Monday, October 26, 2020
Friday, October 23, 2020
Kiddos are on another unscheduled break from school. First it was 2 weeks off due to the high cases around the school. Then came the current Selangor CMCO (Conditional Movement Control Order) so add another 2 days. Will see how things go once this CMCO ends. For now, it's back to online classroom learning.
On the one hand, worried also if they have to go to school when cases are high. It would be impossible to really follow SOPs with such a large group of children. Also, SOPs also don't guarantee the virus won't spread.
On the other hand, online learning is definitely not as effective. SE especially finds it very difficult to follow lessons. At least this round the restrictions aren't so tight. And we are parking ourselves in our apartment for CMCO, close to my parents who can help with the lessons in Chinese.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Ah Mah's birthday this year fell in middle of Selangor's CMCO. Well when you can't go to the food, the food must come to you! We ordered in steamboat and satay.
Satay is always a popular choice in my family. And there was plenty of food for the steamboat. Just like the previous time I ordered, there was enough for another dinner the next day! The sukiyaki soup option was too sugar-sweet though.
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Finally made pizza after the kids requested multiple times. The recipe I have requires the dough to be refrigerated overnight so this requires advance planning. Also slowly accumulated the ingredients. I bought mozzarella from a supermarket only to find it lots cheaper in a baking supplies shop.
The kids are fussy - don't want pineapple, onion, pepper or garlic. This time we didn't have broccoli to add colour. And don't know why couldn't roll decent shapes this time!
No pizzas were burnt in the baking (like I did the last time with SE's and she kept reminding me!). The kids had fun and we had a perfectly edible lunch. :)
Monday, October 12, 2020
Since the first time she saw this creature in Toys R Us, SE keeps on visiting it. She looks for its 'relatives' too.
This time the original black one was nowhere to be found. Sold finally? Or just somewhere around the store still. I don't think this toy would be popular - it's ugly and expensive. Well... still to be seen whether SE finally gets it. She hasn't claimed anything yet for her birthday back in May. (JE in the meantime has been eyeing all sorts of things)