Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Baby. Saliva. Bubbles.

My little man has been making saliva bubbles since he was about 3 months old. Recently, he demonstrated a newly acquired skill, blow the saliva bubbles. He doesn't drool, he just make saliva bubbles. His salivary glands must be working overtime; whenever he does that, he looks like a crab (yummy yummy, chili crab?).

He is not teething. Generally, the first tooth erupt through the gums after 6 months. I am pretty certain about it as his sister's first tooth erupted only after 12 months. I suppose making saliva bubbles is one of his hobby to past time. Other hobby includes sucking his "KFC" - finger lickin' good. You know, baby just lying around and do nothing much in particular, so he must be learning by experimenting. My self taught bubble master!

Babies are cute. Bubbles are fun. But saliva bubbles is definitely a NO! NO! to my girl. The elder sister loves to blow bubbles, but she definitely does not like his brother's saliva bubbles! Whenever she saw him with a mouth full of bubbles, she will shout:" mama, didi play saliva!" :(

Does your baby blow saliva bubbles? I hope my boy is not the only one.

Picture of river crab blowing bubbles adapted from nationalgeographic.com

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Chap Goh Mei with Korean Gimbap

"Chap Goh Mei" (in Hokkien) means the 15th of Chinese New Year which also marks the end of the Chinese New Year celebration. This day is not celebrated with a bang hence I supposed this day is not well celebrated in Singapore? The most stunning celebration of Chap Goh Mei must be the Chingay Parade!

No treasure pot (pen chai), no feasting in restaurant. How do you celebrate? I celebrate it by a special dish at home.

I try to cook at home most of the time, including weekday. I cook simple dishes on weekday and if possible, something special on the weekend. Personally, I prefer home cooked meals and feel bad to buy takeaways for my daughter. As a mom, I thought home cooked food is always healthier. Many families have moved from cooking and eating at home to eating out or takeaway because we are just too busy or because it is more convenient? I work full time, lunch is always eating out; my girl goes to childcare, not sure if she is eating well during lunch. To give everyone at home a balanced and healthier, nutritious meal, therefore I cook.

Today's dinner, I have specially prepared Korean Gimbap (Korean sushi?). I saw the mouth watering Korean Gimbap on the website shared by a Korean-American mom and I just have to try my hand on it. I can't do it on weekday, hence I planned for the weekend.

Here's my creation:

Happy Chap Goh Mei!


Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy Valentine's - Belated

Be MY Valentine's
I hope you had a lovely Valentine's day celebration!
Faith makes all things possible
Love makes all things easy
~Dwight L.Moody~