Nov
3
2017

D’Laksa – Famous Penang Assam Laksa in 1 Utama

You know 1 Utama is my second home right? I’m here like practically every weekend. For the past months, I have been sniffing delicious laksa aroma each time I do my grocery shopping at AEON. Two weeks ago I finally decided to let my nose lead me to the source of the aromatic laksa broth. I was floating with my eyes closed and my nose as the GPS and when I opened my eyes I […]

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 […]

Oct
8
2017

Cute NOHOO bags for kids

We were at KLCC today and I took that opportunity to take some pictures of the boys with the mighty twin towers as backdrop. Our iconic skyscrapers. Beautiful isn’t it? I just can’t get enough of it no matter how many times I see it. As I was taking pictures of Ayden, I saw a group of tourists smiling and gesturing towards him. They were saying something while pointing to Ayden’s cute back pack. Ayden […]

Oct
5
2017

Cook with Ayden: Stir-Fried Long Beans with Egg

I do grocery shopping daily. As I was thinking of what to cook today, I saw some nice long beans and bitter gourd. I love bitter gourd but the boys don’t so I ended up buying long beans. I plan to fry it with eggs. It did not cross my mind that Ayden can actually cook this too as it requires frying. When we were paying, Ayden asked me what was I planning to cook […]

Oct
3
2017

Full Moon Feast with Chef Lim @ Ti Chen, The Saujana Kuala Lumpur Hotel

During the full moon on the fifteenth day of the eighth month of the Chinese calendar, we will be celebrating the Mid-Autumn festival. This year, it falls on Wednesday, 4th October 2017. My family and I were very much privileged to be invited to have a Full Moon Feast with Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur’s new Executive Chinese Chef, Chef Lim Chee Woi. Priced at RM238 per person, we know we are in for a luxurious […]

Sep
30
2017

Cook with Ayden: Braised Peanut Chinese Style Recipe

The boys love the braised peanut served as appetisers at Chinese restaurants. They just can’t get enough of it as those peanuts are often served in small portions. Today, we are going to try cooking this dish ourselves so they can eat as much as they want and fart the whole night long. We never know it is extremely easy to cook this dish… until today  Ingredients: 300gm peanuts (soaked overnight) 350ml water 1/2 stick […]

Sep
28
2017

Asiatique Sky Ferris Wheel: Bangkok’s Landmark

I finally have time to blog about our Asiatique Sky Ferris Wheel ride in Bangkok. I was telling myself to better get it done before the next school holidays in two week’s time. Who knows maybe we’ll get to travel again? *wishful thinking*   During our recent week long holiday in Bangkok, we managed to visit quite a number of famous tourist attractions. I’ve blogged about our dinner river cruise and our visit to Wat Arun temple . […]

Sep
25
2017

Hotel Equatorial Melaka: Jazzy Sunday Brunch

I was back in Melaka again yesterday. When I am in town (especially on Sundays), I’ll try to drop by Resthouse Café at Hotel Equatorial as I super love their relaxing Jazzy Sunday Brunch. Stress is the root of countless health problems. The relaxing effect of jazz music has been proven to have amazing healing influence to our health. Jazz music calms our mind and immediately improves our mood. With relaxed and positively boosted mood, food […]

Sep
23
2017

Places of Interest Within Walking Distance in Melaka

My parents are Malaccan. I am born in Melaka but not raised here hence I am as foreign to this place as most tourist out there. Last weekend we played tourist in this historical city and for the very first time, we brought the boys to explore the many places of attractions here.  We stayed in a hotel nearby but to drive out to the heart of Malacca city, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is […]

Sep
20
2017

Novotel Melaka : New dining promotions

With a blink of an eye, we are approaching the final quarter of 2017. To me, that means work is 3/4 done and it is time to plan for a holiday to reward ourselves after a year of hard work. I rarely travel far since having children. We Cuti-Cuti Malaysia a lot to give us short little breaks to keep us refreshed and relax. We recently took a weekend staycation with a couple of friends […]

Sep
18
2017

Mooncake Preview: Hotel Equatorial Melaka

The Mid-Autumn festival is fast approaching. Being in the Klang Valley, I see mooncakes everywhere. Walk into any shopping malls and you’ll see mooncakes being on sale in full force. Drop by the lobby of any hotels and you’ll get to purchase your favourite mooncakes too but the scenario is totally different out of the Klang Valley. I was in Melaka recently and went to check out several hotels to buy mooncakes as we needed […]

Sep
16
2017

Tissue Crafts with the Boys

The boys were a little under the weather with flu and cough recently, so I bought them lots of tissues for their runny noses. Anyway, Ayden and Ethan are better now but since we have so much tissue paper at home, I thought of making a tissue craft with them. We made a candle transfer craft art. Materials needed are: 1) Tissue papers (We used Vinda Deluxe 3-ply Facial Tissues in soft packs) 2) Candles […]

Sep
14
2017

Ayden’s musical journey

If you have been following my blog and FB, you’ll know that big brother Ethan is a drummer as well as a pianist. He started learning piano when he was 5 and half a year later he took up drums.  For piano, the piano teacher comes over to our house therefore Ayden sees her teaching the kor-kor all the time.  It also intrigued him into playing the piano. The piano teacher did introduce Ayden to […]

Sep
12
2017

Mooncake Preview: The Westin Kuala Lumpur

Mid-Autumn Festival is the festive season where families, friends and loved ones gather to celebrate the moments of unity and happiness. The Westin Kuala Lumpur presents a range of whimsical mooncakes under the theme of YUÈ this celebrative season, transporting individuals back to the old world charm of lunar worship and the end of summer harvesting celebration. We were privileged to be invited to sample the Westin mooncakes recently. Five Sen5es (Level 1) THE WESTIN […]

Sep
8
2017

Mooncake Preview: Dynasty Restaurant (pork-free) Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Mid-Autumn festival is a popular festival among the Chinese with mooncakes being the traditional delicacy and a must-eat during the festivities. Dynasty Restaurant (pork-free) at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel is offering a selection of 12 types of baked and snowskin mooncakes this year. The use of only pure and natural ingredients is the highlight of their handcrafted mooncakes and we were privileged to be invited to sample their collection recently. Be it the baked classics […]

Sep
4
2017

A play date and a birthday pool party

So the school holidays and long weekend has finally come to an end… not. Haha. What supposed to be a long weekend became a longer one with the additional Monday OFF!  What have we been doing? We did not travel anywhere this time but stayed home and rot thanks to the constant rain in the evening  The Daddy dropped Ethan off at one of his classmate’s house one day for a play date. Ayden and […]

Sep
1
2017

Kids Eat For Free @ Lavo

We celebrated Merdeka Day at a restaurant lounge and wine bar nearby our place. Located at Menara Lien Hoe along Persiaran Tropicana, this resto-lounge is generously spacious with an extensive wine cellar and a delectable fusion menu. Lavo Menara Lien Hoe, Persiaran Tropicana, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Daily. 12pm-1am. Tel: 010-311-1888 Lavo’s impressive range of bottles includes vintages not commonly found in the Klang Valley. Lavo may be a haven for wine hunters but it is also home for families […]

Aug
31
2017

Ayden is FOUR

Ayden is FOUR today and oh boy, he got so many cakes this year. 1st Cake: We bought him a cake to celebrate with my parents when we were in Malacca. 2nd Cake: I baked this moist chocolate cake and decorated it with chocolate ganache and M&Ms for him to cut at home. 3rd Cake: We made party bags and bought Black Forest cake for Ayden to celebrate with his friends in class. 4th Cake: […]

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