Monday, August 29, 2016

Lilo s Traveller Home Cherating Kemaman Pahang 24 December 2015

It has been a great pleasure to meet  Boon, Sachi and little Lilo and stayed with them. Lilo is very adorable and fun to be with. Boon shared generously on how to grow food and showed us his plants. He also cooks well and accomodate our vegetarian requests. His cafe located on the beach. 

Accommodation is simple and very basic which is what we prefer. The beach is about 5 to 10 minutes walk from Lilo s home, across the road. 

Dogs looked fierce and barking as we approached but became friendly almost instantly after Sachi signalled to them that we are guests.


The entrance of Lilo 's home and also where we parked our car. 

Meditating and doing nothing at the beach. 

Watching the locals catch fishes and sea grapes. 

Lilo played with us most of the time. 

At Mazlan 's  batik and tie - dye shop, just a short walk from Lilo s home. Over here, at Kg Cherating Lama, the local people is close-knit.  Mazlan prefer the kids to sketch their own and experience the whole process of batik printing, canting with hot wax and also dye bath. 

Revisited Pantai Teluk Manik  where we first observed how a majestic turtle lay eggs.  

Following a monitor lizard till we lost track of it. 

Growing Food At Home December 2015

2 mango trees planted from the seeds of mangoes we have cosumed.  Kids watching it grow and tending to it with care. 

Homegrown bananas. Our third bunch are growing. The joy of watching it turned from flower to fruit is priceless. 

I don't need to buy ulam raja anymore.  It has grown wild and healthy. 

Kids are learning to grow food with their dad   Aloe  Vera, tomato, pumpkin, papaya, jack fruit    carrot, peanut etc are part of our curriculum.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Aman Dusun Hulu Langat 13 December 2016

We love this home. It is our second family gathering here. Ris, the owner provided us with great hospitality  which made us feel very much at home.  The stay came with free delicious breakfast. We also observed the goat milking process early in the morning

Older dd  loves to arrange shoes in orderly. 

The living room and a kitchen behind the brown wall, where we baked and prepared soup for steamboat. Barbeque  pit and charcoal are being provided  too. 

The pool that we spent most of our time. It is conveniently located within the house and facing the serene garden.   

The corn puff that dd taught the younger ones to make.  

Homeschool Scout with Quek TL - Visiting Siddharthan Care Centre PJ 9 Dec 16

The scouts made a visit to Siddharthan Care Centre. 

I gave each of them a shopping list and budget. They did the comparison and calculation.  

We also baked cupcakes with the help of a talented young baker JY,  to bring over to the children. 

Ice breaking session where children introduced themselves and told their ambition. Mostly wanted to be a doctor, teacher and scientist. My children said they want to be a beautician and a manicurist. Hmmm. .

At the Care Centre, scouts assisted Mr Quek in teaching "origami".

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Paper dolls clothes design 30 July 2016

The clothes Hui designed for her paper dolls.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A housekeeper at Cafe1511 Guesthouse, Melaka 3 December 2015

Being regular guests at Cafe 1511 guesthouse, we got to know Mia, a staff closer. She is helpful and often goes the extra mile for her guests. 

During this stay,  Hui spent some wonderful time helping her and experienced being a housekeeper !

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Unfinished food October 2015

Hui left a sorry note at the side of her unfinished papaya. After reading it, I just couldn't make myself to call her, to finish it. :)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Homeschool Scout with Quek TL 18 November 2015

A DIY plane 

Hui playing with the plane she proudly made. 

Mr Quek 's creative DIY flag pole.

 How to fold, raise and lower the flag. 

Reminiscing Christmas on Ice 2014 - November 2015

As the rehearsal for Christmas on Ice 2015 kicked start, I reminisced the 2014 Christmas on Ice.

Here is the 2014 video snippet.

From a lead of the small kids group, Hui has moved up to perform a short solo this year. En will also be doing a short solo as well.
It is something that they worked for and looked forward to in 2015.

Deepavali On Ice 14 & 15 November 2015

It is their first time being able to perform solo on a performance on ice. Needless to say, they are very happy and loving every second of it. 

 The performance was finally over. They are happy and satisfied but also sad that it is over. I crashed in bed and took two full days to recuperate and get back up on my feet. I felt so exhausted. A sign of desperate need to increase stamina.  

Homeschool Scout with Quek TL 11 November 2015

Jack up Mr Quek's vehicle !!!

Rope climbing and swinging - my children's favourite.  :)

Kidzania Congrezz Kids's testimonials November 2015

Hui's Kidzania Congress Kids term will come to an end pretty soon. The best thing for her is the monthly free entry she gets. She simply love to play at the park. It is a huge play land.

As it is coming to an end, the kids were asked to write a testimonial of what they have learned and what advice they would give to the next batch of Congress Kids. I showed Hui the email from Kidzania.

This is what she wrote,

" I learned that teamwork makes good progress. I also learned that everyone is important and hard work pays off"

When I read the line, I was surprised ! I asked, did Kidzania meetings teach that ? !!
She replied "Huh no, I don't know what to write"
Hahaha I laughed out loud. I said , "" That line is brilliant. I like "everyone is important."  ""

And her advice was " Be prepared to work under noises as the children are noisy".

I asked "hmmm, is there a way to rephrase the advice to be more pleasantly sound? "
Here is the edited version,
"Be prepared to work under noises because all Congrezz Kids are full of ideas"


The Theory of Everything 2015

Someone recommended us this movie. My kids and I huddled and watched together. It was one of the many great moments spent.
I found it an easy way to briefly introduce them to Stephen Hawking. The two young reader books of him have been displayed on the book shelf untouched for some time now. I saw Hui stared at them after the movie, contemplating of reading it. I hope they find pleasure in reading those books.

 For me, I am not a fan of cosmology. What moved me is the quote mentioned in the movie

"It is clear that we are just an advanced breed of primates on a minor planet orbiting around a very average star in the outer suburb of one among 100 billion galaxies. But ever since the dawn of civilization people have craved the understanding of the underlying order of the world. There ought to be something very special about the boundary condition of the universe. And what can be more special than that there is no boundary? And there should be no boundary to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem there is always something you can do and succeed at. While there is life, there is hope."

However bad life may seem there is always something you can do and succeed at.