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Feb
2
2016

DIY Chinese New Year Angpow Basket

Can you believe it that we will be welcoming the Fire Monkey in just a few more days? Still it is not too late to make some DIY CNY decor using past year’s ang pow packets.  This is the first time I am making a basket using red packets.  Chinese New Year Ang Pow Basket  I used 6 red packets for the basket + 12 red packets for the decor + 6 gold packets for […]

Jan
27
2016

CNY DIY Angpow Fish

Today’s Chinese New Year Angpow decor is a remake of the classic Red Packet Fish Ornament but we added additional tail to it, making it more beautiful :) Chinese New Year Red Packet Fish Ornament We’ll need an angpow with beautiful prints on it.  Cut it into a square. Turn it over and draw lines as shown above.  Cut along the lines.  We’ll need another angpow with different print or color for the tail.  Attach […]

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
17
2016

Quick and Easy Snack Ideas for School Children

It is the third week of school. I still havent been able to establish a routine of waking up early in the morning to prepare food for Ethan. The reason being I usually stay up till 2am for work and if I wake up at 5am, I’ll remain awake the entire day to care for the two boys. On days that I really can’t get my eyes to open, Ethan will purchase food from the canteen […]

Jan
13
2016

Permohonan ke Tahun Satu bagi negeri Selangor dan Putrajaya ambilan 2017 dan 2018 akan dibuka pada 1 Mac 2016

A neighbour was googling for info on online registration for Standard One for 2017 and 2018 intake for schools in Selangor and landed in my page as I’ve blogged about the step-by-step on registering Ethan for Primary One back in 2012. She told me this evening that Sistem Pengurusan Murid Tahun 1 Online negeri Selangor (esppsel) is now closed and we are no longer able to register there.  The new site that will be of use is https://public.moe.gov.my/ […]

Jan
5
2016

Animal Feeding for the Animal Conservation Fund

Most children are fascinated by animals and often have an animal that is a particular favorite of theirs. Animals are used widely in our daily education especially for younger children. A better way to introduce and educate animals to them is to let them see and experience these animals upclose which we did last month at Bukit Gambang Safari Park. The entire trip is all about animals, animals and more animals. One activity that the boys love besides riding […]

Jan
3
2016

CNY Angpow Monkey Origami

Chinese New Year is just a month away. We will be welcoming the Year of the Monkey. As usual, it is time to take out the Angpow wrappers and make decors with them. I did an origami monkey with my gold wrappers. Chinese New Year Angpow Origami Monkey It is best to use gold wrappers to make this monkey. I tried with pink wrappers and my friends do not seem to fancy it. They said pink […]

Dec
10
2015

Christmas Art for Kids: Handprint Christmas Tree

We have not been doing art or craft for a very long time now haven’t we? I finally took out the tempera paste today and get the boys to do a handprint Christmas tree. Ayden is much better in painting now. He can paint his own palm and stamp accordingly.  I’ve forgotten how fun it is to spend time doing artwork with the kids. Let me think of more artwork to make with the boys […]

Nov
17
2015

Prize Giving Day

It is prize giving day today in Ethan’s school. He woke up really early to be there and will have to stay back for his afternoon class as usual. We were worried that he’ll be hungry or tired but thankfully the teacher informed us that parents are allowed to attend so the Daddy can bring Ethan out for lunch after he received his prize.  Darling decided to attend without Ayden and I as it was […]

Nov
6
2015

#10dayschallenge – Can the kids survive TEN-no-gadget-days?

Late last year we got ourselves a new HP Deskjet 4515 e-All-In-One printer that is able to print content from the Web without the need to connect to the computer. We had so much fun during the year end school holidays making lots and lots of origami printed from HP Printables.  Ethan had the time of his life as it is extremely easy and convenient to print origami templates from HP Printables using our HP […]

Oct
29
2015

Halloween Footprint Ghost for Kids

Halloween is just a couple of days away. Though Ayden is still clueless about what Halloween is all about, it doesn’t stop us from making a simple ghost artwork for fun.  I guided him to trace the outline of his foot on a piece of white paper.  Happy ghosts come in twos. He said they are very cute.  I cut the ghosts out for him to be used as bookmarks but he rather play with […]

Sep
24
2015

The Importance of Having Patience in Parenting

It’s 2am and I can’t sleep. I watched something awful on Youtube and it is haunting me still. It’s a cctv recording of a father and his teenage son arguing. The father took out his gun, placed it in front of his son, dared him to shoot the dad but the son shot himself instead. Without even hesitating, the son took the gun and pulled the trigger. In just a fraction of a second the […]

Sep
5
2015

Finally in a car seat again

I’ve been a bad mother. When Ayden was born, I made sure to put him in his car seat whenever we are travelling in the car. We used big bro Ethan’s car seat as it was still in good condition then. After some time (several months), the car seat cover (the sponge) started to tear off. We couldn’t find a replacement for the cover and thought of getting a new seat but Ayden started to […]

Aug
17
2015

DIY Minion Stationery Holder

During the long school holidays late last year, I held a craft lesson for some of Ethan’s classmates at one of his classmate’s parent’s tuition centre. The kids made Minion pencil holder.  Minion Pencil Holder using toilet paper roll and colored paper.  Recently, I have some extra time so I decided to make one again. This time I used colored felt for a better finish.  I get Ayden to help me glue the toilet paper […]

Aug
14
2015

Our Hunt For Coin-Counting Machines

It took the kids quite some time to collect this much coins: But it took us longer to find a coin-counting machine that works. We went to many banks, searching high and low only to be told that their coin-counting machines are out of order OR their cut out time is 11am. Who on Earth goes out to deposit coins so early? Okay maybe it is only ME who does not leave the house before […]

Aug
5
2015

TP Roll Multi-Storey Toy Car Garage

Both the boys have too many toy cars scattering on the floor. I decided to help them build a multi-storey garage last weekend. We used the larger toilet paper rolls for this project. We used 15 rolls for this multi-storey garage. Maybe we can build a bigger one next. Stick double sided tape on the TP Rolls. Stick them together as you wish. We made three levels with 5 garages on each level. Ayden seemed […]

Jul
28
2015

Toilet Paper Roll Apple Tree

Ayden is turning two next month. That means he is ready for art and craft activities with me. Today, we made an apple tree using toilet paper roll and coloured crepe paper.  First, I get Ayden to paint the toilet paper roll with brown tempera paste.  He only needs to paint half of the toilet paper roll as we’ll be using only half. I did not cut it first because it is easier for him […]

Jun
27
2015

School Holiday Programme at The School, Jaya One (Part 2)

This is Part 2 to Ethan’s School Holiday Programme at The School, Jaya One. You can read about School Holiday Programme Part 1 where he participated in activities from Fantasia Music, Craft Space, The children’s house, Cross Muay Thai, The Academy of Rock, Science Bridge Academy and Dialogue in The Dark. The activities in Part 1 were for Day 1 and 2. Today, I shall continue with Ethan’s Day 3 and 4. Ethan missed the […]

Jun
10
2015

School Holiday Programme at The School, Jaya One (Part 1)

My readers have been asking me how come I don’t write much about Ethan anymore. The truth is he is always at school while I am always at home with Ayden so obviously I have more to write about Ayden than Ethan right? Anyway, it is the school holidays now and we gave Ethan all the love and attention possible. So this post is all about him today :P Ethan actually has a hectic school […]

Jun
7
2015

Exam woes during the school holidays

With a blink of an eye we are already half way through the two weeks of the school holidays. Our holidays started great with the 4D/3N trip up to Genting but immediately after we got home it was busy, busy and busy for Ethan as he has his Grade 2 Trinity Piano exam on the 4th and Grade 4 Trinity Drum exam on the 10th June! So while other children are playing and enjoying their […]

May
19
2015

Fruit Salad for Pendidikan Moral

Last week Ethan came home with a simple instruction – to select a fruit to bring to school for a project in Pendidikan Moral this week. We told him to bring apples as we always have apples at home. I’m referring to the edible ones this time :P He informed his teacher he will be bringing apples and the teacher gave him another set of instructions – to peel and cut it into cubes and […]

May
15
2015

DIY Wrapping Paper

Ethan will be celebrating Teacher’s Day in school today. He had no time to get gifts for his teachers so I helped him buy but I forgotten to get wrapping papers. I only realized we are out of wrapping paper after dinner and it is already too late to go out already. How? We made our own wrapping paper. First, I cut a heart shape from a piece of paper.  Then I placed another piece […]

May
12
2015

How To Draw A Human Face out of your Foot Print

I was spending time drawing and colouring with Ayden. As usual, I’ll help him trace his hands and feet and draw faces out of them. We have been doing this since he was a baby and he loves it. Today, I am going to be very generous and share with you how to draw a human face out of your foot print. It is such an intricate art so you should pay close attention to […]

May
5
2015

When Kids Blog

With a blink of an eye, the long weekend is over. Can’t believe how tiring it is to spend time with two active boys these days. It is either age is catching up with me or the boys are getting tougher. Out of the four off days, we get to spend one day at home peacefully with no agenda planned as the daddy needed to attend to some matters with our new tenant. As I […]

May
4
2015

Horlicks School Journey Initiative

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Even the longest and most difficult ventures have a starting point. I home-schooled Ethan when he was younger. I don’t believe in sending him to preschool but as he grows up, I know I will have to eventually expose him to the real world to learn not only on academics but survival skills as well. We decided to enrol him into a public school. […]

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