Thursday, 26 November 2020

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Chinese Chicken Drumsticks on a Pan

 


Ingredients:

1. 2 packets of chicken drumsticks

2 cloves of garlic chopped

3. 2 slices of ginger deskinned

4. 1 stalk of spring onions sliced

5. 1 TBS oyster sauce

6. 1 TBS of light soy sauce

7. 1 TBS of dark soy sauce

8. 1 TBS rice wine

9. 1 heap tsp potato starch

10. 1 tsp sugar (optional)

Directions:

1. Slice 3 slits on the drumsticks front and back.

2. Heat pan with cooking oil.

3. Add chicken drumsticks.

4. Add garlic and ginger.

5. Turn over the chicken drumsticks and lower heat to no. 7.5 out of 9 on my stove and cover with lid.

6. Meanwhile, mix light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, rice wine, potato starch and sugar in a bowl and mix well.

7. Add sauce into the chicken and cover.

8. Remove cover, stir and turn the chicken drum sticks over and cover for another 2 minutes or so.

9. Sprinkle over spring onions, off fire and serve with rice.

Additional information:

Today I had the opportunity to learn how to cook this dish with Aunty Da Jie. What a privilege. Dinner's done and we get to try a new dish :-) It's so delicious. Will make it again.











































Wednesday, 25 November 2020

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Encouragement for Your Marriage: Learn to put up with a few things

    Learn to put up with a few things


This is marriage advice from a couple married for 60 years.

The Bible calls it forbearance. 

What is forbearance? 

  1. It means tolerance, gentleness, leniency, patience, or refraining from the enforcement of a right or obligation that is due. 
  2. Related words are courtesy, clemency, mercy, indulgence, restraint and temperance. 
  3. Forbearance is the opposite of being judgmental, vindictive, and paying back tit-for-tat. The literal meaning of forbearance is holding back. In classical Greek, it is used as a truce of arms.
  4. It means that when my husband does or says something that I don’t particularly like or agree with, I don’t snip back at him. Instead, I cut him some slack, give him grace, and overlook the behavior or the offense.
  5. It means to be kind, soft and courteous toward my husband, even when he is being grumpy, even when he doesn’t deserve it.
  6. It means having a soft spirit and a soft tongue. 

The Bible teaches that this will get us a whole lot further than impatience. 

“By forbearance a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue breaks the bone.” (Prov. 25:15)


Reference:

https://www.reviveourhearts.com/true-woman/blog/learn-to-put-up-with-a-few-things/

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Encouragement for Your Marriage: Just hang in there

 

    Just hang in there.


Life isn’t always easy and perfect. You often have to just hang on. *

* Marriage advice from a couple married for 70 years.

Marriage isn’t always all roses. There will be moments of frustration and moments of anger! There will be misunderstandings and miscommunications. It can be difficult. You have to hang in there.


Reference:

https://www.babywisemom.com/marriage-just-hang-in-there/

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Encouragement for Your Marriage: You can choose to be happy or you can choose to be right.

 

    You can choose to be happy or you can choose to be right.


Sometimes we need to choose happiness over being right.

"Let him who means to love life, and see good days, seek peace and pursue it" - 1 Peter 3:10-11

Happiness = Peace

What is peace?

Peace is reconciliation

Peace is unity

Peace is contentment


Monday, 23 November 2020

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Encouragement for Your Marriage: Be a Princess of Grace


    
Be a princess of grace. 

Extend grace to your spouse, even when he/she doesn't deserve it. 

That's love.


Complaining and sophisticated nagging gets you nowhere as a wife. Love is the best way.

Do not return an insult for insult, but return an insult with a blessing.

What does that mean?

To give a blessing means:

1. Step aside or simply refuse to retaliate if your spouse gets angry, or when you are hurt by his words. Changing your natural tendency to lash out, fight back, or tell your spouse off is difficult and runs counter to your human nature. Thus, you need to ask for the "king's" help i.e. by praying to God. God will answer your prayer and give you the ability to do so.


2. Do something good such as speaking gently and kindly, or a touch, a hug, or a part on the shoulder, or making a special effort to make his favorite dish. Don't do it just one time. Do so for the next 30 days.


3. Pursue peace. Take the initiative to reconcile quickly, before the icy walls come up - and they come up fast! When you are doing so, you are pursuing oneness. The opposite is the feelings of loneliness and isolation creeping in.


Be patient. When you do so, watch how your spouse's heart slowly starts to melt and the icy walls start coming down.


Lastly, remember, being a Princess of Grace does not make you a doormat. It is the most classy and regal act one can do that sets apart the real princesses from the ordinary. And practice makes perfect. So don't give up.


Reference:

https://www.reviveourhearts.com/true-woman/blog/learn-to-put-up-with-a-few-things/




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C Summary (4Y6M8D): I Want to be a Good Mom


On the way home, our 4 yaer old daughter suddenly told me, "Mommy, when I grows up, I want to be a good mom. I want to have two kids, a boy and a girl. The boy will be 11 years old and the girl will be 4 years old. And when they are naughty, I will give them time-out."

Aaahhh... our Baby FECS is so cute... so innocent, so simple and so so cute. I couldn't resist and gave her a tight hug and kiss at that moment. In the midst of this cute conversation with her, it also made me reflect deeply, how keenly I am made aware of how much of an influence I have on her, how much she is observing me, and looking up to me. Yet so often, I am not the best model as a mom. Countless times I have torn down things down with my own words and actions.

Dear God, in life, please let me be a helper that builds my husband up, please let me be a channel that builds my family up. I can't do it with my own strength. Please cover all the wrongs I have done and let it not affect our children."

Tomorrow is a new day to re-set and start again, with the grace that God provides. I am back to the school of life to learn again how to be a good mom.

Proverbs 14:1 "A wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down."

在回家的路上小女儿突然对我说:“妈妈,我长大后要当一个好妈妈,我要有两个孩子,一男一女,男的11岁,女的4岁。要是我的孩子坏蛋的话,我就会给他们timeout。”

在这可爱的对话中也让我深思了。我的一举一动,小女儿都紧紧得在观察着向着我看齐。这真让我深深地体会到什么叫做妈妈对孩子们的影响力是多么大的。这重大的责任,我很多时候都没办法做好。

主啊,在我的生命里,请您让我做我的先生身旁的好帮手,让我做我的家庭身边的好帮手。请您淹盖我一切的过错,不要让它们影响到我的孩子们。

我会再接再厉继续努力,继续上课学习做个好妈妈。

”智慧妇人,建立家室;愚妄妇人,亲手拆毁。” 箴言14:1

Thursday, 19 November 2020

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Encouragement for Your Marriage: Ask yourself once a month, "How would I like to be married to me?"

 

 

   Ask yourself once a month, "How would I like to be married to me?"


How would you rate you as a marriage partner?

Are you easy to live with?

How do you enrich the relationship?

What are the positive qualities you bring to your marriage?

That simple question can do more to help you ensure the success of your marriage than just about anything else :-)

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

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Diary of a Stay-At-Home-Mom


There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity:

a time to be born and a time to die,

a time to study and a time to play,

a time to sleep and a time to wake up,

a time to go to university and a time to graduate,

a time to work and a time to rest,

a time to build a business and a time to build a home,

a time to pursue one’s own personal and professional goal and a time to focus on the family,

a time to make money and a time to spend it,

a time to spend money and a time to save it.

Now is the time for me to devote myself to be a professional mom :-)

Dear Lord, in life please graciously give us the wisdom and the discernment to do the right thing at the right time.

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Diary of a Stay-At-Home-Mom

 


How strange, before becoming a full-time mom, I was a very task and result-oriented person (I still am).

After being a full-time mom, I have gained a new skill that many companies value, especially in the department of HR 🙂

I have become a lot more people-oriented (read: going to cafes and restaurants, sipping coffee like a Singaporean tai tai).

So nice, I have gained a new skill 🙂

P.S. Er... but I am not sure if this skill is so valued by my special one though 😂

Monday, 9 November 2020

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Diary of a Stay-At-Home-Mom

 


"If it's worth doing, it's worth doing it well." - Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller

Yes, this is what I aspire to be - a professional mom 🙂

Thank you Daddy FECS for giving me this and opportunity and time. I cherish it greatly. It’s a lot of hard work, but also a lot of joy. I know that it’s a privilege that I am not taking it for granted.

I may not have the talents to be an outstanding mom, I still make mistakes and fail each day. But I can surely devote my best to be the best mom that I can be 🙂

Press on all mommies out there. Your labour and sacrifice is not in vain 🙂

And below is a web resource to help professional moms like me:

https://www.hearts-at-home.org/


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