Saturday, July 14, 2012

Making their own Playdough

Hi folks! I have made few times play dough for them. One night, KY requested to make her own Playdough(flour+water+salt+food coloring). Together with his brother- teamwork :) have a good weekend folks!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Black Bean Soup n Rice

Hi folks! Black beans are a very good source of protein for vegetarian. Blood-builder. Yesterday, I made a pot of black bean soup(black bean, groundnuts, red dates, tong sum, wolfberries). After scooping up the soup to thermos, I used the remaining ingredient to fried basmati rice(added mint leaves from garden and carrots)...talking about no wastage/one bean makes two dishes :) cheers!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Simple and Satisfying Lunch

Hi folks! On days when I woke up late. I would prepare simple lunch pack to work like this which takes merely 15mins to prepare. Here I am having Massimo Wheatgerm bread, fillings are omelette with black olives, carrot, mushrooms, spinach and tahini spread. 3 slices each for hubby and me. Quite filling and satisfying especially when I washed it down with a bottle of fruit juice...yummy...

Yummy Lunch at Loving Cafe

Rest on Monday. Open Sun-Sat. Yummy Assam Laksa and Set Meal(MYR6).

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Other Ten Commandments

Hi folks,

A friend sent this to me and thought of sharing it with you all


Someone has written these insightful words. One must read and try to understand the deep meanings in them. They are like the Ten Commandments.  Some things we should follow in our life all the time.
1] Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble; it is a"steering wheel" that directs us in the right path throughout life.
2] Do you know why a car's WINDSHIELD is so large & the rear view mirror is so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, look ahead and move on.
3] Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.
4] All things in life are temporary. If things are going well enjoy it, they will not last forever. If things are going wrong don't worry, they won't last long either.
5] Old friends are like Gold! New friends are like Diamonds! If you get a Diamond, don't forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a base of Gold!
6] Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, "Relax, sweetheart, it's just a bend, not the end"!
7] When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.
8] A blind person asked St. Anthony: "Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your vision."
9] When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them; and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you
10] WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES; it takes away today's PEACE.
If you really enjoyed this, PLEASE practice this and share it on to others. It may brighten someone's day. I pray for God's love and peace to fill your life in everyday life!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Yummy Lunch@ Cafe De Sky Garden

Hi folks! Last weekend, I met up with my buddy at the restaurant where We held our my wedding luncheon- Cafe De Sky Garden at Petaling Utama(near Wisma Peter). They have renovated the place and add-on their menus. It has been years since I went there. This time dated my buddy Charl and her two lovely children. We ordered Siamese Kuew Teow, vegan coffee walnut cake, ice-cream, mini disney set which consist of a flass of orange juice, french fries an a plate of spaghetti@RM12 per set and a garden salad pizza@RM17.90. Love how they sneak in the Veges in their pizza. And SE had a good time with his new found buddy. Will sure visit this place again! Cheers!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Parenting lessons

Hi folks!

Last weekend hubby was outstation and I took the kids to my mom's place. And KY who knew that her cousin is going back to her grandparents' place in Malacca and wanted to go along. She kept asking me to asked my sister if it's possible for her to go along. I told her to asked herself, just to check if she dares to do so. And she turned to her good buddy cum cousin Zoey and asked her to check with her mom(my sis) if she could follow along....My sis said perhaps another dad added yeah..another day let's go Malacca together.

This feisty daughter of mine, 10+ days short of turning six is ever so ready to leave her mommy and join in some fun time.

When I thought she has given up. She followed me to my sister's place to send my niece home. She tried again asking her cousin, Zoey to ask her dad is she could come along (never give up spirits). Alas, my brother-in-law said let her follow then!

Phew...I half-heartedly packed her clothing, with my mom advising at my back asking me not to let her join the trip as the weather is hot and the house in Malacca is hot too and let KY spent time swimming over at her the same time handing me a bag to place KY's clothing.

I am feeling apprehensive and wanted to try to dissuade KY from going for the trip but as I went down to the car area, I saw her happily sitting with her two cousins in the car....I was not ready to spoil her fun...

Alas she went and I called her few times on Sat and Sun.

When she came home last night, truely, she was dehydrated(very often when she got excited, she would forget to drink water!! And I can't blame anyone ...and not even my sis who kind heartedly let her follow even though she is taking care of two kids of her own..)

Oh well, I hope she recovers fast and learnt the lessons. So do I. Since she is really too young to decide what's good for her. We as parent should be firm to say No when it's needed? Is that so?

I am on the fence. Really. At one point I want my kids to be accountable and to have freedom to choose. At the other end, I am not ready to face the "music" per say.

Before she collapse into her zzzz, I asked her if she had a good time and she smiled and said yes and doze off...and today she gotta skip one day as temperature is rising slightly. 

Hope she will get well soon and I need to have a talk with her about this incident so that she learnt from it. If she doesn't know how to take care of herself, she will not be allowed or be trusted to go on trip without mommy ever again. FULL stop.

What do you all do if you were in my shoes?

My KY is only 5+ yrs old but she had been overnite once over a holiday camp with other children. On one side I see the independence and strength in her. At the other side I am questioning myself as a mom who make the decision to say Yes or No to her requests...

Learning experiences....

Dear wise and experienced folks out there...will you give me your two cents' worth?

Thanks in advance!