Mother’s Day Breakfast

Got an invitation from the girl’s ccc to attend a Mother’s Day breakfast on 6 May.. Event was from 8-9am and it’s only open to K2 mummies..

I decided to try to apply for time off since it’s an exam day and there would be no teaching and I would probably be involved in invigilation duties only.. Girl was enthusiastic about this and since this is the last year for me to take part in the event, I decided to try my luck.. And I successfully applied for time off! I didn’t want to take the whole day off since I had to stay for common marking in the afternoon.. Just had to be back by 9.30am..

Girl was very excited.. Kept telling me she wished every day was Mother’s Day! She told me we would be making sandwiches together but I didn’t have to lift a finger as Teacher Lorraine was the one who prepared the sandwich.. 

I was given a crown which was colored and cut by Jocelle.. Then I was served a cup of milo.. Glad to see Zining’s mum as we could chat.. Haha.. We took some photos before we had our sandwich.. 

Then I got a card from my dear daughter.. 

I guess she’s one fortunate girl who has been to many countries at a young age.. So much more fortunate than me! I’m glad she’s appreciative!

She was very happy and was busy taking videos and even selfies while I chatted with ZN’s mum..

We then took a group photos before I left for work..

It’s a simple affair but I’m glad I could make it and make my girl happy! 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mummies out there!


Happy new year!!

Today, we had a gathering at the Chews.. The Tohs couldn’t join us so there were only the Tans and Laus together with my family.. 

We went there after lunch and reached at about 3pm.. The kids made themselves comfortable and started playing Nerf guns in the room.. Of cos, the ‘hoverboard’ that the Chews bought recently was a hot item.. The adults chatted while the kids played in the room.. 

Brenda made reservations at Melben Seafood restaurant near their place.. It’s apparently a very popular place to go as there was a long queue for walk-ins and even though she made a reservation, we had to wait for a while..

The kids took one table while we occupied the other.. Thankfully the kids are old enough to feed themselves.. We simply served them fried rice and some other dishes as we ate.. The kids had a good time playing games while eating.. I think they really enjoyed one another’s company.. 

After dinner, we went to try some chendol which I think is on par with those sold in Malacca.. The gula melaka serving was generous, the chendol was soft and the red beans were big and sweet.. We bought 4 to share as we were all rather full..   

When we were bidding one another goodbye, the kids were reluctant to leave and some even suggested staying.. Of cos, we didn’t allow that or Brenda would go crazy!! Lol..

It was a great 1st day of 2016.. Let’s hope the new year will be filled with lotsa love, joy and blessings!!

Have a BEARY HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Cheers!! ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ

Wedding Anniversary Staycation

Was trying to think of an anniversary gift for the man when a friend shared that he could get me a good deal at MBS.. Although I meant to give him a surprise, I had to share this with him so we could decide on a date since the actual day is right smack in the middle of the week on Wednesday.. ๐Ÿ˜“

We decided on the weekend before 11 Nov.. After the kids’ Kumon class, we made our way to MBS.. It was drizzling on our way there but the rain stopped when we reached.. 

nice view from the room

2 twin beds

The kids were so excited about going to the pool so we quickly got changed and went up to the pool..

The water was cold.. Brr.. But the kids were undaunted as usual.. ๐Ÿ˜…

The man tested his Sony Z5 which I got for him as an anniversary gift.. It’s supposed to be waterproof and looking at the photos, it seems to be not bad! 

Princess and I


couple shot


family shot


my camera-ready girl


enjoying the city view

We spent about more than an hour at the pool before we moved on to the jacuzzi to warm ourselves up..  

So comfy you can fall asleep

 After a while, the kids wanted to go back to the pool.. I was reluctant to as I’d just warmed up my body.. So while they frolicked in the water, I took a nap on one of the many pool chairs..

We left the pool close to 6pm to shower and go for our dinner.. The kids were of course reluctant to leave so I had to entice them with the promise that they could play at the bath tub (which we didn’t in the end due to time constraints).

We walked quite a bit to the foodcourt but I saw a Superheroes cafe 2 levels up! So we decided to check it out!


The Superman Wannabe


My Wonder Woman vegetarian quesadilla

   After our meal, we walked around and took some photos..  

The new Superman


Taken by Jocelle




Mei Mei’s turn





  After a very filling dinner, we took a slow and relaxing strol back to our room.. It was a long but enjoyable day!


beautiful night view from the room

We woke up next morning well rested.. Hubby ordered a continental breakfast set and 2 egg benedicts cos we were lazy to walk out.. Haha.. The kids still wanted to swim..
We went for another swim and got ready to check out at 12.. It was a short staycation but had a great time! Can’t wait for the holidays to come! ๐Ÿ˜

Beary Cute Cheese Cupcakes

Baked the 3-ingredient soufflรฉ cheesecake on Tuesday and the kids loved it.. Then baked a pandan chiffon cake on Thursday.. Today, we cleared the cheesecake and the kids requested for more..
Chanced upon a video I saved on FB a few days ago and decided to bake these for the kids..  

Very easy to make. You only need these:

  • 6 Oreo cookies to line the cupcake holders
  • 250g cream cheese
  • 65g of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla essence

Cream the cream cheese with sugar then add egg and vanilla essence. Mix well and scoop into the cupcake holders (lined with an Oreo cookie each). Use mini Oreo cookies or Ritz bitz and chocolate chips to decorate the cupcakes accordingly.. Then bake in a preheated oven at 150 degrees Celsius for 20 min. Leave to cool to room temperature and chill in fridge for at least 4h.

Voila! Breakfast for tomorrow is ready! ๐Ÿ˜‰