Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"Nanny 911" on Ntv7

We have been watching Nanny 911 twice (2 different series) and we love watching it together, yes with my two little girls. Of course Shannen will not pay full concentration to the show but Audrey does. She even put up her questions to us along the show.

In summary, this is all about the show :
Nanny 911 is a new unscripted series that follows a team of nannies armed with the dos and don'ts of child-rearing. Each nanny has a specific area of expertise (both series that we watched were handling by Nanny Deb, she is super), ranging from proper etiquette to controlling temper tantrums, and all are ready to help exhausted parents tackle the issues creating chaos in their home and whip their families into tip-top shape.

Looking at those family with more than 4 siblings, daddy working and leave all of them to mummy during day time, no maid, no helper. I'm kind of relief to compare myself with them. You can't imagine how bad was the situation until you watch the reality show. I told hubby if I were the mummy, probably I'll be holding 'rotan' all day long or I'll get mad, heart attack and die finally. But I think most of you are aware that physical punishment towards kids is illegal in overseas. Parents can only explain, consult and advise them to the "don'ts". How lucky are kids staying overseas..... he he!

Watch the show and you will know what I'm talking here. If you are interested, you may turn to Ntv7 channel every Monday 8.30pm.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Child Abuse.....?

I received call from my baby sitter yesterday morning saying that my little gal fell down in the toilet. I was panic as I thought it must be serious that made her to called me immediately. After talking to her asking how she fell and how serious was her injury, I was kind of relief when she told me the edge of her left eye was a little bruised. No cut, no bleeding. Phiew......

How she could fell inside toilet? Auntie told me Shannen purged her milk therefore she carried her to the toilet and she went out to fetch some hot water to shower her. So most probably she fell due to the floor slippery when she walked inside the toilet by herself. She knocked on the edge of the water pail. So immediately auntie used hot towel to soothe her pain and swollen.

I got a shocked to see my gal's eye got swollen and red. Just like being punched by someone. Do you think it looks like those child abuse photo publish in the newspaper. Oh... my poor little gal.

To really make sure that she fell down by her own and to stop my imagination of her being abused, I interviewed her how she got injured. She told me (in Cantonese) , "em siu sam lor (careless lor) ...... hang hang hang (walk walk walk), tit tou (fell down), kok tou lor (and knocked). Daddy got a big shocked too when he saw his dearest gal with swollen eye. He took out OSIM's instant heat compress soothing gel to remove the bruised.

I don't know why this gal of mine suffered so much of pain from falling down. She have fallen from our bed when she was just 4 months old. In her aged of 7 months, she already had 5 times fallen down from our bed record. We took preventive action from one fell to another, but somehow we failed to stop her from falling.

We named her 'big sweet potato'. She easily fell when she runs, maybe due to her careless and weak stamina. You know, she fell and injured her teeth and lips twice last month, bleeding of course. Ai yo.... we thought of wrapping her with some protective cloth or put helmet on her at home to safe guard.

Mummy will pray for you and hope you will become healthy and free from pain from now on.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Job Fair (16 - 18 Apr'2010)

We went to Job Fair last Friday, 1st day of the fair. Thought of avoiding crowd during weekend and also thought early bird like us will definitely catch a 'fat' worm. Mana tau the moment we reached (sharped at 10am), we saw people everywhere at the convention hall. A long queue already being formed for those who already registered online. And those who are yet to register, they got to fill up the form at another counter before checking in.

I'm not sure the purpose of 'checking in' to the fair which had created human jammed at the entrance. So I asked one of the event organizer crew who were helping to view the sms confirmation code and gave a sticker to paste on before entering the hall. But too bad, I still don't get him.

There were over 100 companies participated and set up their booth at the fair. I was happily going through booth by booth, checking with the staff for job opportunities. Hmmmm...... I would say the vacancies are mostly for field like engineering, finance & accounting, HR, sales & marketing. Oh no, I hardly find a company that are looking for procurement/purchasing, planning position &#@%. What a disappointment fair to me! Haizzzzz.......

However I just dropped in my CV to those company that I wish to work for, hoping they will still remember to call me when their are suitable vacancy in the future.

Finally early birds like us brought back some free gifts like bag, notepad, high quality ball pen, post it note, kiwi shoes polisher & disposable hand glove too .... ha ha.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

What's So Smelly?

One of the morning, I walked out from the study room and saw both of my girls were closing their nose using one hand and the other hand holding colour pencil and scissor respectively. Both of them looked funny........ Ei, wondering what and where the disgusting odour from?

Then I saw hubby doing this........


Ooooo.......... he was polishing his leather shoes. That's explained where the bad smell from.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Showing Angry?

Really "bo-lat" to see my little gal acting this way recently. Whenever she felt angry of not getting what she want either from me or her che che, she will be sitting one corner with her faced down (refer photo). She is trying to tell us that she is angry now. Sometimes she even muttering "I don't want to friend with you all, hung!". Could you believe a 2 years old girl already acting like that to show her anger ..... *slapping my forehead*.

But after I snapped photo of her angry look, immediately with a smiling face, she will move forward and request to preview the photo. Ha ha ha ..... turning her mood with just a click.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

Since I'm not doing marketing neither having breakfast with my gang this morning, I decided to make a cheesecake. This is the first time I'm trying this new recipe. Not very difficult, you may want to try it out too.

Ingredients A :
250g softened unsalted butter
150g caster sugar
1/8 tsp salt

Ingredients B :
2 eggs
1 egg yolk

Ingredients C (sifted together) :
120g plain flour
20g cocoa powder
1/4 tsp double action baking powder

Cheese Batter (mixed well) :
250g softened cream cheese
70g caster sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
1 egg

Method :
1. Beat ingredient A until creamy. Add ingredients B (one egg at a time) and mix well.
2. Add ingredients C slowly until well mix.
3. Line your baking pan with greaseproof paper. Spoon cocoa batter and cheese batter alternately onto the pan and swirl it with a small knife for marbled effect.
4. Heat up your oven at 180 degree celsius for 5 minutes.
5. Then bake at 150 degree celsius for 50-60 minutes or until cooked. (if you are using big oven, you may turn to 180 degree celsius for 45 minutes).

Fresh from oven.

And this is my homemade Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake for tea break, anyone?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Her Reward

She was so happy to get her reward after so many attempt on trying to get full mark of her mathematics test (question done by her mummy). I came out this idea as one of the way to encourage her to learn counting (only plus and subtract for her age) as we found she is quite poor in counting. And I'm happy that it works on her. The reward has made her to follow the formula of plus and subtract and also how to double check her answer before submitting.

Every kids like ice-cream to the max. What a useful and all time works tool to make them do something that we want... ha ha ha!

Enjoying her Mini-Cornetto.

In order to get her reward, she must answer all the 5 questions correctly. And after trying so many set of questions (in total 35 questions she has done), finally she got her reward! Bingo!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Sushi Zanmai, The Garden

We came here for dinner last Saturday. Audrey kept on saying that she wanted to eat sushi for dinner. And since we were at The Garden, so hubby suggested we tried this out. We passed by this Japanese restaurant twice last time and there were a long queue outside the shop. We are wondering why the restaurant got so many customers who are willing to wait to be seated. So we tried our luck hoping there wasn't long queue since it's only 6pm.

Finally we got our seat after waiting for 5 minutes. Too bad their air-cond were malfunction on that day, we could felt the 'warm' inside the restaurant. Audrey and Shannen were sweating during the dinner. Overall the foods were yummy, price also reasonable. I didn't snap any photo of the foods because of the atmosphere and I was busy using the menu to fan my gals beside filling up my stomach .... hungry ma.

However I would like to share with you this super yummy sushi that I ate for the first time and I think you could only find it from here. Crispy salmon sushi, the name of it. It serves with gravy at the bottom that tasted a little salty with light sour cream. There are mayonnaise and black sesame spread on the top of the sushi. Thumb up! It only cost RM12.80 per plate (6 pieces of sushi/plate).

After we finished our dinner, we found a long queue outside the restaurant. Now only we know why there is a crowd especially during weekend.