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When we live far away from our family and friends, it is always important to remember our roots, our loved ones overseas, and most of all, introduce and share our traditions, culture and values with the younger generation – and the easiest way is through our cuisine.

By introducing your cultural dishes to your children or your grandchildren, you are actually introducing your cultures to them indirectly, which in turn, allows your children to have a better understanding of your culture, heritage and your background. Thus, it is easier for them to establish deeper and more meaningful relationships with you and your extended families.

Your children may be limited by language or may have adopted different lifestyles and attitudes to their relatives back in your home country due to generational gaps, but it does not mean they need to miss out on understanding your culture and their heritage.

The ritual of gifting during festive seasons, and whether it is sustainable?

By |2024-02-19T13:03:58+11:00February 19th, 2024|Your Culture and Traditions, Your Family|

During Chinese Festive Season, cookies are often given as gifts as they are sweet and auspicious Chinese New Year has just passed. We have enjoyed the festive season [...]

Happy Chinese New Year 2024 – The Year of the Dragon

By |2024-02-04T17:22:54+11:00February 4th, 2024|Your Culture and Traditions, Your Family|

Welcome to the year of the wood Dragon  Here’s wishing you and your family a Happy Chinese New Year – the year of the Dragon! This year’s Chinese New Year falls on the 10th of February [...]

From the kitchen to connections and empowerment

By |2024-01-02T09:06:49+11:00January 1st, 2024|Fun in the kitchen with Kids!, 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 [...]

The Special Flavours of Penang Street Food

By |2023-11-03T07:38:12+11:00October 27th, 2023|I Love My Food, Other Childhood Favourites, Your Family|

What is so special about that little island located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia (Malaya) by the Malacca Straits? It is called Penang Island, also known as [...]

Connections, Culture and Childhood Favourite Dishes

By |2023-10-15T08:55:55+11:00October 15th, 2023|Other Childhood Favourites, Your Culture and Traditions, Your Family|

I had previously written about bridging the cultural and generational gaps through childhood dishes and why I am an advocate for introducing your favourite childhood dishes to your friends [...]

Five fun interactive activities that create connections during the school holidays

By |2024-01-01T11:41:38+11:00January 5th, 2023|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 [...]

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

By |2021-02-09T09:12:44+11:00January 21st, 2021|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 [...]

Our childhood dishes – Nostalgia is the word!

By |2023-04-20T17:27:19+10:00July 2nd, 2020|I Love My Food, Your Culture and Traditions, Your Family|

What does food represent for you? If you have watched the most recent Masterchef Australia, you would have seen judge Melissa Leong was moved to tears with Poh's Malaysian [...]

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

By |2022-01-19T11:37:10+11:00May 24th, 2020|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 [...]

The connection between your childhood food and your culture and heritage

By |2020-06-30T11:12:21+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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

By |2019-06-13T06:25:52+10:00April 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+10:00April 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+10:00March 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 [...]

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