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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 […]

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
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 […]

Feb
27
2018

Do Octopus Eat Their Own Tentacles While Taking Care of Its Eggs?

I was in the kitchen when I overheard this conversation between the two boys …  Big Bro Ethan: Do you know while taking care of its eggs, octopus will eat its own tentacles to feed itself? Little Ayden: Huh?! The octopus eats its own testicles?! But how can?! So pitiful! Big Bro Ethan bursts out laughing while saying, “TENTACLES! The octopus eats its own TENTACLES not TESTICLES!!!    P/S:  I did some research but I […]

Feb
14
2018

Childhood Obesity and Ways to Prevent and Overcome It

Alright, where do I start? I was invited by Bernama to be one of their esteemed panelists for their LIVE, English language talk show, ‘The Nation’ on Monday, 12th February 2018, speaking about CHILDHOOD OBESITY IN MALAYSIA.  As I’ve mentioned in my previous blog posts, I wasn’t feeling well the past weeks with me and the boys down with some kind of bug going around but this is a topic I feel strongly about. I advocate outdoor playtime […]

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
8
2018

My random updates

I guess I better update a little over here otherwise you may think I’ve disappeared. The truth is I am very much around but have been busy lately. We are busy creating YouTube tutorials for the upcoming Chinese New Year hence the little disruption on the blog. Here’s my YouTube channel in case you are interested -> https://www.youtube.com/submerryn1 Anyway, I still actively update my Facebook so if we are connected on FB you will know that […]

Dec
26
2017

Back to our kampung

We went back to both Darling and my hometowns last weekend. The journey back to my hometown in Melaka was extremely tiring due to the most horrible jam we had ever encountered. We started our journey at 11.30am only to arrive at my mom’s place at 5.30pm with one quick stop at KFC along the way to fill our empty tummy  If not for my cousin’s wedding, we would have made a detour back to KL […]

Dec
4
2017

Healing Touch Foot Spa promo with FREE Jungle Gym Kid’s Entry Ticket

It’s the school holidays. Guess who needs a break more than the boys? Yes, ME (not forgetting the Daddy too). Having two active boys at home 24/7 is no joke. I need my ME time before I go crazy but being a stay-at-home-mom with no baby sitter, it is almost impossible to get any pampering done as there won’t be anyone to care for the boys. But all hope is not lost as I found […]

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
4
2017

FIT or FAT

As I’ve mentioned time and time again, playground time is very important for us. We look forward to going to the playground every evening for some sun and fresh air. We plan our daily routine to accommodate 2 hours of playground time every day. It’s all about priority actually. Just like how gym enthusiast prioritize gym session over anything else, it is the same for us with playground hours.  We set a target of walking 10,000 […]

Jun
14
2017

Balinese Massage @ Mandara Spa, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur

We were privileged to be invited to experience the newly unveiled completely restyled West Wings guest rooms at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel last weekend. I’ll write more about those wonderful new rooms later as there are many pictures and videos I’d love to share with you but haven’t got the time composing them into a story yet. During our staycation here at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, I was also treated to a much needed relaxation at Mandara […]

Jun
9
2017

Swiss-Garden Beach Resort, Damai Laut

*VIDEO* During the recent school holidays, we took advantage to travel up to Sitiawan – the place I grew up after my father retired from the Navy. My parents have since moved to Melaka hence I’ve not been back here for almost 20 years. We also made the most out of this trip to spend some precious time being close to nature. We stayed at Swiss-Garden Beach Resort, Damai Laut. A hidden gem; secluded but […]

May
23
2017

When the stress reliever causes more stress

I’ve mentioned this countless times – how playground time is important for us. It is especially important during exam weeks as Ethan goes there to release stress.  We went to the playground as usual today. I got my dose of exercise too from jogging and utilizing the playground equipment such as this monkey bar: Can you see my little supporter there?  So nice to have someone cheering me on when my arms are already feeling like […]

May
20
2017

Confinement Food: Black Vinegar Pork Trotter

About 3 weeks ago, someone in our family gave birth ahead of time; catching us all of guard.  As she has no other family members here in PJ except us, I cooked some confinement food for her. It was my first time cooking confinement food and I somehow simply whacked as long as got ginger except the black bean soup lah. That one has no ginger in it. I also boiled red dates and longan […]

May
18
2017

Crime Scene?

It was just another ordinary day for us today. We were strolling at a mall in town, admiring the many bonsai around as they were having a plant exhibition at the moment.  The above bonsai grabbed my attention. My mother has that plant at home but hers is planted on the ground and shaped to be a big cute ball. So I took a picture of that and sent to my Mom via Whatsapp.  I continued […]

Apr
25
2017

Quick trip back to Melaka and a BBQ

We took advantage of the long weekend to make a quick trip back to Malacca to visit my parents. We went back on Sunday as Saturday was a busy day for us. Traffic was smooth and we arrived about 2pm. While having lunch, my mom informed me that she will be going over to my uncle’s (mom’s elder brother) house (a stone’s throw away) for a BBQ dinner.  I promptly Whatsapp my uncle to ask […]

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
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
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
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
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 […]

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