Wednesday, August 28, 2013

School work - Heart Shape Card & Science

Here just a quick update on the latest school activities. And now is going to the last quarter of the year.
I am thinking whether to continue my son with this kindergarten or switch to other. Any idea? ….mummy in Kota Kemuning any opinion?

School work - Coloring #1

Coloring is 1 of the milestone in the development progress. I believe there are a lot of children development milestone out there for parent’s reference.

But for me, I always let it free for my kids. There is not right time to start for my kids to have coloring activity. As long as there are interest, happy, likes ….why not?

Austin:"Mummy....this is kite! kite."

Kindergarten Short List in Kota Kemuning

As i mentioned earlier in the Get Ready to School. Here is my summary of the kindergarten so far i have survey.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

HuaiShan (Yam) Spareribs Soup | 淮山排骨汤

You always can find this type of yam in Chinese vegetable’s stall or Chinese style pasar pagi/malam. Last time this vege is not very popular as not much people know about it. It’s getting famous now a days as it’s rich of nutrition.

So far, I just use it to cook soup and porridge for my kids. Maybe one day I can try sauté method to test the taste.

250gm HuaiShan / 淮山 / 山药
200gm spareribs
1 sticks medium size carrot
5g wolfberries
30g odoratum / 玉竹 

1. Boil the spareribs about 2 minutes and rinse to clean with cold water.
2. Soak the wolfberries and odoratum until soft and rinse to clean.
3. Peel the carrot and huai shan and cut in chunks.
4. Add all the ingredients in 1 little of water and simmer for 2.5 hours.
5. Taste with some salt.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Edible Amaranth | Chinese Spinach

I found some colorful vegetables are full of nutrition. I believe this Chinese Spinach also the same.  It’s has green leaves with red stripes. Wonderful vegetable because it is rich of protein, Vitamin A, B and C. It has double amount of iron that compare to the regular spinach has.

So, this type of chinese spinach always is my 1st choice compare to the regular spinach. In fact, other than stir-fry it with garlic; prepare it in soup also another great cook. 

It’s will look not very presentable to mix it for my kid’s porridge, but the taste still good. Normally I used to mix with some anchovies’ powder to increase the liking.

2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp minced garlic
pinch of salt

1. Preheat the wok and add in olive oil. Stir for few second until the garlic is aromatic.
2. Add the spinach and stir for 2-3 minutes. Add some water if it’s too dry.
3. Until the leave is almost wilted and add the salt for taste.
4. Dip up and blend to puree. Mix in 1 tablespoon into cooked porridge and serve.
5. Store the balance in ice tray.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

School work - Hari Raya Card

This is another art work before Hari Raya. I guess the teacher giving this art work should be because there are also Malay children studying in the kindergarten.

Now days, more and more Malay parent willing to spend a bit more sending their kids to Chinese based kindergarten. As far as I know, Chinese based kindergarten fee are double up than Malay based or Indian based kindergarten.

Last but not least, wishing all Muslim friends and family Selamat Hari Raya!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

School Work - Father's Day 2013

Not long ago….he bring this back from school. It’s really surprise us and this is considered his 1st art work from this school. Even though we know 90% should be the teacher’s effort; but when he holding it and run to the father and said “ superman ar…. Papa superman!” ….really melting papa’s heart!!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Get Ready to School

I have spending 2-3 weeks time to quick survey the kindergarten around my housing area. I will update my survey the other post.

Come back to here, since I am rushing to enroll him to join the second semester for the childcare thus I have very limited choice. Most of them are full, so I strongly recommend you start the survey at least half year advance.

I am not going to tell what should be considered during kindergarten chosen as there are a lot of advises that you can found in mummy’s blog.

Here, I just would like to post some of his handsome shooting trying the sport suit.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Ordinary Chicken Soup | 普通鸡汤

Recently, it has been just ordinary weekend passed. Yes, nothing special for me as just taking care of my kids and usual house works and usual meals. Somehow, I noticed, we still can find something special in ordinary. It’s just the way on how we wanna pass thru the ordinary day with your special emotion.

Hehe….i found mine in this ordinary chicken soup. This soup is normal and nothing special. What made me felt it’s special because my kid’s reaction once drinking this soup. It’s seems like a wonderful soup they have ever tasted before.

Austin:"Hmm.....nice soup ar!"

4 chicken drumsticks
4 mushrooms
5g wolfberries
10g ginger

1. Boil chicken drumsticks for about 2 minutes and wash to rinse with cold water.
2. Soak the mushrooms and wolfberries until soft.
3. Slide ginger and put aside.
4. Put all ingredients into boiling water and let it boiling for 15 minutes.
5. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 1.5 hours.
6. Season with salt before serve.