Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My Little Helper

Yan Yan gets to help me more when she grows. But this is also very depends on her mood and what stuff to do. She likes to help me in the kitchen and some of the house works.  She dislikes it when I asks her to get me somethings like pass me some tissue or get me my hand phone. She is now  interested in helping me in laundry work. I am very particular when comes to washing our outdoor wear. I only want them to be washed by hands, with very traditional way and make sure to rinse 4 times in clean water.
Yan Yan finds it interesting and she offers to help me many times but I refuse. Until one day she got her chance to help me to do the rinsing part.
She is obedient and only do what is commanded by me. She never get her hands to play with the water at all. So I don't need to worry or stay by her side to watch her out. Once the rinsing part is finished, she even wants to help me hang the clothes.

A photo of Yan Yan helping mummy to rinse the clothes.

I would not want her to help me in washing the clothes nor rinsing the clothes, it is tough for a little girl. Because of her determination and sincerely offer, I just no choice but to let her try. So far she has helped me a few rounds and she has did a very good job and never mess up. Double thumbs up for my little helper!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

First Time Making Pancake

We made our first pancake at home the other day. I got a recipe from Yan Yan previous preschool principal. In fact I asked the principal to gave me the recipe because Yan Yan likes the pancake prepared by the preschool so much. I was supposed to try it at home but no plan until this school holiday has started and I am more free by now. Yan Yan was rather excited about the making.


The recipe :

flour - 300g
sugar - 3 table spoon
butter - 1 table spoon
egg - 2
baking powder - 2 table spoon
condense milk - 6 table spoon ( I substitute HL low fat milk 150-200ml for the condense milk )
salt
water

Steps:-

1) mix the eggs,sugar,butter,milk and baking powder
2) slowly mix the flour and water.
3) Keep for 2 hours and cook it. ( I didn't get to keep for two hours as the kids kept making noise and can't wait to eat )

Lucky the turn out is YUMMY!

The batter which I got some help from Yan Yan and the hubby.


 I tried to cook one pancake first, because I was not sure if the battle is well prepared or not ( the amount of flour that I put was not as accurate as the recipe ). My first ever pancake tastes very good so I proceeded to cook the rest.

The little helper finally get to wait for her turn to cook. See her happy face. She was there with me the entire process. She kept offering to help, from breaking the eggs, pouring the ingredients to mixing the battle. She was by my side when I cook the pancake. Se wanted to try to cook as well. So I let her to try to cook on the last spoon of battle. She poured the battle into the pan and waited a while. Later she told me she could not turn it to the other side.


The pancakes

Served with steam apple cubes. We had some pancakes with honey as well.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Langkawi Cable Car

The Langkawi Cable Car is one of the famous tourist attractions in Langkawi Island. It is located at the Oriental Village. We have no luck to ride on this cable car during our previous visits. It was either the maintenance closure or closed due to bad weather that made us no chance to ride the cable car.

This time we were able to take the cable car ride to the top of Mount Mat Chincang.

At the base station.

Here we started our daring cable car ride :)
Here are some of the breathtaking pictures that taken when from the cable car :







Then we reached the middle station.We enjoyed the panoramic view of the main island as well as the many surrounding islands.But that is not enough... We continued our cable car ride and proceeded to the top station.

A picture taken at the middle station.

We need to walk down a flight of stairs rather far one before we could reach the skybridge.

It was great to be able to stand in the middle of the sky.
The view is really magnificent!

I was actually a little fear to look down , hehe. But for my kids, they could even stand one one leg up, so no problem for them lah.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Gap Casting Call 2011

The long waited Gap Casiting Call in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia is back! Your child could be featured on the window displays across all stores in these three countries in Spring 2012. Do check out the 3 contestants that took part in the casting call last year. They are none other than Yan Yan, Heng Heng and my niece Melissa. We might be going to try again this year, hahaha! Do join the Gap Casting Call and your kids could be the new faces for Gapkids and BabyGap.

*To enter, spend RM200 nett in a single transaction at GapKids or babyGap at any Gap store from 12 to 20 Nov. Terms apply."
The photo shoots kick  off today @  Gap  1 Utama. Do check out others shooting dates and venue.
12 & 13 Nov (11am - 6pm)
Gap @ 1Utama

... 19 & 20 (11am - 6pm)
Gap @ Pavilion

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

White or Black

I like Gymboree clothes so much because they have coordinating accessories complete the apiece outfit, generating Gymboree kids distinctive from head to toe. Also not forget the high top quality.

There is once I was undecided which matching top to choose for Yan Yan's new skirt. This ribbon stripe skirt I have been eyeing at Gymboree website for so long. Until recently they mark down the price and I managed to grab one for Yan Yan.


White bee top with her ribbon stripe skirt. I got her a white matching top ad she loves it so much, probably is because of the bee details touch up.

This is another black bee top, which was chosen by hubby. I actually asked opinion from the father to choose which top to match the skirt.He chose this one.

So which one is your liking?? You like it more with the white top?

Or the skirt is best matched with the black top?

Another dress that I heart, bought from Gymboree long ago. I even bought the matching panty :)
Yan Yan in her leopard dress.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fried Bee Hoon

I uploaded some of my home cook food pictures in my Facebook. A friend asked about my fried bee hoon recipe. She wants a step by step recipe and the bee hoon that I used. In fact my cooking skill is not that good  and I am 'paiseh' when she asks for my recipe.

Anywhere I post the recipe here for my own keepsake.  

The fried bee hoon that I upload in my Facebook account last week

This is for Yan Yan.

Ingredients :

- One packet Golden Dragon brand bee hoon (rice vermicelli) , soaked in warm water for about 20-30 minutes till fully constituted
- 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped finely
- small onions, chopped finely
- carrot, cut to thin stripes
- cabbage, sliced
-dried shrimp
-mince meat / sliced meat
- 1-2 eggs
-fish cakes ( as sides)


soy mixture
- 200 -250ml water from soak dried shrimp
- 1 -2 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
- salt

Method:
1.Shallow fried the fish cakes. Set aside.
2. Fried the eggs, slice it into thin slices and set aside.
3. Heat the wok with oil,shallow fried the dried shrimp until golden brown color. Then use the remain oil to cook the meat. Set aside.
4. Heat the wok with 1 tbsp oil, and saute the garlic and onion till fragrant.
5. Add the bee hoon, carrot and cabbage. Then add the soy mixture making sure the bee hoon are well coated in the mixture so that you have even color and taste. Continue stir fry and add in the dried shrimp and meat.
6. Serve bee hoon in a plate and top with the previously cooked egg strips and fish cakes.