*Karaoke session*

When we were in Malaysia last month, the kids were being exposed to a lot of things which they have not experienced before (for Darrius, he has forgotten!) and was curious! The girls especially, have not had any karaoke sessions before and they were very keen! Told them they can sing ‘Let It Go’ in the room and they were all excited!

We were very very tempted to check out the new karaoke place nearby the playland the kids were playing but they were too tired after their play. I did went to check the place out and they were quite trendy and during certain hours, they have special promos too. However, they don’t give those microphones like the mxl 990 condenser microphone in the rooms though… just some elcheapo brand mics… :P

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Imitation bento gadgets!

Last month when I was back in Penang, I managed to pop by Mr DIY in Penang Time Square and got a rude shock when I found these on one of the aisles…

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Yes, all the bento tools you and me paid a fortune for just a few months back are selling at less than half the price! My heart felt the pain as I have most of them bought from online bento shops at ‘premium’ prices. Some of them even brand new in their packaging as I have yet to try them out! *wailing*

 

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*Just 10 weeks to Christmas!*

Can you believe it???!! We are just about 10 weeks away to Christmas! I thought I have just put my Christmas tree away and now I’ll have to put it up again!!! Oh yeah, I got a bigger tree since the small one that I bought earlier looked too tiny in our huge room!

I am very excited (so are the kids!!!) to decorate the tree as I got quite a lot of new ornaments during the post Christmas clearance. Since baby is more grown up now, I am even contemplating of getting a department 56 snow village to add on! How exciting!!!

This weekend I am going to bring all the stuff out from storage!

 

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In Malaysia for vacation

We went back to Malaysia during the Term 3 school holiday for a short vacation. This is the first time we travelled back since we moved to Melbourne which is close to 3 years.

There were lots of changes both in Penang and KL but our time back is just too short so did not manage to check out most places  or meet up with all our friends and relatives.

However, it was good to be back though it was hot and hazy! At least we get to eat some of our favorite food back home!

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*Wedding band*

Next year we will be celebrating our first double digit wedding anniversary! Can’t believe how time flies! Since it is still 6 months away, nothing has been planned yet. Hopefully we can do something special to commemorate this special day.

Though I would love the hubby to get me one of those diamond rings from the wedding bands platinum series but I would be more than happy if he gets me any other things :) It is the thoughts that counts right? :)

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Nude Food Movers

Well, I’ve been really quiet lately. Besides the hustle and bustle of daily life, I’ve got a minor health scare recently. Thus, not doing much online work.

Have not been feeling too well and there was some chest pain so decided to check it out what was causing all the annoyance. Did a MRI scan of the heart, blood test as well as X-ray and was glad there was nothing major. Phew~ Doctor said it could be due to stress and anxieties. Therefore, I decided to take a back seat on all non important stuff until I am in the pink of health.

Due to that, I have not been doing a lot of kawaii bento but rather following the local trend here in Australia by using the Nude Food Movers System to pack the kids’ lunch boxes. It is supposed to be rubbish free so there is no waste such as food scraps and packaging in the kid’s lunch bag.

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It is a simple system where all prepared food are kept in specific boxes which can be fitted into a bigger box holding the different items together. I like the empty jar with a cap lid where I can put yogurt for the kids. Well, I can buy the individual serving yogurt but that means my kids will have to bin the empty containers and sometimes they can’t finish and those left over yogurt will be left flowing into the lunch bag since they do not have a lid. Also, it is cheaper to buy a 1L tub than buying individual serving tubs. Less mess and less rubbish!

 

 

 

 

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*Learning guitar*

Darrius has stopped his keyboard lessons since the beginning of this term as we are unable to see his progress. Probably it is conducted in school and the session is too short to really learn much. We intend to switch him to guitar intead as it is cheaper to purchase a guitar compared to a piano or keyboard. Also, it is more convenient to bring around too.

Just discovered we can actually make our own guitar. Isn’t that cool??? Yes, we can now make a martin as they are selling the kit! Can’t wait to let Darrius know about it. :)

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Bento Fun #350 – The Speed Bento

Gawd! It is already the end of Term 2 and now we are having a 2 weeks break! Can’t imagine where the time has gone to! Everyday is busy day when one have 3 very active kids that keeps you on your toes! >.<

I am still packing lunches for both my school going kids but they are not too photo worthy and with the gloomy weather, lighting is bad so there is no motivation at all. Finally I understood why so many people loathe winter. Weather in Melbourne sucks big time at this time of the year.

For now, most of the time I only pack speedy bento that don’t require much ‘make-up’ but still able to keep hungry tummies filled. :-) However, I do make sure the kids get nutritional food in their bags…

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Since I am into bread making lately, the kids get freshly baked bread for their lunch boxes on most days which I alternate with one or two days of other favorites. Here is butter loaf slice with ham and cheese, some green grapes, strawberry and some left over Chinese New Year beehive cookies. (btw, this photo was taken somewhere in March)

Surprisingly, kids love such simple stuff :lol:

 

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*End of financial year sale*

It is the EOFY sale again! Everything is going on sale! One of my favorite time of the year where a lot of stuff are going at a much discounted price! In fact it is the best time to purchase some big ticket items but we already have most of them so we are just looking/waiting for other stuff.

I am waiting to get a buffet table for my dining room as well as a decorative shelf to keep some of my expensive cookwares. After I get those then I can go look for checkered tablecloths for my dining table.

Looking forward for a great bargain!

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Bento Fun #349 – Totoro Bento 2

When autumn sets in, the mood to make cute bento fades… as the sky is always gloomy so it is difficult to get nice photos in the morning. I hardly pack any kyaraben now as it can be pretty rush in the morning.

This is another Totoro bento I make a while back…. yeah, it was so long ago and I am only posting it now! :lol:

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The breads sold here is too soft and the texture is not nice to make shape sandwiches.

 

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