Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas this year

If you ask me about Christmas is all about presents in our home. It is the day we are spoiling our children. My kids were well behave towards Christmas.

My son wanted me to make ginger bread house, which we usually get the kit from cold storage. But this year they didn't have it, so I made this from scratch. :-) I am quite an artist. :P We made minced pies because it is the most delicious I have ever had and cheaper than buying ready made.

The deco

No chimney...courtyard will do for Santa

I wrapped 33 presents. (Gulp!!!)

That didn't include the stuffs in the socks. (GULP)

They are lucky kids.

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Big boy

Adam and his outfit ready to scoot. I shall write about his scooter that my mother in law (+us) got for Christmas.

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Pretend play

It is so funny to listen to my kids pretend play with dollies at home.
Acting like mommy, teacher, doctor etc.

Adam and Sophie celebrating Kiliah's birthday (one of the Dolly's name is Kiliah... Manalah dia dapat nama)

Sophie fed medicine to a little girl.

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Few more days

It was about 3 weeks ago when J and I thought that we haven't bought anything for our kids. But out of sudden we felt that we over did it this year. SPOIL.

Today my friend came to deliver presents to them. So kids are going to be spoilt rotten this year. I have to agree that they have been good, most of the time. They deserve it.

We were panic last 3 weeks, but as finished packing and labeling last 2 days, my expression was WOW!!!!

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Sunday, December 16, 2012


At our resident playground. Adam was always afraid of go on swing by himself. Since ever he saw Soph on the swing by himself, he loves to try and loves helping Soph to swing.

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Saturday, December 08, 2012

Sophie and language

Sophie is 25 months plus today. So many things that I would like to write about her here, but let me just cut short of writing about her speaking skill.

I admit that daily early reading will help kids to speak faster and better. At this age, she has asked me "why", and even answer to the why questions.

Like when I asked her "why don't you want to poo in the toilet Soph?" Her answer is "because I don't like". One if the favorite asked question when I said she can't do something, "Is it because...?"

Seriously sometimes feel like speaking to adult.

When ask for something she will use "Can I have ...?" With or with our please occasionally. Proper English.

And can be playful too. Like one day when J asked her to sit down. Her answer is "sit down here or here or here?"

Interesting to see how is she progressing and many unexpected things are coming :-)

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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Food for gift

I always amaze at Japanese food culture. Of course I love Japanese food, on top of my experience living in Japan and my daily life being surrounded by Japanese friends. It is so "tekitou" (proper) in a lot of things they do, that what I like about Japan. As simple as the way the wrapped and packed their food for gift.
But, today my topic is not about the Japanese food or people. It is about this pineapple cake which is packed in this lovely packaging just like the way many of Japanese food for souvenir. That was my first thought as soon as I saw it during weekend market at Strait Quay Penang.

This pineapple cake made by Gartien and is so good. My English husband who is pineapple tart rated this as his most favorite pineapple cake.
For the size of nearly 3 times of many pineapple tart in the market, RM38 is not bad at all. Check out their website at, and they also have another branch in Australia.
This is definitely going to be our must have souvenirs from Penang. :-)
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Monday, December 03, 2012


When took out Christmas decoration from the store cupboard I found this tent that J bought from Giant for RM50.
It has been up since last Saturday for the kids.

At first we put in the courtyard, but we don't want it to get wet so we moved inside. As usual kids are terrorizing the house.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

The little shopper

When I was with Adam at swimming pool, J brought Sophie to shop :-)

Candy dough

One of the afternoon Adam and I made this. It disappeared quickly into kids tummy.