In the car, April suddenly said, "Mummy, I want to tell you one thing.".
Mummy said, "Say it.".
April continued, "I hope we won't die .".
Mummy shocked, "Won't one Darling, don't be silly. If we live healthy, drink plenty water, wash legs and hands more often, we will be healthy and long life. ".
Am just thinking of consoling her by saying so.
Then mummy puzzled and asked April, "Who are the WE?".
April said, "You and me.".
Mummy said, "Don't worry, silly girl!".
May be April was under pressured, as hubb scolded her for her bad handwriting in her homework just right before the bedtime. Before I turned off the light, she also gave me a teddy bear hug. She must be very upset for getting scolded by the father.
So I asked her, "Do you want to be a doctor in future?".
She grinned and said, "In future, I want to work like you.".
I was surprised and wondered that she wants to work like me as a mother or in my job.
Then, I asked her again, "Do you know what is mummy's job?".
She said, "Yes, you work with computer one. ".
I was shocked and asked, "You sure? Do you know how to work with computer?".
She replied, "I have my computer wert!".
She referred to her mini toy laptop that I blogged in Fun Time. I felt so funny and just smiled. The best part was her last statement here,
"Mummy, so that I can see you at your work place every time and everyday.".
Awwwwwwwww! Sooooooooooooo sweet my darling April.
4 pieces of pork ribs
1 section of lotus roots, skinned & sliced
1 piece dried octopus, cut into strips
10 red dated, seed removed
salt for tasting
Blanch the pork ribs in boiling water for 1 mins then remove.
In a new pot of water, add in the pork ribs, lotus roots, red dates and dried octopus.
Add salt for tasting.
But, I still went and bought another last one. I hope it is really the last one. This last one cost RM25.
We met again to celebrate April's 4 years old Birthday at her new condo. The pic was taken at Queen Bay Mall after watching the Disney On Ice show at PISA together.
Working life is tiring. Working mother is stressful, when we need to deal with the heavy work load and also some unpleasant things and people at work. We are always racing with the clock. Our schedule is always fully packed. So, it is very lucky, if we can have thoughtful and good colleagues.
Yvonne asked me when is my turn to treat them back. Give me some time, I'll arrange it. My next plan is making Onde Onde.
3. Red dates
This combination was really nice. The soup was so sweet. My children had very big bowl of rice this weekend.
Other dishes were carrot, bacon and sausage omelette
Mrs. Ooi said, " May is such a good girl in her class, she is quiet and listening to instruction. ".
I met April's Mental Arithmatic teacher when I picked her up after the class.
Ms. Loh said, "April is such a fast learner, picking up very well in whatever I taught her. ".
I told hubb at night about these remarks for my two princesses. I said to him, "What else I'm asking for more now?".
A remark from a contented mother.
One evening, we saw some durian selling at the roadside while we were driving pass the road.
I said: "Ah! Stop, I want to buy durian.".
April said: "Hai yo, this mommy always wants to buy durian one.".
May said: "Ya la, this mommy always wants to buy durian only.".
I said: "What this mommy that mommy ah?".
Both of them just grinned.
Finally, I got my parcel in this morning. The sender was Danone Dumex. After thinking for a while, I knew it must be the mother's day story contest that I took part in May. OMG! I won it. How come I didn't get any notification up front? I unwrapped the parcel quickly.
It is the Busy Bouncin' Zoo of Playskool. I found a letter of notification inside the parcel as well. Yes, it confirmed that it was this summary entry that made me a winner in the contest, Yeah! In fact, I seldom win anything in any contest in my life. So, I am really overwhelm this time. I still haven't decided who to give to yet.After calming down from the excitement, I started to check their website and I found that my name and article were pubished in the website below.
Everyone love surprise. Thanks http://www.dumex.com.my/ for the surprise. You make my day.
I was so glad that May hasn't shown any sign of refusing to go to school that April had. She likes to go to the I-Math class so much. I hope that she can show the same passion when I send her to her nursery this year end.
Yvonne said that she has become more look-alike her big sister now. Do you agree with her?
On the hand, May would lose the interest in the game after 15minutes. May be she is still too young to appreciate it.
The vegetable that I commonly used were carrots. I will then mix with either apples, tomatoes, oranges or celery. However, I only made fresh orange or fresh apple juice for them, as May was throwing out the mixed vegetable and fruit juice at one time. So, I don't dare to make them any fancy combination juice at the moment.
Wash everything, peel the carrots and cut into sections where needed.
Carrot Juice is said to kill off bacteria and viruses, and has been used successfully in many cancer cures. It removes toxins from the body, improves the health of the liver and the digestive tract.
How much carrot juice should I drink?
A 8oz glass of fresh raw carrot juice each day is a lovely way to improve and maintain your health.
After eating a diet high in raw foods for a while - or straight away if your lucky - your body will tell you if it wants carrot juice or not.
Drinking carrot juice may turn your skin yellow. This can happen when the liver is getting rid of stored toxins. It's not suppose to be harmful but you may not want to go around looking orange! Diluting your carrot juice with water or other juices should help your body flush out the toxins and restore your normal skin tone.
If you are drinking lots of carrot juice you may turn orange because of the beta-carotene. This is probably natures way of tell you you are drinking too much! If you are drinking lots of carrot juice because you have cancer please do make sure you are lovingly supported and supervised by a qualified doctor.
Carrots are nearly 90% water! Carrot juice gives you the benefits of eating raw carrots, without all the chewing and munching. Carrot juice does not contain any fiber, which makes it very easy to digest.
Fiber plays an important part in the health of the digestive tract, and helps to remove toxins from the body. Juices are usually consumed as part of a healthy balanced diet that is naturally rich in fiber, from whole fruit and vegetables, nuts, seeds, and grains.
Very high in Vitamin A - this comes in the safe form of beta-carotene which the body is able to convert to Vitamin A as required. Also contains Vitamin K and Vitamin C, plus smaller amounts of the B complex vitamins and Vitamin E.
A good source of minerals carrot juice is high in calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus, and contains small amounts of iron, zinc, manganese, copper, and selenium.
While carrot juice is mostly water and carbohydrate it also contains small amounts of all the amino acids (protein).
Calories in Carrot Juice
A glass of carrot juice made from the above recipe with 4 large carrots (300g) contains approximately 120 calories.
Chicken and pork,
100g Black Beans,
10 Red Dates, pitted
Salt to taste
I actually soaked the black beans for 3 hours before I boiled it with all the ingredients. That's why the soup didn't look that black here. The soup was tasted quite sweet and my two princesses loved it.
Second one was this corn and carrot soup.
Salt to taste
His signature master pieces were Thriller, Billie Jeans, Beat It, Bad and Black or White. Subsequently, Man In The Mirror, Heal The World, You Are Not Alone, We Are The World, Smooth Criminal, I Just Can't Stop Loving You and Remember The Time were also those very successful and popular songs of him at that time.
The Top 10 MJ's song that I like best,
- Blood On The Dance Floor
- D.S. (The song is often cited as a derogatory reference to Santa Barbara County District Attorney Tom Sneddon, whose name is similar to the subject of the song, Dom Sheldon.)
- Human Nature
- Who Is It
- Will You Be There ( The lyrics were best written by Michael Jackson to show support in his stressed lifestyle and the burden of fame ).
- They Don't Care About Us ( Musically, it is an aggressive hip-hop production about social ills.)
- You Rock My World
- The Way You Make Me Feel
I simply love the melody and rhythms of these songs very much. His music touched my life.
2 cups milk
3 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 slices white bread, without crust
1/2 cup raisins, optional
Put buttered bread into greased dish. Sprinkle raisins over bread. Mix and pour eggs, sugar, salt, milk, water and raisins over the bread. Sprinkle with 4 tablespoons sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Ta daaa.....it was done in very simple, fast and easy way (infact, it was the lazy way).
Of course, my two princesses were the first to try it out. April said it wasn't sweet enough, and May walloped all the .........raisins only.
Today, I brought the remaining of the pudding to the office to let my colleagues taste. We're the world, We share the fat........ Again, MJ's inspiration here.
Then April said to me, "Mummy, I saw something in that house that you like very much one.".
I said, "What's that?".
April said , "Baby-la! You like baby one.".
I smiled and said, "How you know mummy likes baby?".
April said, "I know la! ".
I was speechless. April was so observant. I actually like babies. Whenever I saw my neighbour holding baby, I would sure go near the baby and play with the baby. So, I think that's how April gets to know that I like baby.
I found this from youtube. This MJ's fan put all the scenes of him in his world tour concerts. When he was singing "You are not alone", they arranged a female fan to go up and dance with him. He held them tight, held their hair and knelt in front of them. I wish that I was one of the lucky girls. If I could that close to him, and I would just let go everything and kiss him on his lips.
Wacthing this is making me cry. Today news said that a video showed Michael Jackson vigorously practicing a song-and-dance routine days before his death.
Michael Jackson, while thin, is seen dancing with energy. He wants to take back his world. 13 July, the London concert, he is going to show the world his most inspiring performance, why can't just once? The death god should have given him another 2 more weeks to tell the world.
You may ask what is so great of MJ that makes the world grieve on his death.
Here the answer from his brother Jermaine Jackson, "The legacy of Michael Jackson is Michael being a wonderful person, a wonderful father, a caring person, a humanitarian, a person who wanted good for everyone, a person who would give his last whatever just to make someone happy. "
"What he's done for the world, not just the financial, but the happiness of people…What kind of price can you put on that? How do you value that? The joy…to make someone happy, to make someone smile through your actions, through what you're doing, there's no price for that."
I cooked these soups last weekend. Carrot, radish, red dates, dries octopus and pork soup.
Then, this is the pork soup with pear. I got the idea from Wokkingmum. She has a very detailed recipe here. I just replaced the chicken with the pork only. Oops, I have addition thing that she didn't put. I put in 2 honey dates to make it sweeter. My MIL said that I can use apple to replace pear too.
What I can do now is listening to all his songs, and missing him. His songs shall not categorise as those oldies, as they sound so latest and up to the date. Although all he great songs were created back in 25 years, they haven't been faded in his fans' memory until today.
Actually, we shall not just listen to his songs, we have to watch his songs. I can still remember Beat It, Billie Jean, Thriller, Black or White, Bad and Remember The Time MTVs clearly. They are all fantastic music videos that you cannot miss. If you have missed out them, try to locate them again in youtube. Otherwise, it is your loss.
I feel deeply sympathized and sorry on his childhood memory, his bad experience on the child molestation court case, and all the harmful rumours about him. I believe in Michael Jackson. He is the King of POP, he is the true legend, he is rocking the world. So glad that I was one of them that growing up in his greatest music achievement in the 80s.
After they returned from the first lesson, and I quickly settled them and brought them up to bed. April and May were like a chatter box, as they were still very excited of their accomplishment in the evening. Especially April, she was so thrilled over all the new items in the new course work bag.
We talked for a while. I remembered this particularly.
April said, "Mommy, I want to go to Xin Xuan everyday, can I?".
I said, "No, you only go on Wednesday and Friday, mei mei is going only on Friday.".
April said, "I like to go to Xin Xuan.".
I said, "I know.".
April said, "I like the new bag, the new pencil case, the abacus and also the books.".
April again, " I like the teacher. Teacher gave me a lot of stars in my exercise books already.".
April again said, "Mommy, today I am very happy.".
I said, "Mommy is happy too.".
I again, "Mommy is happy as you like Xin Xuan so much. Now, you have to close your eyes and sleep. Since you are so happy, you will have a sweet dream tonight.".