Monday, September 21, 2015

PLAY-DOH - Shape a Colourful Community

When young, I used to play with Play-Doh. Now, my school going kids love to play with Play-Doh too. Play-Doh is good to spur imagination and creativity among children.

Mini Play-Doh sets

Last Saturday, we had a fun time playing with Play-Doh. We created something which represents Malaysia. As we love to eat, we thought of FOOD.

Malaysian Satay
One of Malaysian favourite is Satay. Shaping the Play-Doh was FUN ! The kids laughed their heart away while enjoying with their creations. Since there is no brown colour, the kids simply mix yellow, orange and black to create one.

Malaysian Nasi Lemak
The other Malaysian favourite food is Nasi Lemak. To get the lighter brown, they mixed their own colour again, using lesser black colour. While shaping their creations, the kids even said they were hungry looking at the food. LOL!

Top ~ Proboscis Monkey and Durian
Bottom ~ Satay and Nasi Lemak
Finally, we decided to add durian too. Since Malaysia is also known for durian,  we can't give this King of fruit a missed. My boy insisted to make a Proboscis Monkey too as he said it is also found in Malaysia.

Come and Experience the First-Ever PLAY-DOH Month Celebration !

Let Malaysia's Colourful Community inspire your kids to create their best PLAY-DOH sculptures and be part of The Malaysia Book of Records attempt !

From September 21 to 27 at Ground Floor HighStreet, 1 Utama, adults and children alike get the chance to create their own Malaysia-inspired masterpieces out of Play-Doh - it can be anything you choose, be it sculptures or numbers and alphabets.
As you create and re-create, you also get the chance to participate in The Malaysia Book of Records attempt for the most PLAY- DOH sculptures created in a single day on September 26 ( Saturday) and a successful attempt will see your PLAY-DOH creations on display for all Malaysians to admire, with the most creative sculptures winning exciting PLAY-DOH prizes !

You and your kids can get started to "Shape a Community" with some of these tips:
Step 1 : Work as a team with your kids to imagine what everyone in the family think will best and most positively represent Malaysia. You can even draw our ideas out first using colourful marker pens colour pencils or crayons.
Step 2 : Materialise your idea using PLAY-DOH compound. Do experiment and encourage each other as you go along. You can combine the different colours and mix them well with fingers until they become a different colour, and use any other items you have ready in the house to press patterns and make various shapes with the compound.
Step 3 : Watch as you and your children transition your flat design into a colourful 3D Malaysia-inspired masterpiece creation !

For more information and updates about PLAY-DOH Month, be sure to visit the PLAY-DOH website :

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Amazing design with Watch Malaysia

Watches are a time telling pieces for both men and women which also acts as an accessory to their outfit. There are various types of watches ranging from analogue, chronograph, digital, fashion watches, casual watches, dress watches and even sports watches. Both women and men should first think what material of strap they like, for example, silver plated, gold plated, plastic strap or leather strap. 

For those who want to appear sophisticated should definitely purchase the silver or gold plated wrist watches for an exclusive feel. Meanwhile, for those who prefers for a simpler time instrument could opt for a plastic or leather strap watch in order to look more casual. Once the type of straps are decided, then comes the types of watch face and numbering display for women and men to select. Never rush your choice as the perfect watch will definitely make you feel satisfied. 

You could find various designs of watches from many local and international brands in the market. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed with the beautiful and wide range of watch selection to choose from. However, every individual has a certain style of watch which they would prefer and finding the right one will be difficult. Why do I say this? The reason being is because it will take a lot of effort and time walking in and out of watch retails stores comparing prices and designs. So why not end your dilemma by getting involved with online shopping. If you are wondering on the best website which could save your time and energy searching for your perfect new watch, you should check out Zalora’s website as they provide their customers with an extensive selection of watches for both men and women. Scroll through the various brands available and compare prices easily within the comfort of your home. Hurry up and buy your watch Malaysia online now!


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hidden gems

Usually, we only have our Sunday off to enjoy breakfast at coffee shops. On working days, I normally have very simple breakfast like a cup of Milo or Coffee with some cookies. Hubby will have his healthy oats drink. Last Sunday, we decided to have our breakfast at this shop which is located in a very old hawker center downtown (right behind the new The Store Supermarket)

Noodle stall in an old hawker center right behind the new The Store in town
Not only the food are delicious, I like the utensils being used. Wooden chopsticks arranged in a steel container, porcelain bowls, spoons and saucers being used. Hardly any food outlets uses such traditional utensils anymore. Mostly are plastics and some even uses disposable plates to ease cleaning.

I love to eat noodles with wooden chopsticks and porcelain bowls / saucers
The noodles and condiments are best to eat with the homemade chilli sauces. It was not too spicy but it has some kind of fragrance smell which is so irresistible. 

Even the cilli sauce were kept in a porcelain covered bowl
Normally, if I were to place an order, I will asked for a small portion (RM4). However, that day hubby took the lead and he ordered a large portion (RM5) for me ! Oh my, when the noodles arrived, I was a bit shocked to see the size. It covered almost the whole bowl. I knew I definitely cannot stomached it and cut half of the portion to hubby. He is my 'rubbish bin' literally. haha

Dry version of noodles with kuey teow. On top left, known as fried bomb (deep fried vegetables with some flour in a shaped of a ball ) which comes together with the bowl of noodles.
This bowl of noodle comes with a bowl of delicious soup with assorted fish balls and taufu. The stuffed taufu's meat has a hint of salted fish and it was the best taufu I would say. However, it was a little bit too soft the other day.

Delicious soup with assorted fish balls and white beancurd
I love to drink the soup in this shop. Then, I found out that the cooked actually added dried scallops to make the broth. No wonder it was bursting with flavours ! If you are lucky, you will find this hidden gems in your bowl of soup. In fact, I don't really like dried scallops especially being cooked with porridge, but if boiled with soup, it is totally a different story.

Dried scallops ! No wonder the soup tasted extremely 'sweet'
This stall was usually packed on Sunday morning. We waited for nearly 20 minutes before our food were being served. If not mistaken, they sell lunch too until they are out of stock.

Monday, May 19, 2014


XJ's skin are tanned. At birth, she was actually fair but I do not know why suddenly along the years, she became tanned.

Left is mine and right is XJ's hand

Look how dark she was !

She always said she is a 'Malay girl' (ma lai mui )

My happy little girl
One day, she saw me applying some hand lotions. She wanted some and while applying, she asked ......

XJ : Mummy, is there any lotions to make our skin white (Fair)
Me : Got.....

Hahaha.........I never expected that she actually worries about her complexions. Silly girl.....

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


The name for this noodles shop is No Big No Small. It is actually a hawker center at a place known as '4 dollar 80 cents'. Very funny name too ! haha..... I don't know the history of this place but to every Seremban-nite, they will know this place is porpular for it's noodles and chicken rice.

No Big No Small
There was one time, I suddenly craved for the No Big No Small noodles. I dropped by for breakfast and ordered the dry version. I like how it was being served in a porcelain bowl instead of those plastic type. 

Dry noodles with dark soy sauce & minced pork (Not properly mixed yet)
The noodles complement with a bowl of pork slices soup with egg. The pork was really thinly sliced, just like a piece of paper. It was so delicious when being dip in the cilli padi with soy sauce.

A bowl of yummy soup with paper-thin-like pork slices and an egg

After mixed together, you will get a bowl of dark noodle. RM4.50 per bowl with soup. 
Even the cilli padi was thinly slice. The man's late mother used to chop the cilli padi for him but late last month, she passed away peacefully in her sleep. 

Best to eat with cilli padi in soy sauce
And I always keep this runny egg yolk to eat it last. Just like the Hokkien said "Ho Liau Tim Tuae' ( The best ingredient at the bottom ). I will pour some soy sauce over the runny egg yolk and gulp them down in one mouth. Oooooo............delicious !

Save the best for the last. My favourite runny egg yolk

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mother's Day 2014

No big celebrations but I had a blissful Sunday. On the eve's of Mother's Day, YX came up to me and wish me Happy Mother's Day while gave me a bear hug. Wow....I was surprised by his gesture and asked him "Who taught you to do that ?" He said he learned it himself.  LOL ...... XJ gave me a sliced of paper cake which she made in kindy. It was her arts and crafts and she wrote 'Happy Mother's Day & I Love You Mummy'. Thank you children...........

On Sunday morning, I went for my facial. I bought a Buy 1 Free 1 package during a bookfair few months back and I finally used it on Mother's Day. It was not purposely arranged but since we don't have any plans for outings, I decided to book it on that Sunday.

It was so relaxing ! I really enjoy the 2 hours plus pampering myself. The fully air conditions private room was dimly lit and if the lady did not come in every few minutes, I might had fallen asleep. My package included of shoulder massages and I really enjoyed that a lot. It was so comfortable and after the massages, I can feel my shoulders were not that stiff anymore.

Back home, I helped YX with some Bahasa Malaysia homework and took a short nap. It rained a while and I love to sleep while it rains. XJ too, took her afternoon nap while the energetic YX played on his own. Hubby also lazed in the room with his ipad.

In the evening, we went to visit SIL in the hospital as she just gave birth to a baby boy ! She had the BEST Mother's Day gift ever..........

Before we headed home, hubby decided to bring us to have some tea at one of the cafe. I suddenly felt hungry and ordered creamy pasta with salmon. It was yummy but no other family members dare to try. All doesn't like the creamy white sauce. They don't know what they miss! hahaha............

When we reached home, it was already 9pm and the kids were still wide awake. I started to have those stressful feelings as it was already late and the kids have school the next day. But the youngest SIL asked us to gave her 5 minutes. Suddenly, she took out a box of cake which she bought earlier to celebrate Mother's Day with us ( MIL & I ). All of us had a slice. After some dilly dally here and there, the kids finally went to bed at 10pm, the latest sleeping time they ever had during schooling days.

Monday, May 12, 2014


The other day, I met XJ friend's mother somewhere downtown and we greeted each other. The lady suddenly said XJ looks like me a lot.

Back home, I asked XJ ........

Me : you really look like me? ( while looking at her face ).

XJ : ( Looking back at me ) Ya, I looked like you.

Me: Which part ?

XJ : have 2 holes here, I also have the same! ( While pointing at my nose ) !

Hahahaha..... what a funny girl !

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