iPad App Review - Inside Your Outside: All About the Human Body

~ Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7:47 AM ~

Our 5 years old boy has always been intrigued with our body organ functions, skeletons and etc. The moment I received a pitch to review this new app, I immediately requested for a review opportunity as I can foresee our kiddos enjoying and learning more from this app!

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* Title: Inside Your Outside (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat)
* Price: $3.99
* Category: Books
* Released: Apr 16, 2014
* Version: 2.6
* Size: 59.4 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Description from the product page:

"Come along with the Cat in the Hat in this interactive book app as he takes Sally and Dick for a ride through the human body! Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. Kids will love learning about the human body as they visit the right and left sides of the brain, scuba dive through the blood system, follow food and water through the digestive tract, and a whole lot more!" 

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* This app is engaging and interactive and I love that we can also touch and even move some of the objects in each page on the screen and the words pop out to tell you what it is!

* I used the opportunity to teach our kiddos the importance of our body parts, the five senses and I myself learned something new as well! I'm glad to be able to explain to our boy with an example of how we feel dizzy after spinning or twirling around (we sometimes sit on my office chair and have a wild spin hahahaha)

* Prior to this, our kiddos have been watching cartoon documentaries on human body and its function and with this app, I am also able to explain more to our boy. He seems to be particularly intrigued at the page below, how the bladder empties out the waste water - I can see him getting a better picture of how his pee comes out from his body.

* Overall a nice educational app for the kiddos! We love it!

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You can purchase the "Inside Your Outside (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat)" app from the iTunes App Store.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews"

Crossed Fingers

~ Posted on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 7:47 AM ~

Lately, our 6.5 months old Carolyn has been doing this very cute hand gestures with her fingers. Something I've never noticed our other 2 kiddos did before.

She crosses her fingers! Very very cute and sometimes, it is hard to pry off her fingers and no sooner than you managed to uncross them, she goes and crosses her fingers again! Cute!!!

And because I love to google about stuff, I actually searched for the meaning of crossed fingers just to satisfy my curiosity and in case our ever curious 5 years old boy decided to ask his mummy one day why his baby sister likes to cross her fingers hahahah...

According to Wikipedia, "To cross one's fingers was a hand gesture commonly used to implore God for protection, as well as to wish for good luck." Cool!

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Simple Braised Pork in Soy Sauce with Hardboiled Eggs

~ Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 at 7:55 AM ~

For this post, I am sharing my next food recipe, one that I learned from this awesome cooking book I bought (will share one of this days)! My MIL used to make this dish often as hubby's side of family is Hokkien and they love to eat pork dishes. As a Cantonese, I'm not really a fan of pork dishes but I told myself to give this recipe a try and see how it turns out. After all, I promised myself I will learn to cook for the family, so that said, I have to cook whatever dishes that my family likes, not just what I like. Right?

Without further ado, here is the recipe for Simple Braised Pork in Soy Sauce with Hardboiled Eggs:

* Garlic - 1-2 cloves chopped finely
* Ginger - sliced thinly
* Eggs - quantity up to you
* Pork - cut into bite sized
* Oil - about 2 ~ 3 tbsp

* Water - 2.5 cups
* 1 tsp salt
* 1 tbsp sugar
* Sweet soy sauce - 1/2 cup

* Boil eggs separately and once done, let it cool.
* Heat oil in frying pan, fry the ginger slices for a minute or two.
* Fry the garlic next until you smell nice garlic-ky smell from the frying pan. Be careful not to overfry them as it will give bitter taste then.
* Fry the pork until brown.
* Pour in the sauce.
* Let the sauce simmer for 1 hour.
* Add eggs about half hour before end.


My hubby likes the dish and being a Hokkien who loves to eat pork dishes, I feel happy to hear that feedback. This recipe is for keeps!

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