Thursday, July 30, 2009

New born baby preparation

It's always excited when you get to know you are pregnant. For a new mother who don't have any knowledge on taking care new born will a bit worry about things to prepare. Well, sometimes i think things or knowledge will come naturally when baby in your hand. Not sure you agree with me? You will learn through the process.
Don't worry too much. You can do it. Mentally, physically, basic knowledge taking care baby, material preparation is of course good to have.
My hubby and i start prepare baby need staff like baby cord, baby pillow and booster, feeding bottle, some baby cloths, napkin, mat and etc at the beginning. You can search around breastpump which suit your needs if you plan to breastfeed your baby and you are working mother.
I start doing some light exercise like walking, swimming at least once a week after 3rd month of pregnancy when my doctor give green light to me. Better consult your doctor if you have doubts in your mind. I like exercise or listen to music as it always relax my mind. Try to find activities which able to relax your mind during your pregnancy. It is important as you can enjoy every stage of your pregnancy.
Reading books, search internet, talking with friend on related to pregnancy or baby staff also can help you to gain knowledge and increase your confident level.
Money preparation for baby delivery, confinement centre and etc need to plan upfront. I learnt practical way taking care new born when i stay in confinement centre including how to burp, feeding, change napkin, bathing and etc.

Monday, July 27, 2009


Link below is very helpful if you would like understand on breastfeeding. It also talk about breast milk, benefit for infant and mothers, breasfeeding difficulties, infant weight gain,methods and etc.

Below is the text that i extract from the wikipedia link and talk about breast milk.
Not all the properties of breast milk are understood, but its nutrient content is relatively stable. Breast milk is made from nutrients in the mother's bloodstream and bodily stores. Because breastfeeding uses an average of 500 calories a day it helps the mother lose weight after giving birth. The composition of breast milk changes depending on how long the baby nurses at each session, as well as on the age of the child.
Research shows that the milk and energy content of breastmilk actually decreases after the first year. Breastmilk adapts to a toddler's developing system, providing exactly the right amount of nutrition at exactly the right time.In fact, research shows that between the ages of 12 and 24 months, 448 milliliters of human milk provide these percentages of the following minimum daily requirements:
Vitamin B12:94%
Vitamin C:60%
Vitamin A:75%
The quality of a mother's breast milk may be compromised by stress, bad food habits, chronic illnesses, smoking, and drinking.


我不知道这方法真的有效? 从下面闻章看觉得不难。可试看。



Friday, July 24, 2009

Breastfeeding- Storage tips and Guidelines

Some sharing which i come across from article
  • Refrigerator (32-39 degrees): Up to 3 days
  • Freezer compartment inside a refrigerator: 2 weeks
  • Freezer compartment with a separate door: 3 to 4 months

Breast milk can be stored temporarily at room temperature for 24hours at 60 degrees. Breast milk cannot be stored at room tempratures of 80 degrees or more. Be sure not to fill a freezer bag or bottle to capacity as the milk will expand when frozen.

Take the bottle from the refrigerator and hold on to top of the bottle, spinning it slightly in the cup of hot water. In about 1 min the bottle is nice and warm, within a total of 3 minutes.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

EPF info sharing

Some info sharing which i get from a forward mail where i think many of us not aware of it including myself.

If One (1) of our Nominee in the EPF Nominees list decease, automatically
the whole arrangement (EPF Nominees list) is VOID. Meaning if, you only put
in One (1) name & unfortunately he/she dies before you - automatically EPF
will channel your EPF money to trustee of AMANAH RAYA upon your death.

Thou if, you DO have few names in the EPF Nominees list still - the whole
arrangement is VOID & none of the individual balance name in the EPF
Nominees list will get their potion & automatically EPF will channel your
EPF money to trustee of AMANAH RAYA upon your death.

Piece of advice - if any of the your Nominee in the EPF Nominees list
decease, please do immediately approach the nearest EPF counter & present
the Death Certificate of the individual & re-instate you NEW/LATEST Nominee
in the EPF Nominees list + NEW/LATEST percentage.

If , you & the other party (maybe spouse) involved in the same misfortune
(accident/illness) that caused death to both yourself/spouse
please.please. .please alert your siblings/relatives/ parents to immediately
approach the nearest EPF counter & share the information within 3 days to
AVOID all EPF money to be surrender to trustee of AMANAH RAYA.

Upon surrender to trustee of AMANAH RAYA, your children will have to battle
the money thru 3 channels;

Majlis Agama (Faraid & faster.)
Pejabat Tanah (don't ask me why.)
The normal period via above 3 channels usually takes 2-3 years (except if u
have inside/tip top connection) at Amanah Raya

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Weaning your baby is a good reference website if you are a beginner as a parent. It tells you child nutrition and provide some recipe which you can refer. Besides that, it also provide child development information.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


不知道多有效?看了朋友forward的email之后, 觉得值得一式。
用1 table spoon 鹹檸檬+4 table spoon 蜂蜜+热水+鹹檸檬做得啐啐的就可喝了。
做法很简单,塞满洗干净的檸檬(整粒不要切开),塞紧玻璃瓶盖,在冲入热水。水要盖过檸檬, 盐要多到加了水程饱和状态。写上date, 盖上一层膜, 上紧盖子,放在凉处一年就成了。

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mee Sua

Mee Sua

Ingredient: Hand made Mee Sua, egg, prawn, minced pork, salt, soya sauce, white pepper, water, oil, garlic, spring onion, sesame oil, water, oil
  1. Marinate the minced pork with a bit of salt, soya sauce, white pepper and sesame oil.
  2. Beat the egg in a bowl with add in soya sauce and white pepper.
  3. Put sesame oil in the wok and let it heat.
  4. Pour the beaten egg and fried it. Cut the egg into smaller pieces when it is ready. Take out and put into the bowl.
  5. Put some oil in the work and let it heat.
  6. Add in garlic and fried the garlic until it change to light chocolate colour.
  7. Add in prawn, salt and fried it.
  8. Shape the minced pork with spoon and continue fried it.
  9. Once the minced pork change colour, add in water and let it boiled.
  10. Add in Mee Sua, egg and stir it.
  11. Add in spring onion once it boiled and it is ready to be served.


  1. Stir the Mee Sua in the boiled water to prevent the Mee Sua stick together.
  2. Don't put the soya sauce in the Mee Sua as the soup will become sour. Encourage add salt in the soup to make the taste good.
  3. You can put cabbage or carrot and it also taste good.
This is my favorite foods and it taste so good everytime i cook it especially for breakfast. Yummy!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009



我本身也想开始自己创作成功幼教的识字卡. 采用优质大纸卡,配合红色大字就可以了吗.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Spectra Electric Breast Pump

At beginning i was using single Avent manual breastpump. I start to use spectra electric breast pump introduce by my confinement room mate. This spectra electric breast pump is cheap, effective, easy to use and wash. Furthermore, it can convert to double pump. But, this pump not able to operate if no electric and a bit heavy. Anyway, i like it as not so tiring using manual breast pump. Thus, I start to use combination single Avent manual breastpump and spectra electric breastpump during my 10 month breastfeeding time.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Home Cook Udon

Home Cook Udon

Ingredients: Udon, Carrot, Seaweed, Tofu, Pork, Prawn, Tomato, Salt, Soya sauce

  1. Cook the water until boil.

  2. Place carrot and pork to cook until the carrot is soft.

  3. Place seaweed, tofu, tomato, prawn and cook until the prawn is turn to orange color.

  4. Seasoning the soup with salt and soya sauce and it is ready to serve with udon.

  5. For the udon preparation, cook the water until boil. Put some salt into the water.

  6. Once the water is boiled, you may place the udon.

  7. Cook the udon 5-6 mins. Take out the noodles and merge in cold water for a while.

  8. Take out the udon and it is ready to serve with soup.


  1. Don't overcook udon. Use your finger try to separate the udon and you'll know the level of udon is cook. Alternative, you can taste your udon on the spot to check it is cook.

This is my first trial. Will try place prawn with shell and miso next time in soup.

Simple Home Cook Tempura Set

Home Cook Tempura Set

Ingredient: Tempura flour, water, Prawn, long bean


  1. Marinate prawn and long bean with tempura flour

  2. Bring oil in the wok. Wait until the oil is ready.

  3. Place the prawn and long bean to fried until the skin is yellowish.


  1. Make sure the flour are mix well with water.

  2. Place a paper on plate to absorb oil.

  3. Place a chopstick in the oil to check it is ready. There will be bubble when the oil is ready for fried.

Looks good? This is my first trial. It is simple, easy preparation, cheap and delicious. Try out yourself.

Finally i start create blog at Blogger!

It is hard to start the first step. Lazy? Not interested? Excuse?
What make move the first step?
Something come across my mind..I want to share share share.
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