Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wanton making

My first time again wrapping Wanton. Last weekend bought back the material and yesterday night, I make it as our dinner. The ingredient is simple, but lots chopping work. I used pork, fish (readily fish paste) and prawn.

The stuffing main portion is pork. It is optional for mixing in with fish paste and prawn, but of cause include those in the stuffing make tastier. The portion scale for pork, fish paste and prawn is 2: 1: 0.5.

Minced pork first, then add in fish paste, followed by add in minced prawn. All minced well and mix up till the texture become fine and smooth. At the same time add in water, salt, soya sauce, pepper and mushroom powder.

The wrapping process is fun. I was a bit kelam-kabut on the first few when closing up the wanton skin. As I'm continue wrapping it, it gets better and in shape. I make quite a big wanton and left a bit on closing. The size is 2-3 times of those we eating outside. *chuckle*

Cooking the wanton - boil it till cooked with plain hot water first. When eat, serve with anchovies soup.
This is our dinner yesterday night, wanton accompany with wanton mee.
*Burppp* I took 7 wanton plus the noodle already very full. I made 30 wanton and have lots of left over, enough for my breakfast and lunch today.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cute's Blogger Award


1. Copy Badge "2008 Cute's Blogger Award" and put it on your blog.
2. Link or tell a bit about the person who gave you the award.

Slavemom has a cute name call Ginie. Mother to a pair of adorable kids, XY and CE. A capable fulltime SAHM since 6 years ago. Her boy CE was born just 2 days apart with Terry. We keep each other accompany in MSN too and I love to read her blog on both of her kids.

3. Each one of you who receive this award must list down 10 facts / hobbies about yourself.

* I'm interested in all kind of health products.
* I'm a clean freak.
* I always think how to make more money even I'm a SAHM.
* I'm scare of driving, but now slowly conquer the fear.
* I love computer very much since primary school.
* I must go online everyday, either on computer or from mobile.
* I love shopping and can walk many hours.
* I like to keep in touch with old friends.
* I raised from a small family. I have an elder brother only.
* I wish to travel alone, but don't know when.

4. Pass this award to 10 bloggers and link them in your blog.

Not going to pass this, as many blogs I know got this award already.

Mini Chic Clutch Give Away!

This is not my first time, but 3rd times participate in Mamabliss handmades Giveaway. She is one lovely mummy who like sewing from Singapore. All her sewing work are simply attractive and I'm sure it not selling anywhere. I got no luck on winning previous give away like Eco Bag or wristlet. By doing this now, I'm actually double my chance to win the current give away *grin*

The coming up awesome giving away is Mini Chic Clutch.

Nice? She will be giving away one of these clutch only. All you need to do is by leaving a comment here, make a guess which will be the give away clutch - the red peony print clutch or orange vintage clutch and you'll stand a chance to win it (don't forget to leave down your email).

All are invited to participate regardless where you from. The closing date is 7th March 2009 (23:59 Singapore time)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Awesome Site Award

Thanks Amidrin once again recognise my blog and also to your love and support all these while. I'm so glad for this is the 2nd time received this award too. I will do my best to keep this blog as awesome as possible :P

Politics Survey

I just answered a phone call survey asking about politic questions between Badawi, Najib and Anwar. This is something very new to me. As I'm working in research line before, all we did was about products and services survey. Because of our country current politics messes and the coming new replacement of PM, this have come to a concern of getting our opinion how we think of those leaders.

The interviewer gave all sort of statements regarding their behaviour in carry out task and towards contribution to the country and religion. I need to rate (1-10) those ppl from a few aspects and agree or not agree on it. Also a series of statements asking who between Najib and Anwar I prefer. One of those statement I remember the most which ask very direct, "Siapa yang rasuah?" I said Najib. LOL! Of cause on and off this interviewer did agree on some of my responses and she said almost all the statement ppl are given Anwar as answer. Yes, me too 98%.

Questions also ask about the recent politic mess in Perak whether related to Najib and those on the Sultan Perak side too...well to some I know how to answer, to some I'm not so sure, coz I already tired reading all those politic news since last election.

I hope by giving my opinion, at least the media can find out who the leader we country ppl prefer. Hopefully we get a better leader to lead the country for a better tomorrow.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Pregnancy and Delivery Story Tag

Thanks Mummy Gwen for this special tag. Pregnancy and delivery is a very precious moments for all mummies. I will never forget my pregnancy days and delivery moment. My full delivery story is here too.

1. WAS YOUR FIRST PREGNANCY PLANNED? Within a year after married.
3. WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS? Surprise, happy and at the same time worried.
5. HOW OLD WERE YOU? I was 26.
6. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT? I missed my period. Also used the pregnancy test kit to confirm.
9. DUE DATE? 31 May 2006
10. DID YOU HAVE MORNING SICKNESS? Nope. I was less appetite and only want soup and rice at very beginning and also I can't stand the smells of cooking and even watch TV showing those delicious food also can makes me feel like vomit.
11. WHAT DID YOU CRAVE? Western food - steak, in 3rd trimester.
16. DID YOU HAVE A BABY SHOWER? Nope. We have a simple fullmoon celebration at home, at restaurant with families and a small party with church member together with baby dedication and prayer.
17. WAS IT A SURPRISE OR DID YOU KNOW? I surprise on the whole pregnant process and baby moving in tummy.
18. DID YOU HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY? A week upon end of my pregnancy, I got vaginal fungus infection. I need stuff med down-south and before complete the course, my baby was born.
19. WHERE DID YOU GIVE BIRTH? Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre, Ampang.
20. HOW MANY HOURS WERE YOU IN LABOR? I was induced by taking drops coz my cervix not open. My labour lasted 16 hours. After taking drops, I still can eat and watch TV. My contraction pain only came 5 hours before giving birth.
21. WHO DROVE YOU TO THE HOSPITAL? My hubby. It was midnight, accompanied with my mum too.
23. WAS IT NATURAL OR C-SECTION? Natural birth.
24. DID YOU TAKE MEDICINE TO EASE THE PAIN? Just painkillers where they injected on my buttock once then I sleep and took laughing gas an hour more before give birth. No Epidural. Laughing gas did makes me dizzy and I almost no energy to push my baby out.
31. HOW OLD IS YOUR FIRST BORN TODAY? He is 33 months now.

Share with me your delivery and pregnancy story too,
Sting, Vivian, Angel's Mummy and Debbie

Friday, February 20, 2009

Best Prints Ever!

This is my second time getting EOE Online printing service, I must say there are absolutely efficient and it is my best ever printing experience! This set of free photo print was a reward from Blogger's Reviews I did last month.

I only manage to upload my photo for print yesterday morning and guess what, I got this prints on hand the next day afternoon. Thanks for the super efficient delivery service and to the printing staff too, you all did a great job. The photo printing quality is also the best ever! They print using the Kodak paper with glossy coat and the photo colour adjustment is just right.

The process of uploading photos till Check Out from the printing order was a pleasant one too. The online customer service is always ready there to assist me with a click of button. Overall, I'm extremely satisfied for everything.

For bloggers who wants to enjoy the free prints, you are not too late yet. There are even more now, in the Blogger's Review Program - Ultimate, you can get 50 x 4R and extra 2 x 8R photos. So, what you wait for? Action now!

For those who still have more to print, please do it now. Don't miss the online print promotion for 4R @RM0.30 and 5R @RM0.50, this will last till 31st March 2009. With print above RM50.00, you will get a Free 8R-size 2009 Calendar with beautiful designs plus your choice of photo on it. I can't stop myself asking friends around me to try their service, cause no where can find that good price in printing and top customer service.

When think of photo printing, think of EOE Online.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Best Mom Award

I'm so honour to get this The Best Mom award from Mommy Angel. Thank you very much for that, it did reminds and encourage me to do better and better. I still always think that I'm not the best yet :P

The rules:
1. Show the award logo in your post.
2. Pick a picture you have with your kiddo(s).
3. Post should include your best experience as a Mom.
3. Nominate other blogger mom's out there that you consider the best mom, like yourself.

Being a mum is the most tough job in the world. So far I'm still love the role very much. Watching my boy growing up is the priceless moment. I'm so happy, I do not miss any single of that accompany him to grow and learn together with him.

There is no turn back time in his growing years, so being a Stay-At-Home-Mom since he borned, I'm no regret at all. It is all so worth being tired taking care of him and having sleepless night.

I'm glad this blogsphere are surrounded with many mommies friend, hope this nice award are with you too - RamblingMoo,
Mummy Moon, EverydayHealy, Baby Darren and Mummy-in-vain.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Terry at 32 months old

Terry 32 months
Was actually plan to wrote his 30th month's milestone, just too late for that and keep till today (what a lazy mum..). Now before he ends his 32 months old, I better do a detail update as much as possible. Since the last milestones update, he definately have significant improvement and progressive growing.

Height: 97cm
Weight: almost 14kg

Eating Pattern
Feeding him twice a day have been a torturing task and stressful job to me since few months ago. It really testing my patient to the max. Mainly is due to his speed of finish his meal. He can take up to 2 hours to finish a small bowl of rice. Back then, I still finding the right method how to makes him eat faster. If we eating out it is worst, in the entire dine-in time, his speed can only finish 3-4 spoons. At home, so far this is the ways I have try to make him eat faster,
  • Feeding with half spoon full
  • Keep stroking his cheek to ask him to swallow (he chew till very fine and still keep in the mouth)
  • Bring all his toys and books in front of him and at the same time play together with him
  • Put on his favourite cartoons or songs on TV
  • Rice accompany with snack (biscuit or raisin)
  • Open the door and close him outside
  • The last resort I will start to shout, keep away all this things, off the TV and smack him
But all the above fails too. He still in his regular speed to finish his meal everyday. Unless if I cook his favourite dish, he can finish a bit faster like 1-1.5 hours. His favourite dish with rice are fried taufu with minced meat and baked bean with minced meat+egg. Porridge once or twice a week mainly for his vege consumption.

Last week, during those CNY meal time, he seems improve a lot. He can spoon feed himself..whereby I will scoop up the rice in the spoon and he will take the spoon and put into his mouth with minimal rice and food falls down. I happy enough he can did it. At this moment still need much of my help when he eats by himself. But at least, that way he can finish his bowl in less than an hour time.

Eat almost all adult foods and outside foods. I let him eat spicy food too like curry chicken and roti canai. Now I seldom purposely cook for him, unless really really not suitable for him to eat, then I will settle him with porridge. Only vege he still quite picky on it. I try to cut smaller piece, so that he not really notice when put into mouth. For outside food, normally we will get him kid's set or kid's meal. He needs a portion by himself now, no longer shared with me on mee or rice.

Least favour on mee suah since last 2 months.

Very restricted on snacks. So far I only allow him to eat biscuits, raisin and juices. He never eat ice-cream before. Will try to let him take yogurt and cultured milk again. Previously because of Bronchiolitis and cough easily I have stop it for quite some times.

When comes to drink water, he wants me to drink together with him. I drink from cup while he drink from straw cup. Sometime he also wants to play, whereby after he drink from straw cup, he wants to sip from my cup then back to him straw cup. With only this repeat actions only he can drink more at a time. This pattern has been change lately, he can drink by himself when I call out for water time or pass him the tumbler.

Speech Development
Able to repeat words after us more and more now and more accurate too. For those he unable to pronounce he still proceed with baby language.

Able to pronounce words ending with "-s" accurately, like press, bus, yes, please and etc.

Know the meaning of "Sorry". If he accidentally knock down books, toys or things, he will say "Sorry, car", "Sorry, train" and etc... When he trips and falls, he also mention "Sorry" to himself. LOL!

Favourite words - "Mummy, please". He will say it non-stop after being scold, when I'm not talk to him (angry) or want to eat something which I not allow. He will stop till I said,"ok, ok, please." If I remain quiet he will start to cry.

When I said "No", "Wait" or "Later". He will "Please, please, please" non-stop.

Love to sing. Twinkle-twinkle Little Star, ABC songs, Happy Birthday and etc..he can sing the whole song with lots of his own language in between, but not out of tune.

Good in recognise and reading all capital alphabet and numbers (1-20). For numbers he can read out 1 to 10 Mandrin too. Point to any of it and he can read it out immediatedly. He still not good in recognise J,K and L only.

Still speaking lots of single words. The most accurate sentence he can say is "爸, 睡觉." in Mandarin.

He will say when he wants to eat or drink, but not when want to pass motion.

He able to describe to me in simple, what he has done when we came back from a place. He will say those things he sees or plays.

Love to call out family members - gong-gong, po-po, jiu-jiu, gu-gu, kor-kor. When he saw those around he will call many times. He can call many many times till you respond him.

Sleeping Pattern
Like to sleep on pillow, even he is out of that, he will move his head back to the pillow.

Good at adjusting himself back to the mattress too when nap on the floor.

When its time to nap, just give him the mattress, his nappy cloth and bolster and he will grab whatever he wants to accompany him to sleep. Most of the time is all his favourite car.

Want me to sleep facing him, if turn away from him, he will "Mummy, please..." again non-stop.

Every night, things to do before he wants to sleep - Talk, pray, watch 8 or more video clips from my mobile phone, see photo (caller pic) of popo, gong gong, jiu jiu, daddy and also himself (camera photo).

2 things he insists to do by himself. Bring back the milk bottles to kitchen and bring out his potty from bathroom. If I did it, he will cry, take and put it back to the original place and he do it again. Many things he will goes by his insist manner according to him favour.

Quite choosy now. Like who he wants to put on his shoe, who he wants to hold hand with when bring him to walk, who he wants to pull off his pant to pee and this moment not to the extend he choose himself which cloth or shoe to wear.

He can share his favourtite toys with some peer age's kids, some not. He will snatch it back. I still having hard time to teach him how to share things.
First time played with Baby Xin Tyen. They gets along well.

Both lower second mollars are fully erupted.

Able to do thumbs up sign indicating good boy or very good. He also can go counting with fingers very well showing 1 to 10.

Still not able to jump with both legs and drinks from cup yet.

Magic word to stop his loud cry from being scold, cry for hurt, cry for this or that is SORRY. He can stop immediatedly after the word "SORRY" being say with no further sobbing at all.

Can stay still in front of camera at appointed place. At home he able to follow instruction, but not when outdoor. When ask to smile, he will do the Darlie smile showing off all his teeth.

Change 2 milk powder brands. He was on Dutch Lady Friso Gold till like 31 months old. Later, we switch to Sustagen Junior. He was not really like it, cause he finish it slow. I test drink on it, it is quite sweet on the Vanilla flavour. After finish 2 boxes, we switched to Gain Plus Advance Eye-Q from Abott. So far, he got no problem with it and stool are ok too.

Refuse to sit by himself in car ride. Want me to hug him, sit on my lap or stand at the leg room beside window.

Master in changing channels from remote control. When we watching others, he will change back to his cartoon channel. He knows well the cartoon channel numbers.

He is definately crazy for cars. That explain why he is very happy to go on road and tell you 'car, car, car' and call the opposite direction cars 'car coming'. Same goes to his books, he only favour the "Transportation" object book. He can read and recognise all the transportation inside. Also my brother's Auto Magazine is his favourite too. He will flip the pages and when see those luxury big car, he'll say "Wah, so big".

So far all his car collection

Name all his toy cars. I didn't taught him this. But, so coincident all the car colours are those colours we having in our family. So he began to name it as pa car, popo car, gong-gong car, jiu jiu car, mummy car, sport car, police car and etc. He never get bored with all his toys. He can play the same set of toys for very long, as long as the set of car is there, he is a happy boy.

He even can't leave them alone when nap.

Google's Judy Needs!

Have been reading this tag passing around, finally Kristie gets me to join and she wants to know what Judy needs!

The way it works is you type your name in Google and then needs i.e (Judy needs), and see what comes up!

It is so funny to find out and read the titles all leading with "Judy Needs". Here are mine,

Judy needs her morning coffee
I'm not addicted to coffee at all, so a few cups of morning plain water will do.

Judy needs to pay her taxes
Everybody does need that, goverment tax! but so far I still not up to the limit for paying income tax. (oppss, I see forms are everywhere now).

Judy needs to get out of the shelter
After the 6 boring days close up at home, I extremely, desperately, very need that.

Judy needs a job
Probably one day when I'm no longer a SAHM.

Judy needs to run for president of the U.S.
Hahaha, think I would never get a chance, perhaps rephase it a bit, I needs to run for the home lil' boss.

I'm passing this tag to: Sting , Mommy Angel and Mummy Moon.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Get Yourself Tagged & Win A Prize

This is a special tag from Sue Momster which can stand a chance to win a nice bento box. In order to get qualified for the contest, all need to do is post the 6th picture from your 6th album and tag 6 person.

Get yourself tagged and win yourself a prize from Emily’s Busy World. This lovely lady whom I met her over at the Bento Party last year is giving away a complete bento set. Check out the bento box HERE.

Hurry don’t miss the chance now, hop over to her blog and leave a comment and remember to link back her blog into your tag. Contest ends on Valentine’s Day- midnight.

Here the the 6th picture from my 6th album.

Terry with my SIL#2 at 14th day of CNY. He always mess with her, grab her toy, mess her bed, plays and etc.

Share this chance with these 6 mummies too - Mummy Moon, Mummy Angel, Chen Xi & Mama, Wonderful Life, Lovely Mummy, Agnes.

Be fast to complete before 11.59pm. It ends today, sorry for passing this to you in short time, hope it is not too late, as I also got this tag today.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Festive dish - Mushroom Clams

It was my first attempt cooking this Mushroom Clams. This is one of my favourite dish during CNY. Needless to say, mushroom is always a famous dish during festival and it always goes well with abalone, clams or scallop. Yesterday I try to cook it myself. It is simple to cook actually and simply taste good.

Ingredients (3-4 person):

1 can Clams
16 pieces medium size Mushroom (soak overnight)
4-5 pieces medium size Scallops
¼ piece chicken breast meat / 1 drumstick (optional: pork lean meat)

Small piece of Ginger
4 slices Garlic (chop fine)
3 tablespoon Cooking Oil
1 pinch of Sugar

800ml Water
Salt to taste

Steps to cook:-
  1. Heat the wok, pour in oil and stir fried garlic.
  2. Put in mushroom and ginger. Stir fried till fragrant.
  3. Scoop up everything from the wok and put into a pot to boil.
  4. Add in water, turn to low fire when boil for 2 hours.
  5. 35 minutes later, add in sugar, meat and scallops.
  6. Check the water level, if started to get less can add in water.
  7. Continue boil till the mushroom is soft and tender. You can now smell the fragrant mushroom broth.
  8. Add in clams and the soup from the can quarter to half (preferrable), salt and boil for another 5 minutes. Note: DO NOT boil long after add in clams, you will find the clams hard if overcooked.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Cont' - My 2009 Chinese "Niu" Year

Continue from here.

1/2 (初七)
The 7th day of CNY is call 人日 means birthday for everybody. We didn't celebrate it. Early morning went to market buy food for the week and pack breakfast. Later in the afternoon went to watch movie - The Wedding Game with my brother at TGV, Sunway Pyramid. Before shows start able to take the remaining 45 minutes hunt back 2 pair new shoes. Great discount is still on. I know many ppl 'pantang' to buy shoe and cut hair during CNY (it means shoe - 'hai' (sigh) and cut hair - no 'fatt') but who cares la. After movie, dinner at Jusco food court before heading home.

While I'm away, hubby take care of the boy and ask him to prepared porridge as dinner. The cooking just need less than 2 minutes, whereby he only needs to press the START cook button from the rice cooker. The ingredients (oyster, scallop, garlic, salt and rice) all I prepared and dump in before I go. I wrote on a paper what time start cooking, the water level put in the rice cooker and half time need to pour in the pork rib. Also, instruction on making milk (how many oz) to give the boy in the evening, thats it. Simple instruction.

Reach home before 8pm. The boy was napping, I saw a big bowl of porridge on the table. Then I saw something different, got anchovies in the porridge which I not putting in. How come? I began to ask. Pork rib not being cook, still sitting in the fridge. He went and pour in the overnight anchovies soup from the pot as water to cook the porridge. OMG...that pot of soup I want to throw away one as it was overnight already. So, a pot of tasty porridge being ruined by the overnight soup. I'm quite fuming as I was plan the boy also having the same porridge. Now just give me extra work. I summon him to finish everything. Man oh time got to paste the instruction on his shirt and keep phone calling...

Without wasting time, I clear the pot and cook porridge again for the boy with the pork rib. The boy wakes, I don't know what happen to him, he refused to eat, moody (look like not feeling well, but not) and just want milk. So, just settle him with milk and I finish the pork rib porridge.

Thats my 'People Day'.

2/2 - 4/2 (初八 - 初十)
Hubby starts work. That also mean I got to back to my boring SAHM routine. Still feel so lazy.

5/2 - 7/2 (初十一 - 初十三)
Hubby having conference at Genting with complementary 2 nights stay at First World Hotel Suite. Initially he asked us to go too. But I refused to go, as I don't want to be alone with the boy, stay in the room while he out for meeting. So, I went back to my parents home and overnight there. Thursday night, ask friend out to have drinks at Old Town Kopitiam (Puchong) and Friday noon, visit friends in ex-company and lunch with them at Mid Valley. Looks like this is the only day I able to met up friends.

At parent's home, I got the chance to sleep till 10am. My boy is jolly enough as my parents plays and entertain him, bring him to walk, feed him and bath him. He can live without me. Saturday evening, back home cook dinner for 3 and clean up. A fast one, I cooked a soup and curry chicken (mild spicy). The boy also having the same dishes. Glad that, he likes it.

8/2 (初十四)
FIL invite relatives and my parents for lou sang lunch at Restaurant Pik Wah. It was full house in the restaurant. FIL loves this place very much as they serve tasty course with valuable price. We have 8 course CNY set lunch. This would be my last round of lou sang for this CNY. Again the boy have a bowl of rice with shark fin soup and some fish. When he is full he get down the seat and walk around play with everyone.

PIL and my family

FIL's brother, sister, hubby's cousin and all

9/2 (元宵节)
Last day of CNY - Chap Goh Mei, also Chinese Valentine's day. Traditionally this day, those unattached single will throw oranges in to pond and make wishes in hope to find a partner. That night heavy rain. Luckily it stop after 30 minutes. We back to FIL's house have dinner, chit-chat, yakking CNY snacks and watch TV. Terry has jolly time again to play with SILs. We back at 10pm.

That's how I spent my 15 days CNY. A simple one..whereby least visiting to do and I got more time for myself.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Moo-Moo Year Red Packet Design

Since we were having a quiet CNY, this year Terry also getting very very less ang pao. The total red packet amount received is about RM350. While I open up those red packets, I like to check on the red packets design too.

During my single days, I used to collect and keep red packets, but I have abandon this hobby since few years ago. Last year I did a same post too on red packet design and I find that this is a great idea too, capture those special one and save it in blog post.

Here are those special we got this year.

With Moo-Moo from Alliance Bank, Red Box and Hong Leong Bank

With words "Ru Yi" from Standard Chartered, Nautini and CIMB

Top: EON Bank and OCBC Bank. Bottom: Cute packets given from my aunty.