Your Culture and Traditions

Understand the family values and cultures are important in knowing who you are. Celebrate different cultures together.

Our childhood dishes – Nostalgia is the word!

By |2020-07-02T13:34:14+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 Curry [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The significance of Tok Panjang in today’s society

By |2019-11-18T22:22:44+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 NSW Chinese New Year dinner, I was asked about [...]

Why are Traditions and Cultures Important to Families?

By |2019-10-29T13:42:59+11:00February 15th, 2018|Your Culture and Traditions, Your Family|

Your Traditions and Your Values – sharing cultures February 16th 2018 is Chinese New Year; it is also known as the spring festival or lunar new year. It goes for [...]

The one birthday ritual that I still practice in Australia

By |2019-06-16T10:32:59+10:00January 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 |2019-06-16T10:33:02+10:00December 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 |2019-06-16T10:33:04+10:00December 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 |2019-06-16T10:27:16+10:00December 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 |2019-06-16T10:33:52+10:00December 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? [...]

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

By |2020-04-12T15:37:11+10:00November 20th, 2017|Fun in the kitchen with Kids!, 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 |2019-07-08T16:02:38+10:00November 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 |2019-06-16T10:38:18+10:00September 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 [...]

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

By |2019-06-16T10:39:29+10:00July 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 [...]

The secret to enjoying your favourite home cooked traditional Malaysian dishes

By |2019-06-16T10:45:25+10:00January 28th, 2016|Your Culture and Traditions|

Nasi lemak traditional malaysian spicy rice dish Fancy a traditional dish that you have not had for a while? When we move overseas, there are times you just [...]

Why is it important to share your culture and traditions with the next generation?

By |2020-01-26T07:13:00+11:00January 18th, 2016|Your Culture and Traditions, Your Family|

Why is it important to share your culture and traditions with the next generation? Chinese New Year (16th February 2018) is just around the corner. Some of you will be [...]

Bridging cultural and generational gaps through cultural dishes

By |2019-06-17T05:34:31+10:00September 28th, 2015|Your Culture and Traditions, Your Family|

Connections is about shared experiences Recently we had family visiting for a week. An aunt and uncle spent about a week staying with my family. We had a good time [...]

Your core values is important when influencing your children

By |2019-06-16T10:22:07+10:00May 13th, 2015|Your Culture and Traditions|

Why are they important when it comes to empowering your children? Your core values are basically your beliefs and philosophies in life – perceptions of things that are important to [...]

How daily INTERACTIONS can enhance your child’s learning abilities

By |2019-06-16T10:48:12+10:00April 10th, 2015|Your Culture and Traditions|

A young child's brain develops at a very rapid rate, especially from birth to 5 years of age. This is a time when they absorb information very rapidly through exploring, [...]

Re-connect with your family traditions through traditional food

By |2019-07-13T06:34:11+10:00October 24th, 2012|Your Culture and Traditions, Your Family|

Connecting to who you are can be any form; however, reconnecting through food can be one of the more pleasurable. Last week, I had the pleasure of hosting two guests [...]

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