Have your steel-cut oats cooked in a thermal flask!


Steel-cut oat is the least processed kind of oats. They are removed from the outer husks, then machine cut into pieces. That’s why they are called steel-cut. Apparently, they are more nutrients for the same amount consumed in comparison to instant and rolled oats. Continue reading

Learn to Button Game

Learn to Button Game01

Earlier this year when preparing for a holiday trip, my first priority was to think of ways to keep Leah who was 2y4mo, entertained in her pram. Food/snack was one, the other that I thought of was game. One of the few that I handmade was “Learn to Button” game. I have been wanting to do a tutorial but since Leah’s “Learn to Button” flower garden game set was completed and no photo was taken, I procrastinated. This particular car version is for a boy, I took this chance to take photos and do up this tutorial. Continue reading

Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe


This is probably one of the best chocolate cake recipe. It’s vegan, meaning no egg, no dairy. It’s moist. It’s quick and easy. The best part is I do not need to whip out my electric cake mixer! Woohoo! I got this recipe from EmmyMadeInJapan youtube channel, which apparently it’s from “The Moosewood Cookbook”. Anyway, here it is! Continue reading

Orbis Ginger Complex Powder


Orbis is a skincare brand from Japan. I got to know it via either kimiss.com or urcosme.com couple of years back, and finally got to my hands on their products when I was in TW in 2011. Apparently, this brand has arrived at our shore! I’m not sure about the pricing here, but in TW, their price range is about the same as Fancl’s. In my opinion, its branding is very similar to DHC, Fancl and HABA, especially branding colours – very clean and clinical. They have products for skin, body and hair, cosmetics, healthy food and beauty supplement. I haven’t check out the local store hence I’m not sure if they have brought everything in. Oh! They have baby range too! Continue reading

DIY Front-Facing Books Folders on Wall

Read & Play Corner

When I was redecorating Leah’s room after she turned two, my priority was to incorporate a read and play corner for her. All the toys and books must be easily accessible for her so as to keep her interested. Hence we went shopping for cabinets and bookshelves. Those two were easily found in Ikea and superstore. I wanted a bookshelf that was able to have the books facing front. I read online that it’ll interest the kids, having them able to see the book covers. But with the limited floor area in the room and the front-facing bookshelves are crazy priced, I decided to do a little DIY and here I’m sharing with you. Continue reading