Saturday, February 24, 2007

Avillion with Angela

Right after Chinese New Year, we went for a short holiday to Avillion Hotel, Port Dickson with my cousin Angela and Wallace from Hong Kong. This is the 2nd time I've been there. The wooden water chalets are built on stilts in the sea.

We stayed at the Avery Water Suite, so I could just fish from the balcony of the living room. No luck :(

Pop and me.

Mom and I building sandcastles at the beach.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

The Shichida Method for Parents of Kids Age 0-6

This is my new Sensei Yi Chee. She's the 4th sensei to teach my class since I started Shichida Method in April 2003 when I was only 3 months+. Mom said she had me on her lap then and did most of the games and activities while I just looked on. Or sometimes crawled around :)

The Shichida Method is a Right Brain Early Education system founded by Prof. Makoto Shichida. It is based on concepts similar to Glen Doman's that a child is a born genius. There are games and activities parents can do at home to stimulate the natural Right Brain abilities such as speed reading, speed maths, ESP, photo memory, perfect pitch, etc.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Yee Sang and Farewell Party

My 2nd last day at K2. Mom and Pop came in too for the small party.

Click to play videos:
Remembering friends' names...

Aunty Jennifer show how to mix the 'Yee Sang' which is a mix of shredded veges and fruits including pomelo. This kids version doesn't include raw fish.

Aunty Jennifer and Aunty Fiona - you are both the most wonderful teachers a new kid on the block could ever ask for. Thank you and I will miss you.

Butter Cake & Farewell K2!

Looks like I'm going to K3 sooner than expected. Aunty Su Wen told Mom that my teachers are happy with my progress so I will join other kids my age in K3 immediately after Chinese New Year. Tomorrow will be my last day in K2 so Mom said I should bake a cake to share with my friends.

Creaming the butter icing is
hard work.

Topping my favourite 'Orange Butter Cake' with a steam engine and 'Bye K2' in the puff of smoke from the funnel.

In case you are interested, here's my simplified recipe:

Orange Butter Cake

8oz butter
6.5oz self raising flour
6oz fine sugar
4 medium eggs
1 orange (juice & grated peel)

1. Cream butter and sugar till white and fluffy.
2. Add eggs one at a time.
3. Stir in sieved flour, orange juice and peel.
4. Bake at 200°C for 40mins.

(Makes 8" x 8" square cake, like in the photo)

Tell me if u tried and if it turns out well. Enjoy!!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Maybank Malaysian Open - golf at Saujana

Mom n Pop took me to watch the pros in action at the Maybank Malaysian Open at Saujana Golf Club. Mom and uncle Colin followed Airil hole by hole yesterday but today we just hung around the clubhouse area. Besides the leading pros, we watched Mom's friends - Shaaban, Siva and Airil action too. We watched Siva roll in a 20 footer for birdie at the 18th hole to make the cut at -2.

Siva getting ready to tee off at the 1st hole of the Palm Course.

Airil putting for birdie at the Par 5 4th.

One of the pros who missed cut threw me a Srixon golf ball which Mom said is a very good one. I didn't like the wet grass early in the morning but hospitality at the clubhouse was great.

Salad Song

Got to sing the Salad Song next Yamaha JMC class. Mom made a poster of the song with lyrics and pictures and pinned it next to my bed. She also made mint & lettuce salad a few days ago with some mint harvested from our balcony 'spice garden'.

For dinner tonite, I helped Mom decorate the egg and prawn salad with toasted almonds. Mmm...Yummylicious!

Click to download the lyrics or click to play the .mp3 file of the Salad Song.