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Jun
6
2017

Resipi Khas Bulan Puasa: Ayam Percik Pressure Cooker

As you have viewed in many of our past videos, Lil’ Chef Ayden had been using our rice cooker to cook a lot. Though the rice cooker does wonders, it takes a longer time to heat up especially when Ayden needs to saute and stir fry stuffs. Hence we decided to get a multi-cooker for him.  We got the new PHILIPS All-in-One Pressure Cooker as we read rave reviews over it online. It functions as a […]

Jun
5
2017

Learning Mandarin: Ayden’s Reading Progress @ 3Y9M

Ayden has been attending Mandarin enrichment class for over a month now. This has totally changed our routine and I am still trying to adjust having to go to bed earlier at night so that we can wake up early for his class. This also means I now have less time to work on my blog and it kind of driving me crazy a little but it’s okay. I’ll find my way to make this work […]

Jun
1
2017

Resipi Khas Bulan Puasa: Roti John Sardin

It is the school holidays so I got both the boys to cook together. Since our Muslim friends are observing the holy month of Ramadan, the dish we’ll be sharing today is one that is popular during the fasting month – Roti John Sardin. Roti John is an omelette sandwich. Meat is usually added but we prefer to use sardine since my mom has been making it this way for us since young. This hassle […]

May
30
2017

Sunway Lagoon’s Wildlife Adventure – Take a walk on the wild side

Last Saturday was the beginning of the school holidays. We brought the boys to Sunway Lagoon Wildlife Park to take a walk on the wild side. Ethan also took part in the Wildlife EduHunt challenge where he has to complete 10 challenges ranging from Peek-A-Print, Mix & Match, Mystery Box, animal appearance to feeding swans, macaws and squirrels. Wildlife Encounter Schedule As we go through the Wildlife Adventure, we get to learn about the many species […]

May
26
2017

Cook with Ethan: Homemade Popcorn

With the mid term exam done and over with and the school holidays is here, it only means it is time to have fun, FUN and MORE fun! We officiate the two-weeks school break with popping our own popcorn. I’ve blogged about making our own popcorn some time ago but now it is time to pass the skill to the boys or rather the big brother Ethan. Homemade Popcorn Ingredients: A bowl of corn kernels […]

May
24
2017

Cook with Ayden: Mushroom Chicken

Both my kids love eating mushrooms. Mushrooms is also said to be good for the brain so I try to include mushrooms in their diet regularly. Today’s recipe sharing is this super simple dish of Mushroom Chicken. This quick and easy yet delicious dish is a hit with the boys and I always add extra mushrooms as they always ask for more of it. Mushroom Chicken Ingredients: 7 chicken drumsticks 5 tbs oyster sauce 2 […]

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 […]

May
17
2017

Cook with Ayden: Kung Pao Chicken

Today Lil’ Chef Ayden cooked another Sichuan dish – Kung Pao Chicken. If you love Sichuan dishes, you may like Ayden’s previous video – Ma Po Tofu. We did not use Chinese Shaoxing rice wine in our Kung Pao Chicken though but I find it still as yummy. Ingredients: Cubed chicken fillet 3 tablespoons roasted peanuts 6 dried red chilies 3 tablespoons oil An inch fresh ginger, sliced 2 clove garlic, sliced 1 stalk scallion, cut into […]

May
15
2017

Our Mother’s Day Celebration

For the third year now we celebrated Mother’s Day at Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Located less than 30 minutes drive from our house, it is one of our favourite hotels in town. At RM88nett per adult with children paying half the adults’ price, their Brunch Buffet featuring both local and international buffet spread is also one of the more affordable deals around. What I love about Eastin Hotel is they never fail to arrange interesting […]

May
11
2017

Bake with Ayden: Kek Kurma / Honey Dates Cake

The fasting month is fast approaching. This is the time when my favourite buah kurma or honey dates are available in abundance. We came out with this recipe back in 2015. It took us two bakings to get it right back then. Now, it is my fail proof recipe come the holy month of Ramadan. I like to bake this for my neighbours during this time of the year and am glad they love it […]

May
8
2017

Cook with Ayden: Sichuan Ma Po Tofu

Over the weekend, Ayden cooked something that got him sweating buckets. What is it that he dished out that made him sweat? It is his first time cooking Sichuan food – Ma Po Tofu. As we all know, Sichuan cuisine is well known for their bold and fiery flavours resulting from the use of garlic and Sichuan chili peppers but that did not deter Ayden from trying. He dished out this Ma Po Tofu the ‘cheat’ […]

May
7
2017

Drumming with Ethan

It has been so long since I last uploaded a video of Ethan’s drumming. Drumming has taken a back seat in his life at the moment as he has been busy with other stuffs but he still attends drumming lessons once a week. He still plays the drum every once in a while though as he’ll be sitting for Grade 6 exam next month. He gets bored when he has no performance scheduled in the […]

May
3
2017

Cook with Ayden: Honey Garlic Chicken

Hello there! A personal matter cropped up over the weekend and we were kept busy but let’s take a break and cook something simple and delicious today. Little Ayden has a new Chef hat and apron courtesy of Uncle Kimmy. It fits perfectly and he loves it very much. Thank you Uncle Kimmy ♥ Today, Ayden will be sharing this super simple yet delicious recipe of Honey Garlic Chicken.  Ingredients: 6 chicken drumsticks 1/4 cup honey […]

May
1
2017

Aloha Family Carnival @ Main Place Mall

This weekend has been a very busy one. We spent our Saturday at Sunway Pyramid having a great adventure with Thomas & Friends and on Sunday, we went to Main Place Mall at USJ to join the Hawaiian themed carnival.   It is a one-day carnival and we had so much fun here.  We bought game coupons to play the many games available.  The first game we tried was this super cute Pineapple Coconut Bowling game. […]

Apr
29
2017

Thomas & Friends Journey Beyond Sodor!

Thomas and Friends has invaded Sunway Pyramid and I brought the boys there today to join Thomas on his journey beyond Sodor! Here’s a video of the activities the boys participated in during their adventures with Thomas & Friends: Ethan and Ayden got to ride on Thomas around the mall.  They also went on a Space adventure.  Slide into ‘shark infested’ ocean.  Sharks are friends, not food. Now let’s tell the shark that these boys are […]

Apr
26
2017

Cook with Ayden: Sweet Potato in Gula Melaka dessert

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of carotenes. We need carotenes as our body converts it into Vitamin A. Vitamin A is important for good eye vision and healthy skin; especially beneficial for school-going children. I try to include sweet potatoes into the boys’ diet as often as possible. Sometimes they eat it steamed on its own but at times when we have more time to spare, I’ll prepare this delicious Sweet Potato in Gula Melaka drink for […]

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 […]

Apr
23
2017

To The Dentist We Go Again

If you have been following our progress, you’ll know that Ayden has been to the dentist numerous times as his teeth are very fragile and chips off easily. He had filling done on his teeth a couple of times but some eventually dropped off.  Last weeked we were at the dentist again.  This time Ayden needed to get only one filling done, thank goodness for that.  Since Ayden was done rather quickly, the Daddy took advantage […]

Apr
17
2017

Cook with Ayden: Steamed Chicken with Minced Bean Paste

Little Chef Ayden is back with this very simple recipe we learned from my mom. She often prepares this at home but instead of using pork ribs as she always does, we used chicken.  Steamed Chicken with Minced Bean Paste aka Taucu Ingredients: 6 Chicken Drumstick 5 Cloves Garlic (pounded) 1 Red Chili (pounded) 1 inch ginger (pounded) 1 tbs salted minced bean paste (taucu) Method: 1) Pound garlic, ginger and chili. 2) Add the pounded […]

Apr
16
2017

Ayden’s Audition

I received an invitation on Friday night to bring Ayden over for an audition for a local Kids Talk Show today. They were scouting for kids aged 3 to 8 years old. I believe it will be a good experience for Ayden as he has never attended an audition before so I agree to it. I am also eager to see Ayden’s reaction to all these.  Today, we woke up as usual, got dressed and […]

Apr
15
2017

Bake with Ayden: Rice Cooker Cheesecake

My family loves cheesecake a lot but we’ve never baked one ourselves as we don’t have an oven. We came across a rice cooker cheesecake recipe online recently and got excited to try it out. The only problem is, the recipe from Dingo Food is not in English and when I clicked on the translated version, it requires the use of FOUR DOGS! I reckon it will be such a hassle to catch 4 dogs. Moreover, […]

Apr
10
2017

Paint with Ayden: The Benefits of Painting for Children

Being home-schooled, one of the activities I frequently do with Ayden at home is painting. Painting provides endless benefits to children. Even myself as an adult find painting therapeutic. Here are some of the benefits of painting for children: Hand-Eye Coordination – This is a very important skill at their age; to be able to coordinate their hand movements at par with their vision. It may sound easy to us but for young children, practice makes […]

Apr
6
2017

Cook with Ayden: Dhal Curry

Today Lil’ Chef Ayden will be cooking Dhal Curry. Dhal Curry has always been the boys’ favourite whenever we eat Roti Canai so today I thought, why not guide him to cook it himself? The heat level of Dhal Curry can be adjusted according to your preference. If your kid can’t tolerate spicy stuffs, then go low on the chili or you may omit it altogether. Dhal is simply the Indian word for lentils. I […]

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