Underwater adventure with Finding Dory at Sunway Pyramid

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We managed to drop by at Sunway Pyramid today to experience the “School Holiday Fun with Finding Dory”, happening from 27 May till 19 June 2016! She did three activities – find nemo, fish out a pollutant and colouring. She gets a stamp for each activity and at the end, we redeemed a sticker book!

After completing the activity, she was so focus with the sticker book that we could do our grocery shopping without much interruption!

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We had lunch before going out:

1. Kam heong pork chop
I air fried my pork that was marinated with sesame oil, oyster sauce and soy sauce overnight under 200 degree for 6 minutes and set aside

Stir fry onion in oil. Add in dried shrimp, curry powder, curry leaves, some soy sauce and water. Let it simmer before adding in the air fried pork. Let it simmer for a while and done!

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2. Stir fry bok choy
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3. Tofu with pork and mushroom
Stir fry onion in oil. Add in diced pork. Stir until almost done. Add in mushrooms. Stir until done! Then add in silken tofu. Mix gently! Done
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Dinner: Stew chicken with tomato, onion and black vinegar

Stir fry onion and tomatoes in oil. Add in chicken. Then add in black vinegar, some molasses sugar and water. Let it stew until chicken is cooked.
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Spinach soup
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Put your marriage first to raise happy kids!

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In a blink of an eye, our 21 days with hubby is ending soon – tomorrow being the last day! This is a real long break for hubby before he moves to another job (and we can expect nooooo holiday until next year)!

It was time well spent in the 21 days and it was getting to know hubby (as a papa and hubby)! In fact, I felt the real difference with his positive mindset and objective oriented – which meant he enlisted the many, many things that we have to tick off EVERY single day! It would be a LIE if I tell you that I ENJOY every single day as it was real tiring – running in and out of the house maybe twice or thrice with two kids tagging along! At one point, I felt staying just at home can be more sane.πŸ™„

*While in the midst of ticking off the tasks, we have to ensure that the kids were rested well – and so that running in and out of house

**We don’t have a reliable social circle to put our kids with. Even if so, we won’t because Nikki is just 5mo and she needs mama!

The objectives set weren’t solely for one individual but everyone in the household – which include a family trip to Phuket, Noelle’s play date with her pal, Nikki’s paed visit, hubby’s medical checks, mama’s banking activities, hubby’s property matters, our daily groceries, paying short visits to the elderlies, our pasar malam visits, air cond servicing, car servicing, car wash, book fair and etc. Surprisingly we spend the least time on shopping mall hopping this time around! πŸ˜…

In the midst of all these, I can’t deny that I snapped at hubby sometimes – more because he hasn’t really under the ‘standard procedure’ between me and the kids πŸ™„πŸ˜ and Noelle can just go ‘crazy and rebellion’ when he is aroundπŸ˜’ plus he irritates me with his nonsense😝! Sometimes I do resent that he has the freedom to get away from home to attend social activities or just to buy stuff – while I have to stay home!

Beyond all these, I am still THANKFUL that he is around; where I could still get my less than 5 minutes bath myself (because Nikki is looking for me), the daily upkeep of Noelle is ‘well’ handed, he takes us out, we get to go on a holiday, and etc. Most importantly, we (as in hubby & I) get to know each other once again – since Nikki’s arrival!

I certainly know (by reading and observation) – put your marriage first to raise happy kids! While the kids tag along with us everywhere, we do try to squeeze in/ cheat some ‘we time’ – since the ‘we time’ is so limited, it has also become precious! And we certainly know that we will have many more years of ‘we time’ when the kids leave home for good!

As one of my friends has put it nicely before – ‘there’s no first in and first out when it comes to life and death’ – so spend the time with the persons matter most! I certainly have no regret if my life comes to a full stop anytime!

Everywhere we go! 😘😘

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Pressure cooker long beans rice

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I figured out that chicken tasted better when I slightly air fried the chicken (with bones) before putting into the ppc! Using rice mode!

Β Chicken was marinated with honey, pepper and oyster sauce (overnight). Air fried under 200 degree celcius for 5 minutes.
Together with the chicken, I placed one bowl of diced long beans, one carrot (diced), 2 cups (size of cup about 180ml) of mixed of white and brown rice and water about 300ml (less than 2 cups of grains).*
I used rice mode and let the pressure release itself before switching it off. I did not keep warm until dinner time (as I don’t like soggy rice).
*Sorry no exact ratio

Big Bad Wolf Box Sale 2016

We made it this time – and our first time with Box Sale!

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The queue was long. In fact, we queued an hour for the boxes itself !

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How did we manage the two kids then?
I was baby wearing Nikki; and she basically nursed to sleep:
Celine Tan's photo.

Celine Tan's photo.

We gave a pack of Pepero, which we bought on the spot, to Noelle; after seeing the long queue – as we foresee it will run over our lunch time. She then behave quite well – as it was her first taste of the whole pack of Pepero. Soon, she requested ice water and so we bought for her the cold mineral water. We told her that if she behaves well up till the paying queue, we will be rewarding her! And so Noelle behaved in an hour!

We bought the family package that cost RM160:

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Upon entering the BBW, we looked for a book that could occupy Noelle (we didn’t take out our “weapon” yet) – and hubby found a musical book that could occupy Noelle (almost the entire time there)! We only took out the “egg” for her to play with in the last 15 minutes when hubby has to grab the final books that could enter the box!

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By babywearing Nikki, we had no issue with her – just a little difficult for me to grab some books.

With that we spent almost two hours in BBW (excluding queuing time, with queuing time – it will be 3 hours).
Here are our book loads:

Definitely worth the time and price! Each of our family members has their kind of reads in the load!

Nursing lying down

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I have to testify that we are so at ease with nursing lying down that – at times (during night), I remember that my 4m28d was nursing my left boob till I fell asleep; but the next wake I found her nursing on my right boob! πŸ™„πŸ™„How did she move there? πŸ˜…πŸ˜…Probably the ‘momster’ shifted her around while snoozing!

Into my 3y4m28d of nursing – of course – with my second little one now!

Happy weekend mamas and happy breastfeeding !😘

Classifying good and bad for health food/drink

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What did we get from this:
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She used to like kiwi a lot! Then once kiwi sting her tongue (as it wasn’t ripe enough). From then on, she started saying no to kiwi.

Today we did the good and bad for health food/drink! I am glad that she actually got it – when she saw me taking kiwi and asked what was I eating; I told her kiwi and reminded the ‘good for health’ item! She nodded and agreed to eat!

Fortunately the gold kiwi was very sweet! πŸ˜…