Many times, she enforced such practice to our lives....... but shame on me, i'm one among my 5 sisters who don't seem to inherit such trait from her!
Now.......i think it's time to REFLECT life and hope to change to the better!!
even dessert also being attempted. anyway, i actually had tried several times making only this simple 'agar-agar' before finally succeeded this time with a very tempting outcome (d color actually.... haha)
looked very sweet hor ???
Here is another similar lunch i had..... i just alternated with broccoli.
And for the boys, brocolli served with sushi rice in bear shape. Lychee fruit too.
Final day of the week was just shaped up bread in cheese & peanut butter!
Sweet corn, cheese cube & chocolates!!
Even Saturday morning also i was busy cooking..............sigh !!! As the boys have to attend extra class at 10am, it has to be a quick fix up in the morning (only woke up at 8:30 ma.....)!
Here it is...
Fish burger in wholemeal bread with cheese & tomato sauce.
Papaya & 'jambu' fruit.
2 butter roasted baby potatoes.
Actually, we could save all hassle by just leaving the house & enjoy our breakfast together before sending off the boys to their class, which was indeed what we did in the first few weeks! But seems like the boys didn't really appreciate the valuable breakfast session with dady & mumy, instead they were being picky & difficult all the time during that short period of time. Either they only whinned for fast food (McD) ...... bcoz of the free toys of course!! Or only wanted the same rest/shop because of the nearby toy stall! They would behaved so angelic & finished their meal in no time just so that they could demand for a small toy after the breakfast & before agreeing to go to their class..... which was so so so 'bad' !!! We knew we got to change the routine and huby & I instantly concluded that we should call-off the breakfast session outside. No more breakfast outside as we want them to forget about the breakfast with toys!! That's how the Saturday's home breakfast came about. I reckon it's even better this way as we will leave the house in time just enough to reach their center. Once they are off, mumy & dady will "SHAKE LEGS" & enjoy our peaceful breezing breakfast at our favourite Kopitiam, hehehehe......
Oh ya, Isetan's mega sale starts from 1 August......just for info !!
Happy shopping & enjoy the weekend !!
Mini lunch boxes, music food pick, sushi mould, vehicle ham/cheese cutter, silicon heart shape cups, soya sauce bottles & sauce containers !!!
There goes my $$$ earned online !!! Time to replenish the a/c.........hopefully real soon !!!
In fact, it was left over from the below bento i prepared for the boys!!
Left : Plain sushi rice wrapped in seaweed with unagi sauce in the bottle.
Right : Fried omelette (with corn, long bean, carrot & sausage)
and Cherry fruits!
It was a coincidence that the boys didn't ate much during dinner that night so when i was preparing the above later in the night, both of them were like 'hungry ghost'. They kept bothering me for food. I had initially intended to keep some of the omelette for my lunch the next day but the boys gobbled them on top of the 2 pieces of the sushi rice i stuffed them. I know they love the unagi sauce so it surely won't go wrong if i cooked any food with that sauce!! I ended up having to hide some of the food !!!
The above was the only one reported good for the past week! The rest was just so~so !!
It was mashed potatoes mix, consist of sweet potatoes (orange & purple), pumpkin & holland potatoes with margerine, salt & pepper added to taste !! The outcome was indeed very sweet. And as the mixture turned out to be quite a lot, i actually freezed the balance!!
Arghhh.........the mesh looked so messy !!
I thought this next one should be good. As the boys had been keen on nuggets but the maid reported that they didn't finished all of them..........sigh !!
The fruits were longan & "air jambu" !!! Also tomato sauce in the cute container.
Btw, the fruits for the coming week had already been supplied !!! My shopaholic huby was only on a night trip to Penang. While on his way back, his travel partner dropped by at Cameron Highland to visit a relative. And so the opportunity for him to bring back some good fruits!! Both the red & green 'jambu' are very sweet, the guavas are even seedless type!!
On top of the fruits, he even got home these........
honey, chocolates, dried bitter guard snacks & 'rojak' paste, tsk tsk tsk..... justified to name him shopaholic or not??
The last one was cute. Little container for their daily vitamins C but i slotted in cheese slice, cube cheese & little strawberries just to fill up the empty space!!
Then, the worst food i've ever made. The 'lai fun' cooked in tomato pasta sauce. The 'lai fun' was yesterday dinner's left over from the fish head noodles cooked by mom. Guess it was the texture of the noodle that made it 'stick-up' once they get colder. So the maid said it was basically UNTOUCHED......gosh!! My mom even condemned it so much........arghh, my heart broken into pieces !! That's the problem when mom stepped in coz the daughter can never be better than her, hor ???
Have a good Sunday !!
Do you also need to know these??? OR you are so blessed that it never crossed your mind to even think about knowing these???
Things had gotten bad lately. As much as i am glad that the boys are growing healthily & cheekily, i was actually quite upset with their behavioural growth !!! ya... i know i know... the myth was : parents are "the one" to be blamed for any misconduct of the children !! But it sincerely wasn't our wish to mould them in such a way!! As i've mentioned over & over again, they fought a lot....just over anything under the sun! The fight now no longer stays physically but already extended to verbal. They will just retaliate to any sentences that do not sing the same tune as theirs!! No matter how 'nice' we tried to talk/advice, it just gets so hard for them to listen and both of us, having short & hot temper would end up raising our voice. Obviously they picked this up too, .... much to our dissapointment!! Dady has especially been in deep upset not understanding why his boys are so naughty. Being not a very good 'tutor' himself, most of the time he resorted to the 'hard' way.... i.e. the 'wrong' way in response to the boys' untolerables!! The worst part was, huby did not realised the root of the problems! Despite a heart-to-heart talk, how could i expect a character change to a person who has it carried in him for the past 40 years!!! It's near impossible, i would say. Now that i realised the fact, i will just have to pick up the 'guidance' role to not just the boys, but also the 'old man' (he might be old in age but definitely young with parenting skills)!!
This afternoon, we brought the boys to a bookstore for some reading. And my eyes got caught up with that book & instantly i picked it up without any hesitation as i believe it is still not late for remedies...... I must admit that both huby & I are not born with 'PATIENCE'.... in fact, seriously lack of it. Obviously without this imperative criteria, it's tough to be 'good' parents!! I'm in crucial need of a 'brain-wash' so i'm hoping that this book will give me some tips to improve..... yes, just improve, not that i want to be any expert !!!
Together, we STRIVE to be better parents !!!
On a separate topic, while my mind was bothered with these parenting matters, my dear huby picked up another book for me!! Guess what it is...........??
** tadda **
~ hahaha ~ .......... u laugh leh ???
As he recently saw me getting much addicted with this bento stuffs (including making sushi), he thought this basic book about sushi would certainly helps !!! I think he was right, after quickly browsing thru the index, there were many basic tips about sushi that i was not aware of. Since it costs only RM14... no harm getting it !!
Team mbrs were blind-folded but to make a rectangle shape with the string!
My team was the winning team : to use only newspaper & tape, we are to make/build the tallest object. Yeah....we won but but but, the gifts were only the company's T-shirt & cap, cheh !!
All in there were 4 games played & that ended the day around 5pm. As our hotel was just across the road, some of us went back for a short rest/change & gathered again at 6pm for dinner! Dinner was at YU restaurant, in OneCapital tower which was located nearby the office, so it was walking distance & convenient !! Typical chinese cuisine, with 9 courses dish. I must say, i was surprise despite there was bills to pay for 3 tables (30 plus of us), we were served with luxurious meal.... thought d co. was starving for cost-control...*wink-wink* !! was told that a table cost abt HK$3,000.....wow !!
so fresh, so juicy, sweet, tasty, awesome !! btw, i wonder if d japanese lady(left front) ever agrees with my tastes....hahaha
When i reached the hotel around midnight, i was in total shock as i still don't see my MEN (both old and youngs) back yet!! Things that ran thru my mind: where were they?? what were they doing at such odd hours?? isn't it already way past their sleeping time?? sure the boys are still awake at such hour??