Sep
4
2017

A play date and a birthday pool party

So the school holidays and long weekend has finally come to an end… not. Haha. What supposed to be a long weekend became a longer one with the additional Monday OFF!  What have we been doing? We did not travel anywhere this time but stayed home and rot thanks to the constant rain in the evening  The Daddy dropped Ethan off at one of his classmate’s house one day for a play date. Ayden and […]

Sep
1
2017

Kids Eat For Free @ Lavo

We celebrated Merdeka Day at a restaurant lounge and wine bar nearby our place. Located at Menara Lien Hoe along Persiaran Tropicana, this resto-lounge is generously spacious with an extensive wine cellar and a delectable fusion menu. Lavo Menara Lien Hoe, Persiaran Tropicana, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Daily. 12pm-1am. Tel: 010-311-1888 Lavo’s impressive range of bottles includes vintages not commonly found in the Klang Valley. Lavo may be a haven for wine hunters but it is also home for families […]

Aug
31
2017

Ayden is FOUR

Ayden is FOUR today and oh boy, he got so many cakes this year. 1st Cake: We bought him a cake to celebrate with my parents when we were in Malacca. 2nd Cake: I baked this moist chocolate cake and decorated it with chocolate ganache and M&Ms for him to cut at home. 3rd Cake: We made party bags and bought Black Forest cake for Ayden to celebrate with his friends in class. 4th Cake: […]

Aug
29
2017

Cook with Ayden and Ethan: Chicken Kurma

It’s the school holidays so the boys have plenty of time to experiment on new dishes.  The dish they cooked today is a popular malay dish especially during kenduri and bulan puasa. We never know it is this easy to dish this out. Now that we know, we will definitely be cooking this frequently.  Ayam Kurma Ingredients: 24gm Chicken Kurma Paste (add water and mix into a paste) 8 Chicken drumsticks 90ml Coconut milk 2 […]

Aug
27
2017

Shiok! Malaysia Buffet at DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur

‘Merdeka’ means ‘independent’ and we Malaysians will be celebrating Malaysia’s Independence Day on the 31st August 2017. The whole build up towards Merdeka Day is celebrated with pride and joy and a reflection on what makes us proud to be Malaysian. There is another word in Bahasa Malaysia that you will hear frequently and that is ‘Makan’. ‘Makan’ means ‘eat’ and boy, we Malaysians just LOVE to eat. We live by the motto, “Jalan-Jalan Cari Makan” or in another word, we are willing to […]

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
21
2017

Mooncake Preview: Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Mid-Autumn festival is fast approaching. We were extremely privilege to be invited yet again to preview Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur’s exquisite and delectable spread of baked and snow skin mooncakes. Ee Chinese Cuisine Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-7628 7338 Taking centre stage this year are these rich in taste, yet light and fragrant tea infused mooncakes. Putting drinks into food, Chef Alex incorporates beverage into mooncakes. These tea infused flavours include Osmanthus Flower Infused […]

Aug
16
2017

Cook with Ayden: Nyonya Sek Bak

If you noticed, Ayden usually cooks chicken dishes because that is the easiest meat I can buy. I don’t go to morning market hence I do all my grocery shopping in shopping malls. Only recently I introduced prawns to Ayden and he happily cooked Nyonya Assam Prawn with it which we all love very much. Now that Ayden is getting more and more familiar in the kitchen, I start to introduce more varieties of meat […]

Aug
15
2017

Pantai Sentral Park – An urban forest city with a green lung

It was 5.30am on a Saturday morning. My phone alarm rang. It felt like I have just gone to sleep the minute before. I have not had a good night’s sleep for a while as Ayden had been under the weather; having had to skip class the past couple of days. A friend told me there is this place in the city that boast of lush, green forest.  He said the morning sunshine and crisp, […]

Aug
14
2017

Mooncake Preview: Dorsett Grand Subang

Did you manage to catch the much hyped meteor shower last weekend? I did not but I was at Dorsett Grand Subang and we caught the blue moon glowing brightly, smiling down at us. Master Chef Alex Chan of The Emperor Chinese Restaurant handcrafts the popular Halal classic mooncakes with a twist and his creations is already available from 13 August until 4 October 2017. The hotel’s signature mooncake for this year is the Blue Crystal Skin […]

Aug
11
2017

Our Weekend Staycation at Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur

We celebrated Mother’s Day for the third consecutive year at Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur recently. During that Mother’s Day High Tea, I won a stay voucher in a Deluxe Room at Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Eastin Hotel is located in between Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya and is just 5-minute walking distance to Phileo Damansara MRT Station that was just recently launched. I took that opportunity to celebrate Ethan’s birthday with a weekend staycation here two […]

Aug
8
2017

Cook with Ayden: Assam Prawn Recipe

Little Chef Ayden is back in action and this time he will be cooking prawns instead of his usual expertise, the chicken. Assam Prawn is one of the easiest prawn dish around so it is no surprise that I chose this dish to start Ayden on prawns ‘coz it is also the first prawn dish my mom taught me long time ago.  Nyonya Assam Prawn The ingredients needed for this dish is also very minimal; […]

Aug
7
2017

A Visit To The Fire Station

We visited the fire station at Sri Hartamas on Sunday. The excursion was arranged by Ayden’s Mandarin enrichment school. He had been looking forward to this for weeks since he first found out about it. It’s so cute to see they actually have uniforms for the little ones. This is even more awesome than Kidzania because everything here is REAL! Ayden brought his fire truck toy along to this excursion. He wanted his little fire […]

Aug
6
2017

Brand New All Day Dining Menu and reduced buffet price at TEMPTationS, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel

True to staying relevant in the market place, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel has not only recently unveiled its first batch of completely restyled West Wing guest rooms, it has also revamped its All Day Dining menu at TEMPTationS. Located at East Wing Lobby Level, TEMPTationS is now offering more exciting dining approach with delicious new dishes and plenty of choices to choose from. We were privileged to be invited to try out some of the […]

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 […]

Aug
3
2017

Eat Cake Today – Cake Delivered to Your Doorstep

Scenario A You wanna be a super mom and insists to bake a cake for your kid’s birthday party. You also want to cook up a few signature dishes for your guests. In the midst of a hectic kitchen, the cake turned out a flop. It is too late to try baking again because there is chicken roasting in the oven now. What do you do? Don’t cry. You will get to eat cake today. […]

Aug
1
2017

3D Colouring: Coloring fun with augmented reality

It rained the past couple of days so I had to find something interesting for the boys to do as they can’t go to the playground. Both Ethan and Ayden love colouring and painting. Usually I’ll print something out for them to colour or paint but today I tried something different with them.  Today, I introduced the boys to augmented reality colouring app for smartphones or tablets. It is not something entirely new as it […]

Jul
29
2017

Eyuzu Japanese Cuisine, Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur

This year we celebrated Ethan’s 10th birthday with a Japanese buffet dinner at Eyuzu Japanese Cuisine, Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur. It is our first time dining here. We were seated in one of the private rooms in Eyuzu for better privacy since we are celebrating Ethan’s birthday. Our favourite appetiser, Crispy Salmon Skin. Delicious and crispy salmon skin crackling that got the boys wanting more. Some of the main items are not featured in the […]

Jul
27
2017

Cook with Ayden: Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry I’ve always thought chicken curry is difficult to cook. I love my mom’s chicken curry. I think it is the best in the world  I never bothered to learn how to cook it until recently as the boys can now tolerate spicy food. Today, my mom taught me how to cook her delicious chicken curry through Whatsapp and Little Chef Ayden is going to show us how it is done. Ingredients: 4 chicken […]

Jul
25
2017

The boys’ first MRT ride

When we were in Bangkok earlier this month, we relied mostly on their BTS Skytrain to go around the city.  The boys loved riding on that very much that once we are back home in Malaysia, they requested to go for a ride on our very own MRT. Little Ayden find it odd that we don’t take the train here at home but do so when we are abroad. I had to explain to him […]

Jul
21
2017

Ethan is TEN

My first born child is TEN today We went back to the in-law’s last Sunday for a simple cake cutting ceremony.  If there were only Ethan and Ayden the previous years, they now have a cousin brother to celebrate together. My sister-in-law and husband welcomed their first baby boy in May. My parents-in-law now have 3 grandchildren – all boys! I know right, I got a headache just looking at them all. LoL!  Happy Birthday […]

Jul
20
2017

Stir-Fried Mixed Vegetables with Oyster Sauce

Do your children eat vegetables? Mine do not eat leafy types but are okay with okra, broccoli, corn, carrot and those sort. One sure way to cook these vegetables so they’ll polish them clean is to stir-fry with oyster sauce with lots of mushroom and occasionally adding ‘baby eggs’ as the boys simply love those. Stir-Fried Mixed Vegetables with Oyster Sauce Ingredients: Baby Corn Broccoli Cauliflower Shimeiji Mushroom Quail Eggs Prawn Carrot Capsicum Garlic Shallot […]

Jul
19
2017

50% OFF all DIM SUM promo at Dynasty Restaurant

DYNASTY RESTAURANT at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel has earlier this year been converted into a Pork-Free restaurant. It is now serving delectable pork-free and Muslim friendly Chinese dishes with emphasis on Cantonese cuisine creatively put together by award-winning Executive Sous Chef Kok Chee Kin. They are having this fantastic 50% OFF all DIM SUM promotion from now until 29 August 2017, Mondays to Fridays. Ayden with one of his favourite basket of dim sum, Emerald dumpling topped with […]

Jul
17
2017

Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20

During our recent week-long trip to Bangkok, we spent the second half of our holiday staying at Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20; one of the top family hotel in Bangkok. I love new hotels and Novotel Soi 20 (as they are fondly referred to by the cab drivers) is just celebrating their 1st year anniversary this year. NOVOTEL Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 19/9 Soi Sukhumvit 20, Kwang Klongtoey, Khet Klongtoey, 10110 Bangkok Thailand Tel: +66 (0)2 009 4999 […]

Jul
14
2017

Moist Chocolate Birthday Cake for the Daddy

It is the Daddy’s birthday today. Every year since the arrival of the elder brother Ethan, the Daddy refused to let us buy him a cake as his birthday is just a week away from Ethan’s hence he will always insist for us to buy a cake for Ethan instead and not waste on him. This year since the boys can already bake, we decided to surprise him with the boys’ own bake. It was amazing how […]

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