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Mar
25
2017

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang – A Family Friendly Resort

We love Penang. It is only 4 hours drive away from Kuala Lumpur hence it is easily our favourite choice for a short getaway whenever we need a boost of some Vitamin Sea and nice, sandy beaches. We usually stay at Batu Feringgi whenever we go up to Penang as the boys love to spend time playing by the beach. It is no different this school holidays with Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La being our […]

Mar
23
2017

Cook with Ayden: Simple Steamed Egg Recipe

The weather is pretty hot these days. It is better to not eat too much ‘heaty’ food so I got Ayden to steam egg for dinner. It is pretty easy to prepare this dish. Ingredients needed: Egg Chicken Stock Pepper Sesame Oil Spring Onion Fried Onion Water Method: 1) Break an egg into a bowl 2) Whisk the egg 3) Add chicken stock 4) Add water and mix 5) Sieve the egg 6) Add pepper […]

Mar
21
2017

Penang’s Latest Family Attraction: Jurassic Research Center @ The TOP, KOMTAR

Penang has long been enticing visitors with its beautiful coasts and scrumptious cuisines. This beautiful island welcomes modernity yet at the same time preserves its traditions and old world charm. I remember visiting KOMTAR, the tallest building in Penang when I was little. It has been THAT long ago. Last weekend I found myself back, this time at The TOP, KOMTAR with the boys to visit Jurassic Research Center, one of the latest attractions here. The TOP @ KOMTAR […]

Mar
17
2017

Cook with Ayden AND Ethan: Roti Telur Serunding Ayam

It has been over a month after Chinese New Year and we still have leftover chicken floss. How? Make our favourite French Toast with Chicken Floss of course. The boys always look forward for me to make them this treat after every Chinese New Year but I am not going to make it for them this year because they are going to make it themselves  Ingredients : 1) Chicken Floss 2) Egg 3) Bread 4) […]

Mar
13
2017

Cook with Ayden: Ayam Masak O

We are going to share a Peranakan Nyonya dish today. It is a popular soup dish called Ayam Masak ‘O’.  One of the quickest and easiest soup to prepare, it is easily a favourite among children as well as adults with its soupy gravy, soft potatoes and flavorful chicken with lots of ginger. Though we use ginger to cook this, it is not gingery hot but rather just nice to complement the whole thing. Best […]

Mar
11
2017

My Cockroach Hero

The other day when there were only me and Ayden at home, I saw a cockroach in the toilet. You know me, I freak out each time I see cockroaches. They are my worse nightmare.  Seeing that there is no one to help us, I told Ayden to stay out and used aerosol to spray it dead.  The cockroach did not die instantly though. It laid down on the floor with its legs kicking in […]

Mar
10
2017

Cook with Ayden: Keledek Kukus

Sweet potato has many health benefits. They are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene). Our body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A. We need vitamin A for healthy skin and good eye health and vision hence it is an excellent food choice for growing kids. As sweet potato is naturally sweet, it is delicious eaten on its own. It is extremely easy to cook sweet potato. All we need to do is […]

Mar
8
2017

Cook with Ayden: Chicken Stew

Little Ayden is getting really comfortable with our rice cooker these days. He uses it to bake cakes and recently cooked a chicken dish in it. I saw how easy it was to cook using the rice cooker and decided to let him try cooking Chicken Stew in it. There is a whole lot of ingredients required to cook this Chicken Stew but these are mostly basic stuffs that you’ll usually have ready in your kitchen on […]

Mar
6
2017

Bercerita bersama Adik Ayden: Arnab dan Kura-Kura

This is the story Ayden and I have been reading last week – The Hare and the Tortoise in Bahasa Malaysia. He learned many new words through this story such as mengejek, mengajak, berlumba dan laju.  Here is the video of Ayden summarizing the story for us. Hope you’ll enjoy it. Ayden @ 3Y5M Let me also share this video of Ayden summarizing the story of The Grasshopper and Ants in Bahasa Malaysia (in case you missed […]

Mar
2
2017

Cook with Ethan: Bendi Goreng Bawang Belacan

After all the cooking videos I did for Ayden, I think it is only fair to have one for Ethan too. That boy has been so occupied with school, homework, co-coriculum and more that I hardly have time to speak to him on weekdays  Just a blink of an eye, Ethan is already 9 going to be 10 this year. He is growing up fast before my very eyes so I better take more pictures […]

Mar
1
2017

Being Fit: Pure Luck or Lots of Hard work?

A recent conversation I had with an acquaintance had her saying this to me, “You are lucky to not grow sideways after having kids”. I beg to differ. LUCK has nothing to do with me growing sideways or not.  I put on over 20kg during each of my pregnancies. Being only 4’9″, the additional 20kg was really taxing on me. Closer to the end of my pregnancy, I waddled around like a penguin as I […]

Feb
28
2017

Cook with Ayden: Ayam Satay Buah Keras

A couple of weeks ago my mom and I did a live Peranakan cooking demo at The Straits Hotel and Suites, Melaka. One of the dish we cooked is Ayam Satay Buah Keras. Today, Ayden cooked the same dish at home but instead of using the wok, he used the rice cooker because he is too young to be handling a wok and a gas stove. If you wish to try cooking this dish, do […]

Feb
23
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
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
18
2017

Cook 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 […]

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