Mid Autumn Festival 2017 – Hand Made Lantern

Last year the boys and Mommy decorated and transformed lanterns bought from Mr DIY into some cartoon character like Totoro, Minion and 月兔/玉兔 a.k.a Moon Rabbit.

This year around, Mommy tried to make a Lantern from scratch, i.e. from iron wire, transparent color paper and paint… although the result was not really up to par, it was still fully functional in the sense of being able to hold up a lighted candle during the stroll in the park… anyway, Mommy vowed to make a better one next year… Ganbatte!!

Anyway, to be safe (and practical for kids below 6 as they are lanterns were battery powered), the Totoro, Minion and the Moon Rabbit latterns were still the favorites for ZY, XY and HY respectively (surprisingly, the lanterns were still in good condition). ZY, who was less than 2 years old, treated her lantern like a “Ball”.. literally a ball which she could throw and kick!!! 😄😄😄 There was an uncle nearby who saw this just couldn’t stop laughing …

So, here you go.. the lantern in the making…

Completed lantern posing with her “Predecessors”…

 

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HY’s 6 YO Birthday Cake “Banner”

Months before the actual day, we have been tasting few types of cakes with HY, trying to figure out which is the best pick in terms of the taste for most of the preschool children and the presentation that we want. After some trials, we decided to go for Baked Oreo Cheese Cake.

Initially, we are expecting a taller cake for this celebration. Therefore, Mommy had prepared the “Banner” on the cake but when we got the cake, her heart sank as the width of the banner is even greater than the height of the cake. So, alas, the banner ended up on the cake stand (anyways, things still look and taste good 😊)

Well, the banner is made of ribbon and the words are made of clay. If you notice, rainbow colors were used, i.e. ROYGBIV (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet). Actually this means a lot to Mommy as HY is our “Rainbow Baby”, hence the choice of color.

Wishing you a happy and memorable 6th birthday, Son!

Love.. Papa and Mommy…

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Ready to be lit and blown!!

Goodie Bag for HY’s Friends @ Smart Reader

It is almost like every child’s dream to be celebrating their birthday in kindergarten, in the presence of all his/her beloved teachers and friends… More so for those who are graduating soon…

So, for our boy who was celebrating his “once in a lifetime” birthday party in his preschool, he asked for goodie bags to be distributed to his classmates.. So, Mommy made some clay ornaments attached to the clips and went to some wholesale stores nearby to buy some snacks and stationery for his friends…

Here are some behind the scene pictures while preparing the gifts for his friends, of course with Mommy’s help and …… a little help / moral support from his sister… LOL


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Pandan Leave “Rose”

Pandan Leaves are known to have a special effect to shoo away bugs and insects… and it also comes with pleasant scent as a freshener for our bathroom…

So, instead of plainly putting some leaves in the house, mommy has created some “roses” out of it.. as a deco + all the other great things this plant can offer… 🙂

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Yamaha JMC4 Concert & Gifts

Like all JMC concerts, gift exchange a.k.a party time always take centerstage for the kids.. 🙂 This time around, HY and Mommy had explored clays for the bookmark (almost similar to JMC 3 Souvenirs by using recycled ice cream sticks) to mimic the lego bricks by using a mould while handcrafted the others.. due to the quality of some of the clays, the results are not as good as expected (need longer time to cure) but still acceptable…

As usual one special one for the teacher while the rest for HY’s “comrades”…

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Mini Garden @ Home…

Ever since our main tree (which came with the house planted by MBJB – the town council) was “massively” trimmed, its surrounding’s flowers start to bloom and leaves start to grow… not sure this is because without the shade, all these plants a.k.a. vegetables get their fair share of sunlight OR due to the reduced production rate of the big guy, the nutrients absorbed by the big tree has been significantly lowered…

In any case, it’s mainly good news for the vegetables when the big guy went for his “army hair cut” (except we don’t get to enjoy its shade anymore)… and here are some of the results…

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Basil Leaves

 

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田七草 
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Indian Borage a.k.a Mexican Mint
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Curry Leaves