Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sabah ' TUARAN MEE'



My Sabah new friends always try to introduce new places or foods to me. They always said must try famous 'Tuaran Mee'.It is about one hour drive from Kota Kinabalu to Tuaran. That day when we are on the way back from Mountain Kinabalu to Kota Kinabalu, we saw a sign board stated 500m to tuaran. Hubby said let's try 'TUARAN Mee' since we are around there.

Oh ! it's like 'Penang wan tan mee' but the mee is crispy. ha ha ha...that is 'Tuaran Mee'

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Legend of Mooncake Festival







LEGEND OF CHANG ER
Once upon a time, there were ten suns surrounded the earth which caused drought and suffering to human. One day the Queen of Heaven ordered Hou Yi a famous archery to save the earth. He managed to use his arrowed to shoot down nine of the suns. The Queen of Heaven rewarded Hou Yi the elixir of life for his heroic deed. However, Hou Yi turned to become very evil. Chang Er his wife drank the elixir of life in order to save the people from her husband's tyrannical rule. After drinking the elixir of life she felt her body was very light and flew to the moon. Hou Yi love his wife so much that he never shoot down the moon and Chang Er live at the moon forever.

LEGEND OF MOONCAKE
Do you know why the Chinese eat moon cake to celebrate mooncake festival? There is a history behind the legend. China was once ruled by Mongolian during the Yuan dynasty at AD. 1280-1368. The Chinese were very unhappy to be rule by foreigner. The leaders of the preceding Sung dynasty decided to go underground to coordinate a rebelled again the Yuan government. The rebellion leaders ordered to baked moon cake and inside each moon cake insert an outline of the attack against the government. Because it is a Han cake, the Mongolians were not interested and therefore not able to discover the planned. The plan was very successful and managed to overthrown the Mongolian government and built the Ming dynasty. To commemorate this event, Chinese will bake and eat moon cake to celebrate the mooncake festival from passed till now.

(Info from Singapore Best Guide)



I prepare some story for my kids during this lantern festival from google search to make the celebration more interesting. (Due to I have forgotten most of the lantern festival lagend with so many version) I copy some for sharing....


HAPPY MOONCAKE FESTIVAL !!!!!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Our Raya Trip.....Mountain Kinabalu

Our 2 days 1 nite trip in Mountain Kinabalu....it is really nice and great view. Amazing!!!!! I am not good in story writing so share with photos.


Excellence view from our chalet...behind us was mountain Kinabalu.
(It's around 6am...my princess Brenda still in dream land)


Hubby with princess Amanda


Public Bath Tub in Hot Spring...it is free and you can enjoy bath tub with hot spring water.


Hot Spring Area...it's really hot with smoke coming out.


Entrance of Hot Spring Area


Outside our chalet are full of nice flowers.


National Park Entrance.


Inside National Park.


It is suppose be Mountain Kinabalu behind us..


See...it is really cold.

(I try to upload more photos but...technical problem...will try to update more...TO BE CONTINUE)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My princesses favourite activity






My princesses favourite activity during this school holiday....painting cum playing with water colour. They can spend hours with this interesting activity... Me strongly support them with 'equipments' they really enjoy. I prefer them with this activity rather that watch TV or play computer games.

Friday, September 3, 2010

My girls achievement and My feeling......

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My princess Brenda already started looking forward her fourth monthly exam result since her principle announced will be distributed last Monday, this time she feel more excited and confident. Last Friday after school when she was line up waiting dismissed bell ring,I saw her hand holder a piece of paper and she waived to me and smile happily...ha ha I knew she wish to share something that make her soooo happy. When the bell ring, she rushed to me and said : 'Mama I told you I can get number 6but you don't believe..I got it, I got it.' I quickly told her that not I don't believe just Mama don't want you to feel pressure.' I told her that i knew she always try her best to do well, Mama already feel very happy and proud of you.'

Ha..ha of course I was so happy and proud of my girl yesterday (like all the mother)when I see she is sooo happy. She got 6/52 in class and 14/311 in whole standard 1.I just happy to share every sweet moment with my sweetheart and will be there for her whether it is sunny or rainy. Mama love you.

After wrote this, I saw this article from Lee blog (a SAHM too)writing her feeling and her journey of teaching her kids. It is my feeling too...and just paste here some for sharing.....
我想没有多少个父母,
会不想自己的孩子考到优越的成绩,
让自己的脸上贴金的吧?!
我真的也有这样的私心。

我希望两个孩子每次评审都考到好成绩,
其中一个原因是想证明,
我没有出去赚钱,
每天二十四小时呆在家里“守”着他们,
是为了亲自教育、教导、
督促他们的学业和品德教养,
而不是像他们所说的在家里
“叹世界”、做少奶奶...
孩子的成绩可以“算”是我的成就,

但是,
我会尽量让孩子们在没有太大压力的情况之下,
(完全没有压力又实在不行啦!)