Monday, June 24, 2013

One for me, please...

The sky is badly covered with haze lately. Staying indoor and take more fluid is most recommended. 

MM bought a mask for his darling girl (yes, you read it correctly, only one mask for the girl and none for the boy) almost immediately when he learned the air pollutant index has risen high in our area. 

Poor little Chi said, "Please ask papa to buy one for me, otherwise I'll turn into whitish figure (like the sky)".

That's my boy, always show his envious side, neither throwing tantrum nor crying, but to convey his message which tickles mommy's heart. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

For Mommy and the kids

On Father's Day, MM gave me a day off (kitchen closed) and brought us to Ng Hang Kee Restaurant in Bagan Samak for fresh seafood dinner.  


We were supposed to celebrate and show our appreciation to the man of the family, but he came home poorer with these...

toys for the kids. 

Father's Day or Children's Day, huh?

p/s: to our 2 monstrous brats, please love your daddy more as you grow up. 

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Six-six

Annually, the date 6/6 marks my wedding anniversary with MM. Today, we've been married for 9 years. 

We are blessed with 2 monkeys, Avery and little Chi.


I can't remember since when, I no longer receive surprises or gifts on these special occasions. But he gives me a family, shelther and everything the best. 

MM may not be the greatest hubby but I'm grateful to have his love and protection under his wings; and will treasure him dearly. 

p/s: my besties once said, I've had my gift all-year through :)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

2-in-1 message

The weather was extremely hot a few nights ago. After my shower, I rested on the couch lazily but little Chi insisted I take a peep at what his sister wrote (he merely needed a translator).

It tickled me when I saw the message written on a piece of paper and pasted on the door. You see, I gave her some good lecturing earlier because she reluctantly allowed me to switch the TV channel and showed sour face. She locked herself in the room then, refusing anyone to enter.


To the family (little Chi is the main target here) - Do not disturb!
To mummy - An apology.... 

She has 101 ways to apologize and this is one of it!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Drooling over sexy studs

Watched 'Star Trek Into Darkness' recently and I can't take my eyes off the handsome hunks in the movie, particularly these two men...

Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine (source: nerdacy.com)
I love this film, muehehehehehe!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Day

I am busy lately, with little time/energy left by end of the day. I've slow down in blogging and bloghopping. I'm guilty of leaving my blog unattended for more than a month; I have many things to share... I better keep the backdated stuffs to myself :p

Everyone was affected by GE13 and so was I. Then came Mother's Day a week after and today, it is Teacher's Day. I managed to bake 22 cupcakes for my kids in 2 batches for 2 hours yesterday, wrapped them nicely and wrote appreciation note for 11 teachers.



"Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions"
Happy Teacher's Day

p/s: My sister said, it is tough to be a modern mom - employee, caregiver, cook, maid, chauffeur, blogger and now, party/gift organizer.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Winking Incident

My son woke up feeling a tad feverish and complained of sore eyes. I took a quick glance, saw no red eyes and assumed that was the effect of the fever.


A day later, the swelling on little Chi's left eye grew and he kept winking his poor eyes. It didn't look like any sty from my observation but to my horror, the "swelling" turned out to be a FLEA!

Eventually I sought help from the doctor to extract the flea out. My son refused to let anyone touches his eye and we had to bind him during the extraction in the clinic.

Sigh, I have no idea where the flea came from. Certainly not from our house because we do not own a dog. Pet owners should do their part to make sure their pets are well taken of; not just feed them, but groom them, too.

Monday, March 11, 2013

In and Out of Shell

Earlier I mentioned I dislike all kind of nuts. I gotta take back my words because I ♥ pistachio nuts very much (I totally forgotten about my favourite nut because I only get to eat it once a year - I'm too stingy to buy, as it is superb expensive)!

We received a huge pack of pistachio nuts during the recent Chinese New Year. Little Chi and I can't stop munching on it but the downside is, pistachio has hard shell and I experienced pain on my thumb and index finger afterwards. So how to eat with ease? >> Click on the photo to find out~~:)
How not to break your polished fingernails when eating pistachio nut?

This is supposed an old trick but I only realized it now. I'm so slow, haha :p

Monday, March 04, 2013

Lemon Cheese Cake

A stunning and gorgeous lady blogger dropped a surprise visit to our office a week before Chinese New Year.
Lena (Frozen Wings) and yours truly
She prepared so many goodies for Yan, Angeline and I; one of it was a bottle of homemade lemon curb. Thanks again, Lena!
 
This is my maiden exposure to lemon curb and I had spreaded it on bread and tortoise bun (mee-ku). I even bake a cake with it :D
 
Lemon cheese cake
Recipe adapted from here (I made slight modification).
What you need:
150g oreo cookies crumbs
80g butter, melted
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup caster sugar
3 x 250g cream cheese, softened
1 tsp grated lemon rind
1/8 cup lemon juice

Make It!
  1. Lightly grease a 22 cm springform tin. Preheat oven to 160°C (non fan-forced).
  2. Combine biscuit crumb and butter in a bowl.
  3. Using a glass, press crumb mixture evenly over base and side of tin.
  4. Refrigerate biscuit crust for 1 hour or until set.
  5. Beat sugar and eggs in a bowl with an electric mixer until pale and thick.
  6. Add cheese, rind and lemon juice. Beat until mixture is smooth and creamy.
  7. Pour mixture into prepared tin and bake for 45 minutes (I baked for 55 minutes).
  8. Cool in oven with door ajar.
  9. Decorate with lemon curb.
  10. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

My kids don't like the lemony taste but I have no problem 'feeding' my colleagues and even got positive feedback from them.

Will I bake this again? Sure!! But I must learn how to make lemon curb first~

Monday, February 25, 2013

First ride, yee-haw!

Both my son and daughter are very differ in their attitude and behaviour.
My kiddos
My elder daughter is bold, loud, adventurous and playful. On the other hand, the youngest one is quiet, reserved and stubborn. Little Chi has been showing rejection towards school after one month attending it. But I leave that to another story.

Many kids enjoy amusement park, as much as they are willingly to queue for their favourite ride up to xx times. Avery requested for more and more rollercoaster ride during our Legoland visit, but one ride was more than enough for the small one.
Catch his expression in this priceless photo!
 
Little Chi turned stone at every steep slope and I kept asking his condition (he looked like he might puke anytime!) when we touched down. Fortunately he was fine - he refused all kind of fast and furious ride afterwards, hah!

No more rollercoaster for us at the time being, I guess =D