Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Chick lits for less.

Last Saturday, I actually drove all the way to Amcorp Mall to get my hands on some new chick lits. The reason I would go to all that trouble is because I can really get them at such a reasonable price.

How reasonable?

Well, check this out: RM19.90 and RM17.90, how reasonable is that?



Plus, I can purchase this adorable Book Thong here.

So which book store in Amcorp Mall? None other then at BookXcess. Check it out if you haven't. The only issue now is which book shall I read first? Hmmm...

Monday, January 24, 2011

A boy and a blue stool

One day a boy decided that his stool is just not a stool.
He called me and started making all sorts of poses.

thought they were too precious to not be recorded.
So here they are: Zaim and his stool.





Sunday, January 23, 2011

Thaipusam Banana Cake.

Last Thursday, since it was a holiday, and unlike my usual Saturday mornings, there was no need to rush to the market and since hubby was not around, I decided to make pancakes for breakfast and bake a cake to take to my mom's that afternoon.



Banana cake. Recipe? Please scroll down...


Normal pancakes and banana pancakes. 


I wish I could say my pancakes were fingerlicking good.
However, this picture is saying... something else eh???



The happy lil' cat and his brother.
Here's the Banana Cake recipe, tried and tested and no mixer required, at least I didn't use the mixer.

Banana Cake 

Ingredients:

150 grm all purpose flour
150 grm butter
150 grm castor sugar
2 eggs
2-3 mashed bananas
1 tsp baking powder
A splash of vanilla essense

Method:

1. Heat the oven and glaze a cake pan.
2. Sift flour with baking powder.
3. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
4. Add eggs gradually and continue beating.
5. Add flour to the mixture slowly by scooping gently with a stainless steel spoon
6. Add the mashed bananas.
7. Pour the mixture into the cake pan and bake for 30 - 40 mins.

And walllaaah your banana cake is ready.
This recipe is rather small, if you have an average size cake pan, do double the recipe, or else there won't be enough for you to share.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Discovering new things at the Science Centre.

I have never taken the kids to the National Science Centre. During the last school holidays, I thought instead of going to PETROSAINS again, why don't I take them to the National Science Centre. There was a Dinosaur exhibition going on then, however, the rest of the exhibition halls were closed due to upgrading works, ALL exhibition halls! Really dissapointing for the kids, the centre was quite big with about 3-4 floors. I don't understand why they have to upgrade all the halls at the same time. Do they really think that the 30 odd dinos are enough to keep the kids amused, and to make the trip worth while. Good thing we live in KL. If people actually took a couple of hours to drive all the way to the centre, it would have been for nothing. Anyhow, all is not lost, even with the exhibition halls shut and the kids just had the dinosaurs to check out we did spend almost 4 hours there! Amazing! Imagine if all the halls were open. We'd be there the whole day, and I'll need a wheel chair by the end of the day, wouldn't I? Check out some pictures. 


Just arrived, and they were welcomed by two huge pre-historic creatures.



In the main Dino Alive hall, Zaim refused to enter because it was all dark and the dinosaurs' roars (do they roar? hmm you know what I'm saying, I'm no Dino expert unlike Zarif)... were loud enough to scare him. So, we ended up outside sitting at the bench. Luckily they had these young guides who helped me to take Zarif and Nayli into the hall.







I did try to drag Zaim in for a shot, this was just a brief smile which was followed
by a loud scream for me to take him out! Oh, well I tried!


Rrrrrrroar!!! It is roar... right?


Ok, dino buntings are okay! ha!ha!ha!


Air-filled Dinos are okay too!








There was also a toddlers' play area, where Zaim had a fun time exploring.




Zaim was still afraid of the big guy there though.


Row, row, row your boat.


Science show.





Zarif took part in an experiment.




We went to the Dino area twice, this time, Zaim was the one who wanted to go in...
 but we lasted only 2 minutes!



Hey, what have we here????


A sleeping dino?


Wow, moving too.


It's Dino Alive.


The kids loved it.


It's just like a living creature, battery operated of course.




Then they spent some time at the discovery area, trying out
several experiments.













I guess I should take them to PETROSAINS again, since they love all these
interactive science discovery stuff. Hmmm, next holiday maybe kids.
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