Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Characteristic Of Autism

I have readers asking me, "I suspect that my child is autistic, but I am not sure whether is he or not". Here are the guideline from a poster that I have seen in UMMC.

Usually the moms will be the first to notice something is different. My advice, stop guessing and get a professional advice. Don't simply listen to Tom, Dick & Harry and waste your time.

When I told my friends that I wanted to get my son checked out last time, they asked me not to go and get him labelled "so what if he is labelled? Are you going to spend the time and money and go for all the therapies?". I am glad I went ahead with my own instinct and got help for my son. Now I looked back for the past one year, I wanna laugh at myself for crying like a mad woman for weeks and nearly went bonkers.

If you want a better view of the poster, you can download it here -->

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Cure For Autism

Many parents asked:
Why need to go therapy for so long? So expensive!
Why is he not improving? he went to 3 therapies edi leh! 
Why is he like that????? *pull hair*
Should I give him this medicine. I heard it can cure Autism.
Its just Vitamins. Not medicine. So it's alright.
Why, why,why,why,why,why.When,When,When,When.

So here is the medicine that I have invented.

         A big pill of patience, a pill of Love and a pill of time.

Take it for maybe a year or two, and hopefully YOU will learn to accept that autism is a lifelong thing, and they are no less than any other kid out there, and probably you can learn how to help your kid to use what they have and maximize the full potential cos the sky is the limit no matter whether they are just regular or special kid.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sew A Dumpling Five Stones

A friend asked me if I know how to sew "five stones" that looked like a pyramid cos she wants to sew for her kids to play. So I quickly snip snip some fabric and did this tutorial.

Cut a fabric and fold it into half. If you can cut and fold and make a perfect square, that's better. Sew an L shape and leave a corner to be opened. Or if you're joining 2 pieces of cloth, then sew 3 sides and leave one side opened.

Flip the fabric outwards. (flip it inside out)

And fold the opening the other way round like this. Make sure that the sewing is right in the middle like this.
You can either sew half of the opening first then fill it up with seeds , or fill them up an then sew up the opening.

And you will get a five stone just like this. And after I'm done, I thought "hey it looks like a dumpling! So appropriate since its Chinese dumpling festival.

And here's the complete set of dumpling five stones.

This reminds me of my first ever project that I have sold. I used to make five stones and sell them for rm1 for a set or 30cents for single five stones when I was in standard 1. Haha yeah I keep selling and selling until my grandma find out that I have been using her rice to fill the five stones up. *lol* after that, I started making other things to sell.

****important notice******
Saga seeds are highly poisonous if its biten/opened. Please ensure kids are old enough to understand and won't put saga seeds into the mouth.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


I've been reading this parenting book called "How to talk to your kids so they can learn". I'm just half way through and I kept telling myself "ah.. that's what I did/say all the time.  Why didn't I read this book earlier?" and some  "Yeah, I do that. So it is the right way, alright! " So yeah, I could have been better and I guess I'm not too late to start now. But it takes alot of patience (and alot of hair dyes and facials too)  and I hope I can change my parenting style.

So one of the advise was using jokes or funny terms/words to make them learn. And this is one thing that I have been doing. I use my kids terms or funny terms to make them try new food. For example this:
I just bought this bun for JD last night. I said "have a custard bun" and he said "what bun? Bleargh" without even looking at it.
And then I tried again "Wow! A Hypno Bun!" And he went "where where? Wowwwwwwwwwwwww"  and he brought it to school today.

So yeah, the word that you choose to use will determine the outcome/reaction. So being a lil creative will make your life as a parent easier. Try it :)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sasha Cooks: Fried mini Lion Head Meatballs.

I ran out of idea what to cook for dinner. So I went and scroll WanTanMien's youtube page and then saw this recipe for Fried Mini Lion Head Meatballs. The name caught my attention and after viewing the video, I thought "Hey, I can do that!"
(Don't worry about not being able to catch up, she even wrote down the ingredients in her video description)

And so I did today.
This was my dish for tonight together with ABC soup.
The taste is somewhat like Siu Mai with sauce and so my kids ate them up (they usually do not eat much meat)
I'm quite happy with it but I think I could have done better , maybe marinate the meat longer.
And since there is only one dish, there's no left over and cleaning was easier.
I better go and scroll more easy recipes like this. hehe

Lost a textbook?

My son lost his textbook the other day and when I went to see his teacher, she was pretty upset and was complaining about JD being careless and not responsible towards his own thing. At the same time I reminded her that the girl sitting in front of him also lost her book. The teacher made a big fuss over it and said that we can't find it anywhere and she must order it for us and we gotto wait a long time for it.

I went and looked for my friend and borrowed her son's book and photostated the book so he can catch up with the lesson and also ordered from his teacher. And guess what? I found the same textbook in Popular bookstore ikano. . Same price, same content. And the only difference is that the back if the book was not printed with the sentence "tidak boleh dijual".

So I bought the book and went to see the teacher the next day and told her I manage to buy the book from the bookstore. Boy oh boy... Was she surprised. But, since it's "very troublesome to cancel the order", I told her to carry on with the order while my son uses the book that I bought for him. Case close.

And then a few other friends also posted in fb over the same worries and also the same problem with the teachers.

So sharing here with my readers, if your kid so happened to loose the textbook, do not worry and run around like a headless chicken looking for the textbook. Just go to Popular Bookstore in Ikano and look for it.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Then and now

I used to give him alot of food to bring for recess. Cos he doesn't have friends, so for that 20 mins he would just sit alone and stuff himself with food. :(

Soon, he started to have leftover. Then I found out he ate less, cos he finally has friends to play with. :)
I was jumping in joy and throwing my hands up and say "YES! YES! YES! my son got friends to play with now! (only imagining hehe )

I asked him " aren't you hungry?" He replied "yes, but then if I eat, then I got no time to play catching anymore. Can you give me less food?". 

Slowly, I reduced his food. From food with packet drink, down to just one packet of snack (biscuit or bread). Sometimes he would also buy drink from the canteen. Another milestone for him, cos he just refused to buy anything from school when I'm not with him.

Top: Then
Bottom Left: Just a pack of biscuit and a packet drink
Bottom Right: Now.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Lost and relieved

Backdated post...

Jayden front teeth was shaky until one day he was trying to remove the string on the "packet bread from market" with his teeth and he accidentally yanked his teeth senget. Then onwards, his gums were swollen and his teeth was senget and shaky. And then onwards he had a hard time eating.

And then on Friday night, while I was folding clothes he asked me to help him remove his teeth for him. I said "ok, let me finish folding my laundry and I'll go get the thread and help him yank it out. Not even 5 minutes, he came running "mami mami... My tooth!" And his mouth were bleeding so I rushed him to the toilet and helped him clean up. And then he told me that he accidentally yanked it out when he was playing with his pillow. *lol* but he was extremely happy that its out. He quickly asked me to put into his tooth album, write the date and also take a pic of him and his tooth, and also the new baby tooth that pushed his old tooth out.

Ever since his tooth was off, he looks happier (don't forget much funnier with the missing tooth!!" And he can eat faster too. I asked him "are you glad that your tooth is out?" He said "yes!!" I said "b... You look so cute with a missing tooth. Finally u are cuter than Justin. Wanna loose another tooth and be much much cuter than justin?" And he replied "hehe yes!! "

Wednesday, June 05, 2013


If you have read my old posts, you might have read that we suspected that JT is probably dyslexic. We are waiting for his assessment but in the mean time, I'm trying to help him as much as possible. Besides reading and writing, I'm trying to build his confidence cos not being able to read sometimes make him so sad and lack of confidence.
This morning , I taught him how to handle my DSLR and told him "perhaps you can be a photographer some day?". He smiled and said "yes! Maybe I can!" Then he was sad again. He said "but... I don't have a camera. How to be photographer?" I told him "I give you mine lah" and he said "really?! Yay!" Then he was sad again " if you give me yr camera then you have no camera anymore. Or maybe you can buy a new camera and then only you give me this?"

Sweetness overload 😍 <3

Saturday, June 01, 2013