🍢 Oden Party | BRUNO Hot Plate

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I always wanted a Bruno Hotplate but not sure what stopping me to get one till recently i enter a giveaway contest by Ksisters & Bruno and to my surprise out of so many contestant i was chosen to be the winner! Thanks God!! i get the color i wanted too! Also got myself “Nabe Attachement” for steamboat and oden.

It’s a perfect cooking tools when it come to breakfast or hosting party at home. Magically bond everyone around the dinning table, cooking together can be fun!

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First party we hosted was Oden Party and so happen we wanted to asked Ping and her bf to come over for dinner so it’s an opening ceremony for our Bruno. I cooked the dashi stock for 4 hrs with radish then throw other ingredients in just before we start the dinner.

Ping brought over the seaweed flakes and mentaiko spread so i prepared onsen egg (kinda failed) together with toasted sesame seed for topping. It is a must to be Japanese rice luckily i resisted Ming to brought it.

Then is dessert time! Ping made Pancake ball with takoyaki attachment, we got really nervous at the beginning not sure how it will turn out. We have so much fun experimenting how to make it better with heat and portion control. That’s what i mean by cooking together can be fun, the husband and boyfriend involved too.

Pancake mix from muji mix it with milk and egg then we put nutella spread and strawberry cubes in between as filling.

Eat it with Haagen dazs strawberry ice-cream, it was so good! the pancake ball was flurry and not too sweet and go perfectly with the ice-cream! oh yums…

There’s so many other recipes i want to try with Bruno Hot Plate, maybe it’s time to host next party! Thanks Bruno Hot Plate Singapore!

Virtually disappear

“Hey, how are you? why no update? everything okie? Pregnant?” recent conversation that my friends started..

We are at the generation that we just stalked each other on social media to see how’s life going on the other side, perhaps i’m one of them so i don’t blame them. I do apreaciate they take the effort to check on me, thanks friend. There’s always this season of my life that i want to be quiet and stay away from social media which i find can be quite poisonous these days. Then i chance upon this…

“We don’t need to be always virtually present to matter…”

Is that so important to shared about my life? does people really care or they just to kepo? What the main purpose of me sharing? necessary to keep jot it down for memory sake on such a public place? or maybe my life is too boring to share anything interesting? All these questions got me stop posting on IG.

i.need.a.social.media.detox.

is the best answer i could find and i answered my friends.

Stop the guessing game. I’m totally fine with my life, Chloe is good, husband as usual very helpful and caring while me? i’m getting myself busy with work and house chorus.

i will be back soon to flood your feed so you will consider to unfollow me 😅 ..kthxbye

2.5 years old

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At 2.5 years old or 31 months to be exact, she may be the less active toddler you see around, she doesn’t run around or enjoy playground facilities. She may look like 18 months instead of 2 years old physically, she’s belong to the smallest group among her classmate. Sometimes i wonder why and got worried why is she different from her peers, not so much of her activeness but her growth. I even bring her PD for this issue, but doctor assured me she is growing well just slowly maybe she’s a late bloomers or genetically inherit my petite figure. Still i am worried to be honest, i add in cheese and egg in daily meal make sure she finish her food and sleep well.

Chloe is an introvert girl, she prefer interacting with family or close friends. She often feel overwhelmed or anxious in new environments and around new people and take forever/never to warm up. She may look happy and cheery in the photos that’s because it was us who taking the photos, but if you happen to meet her in person, she will greet you with a expressionless face. She might be the most unfriendly kid you ever meet! However we try not to force her because there’s nothing to be shameful to be an introvert because mummy and daddy are one too. However she do get better when she goes to school, from overly protect her belonging to learning how to share with friends and open up to teachers. It just take time for her to get familiar with new people and environment.

They are at the age of absorbing things/knowledge very fast and i kinda like the idea of slow parenting which allowed kids to explore the world/skills/knowledge at their own pace, i know it’s impossible to apply that in Asian education but we see how it goes. When time arrived they just know it how for example phonics, potty train, shapes or colors. After introducing things like phonics, songs and flashcard for sometimes thru play and coloring, one day she just showed me that she recognized A-Z, shapes and colors. So patience is the key…my job is too introduce knowledge in a fun way.

Her fine motor skill is good but gross motor skill is so bad, she still needing to hold on something go up or down the stairs, the chances of her taking risk very low or zero. My mum say maybe because we seldom bring her outdoor to play or exercise i must admit that’s my fault because i prefer to stay indoor or in my tiny shelter, but when i bring her to the playground she always enjoy people watching, observe how others play rather than her playing, i really don’t know how?

Let them be little because they’re only that way for a while