new chefs

Let's see if I can name what we had during one of the iftar:
stirfry kailan, mushroom with egg, sambal tomato, sambal belacan, sambal telur puyuh (param Subang Jaya), stirfry mixed vege, ayam sambal, udang masak lemak, lakse (regular makcik in our area).

No pics of us *censored la dalam rumah*. But just take a look at Mr. Daddy's plate!

Spaghetti Carbonara:
Qiqi made this... the 3 kiddies ate at 6pm+, it was really yummy.


param @ pasar Ramadhan

Now this term, I only came across this year by twitter mommas. Param as I know, was an actor who passed away last year. Even on 1st Ramadhan, it has made the news. And again few days later for causing unearthly jam in my neighborhood with people blocking my way (hello, jangan la berhenti di petak kuning lepas run the yellow light).

Guiltily I did went once 10th day into fasting month as I wanted to get some murtabak for DH.
Verdict: bawang basi *I told you so!*

Traffic seems better as they promised in The Star statement. Balai polis bergerak was there, and they seem to adhere to the site allocation. Only that now the pavements are really oily and smelly during daytime. Hope they'll do something for the pavement after this. Such a shame.


(not) cooking during Ramadhan

I've only managed to come up with:
*mee bandung Muor
*stir fried sawi bunga kuning
*sambal tumis petai with ikan bilis
*seafood carbonara

Not param food either. Weekends we're at my mom's (that's an original Mom's Place, I tell u hehe). Weekdays are catered food from local mosque.

I'm kinda stuck as the lilttle toddler is into bread with butter/ vegetable spread and cereal. Now there aren't many things to do with it since she likes it plain. She likes eating powdered milk (I suspect Mr. Daddy ate Milo powder when he was her age). She wants fried chicken and pizza once a week or fortnight. 

Please, no repetition of white rice- unless it's at Wan's house. 


speech delay

Taken from

Age:Warning Signs:Check Here
18 to 24 months
  • at 18 months, isn't saying at least six to ten words

  • by 18 to 20 months, isn't pointing out things of interest, such as a bird or airplane overhead

  • by 20 months, isn't making at least six consonant sounds

  • at 21 months, doesn't respond to simple directions

  • by 21 months, doesn't pretend with her dolls or herself (brushing her hair, feeding her doll, etc.)

  • at 24 months, can't join two words together

  • at 24 months, doesn't know the function of common household objects — toothbrush, telephone, fork, etc.

  • by 24 months, doesn't imitate actions or words of others

  • at 2 years, doesn't point to body parts when asked



Each kid develops differently, and milestone are just to gauge a child's own development. I remember how taxing it was to memorise it for Paeds rotation/ exam :p

But there are warning sign which paediatrician would look out for. At 18 months, she has few words, but she wasn't picking up words that much. At that point, she was a full time stay at home toddler (FTSAHT). We stopped the weekly Kizsport Little Walker classes because of H1N1 epidemic at that time (not to mention I'm getting exposed to H1N1+ve cases all the time at work *sigh*).

The next follow up with her paedi, which was at 2 years old... we went through her development and realised that she's still not picking up words, let alone stringing 2 words. Expressive language development was delayed, but receptive language development is at par. She took 2 step commands well e.g. "take the ball, bring to mommy". We were then referred to a developmental paediatrician.


I am 7 years old

7 years ago... on this very day... I was a newborn. I am now a 7 year old kid...hopefully with many more years to come. From HUKM, to HTAR Klang, served the Gombak district with various portfolio... before finally I sold my soul and entered masters. I hope in 2013, I can reminisce via this blog... as a specialist. Ameen.


babywearing a toddler

I can shop, I can eat, I can have foot reflexology... thanks to babywearing :)


bunny rice

She still hasn't learned the Malaysian way of eating 'lauk' ie eating with loads of gravy. She has eaten curry gravy, but it was used as a dip. So it was tuna mayo on bunny rice, with blanched broccoli. That fishball probably was used as a ball and rolled off the table.