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How can we remain connected and share our love with our family, friends and community during this time of social distancing?

By |2020-05-24T17:00:51+10:00May 24th, 2020|Fun in the kitchen with Kids!, Your Family|

I hope all of you are well and safe. It has been a very crazy few weeks, and today I can finally sit down to pen a note to all [...]

How to keep up the Chinese New Year traditions with your young family living in a new country?

By |2020-01-21T09:11:34+11:00January 21st, 2020|Your Culture and Traditions, Your Family|

Traditions travel with people, and as we are gearing up for the Chinese New Year 2020, as Chinese families living away from their own families, are we still keeping up [...]

Tok Panjang and its significance in the Peranakan household

By |2019-11-19T15:07:34+11:00November 14th, 2019|Your Culture and Traditions|

Source: Lillian Tong @ Peranakan Museum Penang http://www.pinangperanakanmansion.com.my/ Growing up, I would sometimes hear the phrase “so and so is doing a Tok Panjang” or my grandmother would say, “kemai [...]

The connection between your childhood food and your culture and heritage

By |2019-07-16T09:14:54+10:00July 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+10:00February 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+10:00January 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+10:00January 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+10:00January 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+10:00January 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+10:00December 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+10:00October 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+10:00October 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+10:00May 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+10:00April 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 [...]

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