A surprise gift for Ethan

There is this girl. I know her since 2012. I remember her dropping by my mother’s place in Melaka during Chinese New Year to pass me some of her delicious homemade cookies. We are better acquainted over time as we meet often during blogging events.

She is also the person behind this amazing Instagram account with such massive followers: @sycookies

She takes beautiful pictures of food and she works extremely well with flat lay shots.


Several days ago she buzzed me asking my schedule to see if we have any events in common as she bought a belated birthday gift for Ethan.


This is her, working on the mooncake presentation so we can get a good shot. Just wait for her to upload this mooncake shoot onto her instagram account as she can really create magic with her pictures. 

We met today and this crazy girl passed us this:Kids slider

A Kids Swayer! 

We were expecting chocolates or something but this is so huge it doesn’t fit in my bag :-| Needless to say, Ethan was overjoyed to receive it. 

Kids swayerThe first thing the boys did was to unbox it.

Kids swayer 1

Look at Ayden when we told him this is big brother Ethan’s birthday gift and not his :mrgreen:

Kids swayer 2

Haha still happy la coz we told the boys to share this gift. 

Kids swayer 3

Ethan assembled it himself.

Kids swayer 4

While little Ayden kept himself busy browsing the catalogue for HIS birthday present :lol:


The swayer comes with my favourite LADYBUG! If you don’t know me yet, let me tell you that I super love ladybugs. Many of my crafts revolve around this amazing insect <3

Kids swayer 5

Ayden has a swayer too.

Kids swayer 6

Now we have 3 cars at home so Mummy can play too ;-)

Thank you Soo Yin for this priceless gift. You are a Santa in disguise, the kids are extremely happy they don’t want to sleep tonight 8-O

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7 Comments + Add Comment

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    Wahhhhhhhhhh!!!! So nice!!! So mummy can take the Benz, eh? “Small” enough to fit in. Hehehehehehe!!!!

    The blue and white jar/urn caught my eyes. I’ve a weakness for all blue and while crockery. So nice!

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    And both fighting for the new toy and temporarily abandon the old toys?? My kids are like that. Haha.

    Nice gift from your friend. And a pretty girl too.

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    The difference between a professional food blogger and a wannabe food blogger (me). I will never be able to be or even look so serious in arranging for a nice food shot.

    Also, I have never seen that type of swayer leh… Do a video of how Ethan operates it!

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    Wow! So nice of her! Haha the swayer looks cool. Make sure you upload a video of them playing :)

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    Yer… shy-nyer. Eh so poor thing the little one looking at the brother.. *feels terrible* ><

    BTW, I was thinking daddy will get it fixed. Ethan is superb!

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    Ayden looks so sad when told the gift is not his but luckily later mommy says to share it. So which car is mommy’s ?

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    So nice of her~~ She always a sweet gal

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