Monday, November 03, 2008

in the mood for scarf

First time using the birthday scarf given by Adeline. Nice soft materials. keeps me warm in the office. How do I look?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

what is your child's talent?

Found an online quiz to roughly find out what your child's talent. There are pretty good pointers on how to observe your child.

Shanyang's talent is in : Language.
Suggestions: Some good activities for your child are as follows:
Word games such as scrabble, crossword puzzles, anagrams, spelling games and most of all, reading. Your child will probably start writing at a young age, so have plenty of pencils, crayons, and paper handy.

While Xuan (still too young to tell, 20 months) is in : Adventure
Suggestions given: Here are some ways you can nurture your child's talent.

Any type of sports, group or individual, such as soccer, karate, and dance. These children usually love large motor activity. Some ideas for their physical activities are jungle gyms, balls, tricycles, and skates. Also they may like active handwork such as clay, playdough, sewing, and finger painting.

Some other great activities would be wall climbing, playing in the children's play area at your local fast food restaurant, the slides, pools of balls are great free activities for your child.

What's your child's talent? Check it out now!
And it seems to work for adult too! I am categorised under "creativity"

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Shanyang and drums

Shanyang played on a drum demo set. He seems to know what he is doing.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Playgroup day

It's friday. Myra and kids are coming to play. The children keep themselves occupied, while the mummies enjoy their tea and snacks. I baked non butter muffins recipe for them to try. It's good to see the children get to know each other better.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

apple muffin

trying to perfect my muffin baking... this time i do it again with the same recipe... perfecting the process. this time I went a bit crazy with the topping. digging all the left over desserts in my fridge. chocolate, hazel nuts, muesli... and looks absolutely great!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Youngest Rider

On Merdeka day, we went horse riding in the in bkt tinggi. Xuan is only 1 1/2 years to ride on his own. It was a wonderful outing celebrating papa's birthday.

Yang the builder

Shanyang is 3 1/2, always ask us to build the train track for him. Recently he is able and confident enough to build his own. This track is entirely built by him. I am such a proud mummy.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

chicken drumstick steak

It is a good meal idea, to turn drumstick into steak. it becomes more presentable, cook faster and feels like more to eat too. It was inspired by the chicken rice i had in secret recipe. so I suggested to my maid to present the drumstick this way instead.

it was meant to be a western dish - lemon mustard mint chicken. My creative maid indonised it. added  soya sauce, limau pulut leaves, honey and sugar. I was hungry n ate without much thinking. But once I hear my hubby commented about the strong soya sauce. I feel rather angry about it. Why do I get a helper that does not follow recipe given to her. Hai that's what u get when u have an egoistic creative helper who likes to have a bit of her identity in everything she does. Everyday is a surprise in things she does.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Pesto spagetti - meals done in less than 45min.

including washing too. absolutely healthy, and it's vegetarian. Easy for kids, coz all veges are blended. one more family one dish meal on my list.

this time i did without pine nuts n cheese. haven't got any pine nuts and can't stand cheese these days.

ingredient a: ( blend till fine)
some tbsp of pine nuts ( dry roast 2 min)
hand full of basil
2 cloves of garlic

ingrediant b: ( add in later, coarsely blend)
3 tbsp of olive oil
2 small tomato deseeded
some sea salt to taste

Heat some olive oil in a pan and JUST MIX the pesto mixture and grated parmesan cheese above with your pasta.

The session was broadcast live to adeline.

Environmentally Conscious

These days I have been more environmentally conscious. We constantly remind ourselves to bring bags and stainless steel container to pasar malam.

Today I witness some great effort from a shopping mall. great practice. Separate your garbage. I wish to implement at home too.

Action Day

Today I have been efficient. I managed to do a few things which I've been dragging it for months. So It feels good to have those things sorted out.
1. serviced waja and fixed the handle.
2. finally found out that i can't return the bolster cover. bought more than 7 days.
3. Found out where to get the replacement philip twist blender jar.
4. got my spectacles fixed.

So I think i am worth a treat. Went to Brickfields for vegetarian. It was a lovely meal. These days I just don't like meat much. There was brinjals, potato and a chinese style mixed vege tofu. The brinjals was very nicely done. so were the dhal curry. All very gentle to the tummy. Soothing indian home cooking. I will be going again.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Kam Heong chicken rice

Been learning how to take good food shot with my simple point a shoot. Here's a satisfying one. Bright noon time with macro feature. I have been ordering this dish for quite some time. Just brings up my appetite. Kam Heong Chicken rice @ Tropicana City Star Seafood Restaurant.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

week 9: Craving- Slurpy HK chee Cheong fan supper

I like the sambal and soya sauce. Most like it plain without prawns and pork. Serves me well as appetizer. However this is not the best chee cheong fan i can find today.


Would you hire her as your domestic helper?

Name : yan ya
Age: 34
Height: 160cm
Weight: 47kg
Religion : Buddhist
Married with 2 boys , age 1 /3
Husband's occupation: LAWn worker
Age: 35
Mother: Len yo / 64
Father : Pin Ya / 69
Brothers: 0
Sisters: 3
Eldest in the family.

Monday, June 16, 2008

my blog is not real

I am not real either in real life. I don't practise realness. I try to hide. I try to be someone else I am not. I lost myself. So do you think my blog is interesting? Fake things are never interesting. So would u find me in person.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Chickpea Maths

Today Shanyang had his first maths lesson. Learning to count. He regconises the numbers, but not counting correctly yet. This session of maths was not fruitful. the chickpea might be too small for him to pick up.

Monday, May 12, 2008

My Ikea Mother's day

I had a great time celebrating mother's day. My favourite hang out. Shanyang loves the clown and the ballon made by the talented lady clown.
then we proceed for a slice of mother's day cake. the daim cake was on offer. that was exactly what i wanted too. that made my day.

a nice walk down the stream in Tmn Tun park. nice place to picnic. clean water. the children can play sand and build castle. can start to come at 2,3pm on a hot afternoon. the place is very cooling as it is situated by the hill.
after the excursion, both kid were so tired, one fell asleep b4 dinner and another slept while drinking soup on the high chair. My lovely 2008 mother's day celebrated with me 2 boys and hubby.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Love is Blind

I will celebrate my Valentine's day by making a donation to the Malaysian Association for the Blind today. Sadhu to my bright ideas.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008