I have to say, with 3 kids, I find it difficult to find time for my house work, my reading, my cooking and even to myself. Today, I tried and I succeeded with helps from husband, of course. I manage to do something different.
On my way to fetch Yong Shuan back from kinder, this crave of Popiah shoot my mind. While waiting in front of his kinder, I quickly grab my phone and surf for way to make a simple popiah. I look for them in Rasa Malaysia - my all time favorite cooking stop. Grabbed a pen from my driver drawer and wrote down the few main thing I have to buy from the local food and vege shop.
After YS got up in the car, fasten his belt, I told him I need to stop by a few places before we headed back to S Eleven. He promised he will behave in the car while waiting for me to do the shopping. I went to this place where they sell almost everything I needed except the popiah skin - which is frozen, meaning I need to go another place for the skin. I made a turn to Econsave and this time Yong Shuan said he wish to follow me and in fact that was what I was about to ask him to, not allowing him to wait in the car as the parking is far from the entrance. I got my skin and we went to a bread shop for bun and some tart for my boy's tea time.
Once we reached S Eleven, I told hubby, I need to cook and stay in the kitchen for quite a while, while taking care of the shop, he have to help to care for the kid in case the 2 younger ones woke up. I started my peeling, chopping, grating, and the sound has woke the 2 younger boy up at the same time. Opps ... sorry hubby.
I love fried "Mengkuang" or yambean, the hokkien style, however to those who knows how to cook this, it needs alot of preparing ahead. say yambean I need to peel the skin, slide to very thin layer then chop them with knife. If I were to use the grater and make it into small strips, it wont taste as good as the chop one. I soaked my dried prawn, chopped the garlic, and get all the ingredients ready at the side of my stove. The most tiring part I would say is to prepare the very important fried crispy shallot, peel and cut the tiny small shallot is tiring. With today weather, the back of my shop where my kitchen located was burning hot. I stood there the longest time was when peel n cut the shallot but I never regret it. I keep washing my arm with the tap water to cool myself down. I prepared the oil and start slow fire fried the shallot until it turned golden color and crispy in texture. Keep it aside. After the popiah, I still have a small bottle of fried shallot to keep for dried noodle perhaps in future. Then I start to prepare the chopped tofu.
I used the left over oil to fried the garlic, the snow peas, the dried prawn and the yambean. When the yambean is ready, I start my popiah rolling and the first serve went to hubby. He commented good. Then my son's turn. I served each of them 2 rolls.
I am happy to see my boy and husband enjoyed the popiah. I told hubby, I have make up my mind to at least cook one special dish once a week for the family. It's been too long I just prepare simple dish, talking on finding time to prepare and to cook and to clean the mess after I have 3 boys - NO. Especially when the youngest BS still on breast milk, on demand feeding most of the time. Keep it up, wish I can keep it to even 2 or more occasion of wondering cooking in a week time.
Gambateh... and to update this long quiet blog.
Friday, May 04, 2012
Friday, April 06, 2012
Went to klinik kesihatan Simee for Bing Shuan 4th month regular check up last Wednesday. The nurse told us he is now 7.5kg, the head circular measurement remain the same, but BMI has picked up. BS met most of his development on time, he moves to objects, he turns around when we put him at prone position, started to make all the "goo" sound etc.
We turned to KPJ to continued his Rota Virus and pneumococcal vaccine.
Friday, December 09, 2011
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Joy Joy... finally my baby is here. To share the joy, here is the simple little story of how baby meet us.
I have scheduled with doctor on the 2nd of Dec 2011 afternoon 2pm to have c-sec and deliver my baby. I had early light breakfast of oat and chocolate drink, Shao Wen accompany me admitted to hospital and waited in the ward. To pass time, we just chit chat and Siew was there with us. It was around 1pm I started to feel the cramp (menstrual pain) on my tummy. We informed the nurse and she said since I am going to deliver the baby c-sec, it is alright.
I am not sure if I consider lucky or unfortunate, the OT was so busy that day. A few abnormal cases, and emergency has occupied the OT for longer hours. I waited until 4pm still my turn was not there. The cramp pain was getting stronger, Dr managed to borrow the cardiac OT for my surgery. So it was my first time to enter the cardiac OT. Newer than the usual OT from what I can remember during Cheng Shuan time. The clock is bigger this time, with out my spectacles I can still read the time. Baby was born an hour shortly after the c-sec start and after my recovery session only I was send to the maternity ward, by then it was already 7.20pm.
This is our youngest son. We still working on his name. More updates will come.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Ever since Auntie Jennifer started her JJ Cakes years ago, we have been enjoying wonderful taste yet healthy and fresh bake cakes every now and then. We used to have the rolls from JJ, recently my family start to love their celebration cakes. They have a couple of famous flavor made on daily basis for customer convenient. We passed by today, dad stopped and bought me this BLACK FOREST, one of my favorite. This JJ has become the never missed Ipoh must buy for visitor to Ipoh. Buses and coaches stopped by, magazines, online media published about it. I am proud to be Ipoh-rian that my auntie has made this cakes a success ...
Monday, November 14, 2011
Finally, the long waited due date is just around the corner. Doctor told me my baby is going to due on the 9th December this year. Since this is third pregnancy and after 2 c-sec, I have no choice but to go for another c-sec. I will have it done 1-2 weeks earlier. So, I picked 24th November, Thursday. Wish me GOOD LUCK.
Recalled Yong Shuan's time, we packed everything ready and washed all the baby's clothing, get ready the nursery; I guess this happens to most first time parents. Cannot wait to see their first newborn. This time, I am so tiring taking care of 2 toddlers and left all the packing and "get-ready" to the last minutes. Only last week I brought the baby clothing out from the store and ask mum to help to do the laundry. Only this morning I went to buy the newborn nappy and some other baby stuff; in fact still a long list to fulfill but no energy to shop. Only few days back I phoned to the confinement food catering service to reconfirm my booking with them. My baby cot is ready, my room has not. It is still a part guest room, part store room, part nursery and part laundry room.
What happened to me? I am in my comfort zone, expecting the expected c-sec and care of baby? Or just because I am lazy and tired. Both.
I tried to go for natural birth when I was having Cheng Shuan - my 2nd boy. Totally new experience if it did happens but it didn't, c-sec at the end. This is 3rd c-sec so I know what is coming. Still I wish it to be as smooth and manageable as possible. Wish the pain to the least, wish baby is always contended as possible, easy to take care. Wish for the breastfeeding to be as successful as the previous two times. POSITIVE POSITIVE.
I will have Cheng Shuan accompany me along this confinement period, Yong Shuan will be following daddy at SP and visit once a week. I will be staying with parents, mum is going to care for Cheng Shuan and bath my "xiao mian tu" - 小綿兔 for me. We called him this name since some time ago. This was given by Yong Shuan KoKo, saying the 綿羊 sheep, which is me giving birth to the rabbit baby.
When 小綿兔 is here, more updates is coming to this blog.
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Monday, June 06, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Day 2 - Marina Barrage, Kite Flying --Singapore Flyer
Eyes opener outing for us to this Marina Barrage, we've learnt a lot.
Roof floor is the man made grass field for kite flying, we all enjoyed it very much . Strong wind, just once we put the kite in place, it just flew up high.
We continue the day to Singapore Flyer.
Day 4 - Sentosa Island - Ocenarium -- Resort World
-- Vivo City Shopping -- Swimming at Sis Apartment