We spent the first day of 2022 at a nursery picking up supplies for terrarium making. A few weeks ago at the same nursery, the girls went crazy upon seeing those cute mini pots of succulents and wanted them so badly. So I got older Gem on a research project; open and close terrariums. She… Continue reading Project: Terrarium
A gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. 1 Peter 3:4 温柔，安静的心，这在神面前是极宝贵的。彼得前书 3:4 A story of a bull (Ferdinand) with a gentle spirit, which was banned in Germany and Spain, when it was first published in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War and World War II. But not like… Continue reading The Story of Ferdinand
“And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Colossians 3:17 (NKJV) In the first quarter of 2021, I started a “Give Thanks Jar” at home where you can write a little note of thanksgiving any time and drop… Continue reading Thanksgiving Jar
Honour the Lord your God. Obey all his rules and commands. If you do, you will enjoy long life. Deuteronomy 6:2 敬畏耶和华你的神，谨守祂的一切律例诫命。申命记 6:2 From the same author of “Angus Lost”, Marjorie Flack, wrote of another animal who kind of got lost. Ping, a duck, who lives on a houseboat by the Yangtze River was late… Continue reading The Story About Ping
Picture book by Paul Thurlby September reminds me of New York. A decade ago, hubby and I made a trip to “The Big Apple” to attend a dear friend’s wedding, celebrated his birthday and caught the US Tennis Championship. I found Paul Thurlby’s NY is for New York while browsing in the library and flipping… Continue reading NY is for New York
We visited Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom exhibition at Gardens by the Bay and loved it so much (check out the blog post on the exhibition here), we decided to diy our lanterns for mid-autumn festival as inspired by some of our favourite installations from the exhibition. Lantern Inspired by Cardinal Red and Gold Persian… Continue reading Dale Chihuly Inspired Lanterns
Gardens by the Bay The family spent two consecutive days at Gardens by the Bay during the September school holidays; covering the two conservatories (Flower Dome and Cloud Forest) on day one and the outdoors on day two. We embarked on a journey to spot all the installations of Dale Chihuly’s masterpieces as part of… Continue reading Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom
Mid-autumn festival is round the corner and the girls and I spent some time making snow skin mooncakes. A fun, fast, messy and unhealthy treat! Ingredients 75g kaofen/fried glutinous rice flour 100g icing sugar 25g Crisco 60ml cool boiled water a quarter tsp pandan essence paste Fillings of choice. We used lotus paste Step 1:… Continue reading Making Snow Skin Mooncakes
Mind in the Making: Skill 2 Perspective Taking Some 13 years ago, hubby and I got a thousand piece puzzle of M.C. Escher’s “Waterfall” from Puzzle World in Wanaka, NZ. It had been kept in storage and I finally decided to work on it after so many years. We enjoyed his artworks on perspective illusion… Continue reading How You Can Promote Perspective Taking in Children
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