Monday, December 26, 2011

My Special Day 2011

It’s time of the year again, in December, not only Christmas but also my birthday (on 27th); and the annual eating-outing to celebrate that is the thing I wanted to do most every year with my family.





This year hubby has given me two birthday pressies, again. I never expected he had bought me a smart phone as my current one can still be used (but he said we cannot afford an iPhone, so I have to make do with this Android set).



The second gift is a sling bag; it will convenient for me to store my personal belonging when outing. Prior to this, I always “tumpang” hubby’s backpack.



But the real kicker is at the dinner in TGIF. While we were eating, I saw a lady holding a bouquet on her hands; I did not sense a thing until she walked towards our table and my husband nodded his head to signal that I am the one.

Oh dear, the flowers is for me! This is surreal and I was in total shocked. His very first bouquet to me… (He must have done something bad lately, uh?)



I am deeply touched by the effort that he has put in on all these. Yes, I know, I am lucky, and I always count my blessing.


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Friday, December 23, 2011

Spelling Development

I’ve never guide Sarah in spelling. According to teachers, she will only learn Spelling, “Ejaan” and “Ting Xie” when she’s in year-five class. Therefore, I believe Sarah have zero idea about all these until she starts her school next term.

Few days ago, she surprised us by spelled out and writes the S-A-R-A-H all by herself; although she only remembered these five alphabets but it’s already enough to make us proud.



Friday, December 16, 2011

Bruises

I would consider Sarah an active kid; she run, jump and of course fall down sometimes. Her legs always have bruises and if they are too small, we will just leave it as it is.

This time, I think the blue-black mark is little too many over both her legs therefore I’ve used some lotion to massage on them; according to old folks this will quicken the healing. See, its colour have changed so much after a day.



The funniest part is Sarah enjoy the rubbing a lot. She prefers “hard one” rather than just gentle massage.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Muachi, Sesame Sponge Cake & Salad


Muachi

I love this dessert but hardly find it here in my area; that’s why I am just too happy to come across this muachi recipe from Ohbin.

It only involves few steps in making the glutinous rice and to have a flavourful muachi, the peanuts have to be pan-roasted. It took me 25 minutes but it worth the effort.

The peanuts indeed bring aroma to muachi. After few attempts this latest outcome was to my greatest satisfaction.

And here is the recipe in English:

Ingredients A:
250g glutinous rice flour
375ml water (I adjusted to 370ml)
3 tablespoons sugar

Ingredients B (mixed):
Pan-roasted peanuts and sesame seeds
Sugar

Instructions:
1. Mix well of ingredients A. (I find the mixture smoother if mixed using fingers).
2. Grease the steaming pan with some oil and steam the mixture for 45 minutes.
3. After 45 minutes, when it becomes a dough, stir it in the same direction until it become opaque. (I suggest using wooden chopstick for the stirring).
4. Leave to cool.
5. Cut the dough and rolled it in Ingredients B.





Steamed Sesame Sponge Cake
It’s easy to make and it just need very few ingredients. I like the sesame flavor in the cake. Give it a try, ladies, and hope you will like it, the “oil-free” cake.





Salad with Peanuts

My very first try serving salad with peanuts, and it taste superb! The shredded cucumber and carrots are so crunchy and the pan-roasted peanuts definitely add a kick to it.