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Aug
18
2019

FREE Playspace for children: PlayTime Kids @ 1 Utama

FREE PLAYGROUND FOR KIDS IN 1 UTAMA SHOPPING MALL Several malls in the Klang Valley have implemented FREE play space for children. 1 Utama Shopping Mall is one of them. Situated on the Ground Floor, it is in the same wing as FlowRider KL and AirRider KL. It is non-air conditioned though with several fans fixed to the walls so do bring a change of clothes as kids can get pretty sweaty after a good […]

Aug
15
2019

Leon’s 1st Birthday

It’s the school holidays and little Ayden is obviously having too much time in his hand …  Ayden : Mummy, it is Leon’s birthday today Me : Urm.. Happy Birthday Leon Ayden : But he doesn’t have a birthday cake Me : Uh-huh…  Ayden : Can we bake him a cake? Me : NO Ayden : Please… Pretty please??? And that’s how Leon the Lion got a cake for his birthday today >_< Leon’s 1st […]

Aug
2
2019

Drummer Ethan’s dream come true: Meeting Mad August

1st August 2019 This date will forever be embedded in Ethan’s memory as this is the day he got to meet his idols – the members of the awesome rock band Mad August in person. When I posted some pictures on my FB yesterday, a friend commented, “They are like the Malaysia version of Beyond now” and I must agree with him.  So not only Ethan got to meet them, he also had the privilege […]

Jul
9
2019

Instill The Love of Reading In Your Child

How do you guide your child to master languages other than their mother tongue? For me, I expose my boys to stories as well as videos. I can’t help them with Mandarin so I send them to enrichment classes but I personally guide them to read, write and speak in Bahasa Malaysia. I instill the love of reading in the boys from the very beginning when they were young. I make bedtime stories interesting. I […]

Apr
9
2019

Bonding with Hot Wheels

Both Ethan and Ayden are huge fans of Hot Wheels and have countless race tracks in their collection to date. The neighbourhood kids will come over to our house (with their own Hot Wheels cars) just to race on those tracks.  I like to join the boys too because I find it interesting to try overcome each obstacles. It isn’t as simple as it seems. Every different cars, tracks and obstacles require various calculation and […]

Mar
24
2019

Hot Wheels® – Everything Connects

Both my boys grow up with Hot Wheels®. They always have at least one Hot Wheels® car in their pockets everywhere they go, at all times. Yet Hot Wheels® never gets old because there are SO MANY WAYS to play with these toys! Just like building blocks, I don’t mind stocking up on Hot Wheels® toys and tracks as there are endless possibilities to play with them. The tracks can be connected in so many […]

Mar
20
2019

Drum with Ayden: 2018 Trinity Rock & Pop Drums Grade 3

I just realised I did not update Ayden’s drum progress since October last year. We suddenly got busy closer to the year end and it carried on into the new year that I totally missed updating Ayden’s journey in Grade 2. He has since been upgraded to Grade 3 now. Ayden learned several songs from Grade 3 already but I only managed to record him playing two songs at the moment. I think we are […]

Feb
18
2019

Cook with Ayden: Stir Fried Shimeiji Mushroom with Carrots

Little Ayden attends preschool in the afternoon session this year. That means I have to cook a quick yet wholesome lunch for him before he heads to school. I usually have less than an hour to dish out a complete meal so whatever is quick works best.  Ayden loves mushrooms. Shimeiji mushrooms is one of his favourite. There are many ways to cook this mushroom but I always stick to this one on week days […]

Feb
14
2019

All About Myself

The kindergarten Ayden goes to has thematic learning whereby they focused on one particular theme for the entire month. The theme for February is All About Myself and the first thing he learned was how a person is ‘created’. His teacher told stories about how Daddies will eject many swimming champions that look like tadpoles yet are not really tadpoles and how they raced with all their might to reach the ‘egg’ from the Mommies. […]

Jan
7
2019

Ayden’s First Week at Kindergarten

Ayden experienced 3 days of kindy last week. It is his first time attending preschool. He is the only one in his class without a uniform as the rest of the children are existing students in that school since last year or maybe a couple of years before. I decided to send him to a year of kindergarten to let him experience sports day as well as graduation concert as he will be going to […]

Oct
12
2018

Drum with Ayden: 2018 Trinity Rock & Pop Drums Grade 1 New Syllabus

It has been almost 5 months now since Ayden started attending drumming lessons. I shared his videos in this blog as well as on Facebook and received many inquiries from curious moms wanting to start their little kids on drums too. I will continue sharing so you can see his progress and to know what the exam songs are for Trinity Rock & Pop Drums new syllabus. If you are planning to start your kid […]

Oct
1
2018

Drum with Ayden: Fever

Hello hello! It’s time for another update on Ayden’s drumming. The new Trinity Rock & Pop Drums 2018 syllabus has really some awesome songs in it such as the classic hit Billie Jean and recent hit Uptown Funk and Seven Nation Army. The rest of the songs are quite catchy but I am not familiar with them yet Ayden is determined to learn them all. These days Ayden spends less time on electronic gadget because […]

Sep
24
2018

Drum with Ayden: Seven Nation Army

Another quick update on our little drummer Ayden. As mentioned earlier, he started attending drum lessons in June this year. He is into the 4th month of drumming and enjoying every moment of it.  Here is Ayden playing Seven Nation Army. If you have not watch any of his previous drumming videos, I’d recommend you to watch this one. He totally enjoyed playing this song and it shows as he shakes his head while playing […]

Sep
16
2018

Drum with Ayden: Billie Jean

 Drummer Ayden may be too young to know who Michael Jackson is but since he learned the song Billie Jean, he is hooked to the rest of MJ’s songs. For those keen to start your little ones on drumming, this is one of the 6 songs available in the 2018 Trinity Rock & Pop Drums Grade 1. Ayden is into the 4th month of learning the drums and here are other fun songs he […]

Sep
13
2018

How to GROW and COOK Malabar Spinach

 Malabar Spinach is high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron and calcium. It is also a good source of magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. It can be used raw in salads, stir-fried or soups. We never run out of Malabar Spinach as we grow them at home. To grow Malabar Spinach, first we need to purchase a pack of this vege as our starter pack. Pluck the leaves for cooking and save the stems for […]

Sep
9
2018

Drum with Ayden: Uptown Funk

Ayden is into the 4th month of learning the drums and has shown vast improvements as he practices regularly at home. This is the best age to be learning music as he has all the time in the world. He is not burdened with school nor homeworks so he can enjoy playing the drums as and when he wishes. Ayden learned another song over the week. It is his favourite song – Uptown Funk. I […]

Sep
5
2018

Cook with Ayden: Making Your Own Chicken Essence

I used to use the fire stove to make chicken essence for the boys. You can read my tutorial on how to make chicken essence the traditional way. Today, Little Chef Ayden will be sharing how to make chicken essence using the pressure cooker. It is much easier and faster this way. We use our Philips All In One Cooker so we have the option of either making it really fast using the pressure cooker function […]

Sep
3
2018

Ayden is FIVE!

31 August 2018. While the nation celebrates our independence day, our little Ayden officially turns FIVE! At such a tender age, he already requested to celebrate with his friends in the Mandarin enrichment class he is attending.  We celebrated his birthday earlier as it is always a holiday on his birthday as it falls on our National Day.  As usual, Ayden and I baked his favourite moist chocolate cake a day before the celebration. I […]

Aug
27
2018

Drum with Ayden: 2018 Trinity Rock & Pop Drum Grade 1 | Another One Bites The Dust

Ayden grows up seeing big brother Ethan playing the drum and piano. It influences him to learn the piano and take up drumming too.  I use big bro Ethan’s old books to guide Ayden on the piano but that’s about it. He never pursue it further unlike drum. He requested for us to enroll him for formal lessons under Ethan’s drum teacher and we did back in June. It has been almost 3 months now […]

Jul
31
2018

Cook with Ayden: Quick & Easy One Pot Chicken Rice Recipe

It is no secret my boys love chicken rice. It’s the first thing they look for whenever we dine out. Today we’ll be sharing this quick and easy one pot chicken rice recipe that I’ve been cooking on lazy days. It’s so easy even little Ayden can cook this himself on busy days. All he does is just throw the ingredients into the pot and the rice will be ready in 15 minutes.  Ingredients (for […]

Jul
2
2018

Cook with Ayden: Simple Fried Rice

We have left over rice from yesterday so I thought, “let’s fry it” and immediately our Little Chef Ayden said he wanted to learn to fry rice. That’s when I realised I have never teach him this simple survival dish – FRIED RICE. It will come in handy when he leaves home to further his studies in the distant future. My rule for fried rice is pretty simple; just make sure to use multiple coloured […]

Jun
17
2018

Parents’ Day Wish in Mandarin

When are we celebrating Parents’ Day? Some told me it is in June yet some said it is in July? Anyway, Ayden learned to recite a simple poem for mother and father in his Mandarin enrichment class recently. He kept pestering me to learn it with him but try as I might, I just cant do it. Finally to make him happy, I tricked him to record it so I can watch it all the […]

May
31
2018

Read with Ayden: Peppa’s Busy Day

I homeschool Ayden. I think I have said that too many times. The benefit of homeschooling is we have the leisure of time in our hands. It is up to me to draw up a schedule for little Ayden and learning is not confined to home only. I bring him out on week days when there is lesser crowd in the mall. We go to the bookstore to read some books. Sometimes we’ll buy the […]

May
13
2018

Homeschooling Ayden – Belajar Mengeja dan Membaca

It’s been a week since I last updated my blog. Our entire nation is having ELECTION fever and now that we have created history and have a brand new government, all eyes are glued on our handphones for constant updates. I checked my Whatsapp and various news portals every 5 minutes till I have no time nor interest to blog as I doubt anyone is keen to read anything other than our country’s political updates […]

Apr
24
2018

Copycat Famous Amos Choc Chips Cookies Recipe

The boys and I, we are cookie monsters. We love cookies especially those crunchy and buttery ones. I have a friend who bakes really delicious chocolate chips cookies and though she was very generous to share the recipe with her close friends, I do not feel right to share it here as it is her family’s ‘secret’ recipe. I continue searching for good recipes out there that can be shared with our readers. I searched […]

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