in the 2018 Trinity Rock & Pop Drums Grade 1. Ayden is into the 4th month of learning the drums and here are other fun songs he […]

Sep
13
2018

How to GROW and COOK Malabar Spinach

 Malabar Spinach is high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron and calcium. It is also a good source of magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. It can be used raw in salads, stir-fried or soups. We never run out of Malabar Spinach as we grow them at home. To grow Malabar Spinach, first we need to purchase a pack of this vege as our starter pack. Pluck the leaves for cooking and save the stems for […]

Sep
9
2018

Drum with Ayden: Uptown Funk

Ayden is into the 4th month of learning the drums and has shown vast improvements as he practices regularly at home. This is the best age to be learning music as he has all the time in the world. He is not burdened with school nor homeworks so he can enjoy playing the drums as and when he wishes. Ayden learned another song over the week. It is his favourite song – Uptown Funk. I […]

Sep
5
2018

Cook with Ayden: Making Your Own Chicken Essence

I used to use the fire stove to make chicken essence for the boys. You can read my tutorial on how to make chicken essence the traditional way. Today, Little Chef Ayden will be sharing how to make chicken essence using the pressure cooker. It is much easier and faster this way. We use our Philips All In One Cooker so we have the option of either making it really fast using the pressure cooker function […]

Sep
3
2018

Ayden is FIVE!

31 August 2018. While the nation celebrates our independence day, our little Ayden officially turns FIVE! At such a tender age, he already requested to celebrate with his friends in the Mandarin enrichment class he is attending.  We celebrated his birthday earlier as it is always a holiday on his birthday as it falls on our National Day.  As usual, Ayden and I baked his favourite moist chocolate cake a day before the celebration. I […]

Aug
27
2018

Drum with Ayden: 2018 Trinity Rock & Pop Drum Grade 1 | Another One Bites The Dust

Ayden grows up seeing big brother Ethan playing the drum and piano. It influences him to learn the piano and take up drumming too.  I use big bro Ethan’s old books to guide Ayden on the piano but that’s about it. He never pursue it further unlike drum. He requested for us to enroll him for formal lessons under Ethan’s drum teacher and we did back in June. It has been almost 3 months now […]

Jul
31
2018

Cook with Ayden: Quick & Easy One Pot Chicken Rice Recipe

It is no secret my boys love chicken rice. It’s the first thing they look for whenever we dine out. Today we’ll be sharing this quick and easy one pot chicken rice recipe that I’ve been cooking on lazy days. It’s so easy even little Ayden can cook this himself on busy days. All he does is just throw the ingredients into the pot and the rice will be ready in 15 minutes.  Ingredients (for […]

Jul
2
2018

Cook with Ayden: Simple Fried Rice

We have left over rice from yesterday so I thought, “let’s fry it” and immediately our Little Chef Ayden said he wanted to learn to fry rice. That’s when I realised I have never teach him this simple survival dish – FRIED RICE. It will come in handy when he leaves home to further his studies in the distant future. My rule for fried rice is pretty simple; just make sure to use multiple coloured […]

Jun
17
2018

Parents’ Day Wish in Mandarin

When are we celebrating Parents’ Day? Some told me it is in June yet some said it is in July? Anyway, Ayden learned to recite a simple poem for mother and father in his Mandarin enrichment class recently. He kept pestering me to learn it with him but try as I might, I just cant do it. Finally to make him happy, I tricked him to record it so I can watch it all the […]

May
31
2018

Read with Ayden: Peppa’s Busy Day

I homeschool Ayden. I think I have said that too many times. The benefit of homeschooling is we have the leisure of time in our hands. It is up to me to draw up a schedule for little Ayden and learning is not confined to home only. I bring him out on week days when there is lesser crowd in the mall. We go to the bookstore to read some books. Sometimes we’ll buy the […]

May
13
2018

Homeschooling Ayden – Belajar Mengeja dan Membaca

It’s been a week since I last updated my blog. Our entire nation is having ELECTION fever and now that we have created history and have a brand new government, all eyes are glued on our handphones for constant updates. I checked my Whatsapp and various news portals every 5 minutes till I have no time nor interest to blog as I doubt anyone is keen to read anything other than our country’s political updates […]

Apr
24
2018

Copycat Famous Amos Choc Chips Cookies Recipe

The boys and I, we are cookie monsters. We love cookies especially those crunchy and buttery ones. I have a friend who bakes really delicious chocolate chips cookies and though she was very generous to share the recipe with her close friends, I do not feel right to share it here as it is her family’s ‘secret’ recipe. I continue searching for good recipes out there that can be shared with our readers. I searched […]

Apr
17
2018

Cook with Ayden: Stir-Fried Bitter Gourd with Egg

Bitter gourd is one of the healthiest vegetables known to mankind but not many children like to eat it as the name suggests, it can be bitter! It is a surprise that little Ayden loves eating bitter gourd. I did not cook bitter gourd throughout big brother Ethan’s growing up years as that boy totally dislikes it. Recently, I was craving for bitter gourd and decided to fry some for myself. Ayden took a bite […]

Apr
16
2018

Ayden likes to draw

The other day Ayden saw this on our limau purut plant. I took disposable chopsticks to pick it away and throw in the bin but before I can do that, Ayden told me to take a picture of it to send to the Daddy. He always send random pictures to the father via Whatsapp. It’s a caterpillar right? The boys asked me why is this caterpillar without bulu. I don’t know how to answer them  […]

Apr
5
2018

Bake with Ayden: Peanut Butter Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe

Not too long ago, a book distributor Pansing Distribution Sdn Bhd sent Ayden a recipe book – Instant Pot Miracle Cookbook. We do have a multi purpose pot that Ayden has been frequently using but it is a Philips All-in-One. However we are still excited to see if we could use the recipes in this book and apply it to our multi purpose pot.  This is Ayden’s very first recipe book so it is quite […]

Mar
28
2018

Little Chef Ayden’s Quick and Easy Cheat Pizza

The boys love pizza but I am too lazy to make the pizza dough from scratch. When we have pizza at home, it is always the quick and easy cheat way – we use flatbread for our pizza base.  We love thin crust pizza so flatbread is actually perfect for this.  Since we bought our oven late last year, the boys have been enjoying pizza at home quite often. The good part is they can […]

Mar
1
2018

Pendaftaran Kemasukan Murid Tahun 1

For parents with children going to Primary 1 in 2019 & 2020, it is time to register online for your child at https://public.moe.gov.my Online registration is only for schools in Peninsula Malaysia and only parents are allowed to do the registration on behalf of their children. I registered Ayden today. Here’s how you register ONLINE. Step 1 Go to https://public.moe.gov.my Step 2 Create an account if you are a new user or simply log-in if […]

Feb
26
2018

Homeschooling Ayden | Mathematics | Addition

I homeschool elder brother Ethan during his preschool years. I’m doing the same with little Ayden presently. I wonder how other young children aged 4-5 years old are able to learn in a classroom seating environment as from my observation, both my boys require tremendous individual attention during their formative years. What I love about homeschooling is they can learn at their own pace, anywhere and anytime of the day. This way, Ayden gets ample […]

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
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 […]

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
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 […]

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