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Rice Cooker Bee-tanghoon! 

I like cooking beehoon and tanghoon in my rice cooker.  It’s less greasy and less messy. And the best part is, the bee-tanghoon doesn’t get stuck to the sides and break into tiny… Continue reading

Bubble wrap

One of the simple pleasures in life… My girls usually love it much more than it’s contents…! Don’t you just feel like reaching out to squeeze…. I can’t resist popping them… Especially when… Continue reading

Our Marimos…

…have not had a bath for a month…:P  Took them out for a quick rinse today… Hi there! Love these fellows… They make their own food, beautify your home, are quiet and unfussy,… Continue reading

Indoor Hopscotch!

Hey… Check this out… Hopscotch… Now if I can only figure out which foot goes into which box… Never mind… Better to leave it to the girls… Hop hop hoppity hop…!

Rainy Days…

We love them! Especially when the haze is back… It is the perfect reason to take out the girls prettily decorated $2 umbrellas from Daiso. Here is Little B decorating hers ‘in case… Continue reading

Sunshine and milestones…

238 days… It has been 238 days since the new year. Since I last posted.  Oh my… What has happened in between? Life has been packed to the brim with so many events;… Continue reading

Hello 2015!

The first week of 2015 has actually gone by!  My my… This year, I MUST try to post more here.. Hehe.. This poor neglected blog. I peeped out into my garden this morning… Continue reading

Baby penguin sushi stuffed with pork floss

Saw this adorable contraption online and knew Little B would love the end result. She already loves sushi with seaweed; little penguin sushis would definitely be a hit. Here is the penguin mould… Continue reading

Trust and Obey on Garageband

Purple cauliflowers, anyone?

Apparently, purple cauliflowers are a common sight in Australia. But this is the first time I’ve ever seen one! I had to get one to try. Pardon me for my ignorance, but it… Continue reading

Little Brown Hedgehogs and Bunnies

After the Steamed Little White Bunnies were so well-received by Little B, I was spurred on to try out little brown bunnies and hedgehogs. They need a few more steps and ingredients, but are… Continue reading

Steamed Bunny Buns with Pork Floss-Mayo Filling

Little B adores little white bunnies. So I made little white bunnies and stuffed them with her favourite pork floss! Hehe… Turned out pretty cute and tasty! I modified a recipe that came… Continue reading

Meat Fish ball Noodle Soup

Actually this post should be called ‘how NOT to make fishballs’. Cos this was meant to be a Fishball Noodle recipe! In fact, the soup base and all the other ingredients that you… Continue reading

Best Ipoh Hor Fun Soup Recipe

Ever had one of those comfort foods that bring back many fond memories? 🙂 This recipe takes me way back in time to a nostalgic Ipoh Hor Fun shop (Lee Tong Kee) that… Continue reading

Pig’s Maw Soup with Fish Maw and Gingko Nuts

Okay, I know this dish sounds gross, even though I have already tried to lessen the gross factor by saying ‘maw’ instead of ‘stomach’… But pig’s maw soup is comfort food for a… Continue reading

Sweet and Sour Pork

This is a dish that almost every Chinese family is familiar with. But every recipe probably has it’s own unique twist too! This is the way my family likes sweet and sour pork!:)… Continue reading

Crispy Tofu with Sweet and Sour Sauce

This is a really simple dish that can be whipped up in less than half an hour! Ingredients Two pieces of Tau Kwa Some thinly sliced cucumber, pressed dry Some thinly sliced carrot,… Continue reading

Japanese Curry

This is a foolproof dish you can whip up in half an hour! (Maybe slightly more, if you like your potatoes super soft, like me!) Ingredients4 potatoes, cubed1 onion, cubed1 can of button… Continue reading

Apple and Corn Soup with Waterchestnuts

I love this clear and refreshing soup! Ingredients4 Fuji Apples2 corn on cobs12-15 waterchestnuts1 carrot1 chicken Method1) skin and core the apples. Cut them into thick slices. Cut the corn into chunks. Skin… Continue reading

There’s Something About Marbles…

…that’s so irresistable …to tiny hands! Maybe it’s the fascination of colorful specks embedded in clear glass Or the way sunlight makes it a little glowing sphere Or it’s just the way cool… Continue reading

Mini Watermelon!

Ever seen a watermelon that can fit on your palm? This was a first for me! Of course, I had to find out if mini watermelons look(or taste) like a scaled-down version of… Continue reading

Ewegarden

I’ve been neglecting Ewehouse the past week, not because I’ve stopped pottering around in here but because I’ve been busy growing seeds in Ewegarden. I decided to streamline the contents I put into… Continue reading

DIY Family Books

I had great fun doing our own family versions of fairy tales for Little B. The last one was The Little Red Riding Hood, starring Little B as Little Red Riding Hood and… Continue reading

Making Chilli Padi Last and Last

This is another one of those things that they pack much more than you can consume in one sitting. I experimented with freezing them and it works! These little fire bombs can last… Continue reading

My Little Ponies

Thought I’d wipe the display cupboard a bit today. Guess what I came across?? My pony collection! No, I don’t play with them now. Little B will inherit them some day. But for… Continue reading

Keeping Spring Onions Fresh for Longer

It can be frustrating to have your spring onions wilt on you when you thought you’ve bought them only three days ago. Here’s a simple solution to make them last longer: Wipe them… Continue reading

Reuse a Container for Another Purpose

I tried another Book of Doing recommendation today. Little B finished one of her baby puffs, so we had a pretty plastic bottle (especially after stripping away the plastic covering). It became a… Continue reading

What to do with a moldy TV…

We haven’t been watching TV for quite a while… as you can see. It’s infested with mold… All UNDER the screen so that we can’t scrape it off. It’s quite a goner. It… Continue reading

Little B Loves Eating in the Supermarket

Was busy the past week, whipping up mini buffets for Little B. Baby meal times have never been longer… Since learning how to say, ‘No!’, she seems to have taken great delight in… Continue reading

The Little Critters are Moving…

My Ferrero Rocher box is full. Time for the first batch of animals to move into Noah’s ark (a.k.a my car dashboard). Little B will have her car seat turned around soon, so… Continue reading

The Lantern Festival

Besides the moon, there are, to me, five things that are an indispensible part of the Mid-autumn or Lantern Festival: mooncakes, pomelos, tea, lanterns and piglet biscuits. Yesterday was mid-autumn night and we… Continue reading

Birthday Celebration with Sea Urchin and Lanterns

Celebrated my birthday with B and Little B over the mid-autumn weekend. B helped me put a tick off one of the items on my bucket list: eat sea urchin roe… We were… Continue reading

Thank you family!

Had a lovely meal with my family to celebrate my early birthday. Every one of our birthdays is a great opportunity for get-togethers and a cool excuse to feast like gluttons. Heehee… That’s… Continue reading

Little B and her Frog Buddies

Little B loves frogs. She starts squealing in delight every time she spots them- at art museums, in advertisements, in Daiso (this place is full of frogs, btw. The Japanese seem to love… Continue reading

National Library Board Book Sale

Every year, NLB clears it’s old books. I’m happy for them and for all who don’t mind owning a good secondhand! My neighbor and I went to Expo for the NLB preview this… Continue reading

Man Yue Cakes and the Chinese Confinement Month

Recently, a dear friend of mine delivered her adorable baby girl and after the customary 1 month confinement, celebrated her baby’s 1st month birthday (and her freedom from confinement)! She kindly delivered these… Continue reading

First Homemade Bolster Case

Little B’s bolster case was getting stinkier every day, due to all her teething and drooling. We had only one set of covers. It was time to get another set. But they were… Continue reading

Jumping Clay

B is on leave this week. Which is why I’m taking a break from cooking and taking this chance to try out and finish using up my Jumping Clay before it all dries… Continue reading

Remembering Mother Teresa

Today marks her death exactly 15 years ago. She is one person whose writing has influenced a large part of my outlook in life, though she is more well-known for her work than… Continue reading

5 of My Favorite Insincere Food

What rubbish term have you coined this time? You ask. ‘Insincere food’?? This is my definition: any dish that is more than 50% pre-made commercially by someone or something else (factories included) apart… Continue reading

Tikki and the Tick

Tikki made friends with a Tick and brought him home last night, much to our horror. It was the size of a fat raisin, only it was ugly; grey and plump with tiny,… Continue reading

Rainy Days Make Me High!

Yay! It’s another rainy day! 🙂 If this keeps up, every post is going to be about another rainy day… Which I don’t mind, actually! Hehee! Today I am trying out the new… Continue reading

My Childhood Games from the 1980s (part 2)

Continued from My Childhood Games from the 1980s (part 1) 13) Chapteh 14) paper ballThese used to be sold at 10 cents each in my school bookshop. I was glad to chance upon… Continue reading

My Childhood Games from the 1980s (Part 1)

This lengthy post and the upcoming one(s) are specially for little B (when she can read at least half a decade later), who may in case be curious about the games her deprived… Continue reading

Belly Button Biscuits

One of my favourite childhood treats!! Every time I come across these biscuits, I’m filled with happy memories like running across green grassy fields, tapping on Mimosa leaves and catching butterflies under blues… Continue reading

642 Things to Draw

This is a review of this book; actually more of a droning narration of my experience using it for the first time. I like this book cos it gives you so many random… Continue reading

Peranakan museum

After our trip to the Art Museum, we walked down the street to the Peranakan Museum. Free admission too! How cool is that! We should visit the museums every National Day:) Though my… Continue reading

Art museum – Art Garden

  We went over the National Day weekend. They were having a contemporary art exhibition for children. The best part: free admission Of all the exhibits, I liked this sand art room the… Continue reading

101 Things I Like About Singapore!

Today is National Day. Seldom do I sit down to think about what I like about my country. Hmm, come to think of it, I’ve never done this before! Haha, so I might… Continue reading

The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz

I’ve barely started on this book and I’m already sold on most of the arguments presented… …around us did” I’m sold cos I experienced most of them all in a week, all in… Continue reading

I’m FINISHED.

I can finally pack the mess on my drop-desk… …wash my paintbrushes… …and throw away my disposable Daiso palette… (though I kinda like how the acrylics caked up layer upon layer on each… Continue reading

What to do with too much perfume…

Have you ever received perfume from nice, well-meaning friends and relatives which you know you’ll never use? They’re not the expensive sort; neither are they cheap. Maybe they’re too floral or sweet-smelling or… Continue reading

Don’t Throw Away Your Rusty Knife Holder Yet!

You can turn it from this: To this: Just use WD40…   …to soak rust for awhile… Then use this hard sponge (some call it Magic Eraser) to rub away the rust… After scrubbing… Continue reading

How to Make Body Scrub at No Cost (almost)!

Who doesn’t love a good backrub after a long, tiring day? Imagine rubbing away at all those tense, achey muscles with an exfoliating, relaxing scrub that smells of exotic flowers and tropical fruit… Continue reading

Today is Organise-the-storeroom Day!

Taking everything out… And putting everything back… On top… The middle… And bottom.. done!!