Dec 29, 2010

Bento #239 - Reindeers

Wednesday, 29th December 2010
This bento I fixed on 14th December, but only share it out after Christmas(x_x). Still not too bad right as it's still Year 2010 (^_^). If you realize, this is the only bento I fixed in this loooong school holiday. If not because I have promised my nephew, I don't think I have the urge to make one.

As usual, if I fix bento during school holiday, then I have to fix three. In case you are new to my blog, one is for Isaac, two for his cousin brother & sister. Two more day then come the New Year, I don't think I gonna fix any bento. I therefore would like to wish everyone of you an early ~~ HAPPY NEW YEAR ~~.

Dec 20, 2010

~~ Isaac's Long Hair ~~

Monday, 20th December 2010

I am counting down... 9 more days from now, Isaac need to cut his hair short before going to standard 1. I agree that student should have student look (short hair), but I just feel it's pity to cut away his long hair. I always like Isaac with long hair, he looks cool with long hair (~.~)

But his long hair always bring him trouble. Each time he met with people for the first time, they will think he is "she". I asked him, "Do you like your long hair, if you don't like people say you look like a girl, I bring you to saloon". Surprisingly his answer was "Don't care about what people say, as long as I like my hair and I think it's cool will do". I said, "Well, tell me anytime when you think you no longer like your hair"....

How Isaac's look will be with short hair? I also don't know. I have picked a good date to cut his hair, which is 28th this month, before going for Primary 1 Orientation. Let's fold our arms.....

Nov 19, 2010

~ ~ Goodbye, Teachers and Friends ~ ~

Friday, 19th November 2010
People said, goodbye isn't painful unless you're never going to say hello again. But to me, it always causes sick of heart. Part from teachers and friends who you learn and play with is always a sad thing. Again people used to say, "We only part to meet again". However, when you meet again, will the relationship still as close as before? Will you still have topic to talk about other than HELLO?

Today is Isaac's last day in kindergarten and they have a party at school. Thought want to buy some bread or cakes from bakery shop, but seems like lack genuine. So I created my own recipe - "Mini Chicken Floss Tart".

I woke up at 5am this morning and it took me about 2 hours to get the food done. When reached school, I saw a parent brought McD for the kids (not Isaac's classmate, so the McD not for him). Wau!! I told hubby and Isaac, will my food looks lousy and I don't know whether the kids will like it or not. Thank God, Isaac said "Mummy, your one more special", then only I felt half relief.

Tools and ingredient for this recipe:

~ Bread ~
~ Chicken Floss ~
~ Cheese / Mayonnaise ~
~ Star / Round / Flower Shape Cutter ~
~ Mini Paper Cup (Optional) ~
~ Mini Muffin Tray ~
~ Rolling Pin ~

1 & 2. Cut the bread into shapes using cutter. You can use more than one shape, but my case, I only use star cutter.
3. Put a mini paper cup in the muffin tray, put the bread on it.

4. Use rolling pin, press in the center of the bread.
5. Then you get a nice hole in the middle.
6. Put in the oven and toast until it turns brown.

7. The bread after toast will serve as mini cup.
8. Fill the cup with chicken floss. You can use tuna or anything else.
9. All cups are filled with chicken floss.

10. Top with small slice of cheese or mayonnaise, then send it to oven again for approximately 2 minutes.
11. Leave it at room temperature.
12. Cute mini chicken floss tart is ready to be served.

~ ~ END ~ ~

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and for kids, Happy Holiday....

Nov 18, 2010

Bento #238 - Gingerbread Man

Thursday, 18th November 2010
It's abit too early to pack "Gingerbread Man Bento" (^.^) This gingerbread man cookies I bought it from Mark & Spencer yesterday. I was choosing some cookies to give it to Isaac's class teacher as a token of appreciation for thier hard work and guidance in this year. Isaac's vision fell on the nicely packed gingerbread man. Since we have never try gingerbread man, I bought a pack of it.

I don't know how gingerbread man cookies should taste like, to us (Isaac & myself), it has abit of ginger taste.... hmm....

Nov 15, 2010

Bento #237 - The Carefree Ladybugs

Monday, 15th November 2010
This week is the last week of school then comes the year end long holiday. Not sure if I will fix bento during school holiday, perhaps this week might be my last week of bento making... Isaac is going to primary 1 next year, he has to leave the house as early as 6:45am. If I were to prepare bento for him, that means I need to wake up probably at 5:30am? Can I sacrify my one hour sleep? Hmmm......

I have three choices:
1) Wake up as usual, prepare bento for Isaac, send him to school then only I dress up myself and have a great breakfast with hubby.
2) Wake up as usual, don't have to prepare bento, get myself ready (dress up + breakfast), send him to school then go direct to office, start work earlier and come back earlier in the evening.
3) Wake up one hour ealier, prepare bento, get myself ready, send him to school then go direct to office, start work earlier and come back earlier in the evening.

Let's see how things going first, how soon I can get use of the life chance (~.~).....

Nov 12, 2010

Bento #236 - Police on the Way . . .

Friday, 12th November 2010
"Peep Poo... Peep Poo..." Police is chasing thieves again (~_~). This is the second police bento I fixed, is the same set of cutter I use for this bento. Bento tools is really handy in bento making, it speedup the process and gives good result most of the time. Ever since I busy with work, I have not surf for new tools. It's time to cheer up myself..... (What an excuse!!)

Nov 10, 2010

Bento #235 - Happy Birthday, Captain Isaac

Wednesday, 10th November 2010
Happy Birthday, my little darling. Mummy and Papa wish you Healthy & Happy always. Ops, not to forget, Handsome always (~.^)

Since mummy hold a Pirate Birthday Party for you slightly earlier, I think it would be just nice to fix you a Pirate bento on your birthday. Hope when you eat this bento, it brings you all the sweet memories on your birthday party... Have fun !!

Nov 3, 2010

Bento #234 - What is the Time Now ?

Wednesday, 3rd November 2010
Finally I am back to bento making after 3 weeks off. ~~Phew~~ what a good rest for my brain. Hmmmm.... not really, Isaac birthday just overred, I am physically and mentally tired, that's why haven't got mood to blog about the birthday preparation work and the birthday party. Sorry if I keep you waiting......

Back to bento today, it's a sudden inspiration. Can you figure out which one is long hand and which one is short hand? What is the time shown? I will say it's 1:52pm, how about you? ....

Oct 15, 2010

Bento #233 - Marie the Cat

Friday, 15th October 2010
The way to make these sandwiches is just like the Stitch Bento I did last Monday. I think Stitch bento has better result as the imprint of Marie the Cat is not so prominent (^.^)

Oct 14, 2010

Bento #232 - Chip or Dale?

Thursday, 14th October 2010
Can you differentiate between Chip and Dale? If yes, who is this? (^.^)

Oct 13, 2010

Bento #231 - Super Star

Wednesday, 13th October 2010
An adhoc bento specially for Isaac for his achievement. Well Done, Boy!!

Oct 12, 2010

~ ~ Isaac has Graduated ~ ~

Tuesday, 12th October 2010
Saturday (09-10-2010), a long waited day has finally come. This is a special day not only for Isaac but also husband and myself. Without me telling, by looking above picture, you roughly can guess it's Graduation Day. Yup, it's so unbelievable, time flies and my boy is going to primary school next year.

Of course I am happy and proud to see Isaac wearing graduation gown. Actually nothing to be proud of, every kid will certainly graduate from kindergarten, but as a mummy, I just can't tell why, the moment I saw him standing on the stage will scroll in his hand, I feel like crying. The little boy in my heart has grown up, he is moving to another stage of academic career and life soon.

It's just so hard to understand, I feel proud in this second but sad on the other second. Kindergarten to me it's kids paradise: no stress, fun learning and fun playing. Every moment is so enjoyable. Primary school is totally different to me and heavy workload is what I concern most. However, I told meself, why not treat this as a golden time to steel Isaac and cultivate his talents. Pressure most of the time come from parents, always have positive thinking and I believe spend more time with kids on thier homework and go along with them in their learning path, it will certainly makes learning more fun.

Last year, Isaac was awarded as Best Conduct, I was extremly happy for that. This year, Isaac was chosen as Student of the Year. Needless to say, my gladness was until the maximum. When teacher announced this honour, I have a feeling of immeasurable joy in mind. That moment, I just feel like crying.... Thank You Teacher for giving Isaac this award, it's his pleasure to receive it.

These are the awards given every year for each class:
@ Best Reader in Chinese
@ Best Reader in Bahasa
@ Best Reader in English
@ Best Improvement
@ Best Helper
@ Best Conduct
@ Star Student of the Year

Boy, you did it !! Keep up the good work !!

PowerKids all rights reserved autograph album

All graduate kids got this specially designed autograph album. It's a priceless treasure for them. All memories are enshrined in this album, their classmates and teachers.

Photos took with Teacher Soo San, hubby, myself and Isaac's cousin

I value this award very much, it is nicely placed on Isaac's piano

Oct 11, 2010

Bento # 230 - Lil Onion

Monday, 11th October 2010
Ho..Ho..Ho.. It's Monday, a new week starts. Hope everyone has great time over the weekend.

Today another speedy bento, I name it as Lil Onion, because the shape is like an onion... (^.^) Well, this onion is made from hard boilded egg. I prepared egg sandwiches for breakfast. I sliced the eggs and choose one of the best to be the onion. The rest was then cut into small pieces and became the sandwich filling.

Oct 8, 2010

Slow Down in Bento Making

Friday, 8th October 2010
When you see me not active in blogging for a period of time, you probably can guess I am busy with my work again. My boss requested me to give a presentation in this coming company event. To be honest, it has been ages I did not give presentation, I stay up late almost every night to prepare the materials and speech.

Basically I don't have time to think what to prepare for Isaac at night and my brain is blank every morning. I just do whatever idea comes to my mind, ad hoc basis. kekekkeke....

Besides, Isaac is turning to six next month, hubby and I are planning a birthday party for him. Thinking to give Isaac a memorable and joyful birthday celebration, therefore we decided to hold a Theme party, with all his class-mates invited. We asked Isaac to choose among Disney, Animal and Pirate theme and he has chosen Pirate Theme. I am now busy finding pirate stuffs like balloons, novelty and accessories for the birthday boy (Captain Isaac) and his gang of pirate mates.

Stay tune with me, I will share some tips how I plan and prepare the party from A-Z....

HAPPY Weekend !!

Bento #229 - Seafood Delight Bread

Friday, 8th October 2010
Many things to apologize to my followers and my fellow bloggers, please forgive me for:-
~~ Slow respond to your comment
~~ Slow blog post, and
~~ Plain bento

Yes, again busy with work (v_v)... But trust me, I am still your royal blog follower. I do read every post you write, just that I come and leave quietly....

Back to bento today, it's bread overflowing with succulent crab meat, delicious salmon spread and cheese topping. Yeah, no other seafood found although it's named 'Seafood Delight'.... (^.^)

Have a Wonderful Weekend !!

Oct 4, 2010

Bento #228 - Mischievous Stitch

Monday, 4th October 2010
It has been quite some time I didn't fix cartoon bento for Isaac. Since I need to prepare something quick, simple and yet cute today, I chose to fix Stitch sandwich with salmond spread filling. This bento only took me 10 minutes. If you have similar cookies cutter, do give a try...

Sep 29, 2010

Bento #227 - Baby Leopard

Wednesday, 29th September 2010

Sep 27, 2010

Bento #226 - Word World

Monday, 27th September 2010
Wonder if you know there is a children's educational television show named 'Word World'? WordWorld revolves around WordFriends and WordThings, characters and items made of the letters that spell them, in the correct order. Just like bento today, a pig is made out of the letters P-I-G, so that they actually look like a pig — with this rule extending to the animals who are the sentient characters in the show. The WordThings can be assembled and disassembled during the show by the characters, who use the items in their adventures and to solve their problems.

Word World show is a colourful and word-rich place. Do find out more about this show for your young kids. :)

Sep 23, 2010

Bento #225 - School Bus

Friday, 24th September 2010
This school bus is cut from potato using tomica mini cookies cutter. Wonder how Lia's Chip and Dale can be so nice and yet mine is like burned... Sign... Big different between mommy can and can't cook (-.-)

Sep 22, 2010

Bento #224 - Piglet Moon Cake

Wednesday, 22nd September 2010
Last year around this time, I packed Isaac a Piglet Mooncake, so do this year, but it's smaller size (^.^) Remember when I was a child, every year my mum will buy us this piglet mooncake, it comes with a mini plastic basket and the piglet has no filling in it. I remember it's about RM0.30 for small piglet and RM0.50 for big one.

Today mini piglet no more RM0.30, it is RM1.50 but with lotus paste in it. I will say outlook is very much nicer than the one I had but taste wise I am not sure. I will eat a bite of it later if Isaac has some for me (^.^)



Sep 20, 2010

Bento #223 - Jelly Moon Cake

Monday, 20th September 2010
This Wednesday is the exact day for Mid Autumn Festival, too bad hubby not in town, will find something to do with Isaac on that day.

I ordered a box of homemade mini jelly mooncake. It comes with flavour red bean, yam, corn, almond, chocolate and etc... This morning I packed three into the bento box, one for Isaac and two for his class teachers. Also, some guava for Isaac.


Sep 17, 2010

Bento #222 - Non Charaben Day

Yesterday, Malaysian celebrated her first Malaysia Day. It was declared as national public holiday on OCT 2009 by our Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

My office has book a badminton court for every Thursday, but due to PH, no one is playing. Isaac and his cousins wanted to play in indoor court for some time, I took this opportunity to fulfill them (^.^) We played from 5-7pm. After shower, we go all the way to Klang to have dinner. We have great meal yesterday night with my siblings and that made me forgot I have no bread at home.

This morning I cooked mee kicap for Isaac, with some eggs. He was happy to hear that I prepare this non charaben bento for him. He told me he wish to have mee kicap with egg everyday... OMG....

Have a nice weekend everyone (^.^)!

Sep 15, 2010

Bento #221 - Flower Picking Girl

Today I just prepare something simple for Isaac. This bento idea is from this Japanese Bento Mama, of course hers version is very much nicer (^o^)....

1st Tier: Red bean 'Pau'
2nd Tier: Orange and Australia mini potato

Sep 13, 2010

Bento #220 - Baa Baa Black Sheep

Hari Raya Puasa holiday is over, but the road still abit quiet today, probably some people still on holiday. Even most of the primary school is closed today, but Isaac's kindy operates as usual, therefore I prepared him bento today.

Today bento idea is actually from Bentolicious. Lia Chen fixed her kids Green Doggies last week, the most interesting part was the doggies' ears were actually the leave picks. It's soooo cute. That's why my black sheep also has green ears (^.^)

Underneath the black sheep is vegetable "pau" I bought from hometown during Hari Raya. Isaac loves this pau because it has small piece of egg in it. I love the pau too as it has the flavor in my children age which I can't find it in KL.....

Update: Added this to What’s For Lunch Wednesday, Week 16 fun.

Sep 7, 2010

New Clothes for Isaac's Castle

TENG... TENG... TENG... TENG... This is the new clothe I made for Isaac's Castle. This piece of cloth I got it from Ipietoon but I did some altering to fit Isaac's request. We have Papa, Isaac and myself staying in the castle, a homey castle, therefore I also give the castle a new name 'Isaac's Gemütlich Castle'.

I was extremely busy last few weeks, worked overtime most of the day, even weekend. That's why the castle was left deserted for some times. Now, peak time overred, it's best time for me to think what to fix next, something kawaii maybe. It's school holiday now, I don't think Isaac need any bento this week. Should I take a good rest, recharge my body and sprint again after school holiday? Hmm......


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