The Last Time

Whenever I see TaeRi, I cannot disregard her unusual birth. Holding her tiny hands in mine is an incredible almost sacred experience. No, she will not be idolised but she will be loved! 😀 As I was composing my congratulatory note to accompany the flowers which I’ve ordered from Floral Garage Singapore for Ryan, Valerie … Continue reading

Nothing Beats How My Korean Drama Princess Enters The World!

There’s nothing more dramatic if not traumatic on the arrival of our little princess TaeRi about the way she enters the world! Valerie said that the pavement onto which she had given birth was like a homicide scene! In retrospect, it could actually be quite daunting if one were to stumble on it when the … Continue reading

Surprise! I’m TaeRi 태리 :)

But… But… There was no appointment. Can you believe it? The stork delivered without making prior arrangement! This has never happened to anyone in my family (extended inclusive) even though Vanessa, my younger daughter, was nearly born before arrival nearly 3 decades ago. In Australia, around four to five in 1,000 births are recorded as … Continue reading

Carat Cake Recipe With Coconut, Pineapple, & Walnuts

Back in the days when there-was-no-life-before-social-media (oh really?), when human communications were not maintained through social status updates and responses in the form of likes, pluses or retweets and reciprocal engagements, back when internet was a whole new world to me, where I could buy recipes for US$5 sent via mailto (subscribed user@pacific.net), I stumbled … Continue reading

Fried Mee Sua (Misua) Recipe 炒面线食谱

In one of my trips to Malaysia, I got hold of a large packet of handmade Mee Sua from Malacca. We usually make noodle soup with minced pork balls out of it but this time, I decided to fry them. “The earliest written record of noodles is from a book dated to the Han dynasty … Continue reading

Lessons From My Grandson

My elder grandson turned 18 months today. No longer the centre of his parents’ universe with the arrival of his younger sibling but he’s maturing… Taejin has taught me kindness by sharing his binky, which by the way is his most prized possession, straight from his mouth and popping it into his crying baby brother’s … Continue reading

Renri (人日) Brings Me Tae Yang 태양 To Cherish And Love!

Today is 人日 (Renri) and therefore in accordance to the Chinese legend, it is everybody’s birthday! It is also the official day to 捞起 (Lo Hei). But you know what? My elder daughter is now in the maternity ward coz the stork is delivering my second grandson! Tae Jin is now a hyung, meaning big … Continue reading

Ngoh Hiang Recipe (五香滷肉卷)

Ngoh Hiang (五香滷肉卷) is 5-spiced pork rolls wrapped with translucent beancurd skin, a sheet different from those for making gingko barley dessert soup. Ngoh Hiang is great as an entrée or appetiser as well as a potluck dish for parties! Ngoh Hiang is a traditional must-have item at almost every Chinese New Year celebrating households … Continue reading

TBT Wishes You A Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year!

Time really flies and year end is always the busiest with lots of birthday celebrations and festivities! With work commitments, Vanessa could only join us after work at around 7+ in the evening (please be reminded it is a Saturday and Christmas eve to boot). Christmas eve is naturally one of the busiest day for … Continue reading

2 Years Ago Today!

Who would have guessed that 2 years ago today, I would be celebrating Mother’s Day as a grandma! While I am still unsure about liking the upgrade of my status, I am definitely delighted with my little cheeky TJ. He’s such a bundle of joy and I do cherish every minute whenever I take care … Continue reading