Monday, February 13, 2012

Monday updates

It's tough to handle two kids, and especially so if you happened to be all alone with them at home. Tough keeping the bigger one occupied, while handling those diaper changing, feeding, bathing, rocking for baby.

Lately, Peanut has been bugging me constantly and she's driving me up the wall with her incessant"what should I do now??" She's like a broken record, she can repeat the same question over and over again even though i have answered her in various ways. it doesn't stop there. She's always asking me 'what should i eat now", "where should i go" etc

I've been taking the easy way out lately, by plopping Peanut in front of the tv for Disney Junior. That'll keep her quiet for a bit and where she catches up on her favorite cartoons. To name a few, she's in LOVE, and I mean, ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE with mickey mouse clubhouse, pororo, little einsteins, handy manny, special agent oso to name a few. I'm so familiar with these cartoons I can probably sing most of their theme songs. The good thing is, her vocaulary and knowledge is expanding from these programmes. The bad thing is, well let's not go there.

There are days when I feel she needs to do other things besides watching tv.. and this is one of them. Painting.

The little bub is also growing quite a bit.

He's much easier to take care of compared to Peanut. He sleeps on schedule, and he can sleep through the night. Perhaps that's the difference between boys and girls and I hope i didn't jinx it by saying it here.. haha

Showing some sisterly love, but i'm not sure he's loving it lol She's a sweetheart though, she tells me everyday that she loves her didi.

My mum got Peanut a traditional hanbok dress after they went to Korea for a holiday. The complete set is super cute. It even comes with a head band with a traditional sign.  Too bad the size is just ngam ngam, she's gonna outgrow it real soon!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Sarawak kolo mee - 'imported' style

Everytime my parents come over to KL, they will ask me whether i want some kolo mee. Of course, a kind offer which I will never decline haha. After all, DH and Peanut also love it a lot and you can't really get authentic ones in KL. Once i've "placed" my orders, my mum will go to my favorite kolo mee stall in Kuching and tapau at least 6 to 8 packets. She will usually inform the seller that this will be brought over to KL so the kolo mee seller will know not to put the cut red chillis together with the noodles.

 Kolo mee is one of the easiest food to bring over. Can't say the same for sarawak laksa. oh how i yearn to eat laksa with the hot gravy...mmmm....

After they've bought the kolo mee, my dad, who can pack anything, will re-pack the kolo mee in aluminum foil and then wrap it with a clear plastic. This will then be put in the freezer at least a day before departure, so when they bring it over, it'll still be semi frozen lol.

                                                          Double-bagged kolo mee

                                                     Kolo mee in its original packaging

If i want to eat it, I will just take a packet from the freezer, take the kolo mee out from the plastic packaging and put it in a bowl and will steam it over high heat of boiling water for around 15 minutes. Then voila!!!!!! Of course not as good as eating it piping hot at the stall but this is a very good alternative. oh, and I will only eat kolo mee if it's orange in color. The color comes from the char siu when you order it in kuching, you need to tell them in hokkien to "pang ang" (literally means put red haha). It will taste slightly sweeter to me, and the color makes it more appetitising.

Yum yum.. le sigh.