Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wizard Show 23 November 2010

Hui is following En's footstep, in puppeteering and story-telling. They both can spend a great deal of time in doing that, taking turn being a spectator for each other.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Take time out 27 November 2010

Saturday night.
It is very important to take time out for yourself. I came home wonderfully renewed and rejuvenated. Well, I was eating my entire meal of my choice, 'tom yam fried rice' (oooh) , slowly, quietly savouring each grain while chatting and laughing my heart out with my old pals. And the night ended with a cup of latte which I was able to sip before it gets cold.  

To top it up, I found myself driving home smiling and singing to my favourite radio station instead of the 'san ji jing'( blearrgghh).
I am feeling like a star, you can't stop my shine. I'm lovin cloud nine, my head 's in the sky. I am solo. I am riding solo - Jason DeRulo. la la la

Better than Cheezels 22 November 2010

Ring-shaped snack that contains 10 type grains, bought from organic shop.

Mom, help us iron the seal. 23 November 2010

Hui bought some sticker-seal that came in 4 pieces from Daiso. Greatheartedly, she gave En 2. Both asked for help, in ironing it on their choice of clothes. I lower the ironing board and told them to iron themselves.   

I added " If you get scalded, run to the tap and place the affected area under the running water until the pain is relieved ".

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Marvellous Sekinchan, Selangor 22 November 2010

Monday am.
It was another impromptu trip. I wanna get out and Hui said 'Yaaay'. Upon hearing that, En said "Okaaay!". 
From Sg Buloh, it took about 1 1/2 hour to arrive at Sekinchan. Follow Kuala Selangor sign. Straight, till you see a big signboard of  "Sekinchan" on your left. Vast expanses of green padi field would be seen on the right side of the road and stalls selling mangoes, corns and water apple and handmade cotton pillow lined both side of the roads.
At Sekinchan town, turn left when you see the picture above (before the police station). Go straight and take a right turn at the T-junction.

After the right turn at T-junction, fisherman village could be seen when you drive into the lanes on the left. We drove into Lane 3.

A motorist with no helmet, drove pass the fire hut (station).
To go to the beach, go straight till you see the sign of 'Pantai Redang', turn left and follow the road. Take the right turn when you come to a fork road.

Filthy beach filled with litters. We like the two treehouses and hammocks on the beach. Right- one of the hammock.

What an ingenious builder!

Left- steps going up. Right- The area on your right.

The left side of the treehouse as you climbed in.

Hui munching on the netting seat. Right- the view from top of the treehouse.

Another treehouse with stairs, in white.

Left- the sideview of the white treehouse. Right- A huge anchor and bicycles of two little kids who came to fly kites. We must remember to bring our kite in future trip.

The right side of the beach is slightly better but rocky. Lots of little egret and common sandpiper could be seen. Lovely. I wish I have brought a good pair of binoculars.
There were also a group of about 40 raptors, circling and gliding above. 

Rocky side of the beach which filled with shells (below)

It's easy to pick great seashells over here.

Hui scoped the dirt-sand. En resting on a hammock.

Barnacles covering rocks.

EnHui's pick. Lots of cowries, turrets, whelks, conchs and cockles.

Right- The padi field is dotted with buildings which are homes for the swiftlets. Loud chirping sound could be heard and swiflets were spotted flying in and out of the tiny holes.

A picturesque landscape of padi fields.

Bought a packet of corns for RM10 which came with a free caterpillar (below)

En kept it as a pet.

Playground weekend 21 November 2010

playground @ pantai morib.
Hui stepped on the puddle of water and En immediately ran to her rescue.  

playground @Taman Bukit Jalil.
I saw how En hold little Hui's hand and ran.  Another heart-warming scene.

Left- fishes feeding. :)    Right- En & Hui at the climbing frame.

Occasionally, concerned parents at the park would 'stare' at me, for letting little Hui climbs on her own. Some would tell me, she is too young to climb.  

Just give the little kids plenty of opportunity in a loving and joyful manner and step back - you will see they are stunningly capable physically.

En shinnied up and down the pole.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Frozen cheesecake 18 November 2010

After much persuasion from Enhui, I finally moved my aching muscle (after the Broga Hill hike) and baked with them. Simple easy recipe, printed at the back of Philadelphia cream cheese wrapper.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ooh ..home-baked fresh bread 18 November 2010

We finally got a breadmaker at home, second-hand Prima at RM90. Yay! I can do away with kneading and punching and hard bread!

EnHui were ready and willing to see how it works, stood guard by the machine.

Home made white bread with sea salt & molasse brown sugar. GREAT! Thanks to aunty s ming.