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Highlights of August 2016

The ice-cream cake and the cheesecake

The ice-cream cake and the cheesecake

August has always been a special month for me.   It is my birthday month and I get to indulge in treats that I have been holding back for the rest of the year.

August is the month when I look back at the past year and count my blessings.  Showing gratitude is important and  reflecting on my growth for the past year I’m glad with the decisions that I made back then.

I have increased my knowledge and perused  all my passions in education, cooking, photography and psychology.  Constant learning is extremely important to me as it helps shape me into a better person.

The kids clothes section

The kids clothes section

August was a month where the kids and I had new experiences. It was the first time that we attended a fashion event  which was hosted by Uniqlo. They got to get up and close with models and understand how they do their job.

We also saw the latest collection and are looking forward to adding a few more pieces from that collection into our wardrobe.

Tiger girl with her bowl of oats

Tiger girl with her bowl of oats

I made some adjustment to the breakfast routines and incorporated  Oats among other items to let them have a good start to each day.  Healthy eat is what I’m seriously focusing on this year.

 

Breakfast waffles at the Hello Kitty Restaurant

Breakfast waffles at the Hello Kitty Restaurant

 

Trying out new/ different restaurants have always been something the kids and I love to do. This month we went to the Hello Kitty Restaurant to have a meal. The food wasn’t really top notch and it was more for the ambiance then to satisfy  our palette. I’ll be replicating some of the dishes that we ate there at home for the kids.

How was the month of August for you?

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Recent eats with the kids

Fries and curry pork cutlet.

Fries and curry pork cutlet.

Trying out different foods with the kids has always been a enjoyable activity for us.  As the kids grow older they are more open to the different tastes available. Their increase in  curiosity  about the various types of dishes  and appreciation for fine cuisine has significantly magnified from the time they were toddlers.

Breakfast waffles at the Hello Kitty Restaurant

Breakfast waffles at the Hello Kitty Restaurant

Food placement is certainly very important when presenting a meal. Tiger girl was really thrilled when breakfast was served to her at the Hello Kitty restaurant at Terminal 3, Changi  Airport.

I had waited 5 months for the hype to die down before bringing her to this theme restaurant for a meal. It was certainly worth the wait as there was no queue and we had a quiet and cozy breakfast that morning.

Salmon, mashed potato and salad

Salmon, mashed potato and salad

Eating out is really costly here in Singapore so when the kids and I have most of our meals at home.  I’m still tweaking the meal composition to ensure that everyone has the right amount of carbs, proteins and other nutrients to remain healthy while switching the meals around.  Here was my attempt in introducing purple cabbage to the kids.

Fruit salad

Fruit salad

This is one of my all time favourite fruity salad that only takes minutes to put together.  It has become one of my staple dishes which I have for lunch.

What have you been eating lately?

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