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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Second School holiday for year 2014

Time flies very fast...Now is the second school holiday for this year. It means Ryan has been in Primary 1 for half year, another half year to go... we will have our long break and we are looking forward for our holiday back to Medan.
During this school holiday, we do not have any plan at all. No holiday trip. We just have a good rest at home. As for me, I really have a good rest. Wake up slightly late from the normal time. Do some spring cleaning for my house. At least I can have a good time watching TV programme.
One week is over and we have one more week to go...after that, everything will be back to normal routine again.
For this time, Ryan managed to get a good result in his Semester 1 test. He got 1st position in class. Well done, Ryan !!!

So how is your school holiday? ....

Sunday, March 23, 2014

First school holiday for 2014

At last school holiday is coming. Both me and Ryan have been waiting for this Day to come. Next week onwards we can have a good rest at home. We can sleep late and wake up late. So good.....

Last Friday, Ryan got his 1st report card after studying for about 3 months and I feel satisfied with his result.
Ryan got 1st rank in class and 1st rank for BM stream for Primary 1. Yes..Ryan was enrolled in BM stream. His class has a total of 40 students and only 2 chinese in his class. I also told Ryan....it is fine, you can also mix around with other races in your class and now he has some Iban friends. They also hang around together during the recess time.
I hope Ryan can also maintain his good results...****

As for me, I will also have a week break from my work (Mon to Friday 's job) but weekend I still need to go back for my English tuition lesson. I also plan to do some spring cleaning, make some cakes n jellies during this school holiday.

So how is your holiday.....?

Monday, January 13, 2014

New Life in 2014

It has been almost two weeks Ryan steps to his Primary school. At first I was getting anxious because I enrolled Ryan to BM stream. But luckily Ryan can adapt well in his new environment.
He has few new friends in his class. The only problem is Ryan is trying hard to understand the Malay language that most of his teacher speaks.

I really hope Ryan can do well in his study...

As for myself, I am getting busy with my works everyday except on public holiday I can have a good rest at home.

***  Will be Continued ***

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

His first time......***

Last month before the school holiday, Ryan told me that he joined the colouring contest organized by Public Bank. ....and when we were in Kuching for our short holiday trip, my husband received a call to collect a gift for all participants from one of the Public Bank branch.
After came back from our Kuching trip, Ryan and I went to collect the free gift at Public Bank and such a surprised when the bank staff told me that Ryan got the 1st prize from the colouring contest.
We were so happy because it was Ryan's first time getting 1st prize in the colouring contest.

Thank you Public Bank for organizing this contest.**

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

School Holiday is Here

Tomorrow will be the last day of school for Ryan...he is going to have a long holiday and this year we do not plan to go back to my hometown Medan. We will just stay at Sibu during this holiday. Only on early Dec, we will have a short holiday trip to Kuching as I need to renew my passport.
As for me, tomorrow is my happiest day. After busy with work for a year, at last I can have a break for more than a month.

We are all looking forward for next week...as my sis n mom are coming over to visit us. Not to forget, they will bring all nice food for us to enjoy here. They will be here for about a week.

So what is your plan for this school holiday?.....

Monday, October 7, 2013

Always miss you, Grandma...

Last night we got a shock news from my husband's uncle that grandma(husband's grandma) was in hospital and in critical condition. According to the doctor, we just need to get ready ourselves for the Day to come.
This morning, I went to visit my husband's grandma early in the morning together with my husband. She was in coma,....out of sudden......her condition was getting worse. No breathing,but still have a heartbeat and her condition was unstable. And the next 5 mins, grandma passed away peacefully.

Grandma, we will always miss you...
Rest in Peace...

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Discover a new playground

This is a backdated post.

I can't remember when we went to this playground at one of the housing estate opposite Sibu Hospital. The playground is pretty new and still clean and it was very crowded when we reached there around 5.30pm.
Unfortunately, Ryan was not getting excited over the playground. He even refused to play with it. On one hand, it was good because I was so worry about this HFMD . We just walked around the park, it was tiring but we enjoyed so much.

Our next mission was to bring a bicycle for Ryan to cycle on the track on our next visit. Of course, Ryan was so happy and could not wait for that day to come. Stay tuned ya !!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

At last the Day comes....to us

After been waiting and waiting,at last we are now on holiday mood. We do not travel to any part of the town,just have a good rest at home.

For me, I have some test papers(monthly test)to be marked and prepared the report card to be pass to my students the week after the Gawai Holiday.
I am pleased that my tuition class is off for a week too,so I can spend more time with Ryan and my hubby at home.
Of course, I did some spring cleaning for my house especially the window and door and some spider webs start to hanging on the ceiling , they need to be clear too. Not to forget, I also get myself busy in the kitchen....doing some baking and cooking.

orange butter cake( in small cup)

 Before the school holiday, our school celebrated Teacher's Day on 23 May'13, it was mt first time celebrating Teacher's Day with all students.Parents brought lot of food to share among the kids and teachers. Some parents even gave a gift to teachers. And this is what I received .....

For Ryan, this school holiday is really a relaxing day. Basically he just spend time on playing games, watching TV, doing some homeworks (given by mummy), napping, playing with toys and doing some colouring.
Sometimes I will brought him for a walk...we did window and grocery shopping together, we enjoyed it so much.

On top of that, I also received a few prizes from contest that I won.
from AAF - facebook (guess , what is it?)

from MPH bookstore - facebook (guess,what is this?)

Win from mother's day contest - Thanks Wenn

 Guys,....so how do your spend your holiday ??? going for overseas trip?? or just laze at home like me??

Monday, May 20, 2013

Can't wait for school holiday

Lately I was kinda busy and hardly have a free time to surf net , watch TV or even do some baking in my kitchen....why?
The answer is : started from this month May, I work half day during weekdays (from Mon-Frid) as a playgroup teacher. It is my first experience teaching young children ,it is fun although feel tiring at the end of the day.
Of course, I have to wake up slightly earlier every morning to prepare breakfast for 3 of us, send Ryan off to school and drive to work before 7.30am.

The best part that I like this kindee is it follows the government school holiday. Unlike some other kindee, they do not do so.
At least when Ryan is on school holiday, I am off from work too and we get to spend more time together. Both of us can't wait for this coming school holiday...we are counting off the days.

As for my tuition, I will have a break for one week too....at last, I can have a good rest at home.
So far, we have no plan for any holiday trip yet. so probably we just spend our quality time together at home.

..................to be continue >>>>>>

Monday, May 6, 2013

His second winning

Last week on 1st May (which was a Labour Day), I brought Ryan to join a colouring contest at one of the kindee in our town ( just for fun ). We reached there quite early and it was started around 8.30pm and lasted for about 2 hours.
The weather was so hot,but lucky for those kindee level, it was held inside the classroom (equipped with fans). Since the location is not near to my house, I just waited there till Ryan finish his colouring.

This is the result....can win or not?....

After that, we have to wait for the result out from the oven. We were being entertained with some games while waiting for the result.
After waiting for an hour.......the most tension part came.....


Ryan 's name was called , he is one of the consolation prize winner for this contest. He received a box of Buncho oil pastel.

Well done, boy....

Ryan received his prize

Taken with other consolation prize winners

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Colouring Contest ( for 1Malaysia )

Last Tuesday, Ryan's teacher informed me that there will be a colouring contest on last Saturday (20/3/2013),the location is near my house(one of the shopping mall in our town). The main problem was both me and my hubby were at work. so I tried to contact my mother-in-law whether can help me to bring Ryan for this contest .
Yes...a positive answer from MIL.....enrolled Ryan for this contest and got ready all the things that he needed.

On that night,after work. my hubby went to meet up with Ryan & MIL while I was teaching at tuition school. By that time hubby reached there, Ryan was colouring half-way. He sat in the middle,so bit far to see how is his colouring's result.  Too bad they did not manage to catch a picture of what was he coloured that night.
It started from 5pm - 7pm, after that they went for dinner at Marrybrown while waiting for the result.

Around 8.30pm, the result was out from the oven......I believed every parents were getting excited with the result.
It started from Kindergarten level  with 10 consolation prizes........and Ryan was lucky enough to be picked as the 10th winner for consolation prize. Not a big prize , he just got a bag with some titbits.
Can u spot Ryan????..(hint : sit on the stage)

My happy boy with his prize & titbits (the sport car is Ryan's toy)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

From my kitchen : Preserved Rosella

I only know about this Rosella during my stay with my in-laws. My MIL brought some dried rosella home and according to her, it can also be called as "RiBeNa".
For me, the taste is bit bitter compared to Ribena juice(the one that sell in supermarket),so I always add more sugar to have the sweetness taste ..... I love this rosella drink.

So after moving to my own house, my husband planted some rosella trees at the backyard and it has harvested for few times in a year.

What I normally do is remove the receptacle from the rosella, then wash them and let them dry under the sun for a week. Once they are dried up,then just store in container and keep in the fridge.  It is  a refreshing drink especially during the hot weather.

dried rosella

 I always think what else can I do with those rosella.....can I make it as a jam or preserved it or even make  a cake with rosella?

Once, I tried to make a rosella jam and it taste not bad,but too bad Ryan did not like it. Only me and hubby love the rosella jam.

The next project is to preserve rosella...Just wondering how is the taste like. I found one great recipe on preserved rosella...and I did it. The result : it taste not bad,sweet and crunchy.

preserved rosella

Let's me share the recipe here :

Fresh rosella     110 gr (more or less)
salt                    7 gr
sugar                30 gr, 15 gr, 15 gr , 20gr

1. Remove the receptacle from the fresh rosella. Wash and ait the flowers dry
2. Season with salt for a day to soften the flowers. Give them a toss. ( I store in the fridge)
3. Squeeze out the salt water the next day.
4. Season with 30 gr sugar and leave in the fridge for 4 days.
    Season with another 15 gr sugar for 2 days.
    Season with 150 gr sugar for another 2 days.
    Lastly, season with 20 gr sugar. Once the sugar has melted (about 2 days later), the preserved rosella are
    ready for consumption.

After done with my preserved rosella, the next one that I want to do is baking some rosella cupcakes.

Stay Tuned...

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

I definitely love JULIE'S

I joined Julie's Chinese New Year contest for fun and never think of winning a prize before there are lot of entries which look very creative and nice.
As usual, I am using my husband's name to join this contest as it needed a Malaysian IC to enter a contest. Somewhere mid of March, I received a phone call from a lady calling from Julie's Biscuit company to congratulate my husband for winning "the most creative award", I was so surprised as I did not expect can win a single prize from that contest. And I was told to wait for my prize to be shipped from Melaka and it takes time to reach me ( about 2-3 weeks).

So last Friday, I went to collect the prize ... 2 big bags of assorted Julie's biscuit.
Thanks lot Julie's Biscuit for this great prize.

My house in now loaded with lot of biscuits...Munchy's Chocolate biscuits (which I won last year from Munchy's contest),some biscuits from CNY's hamper, Julie's biscuit and lately I also won 1 month supply of Jacob's biscuit, but I am yet to receive my Jacob's prize. Really have to drink plenty of water to kill the heatiness of eating too much biscuits.


Saturday, March 30, 2013

From my kitchen : Traditional butter cake

Yesterday was another free day for me. I was having a term break for this weekend..meaning, I do not have any classes on this weekend.
My baking mood was on..so after lunch, I got ready all the ingredients needed and started baking "traditional butter cake." Actually it was my second time baking this cake. Few weeks ago, I did bake it and I found the cake is moist and although keep for 2-3 days, it still soft and moist.

After busy in the kitchen for an hour.....at last, my butter cake is ready. I topped up lot of mixed fruits on top the cake.I also added some raisins in between the batter,but it seem the raisins are all go to the bottom of the cake.

250gr   butter
4          eggs (separate egg yolk and egg white)
50 gr + 150 gr   caster sugar
200 gr  self raising flour
60 ml    fresh milk
1 tsp     vanilla essence

1. Beat egg white until soft peaks, then add 50gr caster sugar, beat till stiff.
2. In another bowl, beat butter & 150gr caster sugar until pale. Add vanilla essence ,followed by egg yolk one at a time.
3. Pour in half of the flour,mix on low speed.
4. Pour in the milk ( in 2 additions ) and lastly mix the balance of the flour.
5. Put in 1/2 of egg white into the above batter,mix well.
6. Using a spatula, pour in the balance of egg white and mix them well.
7. Preheat the oven, bake the cake for about 45 mins.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

What he Loves to do...

Since Ryan joins K2 this year, he has to miss out his colouring class due to my busy schedule during weekend. I really don't have a free time to send and pick him up from the school...so just give it a miss. Instead, during our free time, I will spend about an hour to guide Ryan how to mix colour and blend the colour to make the picture looks great. Frankly speaking, I am not good in art at all,but I managed to curi  some simple techniques on how to blend the colour,etc ....from Ryan's previous art teacher.

So these are what we have done during last month and this month....... I gave Ryan some guidances and let him do the colouring part.