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Jul
14
2018

Mom’s Homecooked Peranakan Nyonya Dishes

My mom’s the best. I was back in Melaka last weekend. Not long before that, I mentioned to her that I will be coming home for the weekend and I’ve invited a dear friend to join us for lunch at home. Not that I’m cooking though. And just like that, she cooked up a storm and prepared a feast for us.  She cooked all these: Babi Satay Buah Keras My mom taught me how to […]

Jul
5
2018

Vana Nava Water Jungle | Hua Hin | Thailand

During our recent trip to Thailand’s most beloved resort town of Hua Hin, one of the highlight was to experience Vana Nava Water Jungle. The name “Vana Nava” comes from ancient Sanskrit. VANA means jungle/forest and NAVA means sea boat which represents the seaside city of Hua Hin. It is Asia’s First Water Jungle as well as the first ecologically aware community water park in the region. Vana Nava Water Jungle literally transformed an empty […]

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
27
2018

Family’s Choice: Novotel Hua Hin Cha Am Beach Resort & Spa, Thailand

Hua Hin is a beach resort town in the southern Thai province of Prachuap Khiri Khan. Well known for their beaches and multiple waterparks, it is ideal for families to enjoy the sun, sea and sand in the tropics. Previously if you wish to go to Hua Hin from Malaysia, you’ll need to fly to Bangkok and spend a couple of hours journey via train or car to Hua Hin. We almost took the train to […]

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 […]

Jun
16
2018

Drum with Ethan: Ellie Goulding’s BURN Drum Cover

Ethan’s latest drum cover. This time he played Ellie Goulding’s BURN. It is one of his most challenging drum cover todate. I am his biggest fan. I love watching him play especially to this song ♥ Drummer Ethan @ 10y10m

Jun
1
2018

Mummy’s Day Out

Last week, immediately after the end of Ethan’s second semester exam, we packed our bags and drove up to Resorts World Genting for a weekend staycation. The boys are always the happiest being up here enjoying the cool breeze. We brought them to catch the first viewing of SMURFS live on stage at Genting International Showroom which is being held from the 26 May – 24 June 2018. After Smurfs, the boys went back to the room […]

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
27
2018

SMURFS live on stage | Genting International Showroom

SMURFS SAVE SPRING My boys and I are one of the lucky few to catch the very first viewing of the Smurfs special 60th anniversary show live at Genting International Showroom yesterday thanks to the lovely PR team from Resorts World Genting. This 70-minute, two act musical extravaganza features live actors singing and dancing in full Smurf costumes. La la la-la la la, Sing a happy song La la la-la la la, Smurf it all […]

May
17
2018

Parenthood Playland @ Sunway Pyramid

I was clearing my purse the other day and found these tickets:   A couple of entry tickets to Parenthood Playland. I dont even remember where and when I got these from but thank goodness I found it back on time as the expire date is on the 15th of May this year.  So we took the boys to Sunway Pyramid last Sunday to utilise these tickets before they are deemed invalid.  It was our […]

May
15
2018

Home-baked Cookies for Teachers’ Day

I used to teach before I became a stay at home mom. Back then, I received many red pens for Teacher’s Day. Too many in fact. So many until I don’t know what to do with them  And then there are mugs. And more mugs. And many more mugs. LoL! Ethan will be celebrating Teachers’ Day in school tomorrow. I told myself we will not give pens nor mugs as Teacher’s Day gift.  For the past […]

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
29
2018

Drum with Ethan: PPAP (Pen Pineapple Apple Pen)

This song took the world by storm last year. It brought a mixed love-hate reaction to many listeners. I myself wasn’t sure how to react to it. I don’t really like it but enjoyed seeing the boys singing and acting it out.  Little Ayden has recently started singing it again and Ethan, like any good big brother out there, plays this on the drums for Ayden. He learned to play this song himself from YouTube. […]

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
22
2018

REWRITE THE STARS Piano and Drum Cover by Ethan

How many of you watched The Greatest Showman? I heard it’s good but can you believe we did not manage to catch it in the cinema?  Anyway, here is Drummer Ethan’s cover to Rewrite The Stars. It is his first time playing BOTH the piano and drum for the same song. He learns the piano piece from YouTube. As for the drums, his drum teacher guided him. It is also my first time combining two videos […]

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
12
2018

Fairy Lights Trees in KL City Centre

We were in KL for dinner today and on our way home, we saw these beautifully lit up trees along Jalan Ampang.  I am quite impressed. The streets look quite magical with these trees beautifully wrapped in fairy lights.  Can you see the difference? Two shades of lights are used – white and golden. The first picture is with golden fairy lights while the second picture is with white fairy lights.  Nice isn’t it?  Can […]

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
27
2018

Things to do and complete itinerary for Lost World of Tambun

Lost World of Tambun. I hear this name often thinking it is just another dry and wet park which we already have so many in Malaysia hence I never go out of my way to plan a trip here until recently. I was planning a local getaway for the boys for the week-long school holidays and the Daddy suggested going up North. I narrowed down our option to either Penang or Ipoh and the Daddy […]

Mar
11
2018

Aladdin and The Magic Lamp @ Genting International Showroom

Can you smell it? I CAN! 5 more schooling days and we’ll be enjoying the week-long school holidays. Are you excited? Or are you horrified to have the kids stuck with you 24/7?  Haha! Well, let’s start planning for this school holidays then. As usual, the boys will pester us to bring them up to where the weather is cooler. It is only an hour drive from home yet the temperature was as low as 15° […]

Mar
10
2018

Stolen pictures of the boys

On Thursday (8/3/2018) after midnight, I was ready to go to bed. I set my alarm as I have to wake up in a few hours to prepare the boys for class. Suddenly a message popped out on my FB Messenger from Elie. She alerted me that my boys’ pictures are being used by one sick fella claiming them as his own. He even named the boys differently and was very consistent in his story about […]

Mar
6
2018

Drum with Ethan: Fight Song

Ethan is 10 years 7 months old. He has been playing drum for 5 years now. These days, he loves playing commercial songs. He learns these songs from YouTube and at times, gets assistance from his drum teacher to help him with the more complicated beats.  This is his latest drum cover – Fight Song by Rachel Platten. This week is also his school’s first term exam so yeah, fight on Ethan! For me, what […]

Mar
5
2018

Superheroes to the rescue!

With just a blink of an eye, we are into the 3rd month of 2018. Where did the time go? Before I know it, the celebration for Chinese New Year is over. Luckily, I managed to bring the boys to see one final lion dance before Chap Goh Meh is over though. It is the first for Ethan this year as he missed the one we caught on the 7th day of CNY as he […]

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