Teochew Fermented Black Bean Minced Pork

The boy recently finished his first set of lessons for the Yamaha Junior Course at the Yamaha Music School. This took about half a year (yes, that long!) and we are on to the second set now, moving from the Primary 1 book to the Primary 2 book to learn how to play with two hands concurrently. It wasn’t easy for him. He took very long to settle in the new environment, with the new teacher and friends around who don’t interact much with one another. He tried very hard to learn the correct steps to play the piano and place his fingers appropriately on the electone. When he stepped out to perform during the last lesson at the end of September, he did a convincing and mistake-less round of Shoemaker and Frog Song, which made everyone in the class including myself very proud of him. I can also sense his own pride and joy. So glad we didn’t give up back then. 🙂

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Upma Style Instant Noodles With Vegetable Stir-Fry

The boy is now at the age where he will do as told without hesitating too much. My current hobby is to get him to come over and kiss mummy and he will do that in a very excited and happy manner, sometimes giving a loud ‘muack’ just to show he could do it well. On some occasions, when he is in a particularly happy mood, I even get rewarded with another one on the other cheek. This boy is such a teaser.

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Taiwanese Braised Mushroom & Pork Rice

This is a really yummy dish – couldn’t have enough of it! When you are served a bowl of plain rice, all you really need is a side dish of this braised mushroom and pork.

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Warm & Yummy Hot Cross Buns!

Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns!
One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns!
If you have no daughters, give them to your sons!
One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns!

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Feasting On Eurasian Birthday Mee

The little boy recently surprised me with a new set of skills that he had acquired for himself – his colouring skills. He seemed to have taken on a new hobby in school, colouring a new picture everyday during his free period at the end of class. These pictures that he colours look amazing. The strokes were all kept within the outlines and he was able to fill in all the white spaces as well. When he suggested to do some colouring activities together at home, I couldn’t help but stare at him while he colours, feeling amazed at the humongous step that he has made for himself. When did he reach this milestone in his life? Did I miss out on something again?

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