Primary 1 Registration

The time has finally come to register the Bub to primary school. Wow… six and a half years have literally flew back just like that! I feel old and if you are still following our journey, leave a shout-out in the comment! Thank you for sticking around all these years. 

While I’ve moved from instagram to blogging, I still find blogging to be a safer haven to put my words. It feels one way but sometimes, I am not eliciting for any feedback, I just want to put my thoughts out there. Who still read blogs – well, I am not sure, but that’s ok. Not in it for the audience. One day, my kiddo will stumble upon my blog and read my thoughts and that’s enough for me. 

I would be lying if I said that Primary One registration doesn’t bother me at all. In fact, I am anxious about where to put the kid and distance plays a key role in our decision ultimately. I used to be from the convent school in Toa Payoh and the distance from our home in the East to school was quite the killer. We were put on a school bus most of the time and when I was finally old enough to take public transport home, that was the highlight of the journey. But it was still quite a killer having to spend nearly an hour or more on the road. So even though, my alma mata was a good one, the distance is a huge deterrent. For our sanity, we thought she would be best placed in a convent school nearer to home.

I wished that all convent schools were created equally, meaning if you graduated from a convent school in the east, it would mean that you are placed in an alumnae for convent schools. But this system does not exist and yes, some convent schools are more well-regarded than others, so having this system doesn’t help either. 

We are now placed on Phase 2B where registration will open next week. We are going in via the religion affiliation and hopefully that will be sufficient.

I have fond memories of my education in a convent school and I hope the Bub will too. Fingers crossed and wish us luck!

Fairyland

Picked the kid up from school and found her quietly sitting at the corner of her assigned table doodling. She smiled when she saw me and ran to show off her picture to me. My, I was pretty impressed with her drawing. She said this is called Fairyland and proceeded to tell me the inspiration she had behind each character in this drawing made out of little people, animals and objects carefully thought through.

What a keepsake. I hope I don’t lose it!

 

Thoughts

I have been ruminating a lot. Probably I just feel a whole lot emotional this period and thoughts have just crept up.

I’ve been thinking on going on an Instagram fast and get the need “to check on what others are doing” out of my system. I’m only human and comparing what others have against my life isn’t doing me all that good. I know that my life isn’t all that bad and I feel blessed in many ways.. so this is a change that I am taking to count my blessings.

Soufflé Egg Omelette

Social media viral trends are possibly the only thing that one can do during the Circuit Breaker and we did try that a lot when it came to food. I made bread.

As well as the Dalgona coffee. Even inspired my mom to made it. It was nice to utilise about 7 mins or so to whip up frothy coffee that you can have over iced milk.

The BRUNO Hotplate Fans page was running a weekly Circuit Breaker contest to encourage BRUNO fans to whip up culinary creations inspired for the week. One of the themes was this Souffle Egg Omelette – another trend after the Dalgona Coffee.

I decided to give this a go and the results were surprisingly good! We had ours with caviar for a more luxurious experience! Hehe..

To make this souffle omelette,  only four ingredients are needed – which is eggs, sugar, salt and butter. The key is to whip egg whites until they reach their fullest volume. I’m sharing the instructional video so do take a look! 🙂

 

Making Pizza Express’s Dough Balls

One of the few things that probably was sold out the fastest in most supermarkets during the Circuit Breaker was flour and yeast. I guess with so much time spent indoors, making bread from scratch was one of the things that you could slowly do to while away your time at home.

And we did just that! We bagged home 500g of yeast and the Man was fixated on perfecting this wholemeal bread recipe that our friend Kirk had shared with us.

As for me, I went for the easiest bread recipe that I could find. Messing it up was not my intention and if it was going to be my first time making bread, I hope to achieve near perfect results!

Well, the first time I made these dough balls. They ended up sticking next to one another instead. But I have to say that the result was actually pretty good. They were soft and fluffy – kinda like a normal bread recipe.
This was my second time making the recipe and it turned out much better. I guess the trick was to really knead the dough well and even longer this time. I let it rest for a longer period before working the dough again.

These little morsels of carb balls went really well this olive garlic spread that I’ve learnt how to make years back. 

If you are keen to learn how to make this simple bread recipe that’s quite the crowd-pleaser, no harm giving this a go! 

Good luck!

Pampered

Received a little care package from the brand which made me really excited. Well, who wouldn’t since we are basically all stuck indoors these days.

No big gestures for I guess I still have a long way to go in hitting that kind of quota but these aromatherapy blends definitely would come in handy in calming and lifting one’s spirits during these times.

Caviar x Truffle Somen

This is a simple dish to replicate at home using the freshest ingredients from the sea.

Cook somen noodles or angel hair pasta. Immerse them into cold water and then drain well. Add some white truffle oil to the noodles, toss well and set aside.

To assemble the dish, simply placed noodles, grilled scallops, uni and then caviar.

That’s all you basically need!