November 26, 2009

Breakfast in Hanoi - Pho Ga

November 20, 2009

7 As Surprised !!

Ya, he surprised me with UPSR - 7A's result. It never came into my mind that my son can score straight A in his exam because he is too weak in his Chinese papers. I couldn't believe it when his teacher called and informed me this morning. He always relaxing at home and never do his revision at all, not even on the week of UPSR exam. He watch dramas and television. It has been a bit tough for him when he was transfer from the second class to the first class this year. He got to work harder to catch up with all the best students in his class. I never force or push him in his studies. I don't want my son to have much pressure in his studies. But his take it easy and no rush attitude in doing things really worried me.

Today apart from the big surprise, he prove to me that he can make it. Yeah!! I want to tell him, Son..mommy is really proud of you!!

p/s: To all the parents out there, always feels proud of our kids no matter what. Every kid are unique and special in their own way, be it in education or talent!!


November 06, 2009

Gosh...I Put On Weight!!

Did you read my post titled "My New Toy"?? Yep, I bought a breadmaker recently and started my bread making adventures. I can say that, I got addicted to bread making and baked buns or bread almost every single day for the first 2 weeks I got the new toy. Glad to tell that, I've improved a lot, now I manage to bake buns or bread like the one sold in the bakery or maybe tastes better. Ehmm, emm... lol~~~ I must says that it's the ingredients I use - fresh & healthy. Where can you get those bread if not baking one yourself right? lame*

While enjoying baking all those lovely buns..I've forget to WATCH OUT my figure. Oh my GOD!! I put on 2KG.... I was unaware of my weight until one day, I tried so hard to button my hot pants..hahaha!!! I wonder is the jeans turn smaller after I wash them, (you know..I always buy cheap hot pants from market, it happened when after first wash the pants colour came off or become 1 or 2 inch smaller). I weight myself and to my horror... I put on weight. I think it's because I've eat too much high calorie -bread and buns lately. I use the best brand butter, milk, honey etc.. etc.. to bake my bread. Huh..!!! that's the reason, too healthy and too much calorie..!!!! The spare-tyre around my waist starts to shows..., DIE !! DIE!!! ..

I can't control myself for not baking any breads, so how ah?? Don't ask me not to eat and just bake it ~ hahaaa!!! Mana boleh tahan!! My life will be total boring if I don't cook or bake.

Friends, please tell me what to do if I'm not in the kitchen cooking or baking??? What you all do to fills up your free time???

Wholegrain Raisins Toast (healthy & yummy)

Peanut Paste Buns (Soft buns with sweet fillings)
Red Bean Swirl Buns (My favourite)
Cheese Topping Buns (Soft & fluffy with cheese on top)
Sausage Buns (My kid's first choice)

Tell me which of the above are your favourite??? How to keep fit...teach me!!

p/s: Just in case you want to put on weight...opps!! no no ... OR I shall said, just in case you like the buns I bake, go and get the RECIPE from my cooking blog.


October 22, 2009

Lovely Cakes...

A friend of mine forward me these pictures of cakes. The title of the email is Tokyo Cake Design Competition. Those was cakes that I wish I can bake one day. I wanted to learn cake dacoration so much but too bad in this small town where I stayed don't have any cake decoration class I can attend. My wish is, I hope one day I can get to attend more cooking or baking class.

Sometimes I will day-dream to own a bakery. Selling the homemade style bread that use healthy ingredients and fresh out of oven bread~ hahaha... I love to bake! I love to see my kids when they enjoy eating my cooking. Luckily, I just love to bake but I don't eat much of my cakes or bread. If not, I bet I will need to take the diet pills to keep me slim.

Great design for wedding occasion.
Oh my! I love this... so so kawaii desu!
For Christmas..
Look at those details!! This doesn't look like a cake.
My daughters they like this bed cute, can be their Barbie Dolls bed lor
Wow, cute!
I love this one too... what a creative designer!
So pretty!
Oh my god! So cute!!! Ween, I dedicate this cake for you. Hope you like it!
mmm, this a cake? or... to cute to be eaten leh!
This cake with very nice concept... GLOBE CAKE!
Nice decoration!

I want to dedicate those cake to AeiWeen my super duper lovely sis in-law for her birthday on 24th OCT. I wish her Happy, Healthy & Stay Sweet Forever! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ween! from all of us here. I represent you Bro Boon, Xen, Jou & Xin wish you also.

From your beloved sis in-law Tin.

p/s: All the above, which cake u like ar??? So many u just pick one lo ...keke!!


October 13, 2009

My New Toy . . .

This new toy have been in my wishlist for quite sometime. It never crossed my mind to bake my own bread and buns as we can easily get variety types and flavour of the bread in bakery. The price for me is still affordable although it's quite costly when I bought it in large number. My 3 kids they love bread so much, especially those buns topped with cheese, filled with hotdog and mexico buns.
I got to know that most of the bread that we bought either from the grocery shop, bakery does contain preservatives to preserve the bread to last longer. I wonder what will happened to us of we continue to take it for a long time?? After much consideration and thinking, I decided to just invest a bread machine and start my own bread making adventure.

Newpaper cut out on the preservatives used in most of our local bread brands ...

My new baby .... I named her RED

Fresh out from oven, ... healthy and yummy!!!

October 05, 2009

My Newborn Niece

Please welcome our new family member. Aren't she is lovely and adorable?? She was born weight 3.34kg, what a big baby!!!!!. I'm sure she will grown up to be another pretty girl.

Baby,... say "HELLO" to aunty and uncle out there !!! hehe ~


October 03, 2009

Mooncake Baby

I'm now at Lam Wah Ee Hospital writing this post while my sister in law was in the labour room battling her life deliver her first baby. She was advise to admit at 11pm last night by her DR. Her actual estimated due date was at 24th Sept (overdue for few days) and since the baby already getting low, she can deliver at anytime. Doctor advise her to admit and deliver her baby.
I take bus from Alor Star to Penang to accompany both my bro and his wife to the hospital. Both of them are first timer and they sure need someone like me... (ehmm,!) to "kee poh" help them out. They both dunno anything about deliver a baby and as well as handle a newborn. I also help on cooking the confinement food for my sis in law for the time she stay in the hospital.
Latest news !!! She still in the labour room now with 4cm opening, still not delivering her baby yet. Ah..when I look at her in pain, it just remain me on when I first time in labour room delivering my son 12 years ago. Still can feel the pain,..ah!! Trauma! ~ lol For the first time mom, who still didn't experience deliver a baby, don't scared when reading my post okay?? I can tell you, it's pain... really pain BUT the pain that we can bear, don't worry ok?? Don't listen too much to what others says. Last time when I have my first baby, I was like blur.. I don't know much and don't even find out from friends how they feel or how the pain??? I just don't know anything and follow Doctor and nurse instruction. Pain, ya it's pain..but bearable one ok!!
I normal deliver all my 3 children and didn't get any Epidural or injections. Once we first laid our eyes on the baby...surprisingly no more pain and really worth the pain, I should said.
I pray for my sis in law will be strong, brave and safely give birth to her baby. To be mommy we have to be strong and brave only we can take care of our baby right? So, Muy Imm...BE STRONG & BRAVE ya!!! Buddha will be by your side to protect you dear!!!

I can't wait to see my Mooncake Festival Day newborn niece too!


September 13, 2009

For My 2 Princess

Tada .... look at what I discover while I buy food at the market this morning. Lately, due to bad economy, I have changed my spending habit for the last 2 years. I tried to control myself from over spending on the unnecessary stuff (save for rainy days!!!, good leh?) But, this morning when I first laid my eyes on those dress!!!, children's clothes are one of my fav. items... I just can't control myself and bought THIS for my princess. They have grown up a lot and their clothes almost cannot fit them anymore. I always think that, arhhh...just wait another few months and only I buy them clothes and they can wear it for CNY as well. But this time I really cannot "tahan" ..!!!! But one thing for sure,... I have bought this clothes 2 size BIGGER and I think this will last them for at least 2 years (mmm,... by then I think it WORTH the price liao ~ hehehe!)

Pink Teddy Bear Blouse/Dress, it can be wear as dress or blouse match with leggings - RM28 for my elder princess. Suits her feminine character.
Grey Piggy Dress/Blouse - RM28 for my younger princess, suits her active and sporty character.
All cost me RM56 - huhuhu!!! =.="


I Used To Like This Too!!

I have a good chat with a friend of mine and we both recall back our childhood days. Talking about kids nowadays, their time are either spent at school, tuition classes or the curicullum activities. On school holidays, they will spent most of their time to online, play games or watching TV. Their childhood time are so much different with ours. Last time we don't have much luxury toys to play but I can say that, my childhood time are full of sweet memories. We can have fun with just some simple stuff. Stuff that we can get it for free anytime and anywhere.
I used to play 7 stones with my neighbour's kids. We use to play marbles too I still remember they sold it for 5 marbles for 5 cents. The other famous stuff we played is "ZERO POINT" hahaha... know what is that? Jumping with our DIY rubber string and we could have many different pattern to jump it and can even dance with it. And the paper dolls, I piece of the paper dolls complete with many different kinds of clothes, bags and hats only cost us 5cents. I will design and draw some new clothes for my dolls as well. We also playing with the erasers, cartoon paper card, rubber band etc.. Ya, I like to play masak-masak with my friends too and play "pai kha" jumping with one leg and catch whoever u see. That's so much fun!!

and ... I USED TO LOVE THIS TOO !!! Blowing the balloon as big as we can and pop it on our own face, look like we are wearing the plastic mask...hahaha!!! ~~ silly me!

I bought this for my daughters and they too enjoy blowing the balloon so much.

P/S: I miss those days when I was running outside the house bare foot and playing with a group of friends. Oh ya!! we like to catch fish at the big drain outside my house too!!! jia lat~

My Boy Is Not A Baby Anymore....

I was busy cleaning my house's cupboards and kitchen cabinet last week. When I take out all the photo albums, last time I was using the camera using film which requires me to develop all the pictures and place them in the album. Actually cleaning the cupboard is not that tough, but I always wasting my time to flipped over all the pictures - the pictures when my 3 kids are still small (omg, they are just adorable) and starts to think back the time when they are still baby .... and I starts to day dreaming ~lol

Now, my eldest baby is 12 yrs old now, I realise that he is not a baby anymore and going step into his teenager life pretty soon. I miss the time when he is still a baby. He will be always my BABY in my heart!! Sometimes when my kids messed up the house or when they quarrel for some toys or food. I wish that they faster grown up and I don't need to take care of them anymore but just like what Claire said, when they have grown up and leave us one by one... only we will started to miss them so so much. That's life, they will soon leave me one day~ haih!! I wonder what will I do that time?? When one day, I cook and bake alone ... and no one eat, arhhh..that's a nightmare!!

My son now is wearing the Size 5 shoes and that's mean he can now wear my sport shoes eh..!! He got one Size 4 and always complain to me the shoes doesn't fit anymore. Look at the pic above, his shoes is terribly torn already. Since it's almost the last semester of schooling, I told him why not just wear it till this Nov and I just bought him a new pair for next year school reopen.

P/S: Boy, mommy will always stand by your side no matter what and mommy knows you are a good boy. I love you, Xen!!


September 10, 2009

UPSR - Ends!

Finally, my son have his last paper on Ujian Aptitud today from 2.15pm - 3.45pm and when I ask him "How is the exam??, ok ma?" This 3 days he just keep on telling me, ok ok ok!! Is this the good sign? I don't know if he will surprised me with straight 'As' result but I do hope he can score 7As and let me be a proud mommy of him...hehehe!!

So far, from one month until one week before the exam. He just relax and still watching TV and play games..huh!! No matter how I nagged him to study, he just reading magazine or comic books. Until the day before UPSR, he still want to watch TV. He don't feel the stress at all and the one who worry and stress is me! lol~ His worst subject is Bahasa Cina which he always failed to get an A in the exam ... huh!! Most of the students from chinese primary afraid of Bahasa Malaysia or English subject, but my son he is totally opposite.. his worst subject is Bahasa Cina and it's one of the hardest subject to learn.

Now the UPSR has end and it's time for us, mom and son to enjoy !!! lol


September 05, 2009

莲生活佛 - Mantra

His Holyness Guru Lieng Shen Mantra


Master Lu (莲花童子心咒)


Living Buddha Lian Sheng Recite Golden Mother Mantra

Om, Jin-mu, sih-dee, hum

Usnisa Vijaya Dharani


September 04, 2009

Buddhist Mantras

Prajna-paramita Hrdaya Sutram (The Heart Sutra) 般若心経

The Chant Of Metta - English Subtitled Version


"Om Mani Padme Hum"

'Om Mani Padme Hum' (translation: 'Hail the jewel in the lotus') is a six syllable invocation (mantra) of Avlokitesvara, one who is invoked as the Protector from danger. It is claimed that one who recites this mantra will be saved from all dangers and will be protected. This mantra is widely used in Mahayana Buddhism.

Medicine Buddha Mantra

The Sanskrit mantra of Medicine Buddha is:
Tayata, Om, Bhaishaye Bhaishaye Maha-Bhaishaye Raja Samudgate, Svaha.

or, pronounced the Tibetan way:
Tayata, Om, bekandzeh, bekandzeh maha-bekandzeh, radza samungateh. Soha.

Green Tara Mantra
The secret words of the Joy Mantra on "dalieh du dalieh dulieh souha" is the Green Tara mantra of Tibetan Buddhism sung by Chinese artist Su Ching-yen. In Tibet "Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha"In Sanskrit "Oṃ Tāre Tuttāre Ture Svāhā"Tibetan culture, and some others, green is considered to include all the other colors.
The practice of Green Tara helps to overcome fear and anxiety, but devotees also believe that she can grant wishes, eliminate suffering of all kinds and bring happiness. When called upon, she instantaneously saves us from eight specific calamities. (Another lineage describes 16.)
The First Dalai Lama lists the 8, and interprets them as representative of corresponding defects, flaws, or obscurations:
1) lions and pride
2) wild elephants and delusions
3) forest fires and hatred
4) snakes and envy
5) robbers and fanatical views
6) prisons and avarice
7) floods and lust
OM represents Tara's sacred body, speech and mind.TARE means liberating from all discontent.TUTTARE means liberating from the eight fears, the external dangers, but mainly from the internal dangers, the delusions.TURE means liberating from duality; it shows the true cessation of confusion.SOHA means "may the meaning of the mantra take root in my mind."-
According to Tibetan Buddhism's beliefs, this mantra can not only eliminate diseases, troubles, disasters and karma, but will also bring believers blessings, longer life and even the wisdom to transcend one's circle of reincarnation.

Cundhi Avalokitesvara

Cundhi bodhisattva is an incarnation of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara himself, to aid even more sentient beings in the samsara. Cundhi is also known as Zhun Ti in Chinese Buddhism, and is considered a Bhagavati (female buddha, kuan yin) in Mahayana. Cundhi is known for her awesome supernatural powers and is the chief of all merits in the lotus court. Her mantra is one of the supreme mantras taught by Sakyamuni Buddha.
If anyone chants, all their defilments will cleared, all sickness be healed, suffering be ceased, fortune gained, and long livity. One will also not get into the path of evil and be born in the lower realms. Bad karmas will lessen and life will be protected. Cundhi's mantra is also well known for protection against supernatural forces and eradicating disasters. All benifits are in this mantra if one is able to chant sincerely and without negative thoughts.

Here goes her mantra:

Om Nam (mantra for pure dharma world)
Om Hrih ( protection against supernatural forces)
Om Mani Pad me Hum (mantra of chenrezig)

Namo Saptanam
Samyaksambuddhaya Koptinam

Om Cale Cule Cundhi Svaha (pronounciation: ka lay ku lay kun dhe so ha )

大悲咒 - 齊豫


September 01, 2009

Do You Face Same Problem As Mine??

Each day when I sweep the floor, it's hair all over. That really worries me, since after giving birth to my 3 kids, I have hair fall problems. How if one day I become bald or have to use a wig to cover my bald head? The hair falls more each time I wash my hair and I can see my hair on the bathroom floor. Sometimes I just think of cut it short. I just wonder if anyone out there face the same problem as mine??? If cut my hair short, what styles will suits me more? mmmm...


Papa In Her Eyes !

Among my 3 kids, my youngest daughter is the one who I worry about her studies. She seems like not interested to study and I have to nagged her everyday for her to finished her school work. She got the worst result in exam if compared with her brother and sister. She is just too playful and always day dreaming when the teacher teaching in front of the classroom.
Recently I found out that she is quite talented in drawing. I love to see her drawing, I can see the happiness in it. Above are the drawing she draw for my hubby as the birthday gift. Written there in chinese wording are "Happy Birthday, Daddy!" I laugh when I see the mole she draw in the drawing, that's big!!

August 30, 2009

Amazing !

Always feel blessed with what we have. Life still goes on no matter what !

She can do it, why can't we???


August 24, 2009

K-Link Vietnam - 2nd Anniversary Celebration

K-Link Vietnam celebrates it's 2nd anniversary on 22nd April this year. How time flies and K-Link Vietnam have done a very good job so far.

Mama Diep and my lovely mother in law.

My beloved father and mother in law.
His serious face....
Spot me & my hubby in the pic???

With all the achievers.
The crowd!
The stage..
Beautiful dancers performing on stage.

Dato Dr. Darren Goh giving speech.
Hubby & Mr. Bala

RCA Santoso from Indonesia & SCA Hieu from Hanoi performing dance on stage.