Cracked and shattered


It was another ‘marathon’ day! I was supposed to get to the market in the early morning (usually done in 30 min) to get fruits – but when I get down to our car, I thought ‘did it rain yesterday?’ as the back windshield appeared to be ‘wet’ (it was actually cracked)! I just entered the car and before I switch on engine, close the front door – and I heard the shattered sound! 😱😱😱
I quickly came down to look – the back windshield was basically shattered. Speechless, really. Quickly took a photo of it and ran back home to tell my hubby – I was still speechless when I saw him (while he thought the car ran out of battery) – I was wordless but just have to show him the photo I took! 
Etc, etc….he was then busy calling his usual mechanic and the auto insurance – while I busy prepare the kids (as Noelle has music class and we were good to attend hubby’s company family day). We need to send (and bring back) the car to fix TODAY as most mechanics (not to mention authorized panels only) will be close on Sunday! So, it was pretty mad rush! We could only catch a breather after Noelle went into her class! 
Then we ate lunch nearby before going to the family day. And managed to collect the car after the carnival! 
Yes, we were ‘bad luck’ again! Still clueless on why it cracked – many possibilities- on purpose or accidental – and out of the whole lot of cars, only ours! Whatever it is – no prove, ‘blame’ also no use! Just fortunately – it was noticed on a non public holiday Saturday when mechanics still open (or else the car will be left ‘open’). 
It cost RM380 for the repair – but it will be a ‘pay and claim’ policy (just need to reconfirm again with the insurer that it covers the back windscreen – which the authorized panel mechanic says it usually does). 
We could have avoided the ‘marathon’ – if we choose to forgo either music class or/and family day – but surely the kids (especially Noelle) will be disappointed – as the plan was told to her (we usually tell her our plans for the next day before she sleeps). We told her we are going to another ‘funfair’ (she has been mesmerizing the funfair organized by Sunway Serene months back).
Anyway, after all the marathon – we told ourselves – it would be a ‘memory’ that would be told to the kids when they grow up (and they will be 🙄🙄🙄 ‘oh gawd, not again !🤦🏻‍♀️) in the future! Also probably, ‘life is too mundane/routine’ on a daily basis and thus we were given some ‘excitement’ on the weekend! 🤣 
And because of this, we still have the chores to do tomorrow – grocery shopping, etc ! Plus we miss our night out today!

Butter, extra virgin coconut oil and oats cupcakes 

I love this recipe as my cupcakes did not ‘deflate’ at all after I removed from the oven! 
The recipe is adapted from http://mymindpatch.blogspot.my/2015/09/golden-butter-cupcakes.html?m=1 . The method is the same. Thanks to Peng Shin Chia of DHM for sharing the link! 

The ingredients I used:

125g unsalted butter & 60g extra virgin coconut oil

60g brown sugar

3 eggs

180g cake flour

1.5 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp full cream milk powder

2 tbsp oats

60g fresh milk


20m30d getting her hands into preparation


Bake under preheated oven of 180 degree celcius for 20-30 minutes. 

Kids friendly pressure cooked dhall

I am making this to try with my 20m+ who is currently in food strike phase! 

First, sauté garlic, onion, curry leaves, turmeric and ginger in oil (under bake mode). Then add in (soaked overnight) dhall/yellow lentils. Sauté for a while before adding chopped carrot, tomato and celery. Stir and add some soup stock/water. Put in one tbsp curry powder and one tbsp liquid aminos (or soy sauce). Stir and close with cover. Then pressure cook under ‘beans/tendon’ mode! Done!


I personally had it with rice, fried egg and fried fish!

It can be lonely and miserable 

Despite things have been settling quite well, I am at a juncture where life could be ‘lonely and miserable’ – as I slowly losing ‘contact’ with other people -largely because I am so handful lately (even during the nursing hours) – no hands to look for the phone and/or no fingers to type (probably only a thumb to ‘like’ some posts). 
Me time (or teatime/ breakfast when the kids are still asleep) has been brief – running in and out handling one after another (toddler and newborn). 
Many things running in the mind but I couldn’t ‘type’ them; couldn’t be bothered with it until I forget what’s in my mind – becoming more forgetful too!
I know (and hope🤞🏻) this is just a ‘phase’. And it will soon pass!

Keep sake hands and feet with salt dough 

I kneaded the dough with the breadmaker: 2 cups flour + 1/2 cup salt + 1/2 cup water (or as needed – add slowly).

Then roll it and mold it with the hand/feet.

Bake under preheated oven of 170 degree celcius for one hour. Let it cool down before painting!


Not really sure why no.2’s inflated a little and was a little brown!


Apply glue before applying glitter!


End result:

Fried prawns 

Happiness is running out to the supermarket alone to get some prawns to make this prawn wantan! ✌🏻
Actually this is my third time after my third baby is born – that I drove out alone early in the morning to get some stuff! And since my youngest just direct latch and I don’t pump, it was super duper fast ‘shopping’.
I think prawns are expensive – actually I bought just 300g and cost approximately RM11; used half of them – I cut each prawn into half and marinated with sesame oil, liquid aminos (can replace by soy sauce), bkh angel oyster sauce and pepper for about 20 minutes. One pack of wantan skin is about RM2.50 and I just used a quarter pack. 
End up this is less than RM10 (including oil for frying). I don’t think we can get this amount for the price! (Usually we order ala carte fried wantan outside RM5 only has 5 or 6 pieces)
Happy Sunday!