Ingredients 1 3/4 cups raw, unsalted macadamia nuts 1/4 cup honey 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 1/3 cup coconut flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 5 large eggs 1 large egg white Instructions Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and adjust a rack to the center. Add the macadamia nuts to a […]
INGREDIENTS 1 large egg yolk, at room temperature 30 minutes 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 3/4 cup olive or vegetable oil (or a combination), divided 1 teaspoon white-wine vinegar or cider vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon white pepper PREPARATION Whisk together yolk, mustard, and 1/4 teaspoon salt until combined well. Add about […]
Today I am going into Johor Bahru for I need to get some supplies. And it starts at 8.45am at the customs. No jam apparently as it is Labour Day on Monday so everyone is already out of town. First stop will be going for breakfast when we reach around 9.30-10am. As usual, the hangout […]
Hey there, guys! It’s a hack again, and this time it’s using a colander as a pot. A colander is used for draining vegetables and fruits. I was at Index Living Mall last Saturday and saw the colander. It looks very nice as it’s square, I usually take rounded things as inefficient use of space. […]
Recently I went to Aeon Tebrau City and was stopped outside this mall called IndexLivingMall. The minute I stepped in, I think of Ikea. And everything is almost like a replica of the things sold in Ikea, but the quality is very slightly worse than those in Ikea. You can tell from the hinges and […]
Recently I experienced some problems with my car of 9 years, was really loud at the rear seat when I drive. So I decided to bring my car for repair. I checked the repair workshops in Singapore and found out the problems causing the car to behave like it were the bearings at the back […]
This is the closed system for hydroponics. To set it up, mix the nutrients into the water and set the Leca and vermiculite into the baskets before setting them in. This water level indicator helps to inform when the water level is too low and needs to top up with nutrient solution.
This is the concoction I got from a new neighbour who is always cooking for her kids. It definitely brings out all flavours when you use it every time you cook. Any type of oil (I used rice bran with peanut)Cinnamon八角花椒10-15 slices of ginger2 red onionsThrow all Ingredient in and cook under medium for 1 hour […]
I am finally able to get a breather from the whole day fussing. Just when I thought growth spurt at 4th week is over, the start of 6th week shows signs of a growth spurt again. Nothing works. From swinging to rocking to swinging and rocking and patting all at the same time, she just […]
Today is Zoe first vaccination ever since she was discharged. The business at polyclinic is ever so prosperous, so crowded with people. Fortunately for newborns I heard the queue is much faster. Maybe cos not many newborns go to the polyclinic. But vaccinations require for primary 1 is free, so why not? We went for […]
Today is Good Friday so Zoe was dressed in a bunny onesie. Her godma will be coming to visit her. Yeah we have visitors! And I’m gonna make carbonara for dinner… wow that would be a fruitful day for me. Her favourite pose
Weighed Zoe today and she is 3.5kg now. I have always been worried about her weight gain through breastfeeding since my first 2 experiences with breastfeeding failed. So glad that she is drinking well. For the past month we have been finding all sorts of sleeping positions and locations for the little one to sleep. […]
My confinement nanny is going home today and I am so sad. When I was weak from the hospital she looked like a angel, strengthening my body everyday. When I was bored during my confinement she spoke to me and shared her experiences with other mummies. I am so attached to her. It seems like […]
Today is the celebration for Zoe full month and also that I can soon start to eat some decent normal food. Many friends and relatives came to give their blessings and I really appreciate it. These days I would also like to attend these kind of occasions as they are the only few times one […]
Today I was in desperation of need to make sure my baby doesn’t cry after a full feed. The only thing that works is stuffing her mouth with my breast. I am really thankful for having Facebook as a platform for doubts that u have as as breastfeeding mum. I asked around for tips and […]
Baby Zoe is growing a little day by day. These days she doesn’t drink the full 20 minutes that I have set on each breast. About 3 minutes to 20, she will release the suction herself. I guess that she is more efficient now in her extraction of the milk.
It is until I gave birth to Zoe and got a indoor photographer for her shoot then I know there is something called “white noise”. Hence in view of the craze that may arise when the nanny is gone next Tuesday, I downloaded the app that has all sorts of noises. I had wanted to […]
It’s Sunday again. I always look forward to Sunday because my mother will be here. Her presence gives me a sense of comfort somehow though she was not our main caregiver since young. Hence I wonder if my kids will be close to me even when I’m the main caregiver. The nanny will be going […]
Baby shower has been fixed on 13th Apr Sunday and I chose Chilli Api Catering according to some good reviews online. The dishes that I will be ordering are Kampung Mee Siam, Olive Seafood Fried Rice, Crispy Cutlet with Chicken Floss, Smoked Duck Breast, Seafood Beancurd, Chicken Ngoh Hiang, Chap Chye, Chocolate cake, Cheng Tng, […]
Today Zoe has been drinking every 2 hours, I wonder whether she is having a growth spurt, which I hope since the nanny is still here. Experience really makes a lot of difference. With experience I am able to better manage Zoe with many situations within my expectations. Click to view video.
Today I started bb Zoe on swimming. During Zac times he swims everyday and enjoys the activity very much. From what I read online, swimming helps brain and motor skills development. Her first day was pretty calm and she didn’t cry much, seemed like she was enjoying the swim. She still has a bit of […]
Today is the EDD of Baby Zoe. She was born 38 weeks. It’s not April’s Fool joke. Last night was a killer for the nanny. Baby didn’t sleep till 5 am, making noises from 1 am after I comfort fed her. Till now I’m still trying to learn Priscillia Dunston’s recognition of baby cries, trying […]
Everything is well and I can feel that baby has grown since she came back from the hospital. I bought a weighing scale just for weighing her so that I know how much she has grown and it turns out that the weighing scale was not accurate at all! Argzzz! Tomorrow I will be going […]
Today I got a high fever 39.2°C and was down as I felt my whole body aching, my head spinning and aching. My nanny then told me to eat the painkiller that was prescribed by the hospital and wrap myself in the blanket to force the perspiration out. Once my clothes become wet, I have […]
No school for kids which kinda meant noise throughout the day for me. I was REALLY tired that I could not be bothered with the kids and just slept. Had a good nap and now eyes wide open watching my hk drama. Isn’t she just too cute?
Last night both my confinement nanny and I had a bad time from 11 to 1 am. Baby couldn’t sleep, kept making noises and wanting to root, but if I nurse she kept pulling at the nipple. Finally at 2.30am she managed to sleep till 6.30am. After some discussion we realised that it was due […]
Every morning after the 2 kids go to school I have world peace. Moreover Zoe wakes up every 3 hours for feed, I can then have ample rest during her sleep times. Yesterday my nanny told me to buy this Chinese pills which are only available in traditional medical halls. Fortunately for me i am […]
Zoe hasn’t been sleeping consistently like she does in the morning ever since she came home. So everyday we were wondering what the problem could be. One of the reason could be colic since she cries nonstop but we resolved that to be diaper rash. So yesterday while talking the confinement lady we gathered that […]
After 6 hours of binding yesterday, my stomach feels much softer. According to the therapist, we can do the massage as long as before 6 weeks. After 6 weeks the womb would already have contracted itself. The purpose of the massage is to allow the womb to contract faster and neater. Hopefully it can also […]
Today we have an appointment with the pediatrician to for a checkup to see if jaundice has improved. Frankly I don’t find a need to go as the doctor basically does the same as confinement nannies and my confinement nanny could already tell from her development that the jaundice is improving. She even told me […]
Today I am experiencing engorgement as the body makes more milk for the baby, not knowing how much they need for a start. While the baby starts nursing the body will naturally adjust to their appetite and make the amount of milk that she requires for every feed. Hence I truly believe that EVERY MOTHER […]
Today Zac asked to play playdoh which I allowed. His dad usually doesn’t like him to play with it as it messes up the house and requires a lot of clean up after that. But to me it is a good tool for creativity development so I am not against it. As usual I was […]
Today Zac was quietly in his bedroom. After 15 mins he came out and showed me this drawing and wished me ‘Happy Birthday’. His story goes like this:”This is a birthday cake for you. It is raining and we are at a river. The rain put off the fire and everything fell unto the grass.”