Monday, April 23, 2012

Cleaning Herself Up

Just 2 months shy from her 4th birthday, Ziyi has started to clean herself up after her pee pee. I have no confidence in her initially, thinking how would she be able to reach for the toilet paper, as one has to twist and turn to the back to reach for it, thanks to the developer who installed the toilet roll holder at such an inconvenient place. However this lil cili padi of mine convinced me when I saw her doing it on her own few weeks back. Guess it's time for her to be independent and less work for us, the parents.

Ziyi even tried washing her hair, bathing and brushing teeth all by herself, but of course, I would freak out if I were to let her do it on her own. One step at a time, I told her, cleaning up after her pee pee is a good start. The rest shall wait. 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Fried Nien Gao

One of my all time favorite snacks...Fried Nien Gao! My grandma always remember to make this for me whenever she has nien gao at home, especially during CNY. 

Sliced nien gao


Sliced sweet potatoes


Chef at work :)


The batter


Sliced yam


And the end product... love it! I tried making them myself too but it didn't turn out as good. 

Nasi Lemak Craving

I was making Sambal Tumis the other day and since the hubs loves my Nasi Lemak so much (I've only cooked for him once many years ago), I decided to make him happy again with my homemade Nasi Lemak. 

This little rascal was having cereal for her brekkie. 


Coconut to make santan and pandan leaves to be used for cooking the rice


Nasi Lemak with fried eggs, stir fried kangkung, ikan bilis and Turmeric fried chicken! Approved by both my bosses.....Ziyi had the same thing too, minus the sambal. 

Taman Botani, Putrajaya

On one of the Sundays in March, yes, this post has been drafted weeks ago, hubs suggested visiting Taman Botani Putrajaya. We brought Ziyi's bicycle along just in case we couldn't rent a kiddie bike there. We reached there around 10+ in the morning but the bicycles were all rented out and we were told to wait for another hour to get a bike. Nah...1 hour is too long of a wait, we decided to just let Ziyi ride her bicycle and us walked along with her. We munched on a few buns as our breakfast and bottles of mineral water to hydrate ourselves. 

No entrance fee needed, unless you are renting their bicycles. 


While waiting for hubs to off load her bicycle.


Cycling happily...initially........but.............

Few minutes later, she was screaming and crying the whole time when her dad told her not cycle too fast at a slope downhill. She wanted to go real fast, but when she couldn't she screamed on top of her lung "FAST FAST, I WANT FAST!!!" 

I got real mad at her unacceptable behavior and gave her a good lecture when we reached the lakeside, with other parents and children looking on. We had no idea what was wrong with her that morning, it was not her nap time nor her meal time but she was just so cranky! She kept crying for at least another 10 mins and after she settled down, her behavior was back to normal and she transformed into a lovable princess. Weird 'lil girl we have here. 







This is the happy and lovable face we would like to see everyday! 

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