Thursday, February 20, 2014

No wording at all!

Remember I asked Adam when borrowing book from library, make sure it has words so he can practice read. But, this week this it what he got.

100% picture. And he had borrowed this book last year. He said to me, "I didn't see my name there so I took it".

He surprised us in many ways. Bad and good. Oh boy!

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Cereal box again

Do you know how much we can do with cereal box. Today we make a little stage from cereal box, with puppets and a few props too.

I helped cutting out one side of the cereal box. Then, Adam started to draw and color in the box.

He made 3D grass and tree, and drew rainbow, mountain and river. I added sun and clouds. It is up to our imagination.

I made two props and letting him making the third one.

We used ice-cream stick and make a hole so the puppet can go up, down and side ways.

It is fun! We get to make it and play with it. You can also try other varieties like, printing out the puppets.

They even gave name to all those puppets. Bobo, pipi and Leni :-)

Adam with handmade paper puppets and stage.

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Sunday, February 16, 2014


Every occasion or festival, I will do my best to celebrate it either by little gathering or cooking something special or little party.

This year J is 43 years old :-). We are getting old, aren't we. Anyway my boy planned to have something for him.

So with my help, we started with making card. This is something that 5 years old can do, he made numbers and I helped to glued on paper, quite tricky for him to do by himself.

Paste on the card, and write any message inside.

Sophie also tried her best to write J's name on the card. I often write first for them, and my kids will copy.

We also decorated the party hat that we recycle every year :-p. Last birthday at this home.

I cooked something special for dinner.

And have layered cake with candles. My kids really love celebrating birthday. Happy birthday babe! You are an awesome husband and dad!

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Salah dan tak nak mengalah

Girl3: I saw a big television on the road just now, you know!

Boy5: Oh, it called smart board. And we have smart board in my class room.

Girl3: My classroom also has smart board. It called black board, you know!

I love to hear my kids conversation. They are amusing, and Sophie learns to speak proper and better English day after day. My neighbour who has teenagers said this is the best time to enjoy with kids, they will want to spend time with their teenager friends rather than us, so if your kids is clingy, shy and just want to be with you, treat this as your precious time.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014


I encouraged my kids to read and read, instead of playing game iPad.

So I always ask Adam to find more words in the book when borrowing from school library.

But yesterday, he came back with this one.

I wonder if he wants to "mengelat" reading simple word only.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

SAHM or Working Mum

It is 10:51pm, I just finished making "nasi goreng kaw kaw (beef)" for Adam lunch box tomorrow. It is our left over rice from dinner today. Everything is cleaned,  pots, pans and floor, and now it is time for me.

Recently, someone(many) shared a link of a letter to SAHM from working Mum, vice-versa. Some shared with sarcastic comments and some just encourage comment, agree and disagree. I have been in both situations, and I don't think there should be justification if someone wants to continue working or being a stay at home mum, as for me both letter coming from a common scenario of being a mum.

There is not much argument or article about stay at home father, Single mum/dad who is working to support family.

What ever we are doing, we want to do the best for our children and for our family.

Anyway since it is me time, I am going to browse what to get for myself :-D


One day, (while I was helping at Adam's school) his teacher told me a story of Adam at school as they were learning about family and their name

Teacher: What is your mother's name? 
Adam: .....MUMMY...
Teacher: No what I meant, what is your dad called your mummy?
Adam: ....BABE....

She just called me Adam's mum from that onwards. 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Where we live

J just got a drone. This is a kind of picture he got recently.

Spot him!

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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

CNY 2014

Chinese New Year is big celebration in Malaysia. Especially in Penang where majority are Chinese. Because of that we make a plan that every Chinese New Year we will be going out of Penang.

Anyway, for this year, we are making some of Chinese New Year craft, on top of what my kids have at their school.

We started with drawing Sakura.

And we also made our own Sakura tree, from dried branches, and soft tissue paper.

Adam made a CNY garland to decorate in his playroom.

And then hang on the wall and shelves.

We were in Cyberjaya during Chinese New Year, with one reason to get this :-) Alhamdulillah, we managed to lock price that we want.

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