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The connection between your childhood food and your culture and heritage

By |2019-07-16T09:14:54+11:00July 15th, 2019|I Love My Food, Your Family|

“If you don’t know your roots, you are like a leaf that does not know you are part of a tree“. Source: The Little Nyonya drama series In the previous [...]

How to support your aging parents when you live far away from them – part 2

By |2019-06-12T15:05:43+11:00February 18th, 2019|Your Family|

This is a topic that I know many migrant families will face, especially for those living far away from their loved ones. It is one that I myself am currently [...]

The rituals of giving and receiving red packets during Chinese New Year

By |2019-06-13T06:14:05+11:00January 28th, 2019|Your Culture and Traditions|

Chinese New Year (1st of the lunar calendar, i.e. 5th February 2019) is just around the corner, and everyone is gearing up for the most important celebration in the Chinese [...]

Modern Day Electronic Gadgets and Your Children – Friends or Foe?

By |2019-06-12T16:10:10+11:00January 16th, 2019|Your Family|

I have talked about the advantages of modern day electronic gadgets and their roles in family dynamics, so today let’s explore their roles in your children’s lives. When I was running [...]

Connect and bond with your children through meaningful interactions – Involve them!

By |2019-06-13T06:18:21+11:00January 16th, 2019|Your Family|

I still whole heartedly believe that children can learn so much from HOME, play and interacting with people they love and trust. They learn through being hands on, i.e. helping you [...]

If you have not done grocery shopping with your children in a while, this may a good reason to start again

By |2019-06-16T08:31:42+11:00January 14th, 2019|Fun in the kitchen with Kids!|

Connect, Learn and have FUN grocery shopping with your children. I was grocery shopping with my son on the weekend and he mentioned that the pricing on some items on [...]

Wishing you and family a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year

By |2019-06-13T06:21:34+11:00December 24th, 2018|Your Culture and Traditions, Your Family|

Christmas time is a time to re-connect with your family and friends, re-evaluate your priorities and make time for what is important in your lives. I would like to take [...]

Reconnecting to Family, Culture and Heritage through childhood dishes

By |2019-06-13T06:21:49+11:00October 29th, 2018|Your Culture and Traditions, Your Family|

The easiest way to share your culture and heritage with younger generations is through the cuisine you grew up with. I wrote about why it is important to embrace our [...]

Why it is important to embrace your culture and heritage with love?

By |2019-06-13T06:21:56+11:00October 22nd, 2018|Your Culture and Traditions, Your Family|

"If you don't know your roots, you are like a leaf that does not know you are part of a tree". Source: The Little Nyonya drama series I told myself [...]

Parenting in a new culture and the opportunity for stronger bonding and connections

By |2019-06-13T06:23:13+11:00May 28th, 2018|Your Family|

Parenting in a new culture and the opportunity for stronger bonding and connections As parents, irrespective of our background or culture, our primary goal is to have great relationships with [...]

Five fun interactive activities that create connections during the school holidays

By |2019-06-16T08:32:28+11:00April 19th, 2018|Fun in the kitchen with Kids!, Your Family|

School Holidays… Just relax and breath… School holidays – the best time of the year! That's my experience. It is a great time to relax, lay around the house and [...]

United We Shine! Parenting In A New Culture – Opportunities For Growth and Deeper Connection

By |2019-06-13T06:25:52+11:00April 10th, 2018|Your Culture and Traditions, Your Family|

Nyonyalicious store - pdf format Amazon: https://amzn.to/2M5vcvh (Kindle version) I would like to share something really exciting with you today ... Over the past few years I had been thinking of [...]

Make every opportunity to connect and bond with overseas relatives count

By |2019-06-13T06:26:00+11:00April 9th, 2018|Your Culture and Traditions, Your Family|

Building relationships and bonding with relatives - Make every opportunity to connect and bond count. I have just communicated with my relatives overseas about planning our travel itineraries for the [...]

Gardening with kids – one perspective from a non-gardening enthusiast

By |2019-06-16T08:13:52+11:00March 12th, 2018|Fun in the kitchen with Kids!, Your Family|

Personally, coming from an Asian family, my love for gardening is not that great. However, my brother and mother would not support this view as both of them love their [...]

Strengthen your relationships with your children through your childhood dishes

By |2019-06-13T06:26:53+11:00March 1st, 2018|Your Family|

Strengthen your relationships with your children through your childhood dishes What is your favourite childhood dish or food memory? Why is it so special? Last week I talked very briefly [...]

The significance of Tok Panjang in today’s society

By |2019-06-13T06:28:24+11:00February 26th, 2018|Your Culture and Traditions, Your Family|

Tok Panjang setting courtesy of PAA NSW Tok Panjang Chinese New Year Dinner While helping to plan for the Peranakan Association Chinese New Year dinner, I was asked about Tok [...]

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