Sunday, July 31, 2016

Be Kind

 

Forewarning:

Forgive me if you'd find the following article to be "melodramatic" for your taste but I just feel the need to share my thoughts which had been nagging me over the weekend. This is the emotional side of sassy girl which she had probably acquired from experiences - and from watching too much drama films especially attributed to My Rosy Life - oh why can't I forget you?

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Weekend Fun

This weekend's adventure had been exceptionally adventure-packed, exhausting and fun!

Friday, as usual, I left the office around 3pm or 3 past and started the weekend happiness early with my husband and kids. We met at Penrith Westfield shopping centre and had a bite to eat for early dinner. Good thing, by the time I got to the shopping centre, most of the food stalls were about to close and had the goodies on clearance. :)

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Slumber Party

The children are sleeping over at their friends' house tonight. It's a milestone for them who have always been sheltered all their lives. I have always regarded them as babies and it's kind of sad to realise that they're actually big girls now...

When I was their age, I have never experienced the slumber party which I had often encountered from reading Sweet Valley Kids pocketbooks. I had always been excited to read about the twins' adventures and I am happy that the kids are actually going to experience it now. They were the same age as the twins in the story but of course, I know their adventures would not be as daring as in the books... I hope.

Excited!!!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Movie Review: The Healing

I know this movie had been released 4 years ago but I have just recently watched it and I found it interesting so I thought why not make a review? Or at least narrate our experience while watching the movie.

Last Sunday, S. Cecil invited us to have dinner at their house. While at their house, S. Cookie with her husband and 2 little boys joined us too. While waiting for S. Cecil's husband to finish cooking pancit, we decided to watch a movie.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

How to Make: Ube Cake



As I have mentioned from my 3rd day Mommy Adventure, here is the tutorial of the Ube Cake I made for my husband’s supposed to be surprise birthday cake. It’s actually more of a story than a tutorial-because! Do not try this at home! Haha!

After clearing up the kitchen area, I was left with more or less a couple of hours to bake the cake before I go and pick up the kids from school. My feet were hurting from standing all day long so I hesitated whether I should still proceed or not. I have never tried this recipe before so it will take me longer as I have to refer to the recipe every now and then. However, I was driven by my desire to surprise my love (oh such a powerful force!) I didn’t waste another minute and started making that cake.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Sunday Fun Day

Last Sunday, we took out the kids to WestPoint Blacktown to meet the family from church whose little girls were friends with Demi and Daisy. WestPoint was holding an event called The Hunt for children to enjoy during the school holidays. The event was themed Alice in Wonderland.
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Church Day

Just another normal day going to church. The kids were sporting a nice comfy winter dress and of course, the stockings! I just love little girls in stockings which I had rarely seen from my country of origin, because it's very hot and tropical.

Nice and sunny winter morning - the girls had to squint because of the sun

Mommy Duties - Day 3

Day 3 - 1 July 2016 Friday

This was the busiest day of my Mommy Duties series. Today was the first day of the month, last day of the week and the children's last day of term before the 2-week school holidays. The husband is celebrating his 18th birthday on Sunday but we'll be having a busy weekend, so I thought I need to do something for dinner tonight. It has been a long overdue plan to bake a cake and I have some of the ingredients on hand. I also have a packet of Thai Coconut Rice so I'll just need some meat to go with it. So Ube Cake it is then plus a Thai cuisine (which I have no experience making).

Mommy Duties - Day 2

Day 2 - 30 June 2016 Thursday

I knew it was going to be another cold day again so I wrapped the kids up with beanies and gloves this time. I had recently bought a pair for myself too, but then I realised one pair of their old pair of gloves was missing, so I had to lend mine to Daisy.

Winter clothes upgrade :)

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Mommy Duties - Day 1

As a mom, I find that there's something special about waking up in the morning and realising that I will be helping the kids get ready for school and then attending to household chores for a while. Last week, for 3 days, I had to drop the kids to school and pick them up as well. Those days were very very hectic nevertheless exciting!

Here's a glimpse of Day 1.

My husband got up at 4am and pretty much that got me awake as well, being the light sleeper that I am. I tried to drift off to sleep for another hour and finally got out of bed at 5 past. After getting dressed, I went out of the bedroom to prepare the children's breakfast, which daddy has cooked before leaving the house.

Breakfast and packed food for school all prepared by daddy!

Pre-loved Books: Sweet Valley Twins # 2 Teacher's Pet

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