Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Kizcity is a Vietnam version of kidzania. I didn't know it existed until a friend of mine ( Harith's classmate mom) invited me to go with a group of other kids and mothers as an outing for the kids. It was ok, i have never been to kidzania though. But Harith and Zuhayr enjoyed himself especially at the fire engine station.

Homemade telescope

Its a dream of mine to do lots of science project with my kids. However most of the time a science project is a big project at busy time its quite impossible.

The other day , Harith and I , and uyay ( not to forget the little guy help as well) manage to make a telescope!!! The deco outside the telescope body is totally Harith idea and work. Of course i need to help with the silinder and lense. Yeay and it works!!! Weeeeee!!!, now we can start looking at the stars and mapping them. Maybe I would buy him a real one later once I manage to quirk his interest more on this astronomy stuff.

Flower pot

The other day Harith saw my plastic flowers i stored somewhere and wants to arrange them in a flower pot and started wishing that he can make a flower pot. Hmmm he seems to want to make everything that he wants!! Isn't great!!. Tak yah beli, and secretly wishing he has some talent to be an inventor someday. Sigh....mother's fantasy. Well ok why not, so I thought of a very simple paper art. Just like paper mashie but shorter time to dry. We did it one day and let it dry overnight and color them the next day and Harith took my flowers and arrange them himself. Later he had an idea to gave them to his class teacher Ms Rena whom he misses so much during the holiday. Now the flower pot is sitting in his classroom as deco. And he is proud of them everyday. Its a good activity overall fill with creativity, encouraging ideas and realizing them and teach lots of compassion as well plus encouraging self confidence.

Box art

Harith is on a week fall break holiday. Even on the first day, he is busy asking me on projects he can do. As I mentioned before, Harith can see enpty boxes. He wants to do things with them. I am busy that day and can't do them with him. He got himself poster colors and stuff he needs and start painting the boxes himself and decorates them with his idea. That day he painted 4 new building for his DIY toy city. He is very proud if them :).

Carrot cake

Abang ( hubby) dont like to eat cakes. The children eat little of them. I love to bake. Therefor i'll bake when we got invitation makan-makan where i have lots of victim to eat my .. So called experiement :).

Today a friend invited me and friends to her house for kenduri doa selamat. So here goes my chance to bake!!.
I have never make a carrot cake in my life so, i google a recipe and start...

Its a succes... At least my friends thinks so, so here let me share the recipe.

1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
2 cups white sugar
2 ts vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
2 ts baking soda
2 ts baking powder
1/2 ts salt
2 ts ground cinnamon
3 cups grated carrots
1 cup choped pecan

Cheese icing
1/2 cup butter
8 ounces creme cheese
2 cups icing sugar
1 ts vanilla
1 cup choped pecan ( optional)

1) preheat oven 180 celcius
2)beat eggs, oil , sugar, vanilla. Add dry ingredients( flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon). Stir in carrots and pecan
3) bake with 2-3 pan ( if you wish to have layered cheesecake) . 180c 50 minutes.
4) frosting - beat buttr, creme cheese, icing sugar and vanilla.

I did a 3 layered carrot cake so that i have more cheese frosting in between.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Imaginative play

The other day we passed through a road that is in the upgrading process where they elevate the road, add more stones, tar and then flattened them with a roller. At home we have all kinds of miniature tomica vehicle as collection by the boys. Once we get home uyay straight away get all his miniature construction tomica , some beads as stones and and road divider to mimic the miniature version of those construction scene that he saw. This imaginative play are good for the child's brain, this is the early part of recalling by toys, later by drawings and then writing stage. Ummi is one proud mom !!!

Blot earth art

Today the boys and I did some simple fun art blot. I did it first with uyay in the morning and once Harith is home from school in the afternoon, he insisted on doing the fun art. Its about the earth and our world and the color green and blue. First we color our whiteboard with water color then add in some water then blot a kitchen paper on the wet paint surface and tada!!! While doing them we talked about the round shape of the earth, the green plants and the blue sky. With Harith we did some color mixing where i made him color all the round earth with blue first then add in the yellow color to produce green effect.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pretend play

Once Harith came home from school the boys will play together. They will play all sorts of stuff turning the house upside down. The other day they were playing pretend carpenter and supermarket assistant. This is the moment when they will expand their imagination and encouraging them to be more aware of their surrounding. I myself am surprise on how much they understand things that is going on in the supermarket.


Uyay have some basic of letter recognition from his favourite show word world. Today for some fun play we play letter matching with stickers.