Friday, April 20, 2012

Her Name & My Number

Her Name
Four months ago, Sarah surprised us with writing out her name (S-A-R-A-H); recently, she learnt to include the surname too. I guess school works does help because most of the work sheets required them to write the name on their own.

Now I really looking forward for the day Sarah can writes her full name.

My Mobile Number
My friend Hui Chen has rang my bell about training Sarah to remember my mobile number. I think it will be handy and useful when come to emergency.

I came out with an idea by printing the number on papers, and stick it near her study table and bed separately. Hopefully the more she sees the more she can remember it.

Then again I need to practice the memorization with her (almost daily) to enhance the memory. After two weeks of hard work, she now can make a phone call to me!

Sarah did ask me for her daddy’s number, but I just don’t want to confuse her with so many numbers. We already pleased with her achievement at this stage.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


I have made few types of “kuih” recently. And I am relieved that it still turned out okay that it motivated me wanted to tried more and more…

Pulut Inti
Source: My Kitchen Snippets
Pulut Inti took slightly more in preparation than other “kuih”, but worth it! It’s palatable and everyone gives a thumb-up.

For me, I enjoyed the “wrapping” the most and it was fun shaping the banana leaf and presented it nicely when served.

Abok Abok Sagu
Source: Anncoo Journal
If you don’t mind those chewy-yet-sticky texture foods, and like the aroma of Gula Melaka, this “kuih” might suit your taste buds.

The outcome was kind of…okay; well, I just puzzled by the little bit of bitterness…I suspect it might from the juice of the “young” Pandan leaves.

Sweet Potato Kuih
Source: this recipe came from one of my FB friend; the steps were easy to follow.
300g sweet potato (steamed and mashed)
200g sugar
150g tapioca starch
100ml coconut milk mixed with 150ml water
Some shredded coconut (add some salt and steam for 5 minutes)

1) Mix all the ingredients (except the white shredded coconut)
2) Steam for 10-15 minutes and let it cool
3) Sprinkled with some shredded coconut

Kuih Ketayap
Source: Nasi Lemak Lover
I was not entirely pleased with the outcome; the crepes had a weird (a.k.a artificial) taste. I wonder is it due to the Pandan essence which I’ve used. Luckily Sarah and hubby was not a fussy eater, they finished it with no complaint.

Nevertheless, I have enjoyed so much in making and flapping the crepes.

P/S: The crepes were not in green as I do not have the colouring.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Holiday Mate

It’s that time of the year again – another school holiday, another stay-over from Sarah’s favorite holiday mate, Lik Hwang Kor Kor (together with their grandma).

This time, I did not hear cries or grumble from Sarah about her cousin or vice versa; all I heard was laughter, noises and even some kids talk between them.

Whenever they play, Sarah tends to be the “follower”. Her cousin will come out with a lot of ideas and she will agree to follow his way of playing; maybe that’s why they don’t argue as one was the “leader” while another was “follower”.

Needless to says, Sarah had a superb time with her cousin and grandma; as for me, it also helps to occupied Sarah’s time during holiday instead of idling at home.

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