Sunday, May 30, 2010
A few weeks down the road, my helper will be back Indon for good and I will be left alone to handle 3 rambunctious kids. Mil will be away in HK for a few months soon and hubby is always not home. I keep telling myself that I can handle the kids without a full-time helper but in times like this when I need help or when my kids are sick and vomiting, who is going to help me? I guess in times like this, I have to brace myself for the worst, cry and scream for help or call 999 for help, boo hoo hoo hoo.... :(
Saturday, May 29, 2010
This was taken on the eve of Alycia and Sherilyn's exam. They were playing balloons, went swimming, watched TV and Sherilyn sat for her actual ballet exam and was away at the exam centre the whole morning.
I have been very, very relaxed with them, doing very little revision with them as I was both too bogged down with work and didn't want to put too much stress on them. After all, Alycia is only in Primary 1 and Sherilyn is only 5 years old. I only did a max of 1-2 hours of revision with them on the eve of their exam. Alycia scored pretty good marks with 90 and above for all her papers. But maybe all her classmates scored just as good marks as her, who knows? As for Sherilyn, I admit I have not been doing much revision with her at all ever since I started running an online business. I wouldn't blame her if she scores poor marks. I must, must, must go slow with my business and spend more time with my kids!
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Homemade multi-grain bread with homemade pesto sauce and homemade hazel nut bread spread. YUMS.... so yummy, so healthy, so homemade and chokefull of fibre and nutrients. Some of you will go "OMG, how can she swallow that stuff in the morning?" but iLove! I honestly prefer this to a packet of nasi lemak, kuih or curry puffs.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Another typical scene during dinner time if rice + dishes are served - rascal #2 staring into space and then dozing off with her food, soup and water unfinished !!
Btw, do hop over to Old And New Stuff For Sale to check out my latest collection of kids clothing. They are all really pretty and priced very reasonably too! They are now open for pre-order and booking will close this Saturday, 29 May 2010.
* FOR OLDER GIRLS
Measurement - 25cm x 1.8cm
Bugslock Insect Repellent Wrist Band - can be worn by both adults and kids!
Price: RM13.00 each, RM24 for 2
Sunday, May 23, 2010
This is the latest rage in our family - vegetarian Thai fried rice, a new recipe of which my mil had just picked up. Everyone likes it so much that she's been cooking this every other day. The great flavor and aroma come from the different types of leaves used.
The ingredients used are:
White rice + red rice or brown rice
Lemon grass, julienned
Ginger flower, julienned
Leaves of lime or limau kasturi (fatt foong kum yip), julienned
Assortment of vegetables which you are free to use - sweet corn kernel, red, yellow, green bell pepper, julienned kai lan, chopped french beans, etc.
This is a very healthy dish and even I (who normally don't touch rice) heart it!
Friday, May 21, 2010
Brinjal stuffed with homemade fish paste. She made the fish paste herself.
"loh jue keok" (braised pig's trotters) and hard boiled eggs. I don't eat the pig's trotters but love the eggs, the lean meat and the sauce.
Next, I will post pix of her vegetarian Thai fried rice, so stay tuned....
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
When the girls enjoy each other's company, when they laugh, giggle, make fun and tickle each other......
When they hug each other....
And when Alycia runs to Baby's resuce to comfort her each time I scold or punish Baby. Though burning with anger, the sight of Alycia defying my order not to 'sayang' her baby sister and running to her, giving her a big bear hug and giving her a kiss on the cheek douses off the fire in my heart.
Do hop over to my online store, Old And New Stuff For Sale to check out my new collection of chic ladies clothings and kids' clothes. I've brought in some kids' clothes and more will be coming soon, all sold at very reasonable prices :)
Here are just a few samples:
Monday, May 17, 2010
This is Baby's first bowl of instant noodles with my mil's homemade fish balls, eggs and veggie, minus the seasoning. I seasoned her bowl of noodles with sesame seed oil and Bragg's liquid amino acid.
Baby's 2 jie jies are crazy over instant noodles but I hardly ever cook instant noodles for them. Even if I buy instant noodles for the kids, I only buy those that are supposedly MSG-free and noodles that are made from wholemeal flour, spinach or soy bean flour. You can check out Cintan's MSG-free instant noodles. They are made from wholemeal flour or soy bean flour.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Alycia enjoying her local fruits delight while reading the newspapers!
Did I tell you that Baby is not a fan of fruits and the few fruits that she would eat are durians, mangoes, oranges (would only eat if it's really sweet and juicy) and red dragon fruits? Give her papaya, she would feign vomitting again *slap forehead*
Friday, May 14, 2010
And her daddy always gives in to her request and had to date bought her 3 sunnies!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Alycia was waiting for her mah mah to bring her out one Saturday evening and she dozed off on the chairs, with her hair still wet, after her shower. The outing was of course cancelled!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Here is Sherilyn's lunch - homemade marmalade jam bread (the bread is made with a bottle of marmalade jam) with mackeral fish on half a slice. The other half slice of bread is spread with her favorite kaya and topped with a slice of cheese.
Baby also ate half a slice of marmalade bread with cream cheese, a cup of chawan mushi (Japanese steamed egg) and soup of the day. Yup, she's a big fan of sunnies and refused to remove the sunnies when she ate her lunch *shake head*
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
This is one of Alycia first few Science experiments for Primary 1 kids in school. It was mine too exactly 30 years ago! I still remember very clearly seeing the bean start growing a white spot and then I saw the white spot sprouted into a stem and then leaves. Pretty exciting. I'm sure she will love Science but learning it in Mandarin? Freaks me out to the max as I know none of the terms in Mandarin, yikes!
Monday, May 10, 2010
Here, Sherilyn is digging into a doughnut heavily coated with thick dark chocolate, eeeeksss!! I HATE washing up and cleaning up the aftermath.
Me? I don't like these fanciful doughnuts laden with sugar, cream and coloring. I still prefer the good old plain traditional doughnuts sprinkled with fine castor sugar which I will only eat once in a blue moon. I still prefer those doughnuts sold by the ting ting roti man on a tricycle. It only cost 10 sen each back then. I used to love those doughnuts about 3 decades ago and I wonder if these rare breed are still around now.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
The pork that my mil used was called 'por jai yoke' (little ball meat) or 'loh see jai yoke'(baby rat meat) coz it's roundish in shape and very tender. This porridge is also suitable for toddlers.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Anyway, back to the satay sauce. Since I just lurve the satay sauce, I spread some on a slice of homemade multigrain bread. It tasted superb, well at least for this health freak! I'll bet no one has tried eating satay sauce this way, eh?
My lunch - a slice of homemade multigrain bread (made of oat groats, wheat bran and olive oil) spread with satay sauce and 3 skewers of satay. Then downed a glass of lemon juice to neutralize the acid from the meat and peanuts.
I wonder whether my girls will turn out to be something that’s out of my expectation in future. Alycia told me that she wants to be a chef while Sherilyn said she wants to be a hairdresser!! There are thousands of courses offered by colleges now and I have never even heard of some of them like energy auditing. Whatever my girls become in future, I just hope that it’s something that’s decent and that they will be really happy in it.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Here's what we had....
Stir fried noodles with seafood, specially ordered for my noodles crazed #2...
Some kind of prawn dim sum with fish maw and chilli sauce which iLike...
'Lau chup' pau (which literally means 'sauce dripping' pau in Cantonese), which iLikey very much. But be cautious when you sink your teeth into the hot pau as the sauce inside is piping hot and can burn your lip, throat and fingers.
My princess wannabe...
Plain steamed fresh prawns, dipped with chilli sauce...
Alycia my prawn lover, who gobbled down more prawns than me...
prawn dumpling and fried radish cake...
Salt baked female crabs served with some pickles. Only female crabs have roe and I just lurve those sinfully creamy, cholesterol raising and artery clogging crab roe!
We also had a stack of steamed dim sum but didn't snap pix of them as they were just run of the mill dim sum like siew mai, fish balls, Hong Kong style rice roll (chee cheong fun), lor mai kai, etc.
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