Saturday, February 6, 2016

CNY Angpow Craft - Little Fortune God (小財神爺)

Every Chinese New Year, I love to do some craft to brighten our home. Since last year, I started making Little Fortune God (小財神爺) after my colleague shared with me how it was done. Not only is the fortune god cute, there is also a little pouch where you can insert a dollar coin within.

I love to make them using red packets as it comes with different colours and designs. Alternatively, you can also use origami papers. Sizes of your Fortune God varies with the size of your paper. I used the standard size red packet and it fits SGD$1 coin perfectly.

I made five little fortune god and it is our 五路财神 as we welcome the Year of the Monkey. 

If you are interested to make your own little fortune god, check out the video on the following link : All you need is a pair of scissors, some red packets/origami paper and coins!




Wednesday, February 3, 2016

New Exhibits at Alive Museum (Suntec City)

[Media Invite]

Times flies and it has been a year since our last visit to the Alive Museum at Suntec City. It is always a pleasure to be back here once again as new exhibits awaits us behind the curtains. First stop - posing with Alive Museum's "Lion" Trade Mark logo.

Before we check out whats new, we are happy to pose more quirky photos with the current 3D vision illusion artworks. Our girl has grown taller and the angel wings now fits her nicely.

What is awaiting her upstairs? Watch out! A gigantic hand grabbing our girl from behind!

 The mirror room is a fun place to be where we seem to be everywhere.  

Finding a perfect spot to take a picture of the Super Tress at Gardens by the Bay.

Seeking peace and solemn

Alive Museum also puts up new exhibits periodically to allow returning guests enjoy a refreshing experience on their return visits. We are thrilled to be invited back again to take a peek at the new artworks.
Fans of Marilyn Monroe can join her for a meal and even be part of her dinner. 

New packages have arrived! We found many new masterpieces and our first discovery was Asia's first ever Penguins of Madagascar 3D experience. Whether its up in the sky.... or down in the sewage, we had a hilarious time posing with the famed penguins quartet - Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private and the evil-doers - Octopi (Octopuses).

Cuteness unloaded!

Good Vs Evil

Our girl taking her friends on a rickshaw ride around Singapore!

Followed by splashing fun at the Merlion with our boy.

Finally, a cannon blast at Marina Bay Sands

Alive Museum has two brand new zones : Young@Heart and Live.Laugh.Love.

Young@Heart zone is very vibrant and colourful which is bond to inject lots of humour and fun in your photos.

Horror VS Cuteness. I prefer the cuteness for sure. 

Be creative and give your best pose.

Thumbelina blossoms from the tulip.

Be a star at the circus.

I adore the Live.Laugh.Love zone too. Lots of photo opportunities for us to rekindle our love for each other. Felt like hubby and I are back to our dating days!

When will I have such slimer legs?

Simple equation to show our love for each other. 

Extra love and cuteness that even our younger ones could not stand us.

Great place to be with your valentine and love ones.

Thank you Alive Museum for having us back again. We love the photos and am sure it will be another memorable moments for our kiddos.

Alive Museum
Address: Suntec City Mall #03-372 (Between Tower 3 & 4)
Operating Hours: 10am - 10pm daily (Last admission at 9pm)
Ticket Prices: $25 (Adults), $20 (Children 3-12 yrs)

Monday, February 1, 2016

EHHE Art Cafe (中間旁邊) at Tan Hiok Nee Cultural Street

Tan Hiok Nee never fails to intrigue us on our every single visit. This is our favourite spot for breakfast as we love the food served in the old shops accompanied by the various artworks featured around the cultural street.

Last December, we spotted a new cafe - Ehhe Art Cafe (中間旁邊) which is located next to the famous Hiap Joo Bakery and opposite our favourite coffeeshop - Kin Wah Restoran, Not too sure how to pronounce it's name but it does sounds like "Eh Hei". Was browsing through their facebook page and realised EH HE meant EartH HEart. Which means "art" is missing in the right place. This probably explains why it is called 中間旁邊, as ART is at the centre and side of EartH HEart! How brillant!

The cafe is uniquely decorated with a lot of wood furnishing. Tables and chairs comes in various design, sizes and height. You can also choose to dine in the air-condition or non air-condition area.

I love the artworks on the walls and I find every corner of the cafe a beauty to admire. 

Is this a horse, pony or donkey? One thing for sure, we were shy and felt awkward to sit at the tail end.

EHHE offers a variety of Western and Asian dishes plus local traditional breakfast on their menu. 

EHHE Art Cafe Morning Entrees Menu

EHHE Art Cafe Drinks Menu

There is also a chiller box filled with their Golden Immune Boosters (Pineapple, Carrot and Ginger).

We had our first round of egg and toast at Kin Wah hence we decided to hop over and try EHHE's Curry Chicken with toast (RM10.9).

It's a shame that the curry seems a little too oily and it lacks the fragrance and coconut flavour that we prefer. Otherwise, it would be a perfect dip with the toast. Price is fairly reasonable and we would love to be back again to try out their other dishes on the menu on our next visit.

EHHE Art Cafe (中間旁邊)
Address: No. 1, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru 80000, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
GPS: 1.45654,103.76443

Saturday, January 30, 2016

2016 CNY Festive Street Bazaar @ Chinatown

Chinese Year Year is our favourite holiday and our family's annual tradition to celebrate the festival begins with taking a walk through Chinatown. The crowd never seems to deter us from going year after year. With our kiddos getting older, I am hoping this family tradition continues and maybe it will be our children's turn to bring us for a walk.

Our family wefie in front of Year of the Monkey lantern centerpiece, featuring little monkeys hanging around a large peach tree. It is a shame the monkeys appear a little too small and we could not get a closer shot.

The Chinese New Year Festive Street Bazaar at Chinatown is the best place to feel the spirit of the festive season. We were blessed with a breezy evening and it was a pleasure taking our time browsing through the street stalls, sampling mouth-watering cny goodies and looking out for more cny decorative items for our home.

When there is food, there will always be a crowd. Every year, we noticed the human traffic is the heaviest where there is free sampling of Taiwanese fruit jelly. Denver & Gladys never fails to grab some free jelly to snack along the way.

I found it amusing when our girl noticed the banner indicating Free Wi-Fi at Chinatown and quickly inform her brother. Seems like the availability of Wi-Fi perks their interest even though we were trying to make our way through the crowd!

If you have some time, do drop by Chinatown Heritage Centre. We had some interesting reads about how different dialect group (Cantonese, Teochew and Hokkien) celebrate Chinese New Year. Alternatively, you can also go for their Multimedia guided tour where you can explore the galleries or Character guided tour to learn about iconic Chinatown characters through their personal stores. Admission tickets applies - more information at

Chinatown Festive Street Bazaar will continue from now till 7th February 2016, spreading across Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street, Temple Street and Trengganu Street. Do not miss the annual festive bazaar sale as we welcome the Year of the Monkey!


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