Thursday, November 27, 2014

Frozen Fever

My kids just started the frozen fever. I know it's been out since forever but I've never actually let my kids watch any DVDs yet. Simply because they didn't show any interests in watching anything longer than 10 minutes. This school holiday, I decided to get them to try to watch the movie. You know.. To get them to sit quietly for longer and focus! 

My BFF got them the Frozen DVD. Their first DVD ever. My daughter was already sort of introduced to Frozen by her BFF. She doesn't know the movie but wants to be like BFF so she somehow made herself like the dresses and all. She suddenly wanted to be a princess. And this was funny because she is not girlie girl like that at all.


First time watching it, kids sat down for the first 20 minutes. But soon, they caught the bug and next thing I know, both of them started requesting to see the movie over and over and over and over again.

I must say that this movie is quite nice. I don't really like the storyline but I love all the songs. It's so catchy!

I heard the new Frozen is coming out. I'm going to take the kids to the cinema next! 

Chicken Soup

L

So easy to make and so delicious. For the first time (ever!) my husband commented that it is "cukup rasa". Got me thinking... How about all my other dishes? What is so special about this soup? And how come he's never commented anything nice about my cooking before. To be honest, I'm not sure if I should take it as an insult (to all my cooking n dishes I've cooked before) or take it as a compliment. Sigh

Anyway, let's look at the bright side. Tonight's soup was good. And pretty simple to make too. It's just that I haven't made this type of soup in a while.

Here's what you need:
- onions, ginger & garlic (slice)
- onions & garlic (blend)
- sup bunjut
- carrots & potatoes
- chicken pieces
- oil
- water
- spring onions & coriander leaves (chopped)
- fish balls

Easy to make
1. Oil
2. Add sliced onions, garlic & ginger
3. Wait till you can smell the aroma
4. Add in the blended items in too
5. Then you can add the chicken and sup bunjut. Cook until chicken is 3/4 cooked 
6. Add in water
7. Add carrots & potatoes
8. Cook until carrots n potatoes becomes soft
9. Add in some corriander & spring onions
10. Add fishballs
11. Salt 

Walaaaaa.. Done!

Yummy

Chicken Soup

L

So easy to make and so delicious. For the first time (ever!) my husband commented that it is "cukup rasa". Got me thinking... How about all my other dishes? What is so special about this soup? And how come he's never commented anything nice about my cooking before. To be honest, I'm not sure if I should take it as an insult (to all my cooking n dishes I've cooked before) or take it as a compliment. Sigh

Anyway, let's look at the bright side. Tonight's soup was good. And pretty simple to make too. It's just that I haven't made this type of soup in a while.

Here's what you need:
- onions, ginger & garlic (slice)
- onions & garlic (blend)
- sup bunjut
- carrots & potatoes
- chicken pieces
- oil
- water
- spring onions & coriander leaves (chopped)
- fish balls

Easy to make
1. Oil
2. Add sliced onions, garlic & ginger
3. Wait till you can smell the aroma
4. Add in the blended items in too
5. Then you can add the chicken and sup bunjut. Cook until chicken is 3/4 cooked 
6. Add in water
7. Add carrots & potatoes
8. Cook until carrots n potatoes becomes soft
9. Add in some corriander & spring onions
10. Add fishballs
11. Salt 

Walaaaaa.. Done!

Yummy

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Toys toys toys

My kids have too many toys!!! 

Part of my "school holiday program" is to get rid of toys we don't want anymore. Throw it away if they're broken, sell it off if they're worth selling or give it away.

On Monday & Tuesday, that was what we did. And kids had so much fun. 


We actually have more than 4 bags full of toys to give away or sell.

Our living room was filled with toys! 
And then kids played in the box for a little bit too!

Finally I feel we have more space to breathe! I've become more organized too.

All the toys that they still want to play is now kept nicely in a bag and in the big box! 

We have a bunch of soft toys too! That's our next project! 


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Where to rant?

Ha ha ha... Found this quote and it is so true! I love it when kids are asleep. When they do, they look so innocent and sweet and I will feel like kissing them. Sometimes I do, and that will wake them up and I'll regret doing that! Sometimes, remembering how I may wake them up.. I'll stop myself from kissing them.Aaahh the joy of motherhood.

Motherhood is not a walk in the park. It is so difficult and sometimes you just need a place and an outlet to rant and let go your frustrations.

You know...how you spent an hour cooking and they won't even eat a little bit

When they poo poo in the diaper, right after you changed them

When you spent so long sitting down with them and they just won't do their homework

When they don't want to shower and get ready and you are late to go out!

Stuff like that...

For me, I usually share my frustrations with my BFF. Our daily phone calls in the morning when my kids are in school is something I really look forward to everyday. We don't have to talk about the kids, or the husbands (although most of the time we do). 

We all need a place to rant, I feel. Even if it is not to rant, we all need someone to talk to. About life. About anything.

I'm glad I have someone I can talk to about anything. Almost 20 years of friendship. 

Some people walk away when they're frustrated. I've done it too. One time, kids was driving me nuts. I couldn't take it. I just took my car keys and drove away. I left them with the hubs and just walked away. I remember feeling so guilty when I was driving to no where but after awhile (half an hour or so) I came back feeling recharged. Sometimes you need that.

How do you let go your frustrations? Or where do you rant?
Thursday, November 20, 2014

The reality

Before I became a mum, I had this perfect image in my head of how I want to be. What kind of mum will I be, how I want my children to behave, how I want my marriage to be...you know, the perfect life, perfect mum...in reality, it is totally different. It is actually a lot harder than I think.


Looking Good
I may not be the most stylish person in the world. In fact, I am quite the opposite of stylish but I always like to look good. I know what works for me and it doesn't really matter if it is not in fashion, I will wear it. I will buy the same top in 10 colours if I know the top suits me. I was also very particular about my hair. I look after it well and I will not go out of the house with my hair looking ugly. I will frequent the hair salon just to go for a wash & blow. That was how I was before I became a mother. I always thought that this will remain the same as it is me, and this is who and what I am. But, when the kids came, things changed. In reality, I don't blow dry my hair as much as I did. I don't put on makeup as often as I did and I don't really shop all that much for nice clothes too. I still look ok....but Im no longer the person I was before when it comes to my appearance.


My kids will only eat healthy food
Yea. We all want the best for our kids. I don't think any mothers would want their kids to eat junk and unhealthy stuff. I want the freshest, best food for my kids. In reality, it is soooo hard to achieve that because my kid is a fussy eater and wont eat anything but rice & plain soup and junk food. Now, I'm like "eat whatever you want, just as long as you EAT!". McDonalds? Sure. Why not. As long as you EAT!!!!! Biscuits all day? R you sure? Yes ok go ahead as long as you EAT!!!!


No food in the car policy
This is actually my husband's policy because he is the type who loves his cars more than his wife. No one messes the car, no one touches the car, no one can sit in the car (sometimes!).
But in reality.....after you hear screaming kids hungry for snacks...you'll just go "fine!!! eat properly, don't make a mess!" and exactly after you say that, they throw up in the car.


No more children
After the traumatic labour I had giving birth to my daughter. I swore never to have children again. I was terrified, I was traumatized. Then after she is 2 years old, I was itching for another baby.
You never want more children, but in reality.... you always do! And you will!


I will talk nicely to my children
I always thought I'd be such a good mum and would speak to my kids and reason with them properly whenever they don't behave or show tantrums. I don't want to be one of those tiger mums...shouting and screaming whenever the kid doesn't want to attend music class, drama class, ballet etc or when they don't want to do homework. In reality, when my daughter doesn't want to focus or don't want to complete her homework, my horns come out and I start shouting and acting like a monster. Oh dear!


Kids will sleep in their own room
Yea, I've always said my kids will be independent and sleep on their own bed, in their own room. Because they should, right? But in reality, my kids sleep with me...cuddle up with me and sometimes, sleep ON me.


So there you go.....
Motherhood doesn't meet my expectations at all!

Last day of school

Today is the last day of school for this calendar year. Oh dear. 

A month plus of holiday with the kids and I have nothing solid planned just yet. I hope we can fill up our days doing productive things. I dread to think that kids will be on their devices all day! Oh no no no. I can't let that happen. 

Today they are not going to do much in school and will have a class party to celebrate their last day. My daughter's best friend will be leaving to big school next year and I know she will miss the girl a lot. Very sweet girl too. Even my son will miss her.

Their class teacher sent me some photos of the kids at their class party via Whatsapp and I immediately forwarded it to my darling husband.

We laughed about how my son was posing like Hulk. And I commented how pretty my daughter looked ..

Me: look at H. So pretty
Hubs: ☺️
Me: pretty like her mummy...
Hubs: hmmmm....
Me: (pfft!!!!)

How loving! NOT!

Pffft