Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Jay Will Take 2nd Poom Belt Grading Soon

Date:  Jan 21, 2016

Both Jay and Kay are ready for their grading next Month after they come back from Chinese New Year.

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Kay will go for his Red Tip grading (Currently Blue Belt).

Jay will go for his 2nd POOM belt.  (Children black belt 2nd dan I think).  加油 加油!

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Kids Cooking

Date:  Jan 26, 2016

Children need to be given duties at home.  Even if you have a domestic helper, you should assign your child something to do or to help with.

Teach them how to make Ice Cream (without using the Ice Cream maker)

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Make their hands dirty.

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Their job can be as simple as taking a scissors and cut the home made macaroni.

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Instead of letting them watch TV or play games by themselves.  

Make them do work.

Hey, see what Kay Kay has prepared for the playdate dinner.  

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This is the great age to assign them to do things.  Even playdates can help out.

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Simple task like decorating the CNY decors.

This is a job for children.  Not a job for domestic helper.

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Kids will be happy to decorating the house.

They feel a strong sense of ownership of our home.

The make the home looks lively.

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At the end of the day, lazy parents will clap their hands and say Thank You!

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During weekend.  It will be this fellow job to prepare breakfast.

See he just wake up.  His hair still standing.

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Don’t be afraid to make him fry eggs.

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It is the most easy task.  You know after he mastered this skill.  He can cook his lunch next time.  hahahaha

Cook rice, cook egg, put a bit of soya sauce, and that’s it.  

Of course, thru out the time, he will learn more dishes.

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This is the Sunny Side Up he make for all of us.

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And then, he will set the table and call all of us to come and eat.

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Although it is simple meal.  

But this meal is prepared by my son.  

And he is only 10 years old.

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This week.  My Sunday breakfast.  Of course, Cucumber not cut by him.  He still need some time to handle knife.

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This was last week one.  With home grown cabbage.

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Three weeks ago.  He tries his first ever scramble egg.

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This is his very first attempt.  Which is 3 weeks ago too.

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Some times ago, he also prepare these.  We prepare and cut the beef for him he just cook with everything in it.  Watch the fire, and that’s it.  

He felt so proud.

(The beef curry is a bit hard, I think control of fire not so accurate.  But still edible.  Next day, mommy cook another 1 hour to make the meet soft)

(Stif fry beef is nice)

(Tofu is simple)

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Don’t forget Monkey see Monkey do.

So, the young one also take parts in some activities.

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He make these cookies.  As you can see, not all cookie the same size.

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And yes, sometimes there are injury happen.  

Like last week, Jay got oil burnt on his fingers.  

But hey, that’s cooking.  So, what is cooking if you don’t burnt your hand some time.  hahahaha

this will only make the kids more careful next time handling cooking.

Jay is No Longer "Severely" Overweigth

Date:  Jan 26, 2016

Jay Jay is no longer “Severely” overweight.

Last 3 years, the report card will mark as “Severely” overweight.

Look at the BMI.  It actually dropped.  Which is good.

And he has been doing Bicycle, swimming, Taekwondo, Golf, Badminton, etc all kinds of sports weekly.  

Not to mention the care program in early morning before class.

He is happy.

He is having lots of fun.

And now he is just “overweight”.  Keep up the good work Jay! 

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Gadget Notes - Polaroid ZIP

Date:  Jan 21, 2016

This is the Polaroid ZIP - Mobile Photo Printer.

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It is marketed as “Zero Ink” printer.  There is no printer cartridge, no ink.

And the printing is very fast too.

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I have bought this for some time but have not got the chance to use it yet.  And this morning, Kay Kay needs to submit a photo of himself.  And my printer is out of ink.  So, I unbox the printer.  And press the power button and hold it for 4-5 seconds, it automatically pop up on my bluetooth settings.  My mobile phone is connected to the printer in less than a minute.

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Use another minute to download the App.

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Launch the App.  You can do quite a lot of things here.

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Click on Quick Print.  You can choose to print from camera or print from gallery.

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Choose a photo from the gallery.

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Some Quick Tips.

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Select the photos and press print.  As easy as that.

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Less than 30 seconds, the photo is being uploaded to the Polaroid ZIP and print instantly.

The ZINK smart sheet paper comes in a pack of 10.  So, simply put in the paper when it runs out by sliding the top cover.

Very simple design, easy to use and comes very handy.  You can even put it into your handbag.

So if you have young kids around, you might want to keep one of these.  So, you still use your iPhone or Android phone as camera, and you print out these camera using the Polaroid ZIP.

Monday, January 18, 2016


Date:  Jan 18, 2016

The kids love to play in the veggie garden downstairs.

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We grew all kinds of veggies, herbs and fruits here.

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You can tell from the leafs that the plants are very healthy.

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You will see more and more butterflies appear around here.  Because there are flowers here.  From the veggies or the fruit tree.

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Some sort of capsicum. 

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The organic lady fingers.

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Every time you come down you will see different plot of land being “open up”.

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The Compost.  Stinky.

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Papaya trees.

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South Africa Leaf.

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A healthy drink.  It is my office drink.  Just put in the tea bags and you can drink it to lower down your cholesterol.

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Super Veggie - Kale.

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One of the purpose of this garden is to teach kids how to grow food.

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Not to be afraid of dirts and worms.

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Its harvesting time.  Time to cook these veggies.

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This is our little garden.  Getting big now.  Approved by Condo management.  

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