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Dec
20
2017

Little Chefs Bake: Almond Cookies Recipe

Hello! How is the long school holidays treating you guys?  We are busy as ever… busy doing nothing  Today we found time to bake something for the coming festive weekend. Our little chefs baked Darling’s favourite cookie – Almond Cookies. It is super simple yet the Daddy and the boys love it so much hence we bake this often. Almond Cookies Ingredients for Almond Cookies: 115g salted butter (1/2 cup) 90g fine sugar (1/2 cup) […]

Dec
19
2017

Drum with Ethan: PERFECT drum cover

Ethan plays the drum and piano a lot during the school holidays. It keeps him occupied. Ed Sheeran’s PERFECT is trending again since the release of Perfect Symphony with Andrea Bocelli and it prompted Ethan to play this song.  This is also the first song he learns to play by himself. Take a listen to his drum cover to Perfect: Check-out the rest of their music videos here.

Dec
18
2017

Christmas Menu at Lavo

There is this restaurant lounge and wine bar nearby our place that we hang out frequently as their food is quite reasonably priced. Located at Menara Lien Hoe along Persiaran Tropicana, this resto-lounge is generously spacious with an extensive wine cellar and a delectable fusion menu. Moreover they have this promo of KIDS EAT FOR FREE on weekends with purchase of adult main meals. Last Sunday, Lavo held a Christmas Colouring Contest for children. We love their festive coloring […]

Dec
14
2017

Piano with Ethan: Christmas Medley | When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter

Christmas is in the air. It is my favourite season of the year. Our house is filled with one Christmas medley after another. These days we spend our evenings in the music room with Ethan playing on the piano while the rest of us singing to the tune. Ayden is slowly learning the lyrics to all these songs. Here is Ethan playing When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter on the piano:

Dec
13
2017

Dinosaur Alive Water Theme Park @ KSL Hotel & Resort Johor Bahru

During our recent trip down South to Johor, we stayed at KSL Hotel & Resort.  KSL Hotel & Resort Johor Bahru is the largest integrated resort in Johor. The hotel contains 868 rooms, suites and 20 function rooms. Besides located in the city center and near to Singapore-Johor Bahru causeway (5minutes), the hotel is also connected to a shopping mall. The fact that it has an astonishing 868 rooms, the 4 elevators can be pretty crowded during peak season. We […]

Dec
9
2017

Piano with Ethan: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

It’s December. Are you feeling festive yet?  We definitely are. Look at the cheeky little Ayden  The house is filled with Christmas medleys played by Ethan on the piano.  Here is one of the boys’ favourite – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. By the way, since we are talking about Reindeers, the Christmas decor at The Curve is beautiful this year complete with flying reindeers and Santa on his sleigh. I did not spot Rudolph though […]

Dec
8
2017

Little Chefs Bake: Happy Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Happy Nut.. that’s what my boys call Pistachio nuts.  We super love this nut and today, we are going to try baking cookies with it. Today’s cookies is super simple to bake. No mixer is required as we are using the knead method.  It is our first try yet I am happy to report that it is a success!  Ingredients: 350g self-raising flour 100g pistachio nuts (coarsely chopped) 75g chocolate chips 100g fine sugar 175g […]

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 […]

Nov
29
2017

Little Chefs Bake: Chocolate Cheese Cupcake

Ayden has been requesting to bake cupcakes ever since he saw Peppa Pig eating one. Now that we have an oven, he is allowed to bake almost anything he wishes. We start with his longtime request for cupcakes.  I asked him what cupcake he wants and he answered, “Cheese!”  Since we still have cream cheese in our fridge, I decided to let them bake Chocolate Cheese Cupcake today. Chocolate Cheese Cupcake Look at how excited […]

Nov
28
2017

Awana SkyWay : Glass-floor Gondola

We were up in Resorts World Genting again last weekend. I know it’s insane but there are so many new stuffs to explore here that we just can’t resist especially since it is the school holidays and takes only an hour drive from our place.  We stayed at Awana Genting Resort this time around so we took the opportunity to ride the new Awana SkyWay up to SkyAvenue. For a more spectacular experience, we decided […]

Nov
26
2017

Little Chef Bakes: Cranberry Cornflakes Cookies

My house smells like a bakery these days with the amount of baking we did. Chinese New Year is just two months away so I am busy perfecting our festive cookies recipes. I wanted to work on Christmas cookies but I’m really no good at it. Maybe next year, let me take lessons first *sweat* Today’s recipe sharing is one of the most popular Chinese New Year cookie – Cranberry Cornflakes Cookies. I’ve always love […]

Nov
19
2017

The Adventures of Monkey King – The Golden Hooped Rod at Genting International Showroom

Our main purpose going up to Resorts World Genting over the weekend was to catch The Adventures of Monkey King – The Golden Hooped Rod at Genting International Showroom. Every year during the school holidays, Resorts World Genting will bring something new and different and this year it is the Nanjing Acrobatic Troupe with their magical 3D theatre performance. An exhilarating combination of heart-stopping live acrobatic and 3D visual effects, The Golden Hooped Rod is […]

Nov
18
2017

Tour the World with Snoopy at Sky Avenue, Resorts World Genting

We drove up to Resorts World Genting yesterday for some fresh air. It is just an hour drive from home anyway hence we used to be a regular here until they started the renovation works that we stopped going up. I heard the place is nice and buzzing with activities again now with shopping malls such as Genting Highlands Premium Outlet and Sky Avenue enticing visitors to go up.  We decided to check it out […]

Nov
14
2017

Drummer Ethan: Live Band Performance

Bzz bzz bzz… we are busy as a bee. Just the other day I shared Ethan’s drum performance at First City University College. Now I have two more videos to share as he performed with his band members for his school’s Talent Night last Saturday. Because this is a live band performance and includes many of his schoolmates (other than himself), I decided to blur out the name of the school for privacy purposes. They […]

Nov
10
2017

Drummer Ethan: Guest Performer at First City UC Idol Semi-Final

It is the end of the academic year for 2017. Ethan is no longer occupied with studies and homework but is now busy with many drum performances ahead. Last week, he received an invitation to perform at First City UC Idol Semi-Final that was held today. He did not have much time to prepare so we just decided for him to play any song that he is most comfortable with.  He is not a participant […]

Nov
9
2017

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore (Tower Wing Horizon Club Grand Premier Room)

During our recent week-long holiday in Singapore, we had the pleasure to stay in the world’s very first Shangri-La (opened in 1971); the very first hotel of the luxury Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Group. Shangri-La Hotel Singapore had recently unveiled their newly refurbished Tower Wing with a luxurious new look. It features a refreshed lobby, brand new rooms and suites, three novel restaurant concepts and a revitalised club lounge. The hotel that started it all. […]

Nov
6
2017

Little Chefs Bake: Chocolate Chips Walnut Cookies Recipe

I am a cookie monster. It’s my weakness. I think everybody knows that. The main reason I bought the oven is to bake cookies especially festive cookies. But before we go on baking festive cookies, let’s start off with my all-time favourite – Chocolate Chips Cookies ala Subway’s giant cookie; crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Chocolate Chips Walnut Cookies Ingredients: 227g butter 180g white sugar 190g brown sugar 375g all-purpose flour […]

Oct
31
2017

Halloween Craft for Kids: Ghost Lollipop

Happy Halloween! We don’t celebrate Halloween but the boys always enjoy participating in public Halloween events.  This year, Ayden’s Mandarin enrichment class will be celebrating Halloween in class and the kids are encouraged to bring something related to Halloween.  I baked chocolate chip cookies for Ayden and got the boys to make Ghost Lollipops to share with Ayden’s friends.  Materials needed are: 1) Tissue Paper 2) Lollipops 3) Thread 4) Scissors 5) Black Marker Instructions: […]

Oct
30
2017

Moist Banana Cake Recipe

The Daddy bought us an oven over the weekend. How excited we are as we can now bake IN AN OVEN! We have previously been baking using our rice cooker but no matter what, there is a limit to it. Now that we have a real oven, we are all set to explore the world of baking! We officiated our oven by baking a moist banana cake today. Simple yet delicious Moist Banana Cake. Ingredients: […]

Oct
28
2017

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Singapore: The Only Beachfront Resort in Singapore

We travel to Singapore at least once or twice annually. During our past visits to Singapore, we always stay in the city center but this time we decided to stay in Sentosa itself, The State of Fun; Asia’s leading leisure destination and Singapore’s premier island resort getaway. Nestled in the lush greenery of Sentosa Island and the only hotel located on Singapore’s beachfront… Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa Address 101 Siloso Road, Sentosa, 098970, Singapore Tel (65) 6275 0100 […]

Oct
23
2017

3 Reasons to Stay at Hotel Equatorial Melaka

The UNESCO World Heritage Site is the heart of Malacca city. You have not seen Malacca unless you’ve spend your time exploring the many places of interests here. It is a favourite amongst tourists and for that very same reason, this area is always packed and abuzz with activities. Driving here can be quite tricky as it is not easy to find an empty parking spot hence many opt to stay nearby so they can just […]

Oct
19
2017

Skyline Luge Sentosa: New Luge Tracks and Skyline Ride

We were in Singapore recently for the holidays. We spent our first 3 days in Singapore staying in Sentosa before switching to another hotel in the city. We stayed in Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa. It is walking distance to our favourite spot – the Skyline Luge, situated on the Imbiah Lookout cluster. We first rode on the Luge and Skyride at Sentosa Singapore back in 2010 when Ethan was 3 years old. Back […]

Oct
15
2017

A Surprise Birthday Cake for Daddy’s Birthday Brunch

We are currently in Melaka to celebrate my Dad’s birthday. His birthday was on the 11th but it falls on a weekday with the kids still in school so we had to celebrate a bit later. I choose to bring him to Hotel Equatorial Melaka for their Jazzy Sunday Brunch as I really loved it when we dined here last month. The price is pretty reasonable too especially since both my parents are senior citizens. […]

Oct
13
2017

BASF Kids Lab 2017

BASF Kids’ Lab, an award-winning global program is an interactive, fun and free chemistry education program which encourages children to discover the dynamic world of science and its wonders. It is held annually. The first time Ethan participated in such program was back in 2013 held at Empire Shopping Mall.  Throwback to 2013 of Ethan, the young scientist at 6 years of age attending his first BASF Kids’ Lab. I did not accompany him then […]

Oct
10
2017

Ayden’s Milestone: Cycling on two wheels

Ayden has been cycling Ethan’s hand-me-down bicycle with the aid of balancing wheels since October last year. I blogged about it here. He loves cycling very much and will cycle around the court while we play badminton or he’ll follow me on the cement path when I jog. He cycles up and down stones resulting in his balancing wheels getting out of shape and not able to support his bicycle properly.  Yesterday, I noticed him […]

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