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Apr
6
2016

The Story of My Fried Chicken

Let me tell you a little story. I usually cook chicken stew because it is one of the easiest meal to prepare. It also serves as a one pot dish as there are vegetables in it too. I have been alternating chicken stew and fried fish for the past months that the boys can tell today is chicken stew day and tomorrow they’ll know they will get fried fish. They love both the chicken stew […]

Apr
5
2016

It is getting better

My relationship with my in-laws might not be smooth in the beginning of my marriage due to the language barrier but it improved with the arrival of Ethan. It got better once Ethan started school and learn to speak Mandarin. Nowadays, the boys love going back to my in-law’s coz there are snacks everywhere.  My father in-law runs a sundry shop so he has an ever ready supply of ice-creams 24/7! The kids are so […]

Mar
23
2016

Monkeys

I always sing with Ayden the nursery rhyme that goes like this, “Mummy called the doctor and the doctor said, ‘No more monkeys jumping on the bed’ “ The other day when Ayden was admitted in the hospital, I introduced the doctors and nurses to him. He laughed and said we are the monkeys the doctor has always been telling not to jump on the bed. I laughed with him and never thought much about […]

Mar
21
2016

School Reopens

School reopens. I am sure the children will be sharing with each other what they did during the school holidays. Ethan has done nothing much except being in the hospital. The Daddy did ask the boys what they want to do the first thing when we are all discharged and they both answered, “to watch Kung Fu Panda 3”. We have not been to the movies eversince Ethan started school in the morning session. So […]

Mar
16
2016

Fever and Fits

I am sorry for not answering or returning your calls, replying private messages, comments and more. I know everyone is concerned and wants to know what happened to us, particularly Ayden but I do not have time to explain to each and every one. It was after midnight, 5 days after that horrifying ordeal that we are finally home again. So let me tell you what exactly happened. If you read my previous post, you’ll […]

Mar
14
2016

Blood Test

We brought Ethan to the clinic in the evening as it is already the 4th day of fever and the paed just gave Nurofen to control his fever. Unfortunately his fever did not subside and by midnight it was as high as 40.4C!  We panicked and quickly brought him to the ER at that is situated about 10 minutes drive away from our house to test for dengue.  Little Ayden tried to cheer the obviously […]

Mar
9
2016

Popping HOT!

Sooooooo… I woke up with many pictures of the partial eclipse on my whatsapp. I can’t believe we slept through it all. It has been a rough night. Ethan is on the 4th day of high fever. This morning it peaked at 40C! Haih…  The weather is still extremely hot. I believe if I place a cob of corn under the scorching hot sun it will be a popping party >_< Talking about popcorn, it […]

Mar
8
2016

It’s SO HOT!

Gosh why is it so hot these days? I don’t even feel like going to the playground as it is still scorching hot eventhough it is close to 7pm! The big brother Ethan skipped school yesterday and today due to high fever. The 3 of us are prisoners in our own home. We take many showers but sweat buckets as soon as we get out of the bathtub. Urgh!  This is what we do everyday – […]

Mar
5
2016

Working Holiday

I love going on a short getaway as that means getting to spend some quality time with the boys but when the hotel we live in comes with complimentary high speed internet access on a Mac, it is poison for me. I’ll end up stealing some time away to do a bit of work. It is even more toxic as I know the boys are having fun in the kids’ corner under the supervision of their […]

Feb
25
2016

Happenings at HOME

Let me tell you a little about the happenings in our home this week..  I usually sleep facing Ayden so whenever he needs milk at night, he can just lift my shirt up and drink. The other day, I slept with my back facing him. In his drowsiness, he lifted my shirt to find the milk gone. Horrified, he shouted, “Mummy, tetek HILANG dy!” #BreastfeedingProblems Ayden and Ethan were fighting over something petty that ended in […]

Feb
24
2016

Grocery Shopping

On weeks when I am too busy to go grocery shopping, I’ll take the opportunity to do so when Ethan is attending his drum class. I’ll usually make it a quick one and grab whatever I needed the most. Ayden will as usual happily grabs whatever he wants and places it into my bundle together.  Why is everything GREEN?! Ayden is at the stage where he prefers to be running around instead of sitting still […]

Feb
22
2016

Our first laser tag experience

We attended HP Kids Day Out at Galactic Laser Mid Valley Megamall last Saturday. Ethan was extremely excited as it was our very first laser tag experience. He went for his taekwondo class early in the morning in order to be able to make it here by noon.  Galactic Laser, Mid Valley Ethan won a headphone during the quiz session.  The boys ate a little before going into the battlefield.  Okay I lied, they ate a lot […]

Feb
19
2016

Ayam oh Ayam

We were back in my in-law’s place during the recent Chinese New Year break. There wasn’t much to do over there but the boys got the opportunity to be Kampung boys. One of the activity Ayden loves the most is playing with the chicks (as in ANAK AYAMs). Disclaimer: No AYAMS were hurt in the making of this blog post. My sister-in-law was attacked by the mother hen though while she was taking this chick away from […]

Feb
17
2016

Our 9th Day of Chinese New Year

On the ninth day of the Chinese New Year it would be the celebration known to the Hokkiens as “Phai Thien Kong” which literally means “praying the Heaven God”. Prayers usually starts from 11pm on the 8th day or midnight onwards on the 9th day. Eversince I got married to Darling, I had been following him back to his hometown for this prayers except this year.   There is no school holiday for this special celebration this year and […]

Feb
7
2016

Gong Xi Fa Cai

Thank goodness Chinese New Year is only celebrated once a year. It is so tiring to prepare for CNY (this coming from me who doesn’t even cook for the reunion dinner). We tried to shop for clothes a month in advance but it was so difficult with the two boys tagging along. They always got distracted by their surroundings especially the Lion Dance performances. This year we managed to catch the Lion Dance for more […]

Feb
4
2016

Can You Make An Egg Stand?

If you never got your eggs to stand before, today is a good day to try. Egg balancing has been connected with Lichun, the solar term beginning of Chinese spring (春) though I heard that it is possible to make egg stand any other day of the year. It started with successfully making an egg stand. And then there are 6. No glue were used in the making of these standing eggs but what is even more amazing is…  We managed […]

Jan
21
2016

Going To School at Night

There was one morning when Ayden woke me up before 5am! Don’t know why, he refused to go back to bed. I left him there with the Daddy while I went down to prepare Ethan’s snack box. I went back into the room 20 minutes later to see him wide awake so I thought why not bring him along to send the kor-kor to school.  Ayden got so excited when we told him that he’ll be […]

Jan
19
2016

I’m a walking pineapple. Huat Ah!

Went CNY shopping last weekend. To be more precise, CNY clothes shopping. No luck though as nothing fits me. Sigh.. This is the problem if you have a big head with a little body. I end up looking like a tadpole if I wear fitting clothes or a shuttlecock if I wear loose ones. Haih!  I saw this and actually tried it on: LoL! I’m a walking pineapple! So Chinese with so much ONG! I […]

Jan
10
2016

Eat, shop.. Repeat!

Faitit update blog abit! When I am so sleep deprived with Ethan’s new schooling hours, it needs a whole lot of motivation to update my blog. I can just choose to go to bed instead of blogging but I sayang my blog. Will not want cobwebs all over it.  So let me tell you abit about my day today. We finally get to sleep in and wake up at 10am. Went for CNY shopping and noticed […]

Jan
4
2016

First Day of School

Wake up, wake up! It’s the first day of school! I woke up at 5.15am to fry rice for Ethan to bring to school. He is in P3 and is in the morning session this year. The father thought that fried rice with eggs and vege is not enough for his son so he added some nuts and raisins too -.- I used to sleep at 2am daily when Ethan was in the afternoon session […]

Jan
2
2016

Counting down to fireworks to welcome 2016

It is our annual ritual to welcome the New Year counting down to the fireworks display at major shopping malls. I’ve been doing this with Darling eversince we were dating and continued the tradition until today. Back in those days when I was dating, we used to take the LRT to the city centre to countdown at KLCC or Dataran Merdeka. These days we don’t do that anymore. We will just drive to the malls […]

Dec
31
2015

Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016!

2015 has been good to us. The boys are growing up healthy and we managed to take many short trips locally.  I also managed to spend some time with my parents bringing them out exploring Melaka. LoL. I know right? We locals won’t usually go exploring our own place hence it is sometimes nice to go out as tourist to discover the gem in our own city.  My mom usually cooks for us when we […]

Dec
28
2015

It’s my birthday!

I was back in my hometown again last weekend. We brought my parents to check out the latest attraction in Melaka, the 5D Art Studio When we got back home to my parents’ place in the evening, I was surprised with a birthday cake. My niece drove out to buy it for me. Yes, my niece can drive unlike me… Happy Birthday to me :) One with my parents and my niece who is taller than me […]

Dec
9
2015

Planet of the Apes

I cleared my spinach patch before going for our 4D/3N trip down south last week and as soon as I got home, I wanted to start planting them again. I looked high and low for my bottle of seeds that I kept in the car porch but could not find them. I got pretty upset as my lifelong supply of spinach, sweetcorn, brinjal and many many more other seeds are in that precious bottle of […]

Dec
8
2015

When the hubby is left to fend for himself

It’s the school holidays so I allow the kids to sleep in while Darling wakes up earlier to go to work. I will usually sleep in together with the boys as I always go to bed very late. I trust he is able to prepare his own breakfast as he always make a mug of hot cereal and send it up to me every night while I am working on my blog. He should be […]

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I am a mother to two boys; Ethan and Ayden and a wife to Darling William. I'm a stay at home mum who blogs to break the monotony of life and to avoid feeling jaded. Would love to get to know all the Super Mommies and Daddies and Babies or Singles out there with the hope that we can learn more from each other. Most of all, I am a happy person, and I hope YOU are too.

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