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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 […]

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
5
2017

Chinese New Year Pikachu

Spot the odd one out. Look who is not so odd anymore   Okay maybe the Monkey is getting a bit odd. Soon it will be time to replace it with a Rooster.  Our money can’t buy Chinese New Year Pikachu  Ayden’s Pikachu is so ready for Chinese New Year thanks to the many Sakae Sushi plushies I have at home. I curik some ornaments from them to dress up our Pikachu and now I have […]

Dec
24
2016

Celebrating early Christmas with Friends

Christmas to me is spending time with loved ones so when we got invited by our dear friend Kimmy to join him and family at an event nearby our place, we immediately agree.  A fairytale Christmas it is.  The boys with Santa. Have they been good or bad this year?  Santa giving them sweet lollies again. I guess the boys must have been really good this year to receive so many goodies from Santa  Ayden […]

Dec
17
2016

A party while we were away…

We left the house for 7 days and returned to a warm welcome of a cockroach party.  You see, I laid around 4 of these cockroach traps around the kitchen and the washroom downstairs before leaving the house for our vacation. I did not know what to expect when we returned but when I checked.. OMG! There was a lizard stuck in the trap and apparently the cockroaches were nibbling on it as the lizard’s […]

Dec
2
2016

His Friend’s Birthday

Ethan attended his classmate’s birthday party last Saturday. It was a great start to the school holidays.  This is the second birthday party he attended this year. It was held in the evening at a condo, by the poolside so we joined him there.  The first birthday party Ethan attended this year was held during the day at a KFC outlet so we just dropped him there and came to pick him up later.  I am […]

Nov
25
2016

Year End School Holiday is HERE!

The year end school holiday is finally here. In a blink of an eye, the 2016 academic year is over. Big bro Ethan is ever so glad and I know the Dad is too. He can sleep in longer as there will be no more morning rush to school but the mother has mixed feelings. What do I do with two active boys at home until next year?   One thing for sure, we’ll be doing […]

Nov
2
2016

The Story of the Empty Milk Carton

Ethan took out a carton of milk from the refrigerator. That is the only carton of milk left that day. He poured out some milk and kept the carton back into the refrigerator. Seeing big brother having milk to drink, Ayden asked for it too so I went to get some only to find that the carton of milk is already EMPTY. Rage mode ON but I decided to play it cool. I gave Ayden […]

Oct
26
2016

The Number76 experience

It has been a year since I started frequenting Number76 at Starhill Gallery for all my hair needs. They introduced me to hair relaxing, a softer and more natural look as opposed to super straight rebonded hair. I became a fan of hair relaxing from then onwards that I don’t think I’ll ever do rebonding again.  Number76, Starhill Gallery The Starhill Gallery branch has extended their salon and is now bigger and more spacious.  They also […]

Oct
23
2016

Guess where were we …

We were here. The one place I dread to go on a weekend or during the school holidays. I’ll only try to go on a weekday if possible. If not, then I choose not to go at all coz the queue at the counter can be horrible on a weekend. It is especially terrible during the school holidays. Only several weeks left before the year end school holidays and with Christmas approaching, I am sure […]

Sep
24
2016

(In)fertility Treatments: My Story, My Journey

I’m writing this today, 3 years after Ayden was born because I have seen many friends who are in the same situation as I am yet did not seek treatment just because they are not aware about it. Well, maybe they are aware about it but chose to wait and see. I am also writing this because I came across someone sharing an article on abortion access and why it should be allowed globally. For […]

Aug
11
2016

Keeping Cool

This mini USB fan was in a gift bag to one of the event we attended recently.  I am very jakun because I’ve never seen such a thing. I have a mini USB stand fan but this is the first time I’m seeing a fan such as this.  Instructions at the back. I thought I can use it on my iPhone but kenot. I can use it on the kids’ Samsung Tab though.  Can also […]

Aug
3
2016

Evening routine

We look forward to playground time every day. It is our favourite time of the day where the big brother plays with his friends from the neighbourhood while little Ayden explores and spends more time with me. Once the daddy is back from work, he’ll join us, taking over Ayden and I’ll get to go for my 2.5km jog. After I get my heart pumping and work out some sweat, I’ll play with Ayden again and the […]

Jul
31
2016

A little update

It was a busy yet fruitful Saturday for us. I woke the boys up really early so we can be at Aquaria KLCC by 9am as I have an event to attend. The event was held in Aquaria KLCC so we got complimentary entrance for that day. It is Ayden’s first visit to Aquaria KLCC. The Daddy accompanied the boys during the guided tour of Aquaria while I stayed put in the event hall. I […]

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Family holiday trip

Karon, Phuket (Thailand)

Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Super Heroes kind of holiday for the kids

Surin, Phuket (Thailand)

Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort and Places of Attractions in Phuket

Mai Khao, Phuket (Thailand)

Holiday Inn Resort Mai Khao and Activities for the Family

Bali with Kids (Indonesia)

Holiday Inn Resort Bali and Activities for the Kids

Universal Studio Singapore

Universal Studio Singapore

River Cruise (Singapore)

Singapore River Cruise

S.E.A Aquarium (Singapore)

S.E.A Aquarium, Sentosa, Singapore

Tanglin (Singapore)

Hotel Jen Tanglin, Singapore

Port Dickson (Malaysia)

Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson and Activities for the Family

Port Dickson (Malaysia)

Thistle Port Dickson

Penang (Malaysia)

Golden Sands Resort, Penang

Penang (Malaysia)

Holiday Inn Resort Penang and Activities for the Kids

Penang (Malaysia)

Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Batu Feringghi Beach, Penang

Melaka (Malaysia)

Equatorial Hotel Melaka

Melaka (Malaysia)

Estadia by Hatten

Melaka (Malaysia)

Novotel Melaka

Melaka (Malaysia)

Philea Resort & Spa, Melaka

Johor (Malaysia)

Legoland, Johor

Johor (Malaysia)

Pulai Springs Resort, Johor Bahru

Johor (Malaysia)

Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, Nusajaya Johor

Pahang (Malaysia)

Bukit Gambang Resort City

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