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I want you to invite your children to your kitchen and here is why

By |2018-01-22T15:05:35+00:00January 25th, 2018|Learning Starts from HOME: Fun in the Kitchen with your Children!, Your Family|

Source: Body and Soul section of The Advertiser newspaper, 21 Jan 2018 Enlarged article: https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/tokpanjang/Images/kidsinkitchen.jpg My editor just sent me this article to highlight and enforce the messages I am sharing [...]

My own story about journaling … and where it lead me by asking a little bit of help from the universe

By |2018-01-22T07:43:05+00:00January 22nd, 2018|I Love Cooking|

Journaling - place where you may have the answers to all the questions you need answering This is a very personal post - it is about my own journey of [...]

Start your day strong with this simple and sumptuous breakfast made in under 30 minutes

By |2019-01-14T08:17:59+00:00January 18th, 2018|Noodle|

Home cooked ramen in under 30 minutes Have you heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? I grew up with sumptuous, healthy and hot breakfast almost [...]

Meet my editor Dr. Dana Skopal and hear what we discussed during our lunch meet catch-up

By |2018-01-08T16:47:36+00:00January 11th, 2018|Your Family|

Lay Ean and Dr. Dana Skopal - Editor for Tok Panjang Just had a wonderful lunch with my editor, Dr. Dana Skopal. For those of you who have not met [...]

The one birthday ritual that I still practice in Australia

By |2018-07-06T07:06:02+00:00January 8th, 2018|Your Culture and Traditions, Your Family|

Last weekend was my daughter's birthday. So how do we celebrate birthdays in Australia? Do I still follow the ritual from my childhood? It is not possible to do everything [...]

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

By |2017-12-27T07:43:55+00:00December 24th, 2017|Your Culture and Traditions, Your Family|

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and family. Christmas time is a time to re-connect with your family and friends, re-evaluate your priorities and make time for [...]

3 joyful ways to connect with your community during festive season

By |2018-01-02T10:16:31+00:00December 21st, 2017|Your Culture and Traditions, Your Family|

Simple ways to connect to your community Even though I have left home more than 30 years ago, I still miss all my family and friends in Malaysia. This is [...]

Why festive seasons are great opportunities for family connections

By |2017-12-17T07:45:28+00:00December 17th, 2017|Your Culture and Traditions|

Festive seasons are great opportunities for connections and to introduce your culture to your family It is few more weeks to Christmas, and I hear people dreading this time of [...]

Benefits of involving your children in festive preparations

By |2018-07-06T07:06:19+00:00December 17th, 2017|Your Culture and Traditions, Your Family|

It is only a few more days until Christmas. Have you organised your greeting cards? What about your gifts? Your presents? Your treats? Your guests? Family gatherings and hosting people? [...]

#Day3 Nonya Cuisine Made Easy – Freezing up curries, which one to freeze?

By |2019-01-14T08:23:04+00:00December 12th, 2017|Nyonya Cuisine Made Simple|

Authentic Nonya Curries in under 30 minutes I can't speak for everyone, but if you are serving more than 10 people, I would normally prepare my dishes prior (or at [...]

Tips on how to guide and share your culture with your grandchildren from your kitchen!

By |2018-01-02T10:13:01+00:00November 20th, 2017|Learning Starts from HOME: Fun in the Kitchen with your Children!, Your Culture and Traditions, Your Family|

Guide and share your culture with your grandchildren from your kitchen! I was at a tea shop talking with the manager about various teas...  and somehow our topic of conversation [...]

Stop longing and start connecting to your favourite childhood dishes in under 30 minutes

By |2018-07-06T07:06:28+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Your Culture and Traditions, Your Family|

Start reconnecting to your childhood dishes with readymade ingredients! One of the many things migrants miss most is the food they grew up with. Are you one of them? I [...]

The benefits of sharing your favourite childhood dishes with your family

By |2017-09-24T09:07:57+00:00September 24th, 2017|Your Culture and Traditions|

Have you experienced chit-chatting with friends, and somehow the conversation ended up about your favourite childhood dishes/games. And you get very excited about it? I was having lunch with a [...]

From the kitchen to connections and empowerment

By |2018-01-22T07:01:39+00:00July 12th, 2017|Your Family|

Your kitchen - a natural classroom! My amazing editor, Dana, sent this link to me: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-18/childrens-literacy-study-links-hearing-words-to-reading-ability/8697138 There are two amazing articles in there, but for today, we are going to [...]

Simple tip on how to expand your children’s culinary knowledge and vocabulary skills in your kitchen

By |2017-10-12T14:19:16+00:00July 12th, 2017|Your Culture and Traditions|

I am going to refer back to this article – http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-18/childrens-literacy-study-links-hearing-words-to-reading-ability/8697138 ” – Children’s literacy study links hearing words to reading ability for first time, researchers say”. (Do check it out; it is [...]

How to encourage younger generations to consume more home cooked meals rather than eating out

By |2017-10-30T12:29:30+00:00January 12th, 2017|I Love Cooking|

How to encourage younger generations to consume more home cooked meals rather than eating out? Chatting with a friend yesterday, we were discussing about meal preparations, fussy eaters and young [...]

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