Monday, March 29, 2010

A happy day with Alice in the Wonderland

Are you ready for a trip down the rabbit hole? Yes, ten of us were ready for the trip on 18.3.2010. It's a new tale of an older Alice who goes through the rabbit hole to Wonderland. Six of our students wanted to take a magic journey to Wonderland with Alice.
Children, are you are good fighter and ready to defeat your enemy? Follow well in order and get your weapons ready.
There was lots of laughter and they were chatting happily in the car. We had to deal with noise weapons which really hurted our ears. Children, please be quiet.
We walked around Toys R Us for about 30 minutes. Our lovely children seemed interested in music hammer toy. Dear Priscilla was looking for her birthday gift. Her birthday just around the corner. We spent a fun afternoon here.
We had an opportunity to see new techniques of food processing. The food was great, everything was done in a timely manner.
We decided to take a leisurely walk around Queenbay Mall.
As we were feeling hungry after all the strolling, we went looking for food at Food Market. The pork-free Queens Food Market is open from 10am to 10pm every day.
At Little Wok, there are varieties of food. 30+ fried rice and noodle dishes are served in. Food is served in little stainless steel woks instead of plates and bowls.
Four of you could't wait to enjoy your food. It was a pretty huge portion.
Girls, dad and mom tried out this set of meal which was recommended by the stall owner and it was not too bad.

As you could see, the fried rice was nicely cook as it was really appetizing.
Both of you chose the meal which rice with the mushrooms and sauce poured over and around it. Sound delicious.

Let us share yummy foods together.Little wok fried rice filled their empty stomach to their heart's content.
A fantastical journey with Alice will start soon. All of you coudn't wait to meet with Alice in the wonderland. Lydia and Priscilla, everyday is a gift. A happy life is simply a string of happy moments. Thank God for today. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A wonderful Christmas night at E&O Hotel

We reached E& O Hotel at 7.15p.m with Yokie.There was a very Christmassy atmosphere with a great big tree.
Some lovely live music and a buffet.
Ready. Carolers were going to sing.

Dad and mom filled your Santa hat firmly with wadded newspaper so they stood up as cones. Haha.All carolers dressed in Santa hats which stood in a line. They were pretty funny.
After Christmas caroling, live orchestra was going to start.
Good. All of you performed much better than yesterday night.
Dad and mom thought that many of you gained a lot of experience during the last two performances.
Foreign visitors were having a Christmas Buffet dinner at the buffet area.
The chef were friendly and they had a chat with the guests. They made guests to feel at home. The sweet act made them feel very welcome.
What a perfect venue for celebrating the Christmas with family and friends.
All of you continue to perform on stage and received great support from foreigners.
The guests wished you all the best for the christmas saeson. They were really supportive.
What a beautiful night. We spent a wonderful Christmas together on 25.12.2008.
Happy Christmas night, Lydia and Priscilla.
Keep praticising , girls. Chinese New year is coming ahead. Both of you are going to perform. What a tight schedule for our family. Do your best. Dad and mom really looking forward to that.

Pray that we can get energy and strength to get through these very busy times.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Belated Christmas Lunch at Zhonghua Seafood Restoran

To avoid the heaviest traffic on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, we had our belated Christmas Lunch at Zhonghua Seafood Restoran on 26.12.2008.
At 12.45p.m, we reached Cititel Hotel with grandpa and grandmom. Cititel Hotel located within upper Penang Road, in the heart of Georgetown.We started feeling great about the seven days holidays!

We were not in any rush, so busy selecting something we could enjoy with another.
Sit and chat as long as we wish. Besides that, we also enjoying our " photo shooting".We enjoyed the great discounts offered for the Dim Sum selection at Zhonghua Seafood Restaurant.
Both of you ordered Chicken Chop Rice. The chicken chop served in this Chicken Chop Rice was more crispy. If you are a chicken lover then go for this.

Mom orded a plate of oyster noodles, so did grandpa. We liked the oyster without pollution, fat, fresh and well-prepared. Dad was having his Pork Chop Rice. Grandmom enjoyed her Seafood Rice.
A cost of RM8 for each plate ordered.The price wasn't too affordable so I will consider this restaurant to be quite pricey. We planed to have a Chinese New Year's feast here.
Going to dim sum on the weekends is a family treat. Dim Sum is of Cantonese origin. At this point of time, Zhonghua Seafood Restoran offered 50% promotion for all the dim sum dishes served. This was definitely a plus point to have dim sum here even though our tummy were full.Menu was offered, we ticked the dishes we loved and they were being served hot and steaming. We picked some favorite little dishes, then we shared them with everyone. Everyone got a bite of everything. We highly recommended wafer rolls with almond flakes and fried radish cake, as the flavor was just nice and the ingredients definitely gave you a better value.
We left pretty happy with a tummy full of Chinese tea and great food.

Happy Lunch, Lydia and Priscilla. 

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Fun of making pineapple pie

Lydia and Priscilla were very interested in the art of baking.
Mom decided to teach them how to make pineapple tarts on 16.3.2010. A must-try for all pineapple-tart lovers. Bakery has been a huge learning journey for them. Such a joy to be with.
First, Lydia sifted the flour and salt together in a large bowl.
Priscilla measured butter on a weighing scale.

Kenneth and Pin Rong who stayed back after tuition class joined our team. Four of them rubbed the butter with the flour until crumbly."Rubbing in" is a process by which you dump all the butter into the flour and use your hands to break up the butter chunks. Did you see that? They burst out laughing.

Haha. The dough was sticking onto their hands after mixing.Mom tried to replace milk powder with fresh milk. Dissolved sugar and fresh milk in the water. Girls, pay attention to tasks. You will have some progress on your patience.

Kenneth did a great job. He helped to dissolve sugar in the fresh milk.Our dear Pin Rong added water to the butter crumbs and mixed well. Children, please do not overmix the dough. Allowed the dough to rest for 20 minutes. Divided the dough into equal pieces.
Priscilla rolled out the dough to cover a pie pan.
Lydia was patting the dough into the pie pan.
Kenneth and Pin Rong carefully transfered dough to pan and ease into bottom and sides. They were really smart.
Well done, children. All of you successfully make a number of pie crusts.
Poured in the pineapple filling and spreaded it out evenly.
Look! Priscilla arranged the dough strips across the pie to form a lattice.
Lydia trimed off any over hanging dough strips.
Great. Our children did an incredible job. The pineapple tarts looked pretty good.

Baked the pie in an oven preheated for 45 minutes.Nice smell came from the kitchen. Wow, baked pineapple tarts on tray. Set aside and let cool.
The next morning, we shared these bite-sized tarts with some of our students. They enjoyed it and they said," Teacher, please, we want some more!". I was sorry, children. There was no more tart left.