Your Culture and Traditions

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

Tok Panjang and its significance in the Peranakan household

By |2019-11-16T14:50:12+11:00November 14th, 2019|Your Culture and Traditions|

Source: Lillian Tong @ Peranakan Museum Penang http://www.pinangperanakanmansion.com.my/images/dining_room.jpg 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 |2019-06-13T06:28:24+10:00February 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 [...]

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 |2019-06-12T15:27:09+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 [...]

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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