Word Search Puzzles

~ Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 1:10 AM ~

The other day our 7.5-year-old boy said he was bored. So hubby asked him what he would like to play. Our boy said puzzle games. Hubby then went to grab this book of word search puzzles and smilingly told our boy that he was very good in puzzle games like that and if mummy was to play it, will surely lose. Hah! I was laughing inside my head. Nevermind, like any humble superhero, I ain't showing my skills yet unless absolutely needed to.

After about 2 rounds of games (which our boy lost to hubby), hubby then challenged ME to the game. I accepted the challenge, still smiling while I let my hubby gloat on. We started with an easy puzzle as our 4th kiddo slept peacefully on the bed and our girls were on the floor playing with their princess toys. I won of course. Then hubby started shifting uneasily. I'm just warming up yo!

Word Search Puzzles

I won the next few rounds and that's when my hubby said that I won because it is harder for him to tilt his head to read the words. So I told him, "Fine, you can position the book wherever you want" and I ended up looking at the puzzle book like this. Exactly this position. No biggie. I can handle it no problem.

Word Search Puzzles

We continued on after I won again and again. If you have not seen how the look of despair is like, here you go...

Word Search Puzzles

Hubby finally realized that I meant it when I said I'm really good with word search puzzles! He surrendered after I won the last puzzle which is shown below. German names? No big deal, bring it on!

Word Search Puzzles

I remembered back when I was 12 years old, it was during the end of school term when the year-end exams were over and we were all waiting for the results to be out and we were allowed to bring any educational games or books to school to pass the time. One time, a classmate of mine brought this really giant book of puzzles. It was like 2 inches thick and that was my first time seeing word search puzzles. I was hovering at the back observing how the game was played as she played with our class teacher. Then I started getting the idea and slowly pointing to either my classmate or to our teacher where should the word be and as I got more and more excited (or annoying hahaha), my classmate offered me a chance to play in the next round and I was hooked. I think I solved almost all the pages in her puzzle book! It was really fun and exhilarating at the same time knowing I could do that!


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Stir-Fry Fish Slices with Ginger & Scallions

~ Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 5:07 PM ~

For this post, I am sharing my next food recipe, Stir-Fry Fish with Ginger & Scallions (in Cantonese, we called this 'Keung Choong Yue Phin'). Without further ado, here is the recipe for Stir-Fry Fish Slices with Ginger & Scallions:


Ingredients:
* Fish (I used Asian sea bass or we called it siakap here in Malaysia)
 * Garlic (quantity up to you, the more the better flavor - cut into small slices)
 * Scallions (quantity up to you, the more the better flavor - cut into small pieces about 1cm in length)
* Ginger
(quantity up to you, the more the better flavor - cut into thin slices about 2-3mm wide)
 
* A pinch of salt (to marinade fish and flavoring)
* 1 tsp of chicken stock powder (for gravy/sauce)
* Half cup of water (to make the gravy/sauce)
* Oil - for frying the chicken meat (quantity up to you)

Methods: 
 
* Wash the fish, make sure they are as dry as possible (use paper towel to absorb). Slice the fish into bite-sized chunks.
* Marinate with salt for about 10 minutes.
* Heat up oil in pan.
* Fry the fish until half cooked (I normally fry until a bit brown)
* Add ginger and continue frying for about 2-3 minutes
* Add garlic and scallions followed by water and chicken stock powder, cover the frying pan and continue frying for another 10-15 minutes
* Ready to serve

 

Outcome:

Stir-Fry Fish Slices with Ginger & Scallions


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Build Your LEGO Christmas Event Recap

~ Posted on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 5:30 PM ~

I had earlier wrote about the "Build Your LEGO Christmas Event", the day after the post went live, I delivered our 4th kiddo and returned home the next day and was caught up with settling down with our newborn, breastfeeding routine and all. So on the 9th November 2016, hubby went ahead with our 2 older kiddos (age 5 and 7.5) leaving mummy to catch up with her rest with baby #4.

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Just in case you have no idea what is happening, with few weeks left to approach the season of joy and giving, LEGO Malaysia is currently hosting an exclusive "Build Your LEGO Christmas" event at the LG Oval Concourse area at 1 Utama Shopping Centre from 9th to 20th November 2016, 10 am-10 pm. If you want to find out more about the event, here is the info:

Date:  9-20 November 2016

Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

 Venue: 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Lower Ground Oval Concourse area

FB Link on the event: http://bit.ly/BuildYourLEGOXmas

Build Your LEGO Christmas Event

The customary picture before causing havoc stepping into the event area. Our kiddos are big fans of LEGO related stuff so they were very excited to see the many things being featured in the event.

There are tons of dioramas of various LEGO CITY and LEGO Friends scenes, organised by 3 LEGO-certified user groups in Malaysia – LOM LUG LEGO User Group of Malaysia, Synergy, and Asia Bricks. I loved looking at dioramas like this, makes your mind wander how cool it is to be living in these miniatures world as well as to be in awe with the patience and creativity poured into each and every diorama on display.

Build Your LEGO Christmas Event

When you enter the event area, you will also notice there is a LEGO Friends amusement park ferris wheel ride. The maximum weight capacity of each ferris wheel car is approximately 80kg so don't forget to let your kiddos try this! There are also lots of free-playing area for children to build and display their LEGO creations as well :)

Build Your LEGO Christmas Event

Our kiddos also sat through watching some popular LEGO TV series at the mini cinema and they also played some games at the mini booths around the event area.

Our kiddos also sat through a LEGO free-build session. Within a short allocated time frame, the children are encouraged to build a vehicle to their imagination. Check out what our kiddos made!

Build Your LEGO Christmas Event

Btw, LEGO is asking children to save Christmas this year by designing and building Santa a new, modern, cool sleigh. From 1st November until 4th December 2016, children can lend a helping hand to Santa by joining the Build Your LEGO Christmas contest on www.LEGO.com/XMAS. There are suggested sleigh building instruction sheets available on the website which participants can use to build and upload a photo of their very own LEGO Santa’s sleigh with a matching description.

Build Your LEGO Christmas Event

There are attractive prizes that you can win such as a total of 5 consolation prizes of LEGO products worth RM200 each, as well as a Grand Prize of LEGO products for a year worth RM2,000, which you can choose from your preferred theme. The Grand Prize winner will also have their winning sleigh featured in a final stop motion digital video aired in mid-December. How cool is that huh?

All in all, this is a fun and exciting event that you must bring your kiddos along to enjoy together!

Build Your LEGO Christmas Event

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