Monday, January 7, 2013

Season has ended today: 12th day of Christmas!

It was such great fun for Kiersten and Christian ... a season full of surprises and pressies almost every other day! It was a bang (pressie loaded day .. by the hour) as usual on our yearly Christmas party which we celebrated on 31.12 instead of 25.12 since we were in Hong Kong during then. The wonderful trip was also part of the Christmas present from DaDa :)
Thanks everyone that made it to the party and the beautiful pressies to the kids! They love it all!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

Graduating at 5!

Another milestone in life ... CONGRATULATIONS Darling!

Dear Kiersten,

Tomorrow will be your big day ... your very first graduation, and many more to come.
Dada, mummy & your little craziee brother; Christian are so proud of you. Both your grandparents do too. And even our dear Wafle :)
Mummy was overwhelmed when i first saw your graduation picture. Tears welled-up as expected. You look every bit gorgeous (a word you often as me ... ) and most confident.

It seems like yesterday when you first attended playgroup when you were 2 ... and now, you are on your way to explore real school life, meeting life long friends which they will be what you'll call them childhood friend, you'll meet BFFs just like how mummy met Aunty Elayn 27 years ago and had become soul mate ever since. You'll go through exams, last minute revisions (i sure hope not, but can't help at times ... i think), and much later of course ... burning the midnight oil.

There will be many challenges in life - ups and downs, tears of joy and tears of sadness at times. It will be an adventures journey. Along with it, you will always have GOD, Dada, Mummy, Christian with you. You'll always have GOD's blessing.

Learn in your baby steps, take charge of your life, love yourself, love your life, everything you do ... do it with your greatest passion, enjoy your most wonderful young life.

P/S: Love your little brother; Christian ... always.

You will never be out of love & blessings ...

With Love;

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Spidy In The Party!

Christian followed Kiersten to her friend's Birthday Party recently.
It was all fun as usual ... full of games, magic show, sand painting, and the ultimate favorite ... 'face painting'!

SPIDERMAN is the option for Christian
And of course the yummy-licious cakes for both the Birthday siblings.

An intricate Barbie Cake for Marinna
SPIDERMAN for Marcus

We had an amazing time.
Thanks Marinna & Marcus.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Impromptu Trip to "My Home Town" Teluk Intan

It was an impromptu trip back to Teluk Intan last weekend. In fact, it was a much needed and long overdue trip. Missing the great food, the serenity of the people and the town itself.

For myself, it is an an escape from the hustle and bustle of KL, work, deadlines, pitches, and whatever city-like ...
For Chris, it is the Nasi Kandar, Yong-tau-fu, chee-cheong-fun, and TV/Movie marathon, chillaxing ...
For Kiersten & Christian, they both misses Kong-Kong & Po-Po, sitting in their car and cruising with no car sit except with a belt ... in their own words "just like the adults", checking out cows in the field, chicken taking a stroll in the neighborhood during evening, and the fun goes on ...


This time round, we re-visit the "Leaning Clock Tower". They are both now old enough to walk up the steep and narrow stairs leading up to the tower. How cool!

Their 3rd time to the Tower:
Exploring and having a race against each other round-and-round the tower!
Pendulum of the Clock
View from the tower: Overlooking the Ramadhan Stalls & canopy surrounding it
A tired bunch after the climb up the tower
Next is food ...

We certainly can't get enough of the good food. It is often so delicious and we are chomping it down to the last bit ... taking pictures is the last thing in my mind. The good food is not getting lesser, but instead growing like mushrooms after the rain. This is a NEWly set-up kuey-teow stall in my parent's housing area. Tried it and it is not too bad, just lacking the tasty pork-lard oil. For a RM3 packet of kuey-teow, it can feed 2 adults ... it is that generous.

We will be back soon for more since we missed the Nasi Kandar & Mee Rebus this time round. They were closed due to Ramadhan :(

MORE about Teluk Intan

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Cantonese Fried Yee Mee

Yee Mee according to Wikipedia is "a type of fried, chewy noodles made from wheat flour and egg or lye-water".
Here in KL, you can buy it anywhere; market, Chinese sundry shops and hypermarkets.

Yee Mee is Kiersten's and Christian's favourite staple. Whether it is made soupy or dry "kuo lou", they will never say no to it, but instead ... asking for more.

Since, it is their favourite ... i'd made it into their Lunch Box hall-of-fame!

This is how i cook the "kuo lou" Yee Mee ...

Ingredients (made for 2 Tods)
1 1/2 Yee Mee
6 Cherry tomato (you can have a variety of your favourite vegetables such as corn, sweet pea, bok choy, the list goes on)
50g Minced Chicken (HALAL for school)
1/2 clove Garlic
2 tbsp Olive Oil

To Prepare Ingredients:
1 tsp Soya Sauce to marinate minced chicken (for 5 mins will do)
Halved Cherry Tomatoes
Minced Garlic

To Prepare Yee Mee "kuo Lou" sauce:
2 tbsp Soya Sauce
2 tbsp sweet sauce (Kicap Manis)
1 tsp Sesame Oil
A dash of White Pepper

To Cook:
  • Boil a small pot of water to cook the Yee Mee just like how you cook Maggi Mee - simmer for 8mins to be really soft
  • Then remove from pot and drain the water

At the same time ...

  • Stir fry minced garlic and cherry tomato to slightly brown
  • Mix the minced chicken in and stir fry slightly
  • Pour in the cooked Yee Mee to stir fry for a minute
  • Pour in the "sauce" mixture and continue to stir fry for another 1 min

Ta-da .... ready to serve and enjoy :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Daily Grind

My daily grind starts at 645am ... making my in-famous "to school lunch-box" for Kiersten & Christian. Since it is the most important meal of the day, it has to start off right! I refused to give them just the mundane biscuits, bread with jam / peanut butter, buns, etc to school.
And it is always good to know they are LOVING IT!

For ideas ... look out for my daily-lunch-box plan :)

Below is the American Breakie lunch box:
  • Scrambled Eggs + Milk + Cheese
  • Homemade Croutons + Olive oil (fresh from the oven)
  • Chicken Cocktail Sausages