Built Tower with Popsicle Sticks

Triangle is the strongest shape a structure can have to build a bridge. It is the strongest shape because any added force is evenly spread through all three sides.

Squares or cubes also can be strengthened by adding a diagonal pieces across the middle making it two triangles linked together. Here then i thought kids on a simple illustration activities of the strongest shape and show them.

Then to make it more interesting, we make a build game contest to compete whose tower the strongest.

To construct the towers, we used colourful popsicle sticks which you can buy at Mr DIY and use cellophane tape to sticks them together. We avoid using glue because it would be messy and more time needed to let it dry.

The strongest tower could withstand more books and should be the winner.

After completion, we tested the robustness of each tower by putting slowly books on top of it.

The strongest towers as follows:

  1. Mom + hadien
  2. Hadeef
  3. Aliesha

Way to improve my kids BM writing skills plus increasing knowledge.

Last year (2018) school holiday, I asked my both kids to read Bahasa Malaysia books on Islamic historical due to this main reasons;

  1. to improve Bahasa Malaysia vocabulary and;
  2. learn writing essay in Bahasa Malaysia the right way

At first kids didn’t show any interest and reluctant to read it. I still encourage them to read by making sure at first they summarise to me pages they read. But after few times reading it, they become excited to read more other books – related to Islamic heroes.

Lucky i have those collection at home so they can picked from there.

Then from there I proceed for them to summarise whatever they have read at Google Sheet created and shared to me for easy review. Hope this is some of encouragement and support system for them to improve their BM vocab whilst learning the good values in Islam.

Below are the list of the books.

Valuable Life Quotes

“Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.”- Jack Canfield

“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” – Lao Tzu

“All your dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them” – Walt Disney

“If you want your children turn out well, spend twice much time with them, and half as much money.” – Abigal Van Buren

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, LOVE of what you are doing.” – Pele

“I caught some lucky breaks along the way. But I’d say the harder I work, the luckier I got.” – Brian Roberts, CFO Lyft

At Last, both Deef & Lish Can Ride 2 Wheels Bicycle

I am happy on 18/11/2018, both my kids Deef & Lish can ride 2 wheel bicycle.

Deef persistent by keep trying, less talking and focus on learning making him able to cycle 2 wheels quite fast. Within 2-3 weeks, he was able to ride on 2 wheels.

Lish talked more than trying to ride and overthink made her learning longer than Deef. When she saw Deef successfully rides 2 wheels she started to focus and trying more.

Lish never give up attitude even after suffered few bruises made her success more sweet.



Arrival of Maid i-Kad – after long delay

Refer to my earlier post in September 2018 https://www.awesomegrasp.com/not-yet-getting-maid-ikad-myeg-renewal/

Finally by end of December 2018 i received maid i-Kad. Took them 3 months to print the card – reason given ‘ too many card to print’ and ‘earlier problem with printing machine’

What i did at my end to ensure card are delivered to us;

  1. write an email to Print Nasional and provide with the complete information of the permit and cc-ed email to main service provide. (myeg)
  2. Do follow up call to customer Print Nasional customer service center for status. (few times)
  3. Comment on MYEG facebook account and got their respond through Private messaging.
  4. Request them to courier card to home. Reject options for pick up. That what intention MYEG – less hassle service for.

Speak louder than word. Actions make things happen. – these two quotes applied.

Voila… got our card!!!



Cara membuat;

  1. Air rebusan ayam / chicken stock
  2. Rempah Kari (Adabi / Babas)
  3. Bawang Putih, Halia dan Lengkuas (blend together)
  4. Cili boh
  5. Asam Gelugor
  6. Daun Kari
  7. Kentang (rebus dan lecek)
  8. garam dan serbuk lada sulah
  9. santan
  10. fishball dan fishcake

Tumis bahan yang telah diblend atau tumbuk sehingga kekuningan (3) kemudian masukkan cili boh dan rempah kari. Tumis api sederhana sehingga pecah minyak. Campurkan sedikit garam dan serbuk lada sulah

Masukkan air rebusan ayam beserta ayam – bahagian tulang (manakala carik bahagian isi ayam yg telah direbus tadi dan simpan / asingkan) .

Masukkan udang, fishball, fishcake, santan , kentang yang telah dilecet bagi memastikan kepekatan kuah (kacau perlahan sehingga mendidih)

Penyediaan bahan-bahan lain mee kari

  1. Mee Kuning (basuh, bilas dan tos)
  2. cili besar (hiris halus)
  3. daun sup (mayang)
  4. daun bawang (mayang)
  5. Telur (rebus dan potong 4)
  6. tauhu (goreng bersama garam kunyit dan potong petak kecil)
  7. ayam rebus dicarik
  8. limau nipis (potong untuk perahan)
  9. taugeh

Cara Makan / Hidang

Campurkan semua bahan-bahan mee kari dan letakkan kuah. Done!!

yummy mee kari

Theme Park Exploration at DisneyLand, Tokyo

We allocated 2 days for Disneyland but still feels that need 3 days at least to have full blast at this park only.

Tokyo DisneyLand – Attractions and shows, meeting your favourite Disney characters. Seven  (7) fun filled themed land offers more than can be enjoyed in just 1 day!

Disney Castle @ Night

1.0 World Bazaar

Elegant buildings from the Victorian era line the streets and welcome you to the good old days of America at the beginning of the 20th century when Walt Disney was born.

Bazaar World, Disneyland

Disney Day Parade

2.0 Adventure Land

This is a land of adventure thrilling encounters await you from the wild beast deep in the jungles to the pirates along the dark waterways of the Caribbean


Boat Ride

3.0 Western Land

The wide open west of the frontier days is recreated here. The dreams and romance of the pioneers begin here.

Train ride

4.0 Critter Country

Along the river of America rises a red mountain where lots of critters have made their home


River Cruise

River Cruise


River Cruise View

River Cruise

Boat cruise by the river



5.0 Fantasy Land

In this fairy tale land where dreams come true. go on magical journeys with Snow White, Peter Pan, Winnie The Pooh and other familiar heroes and heroines.

6.0 Toon Town

A happy town where the characters from Disney Animated films live, work and play


7.0 Tomorrow Land

Experience a journey to the distant universe or an unforgettable musical show in this land of the future and mankind’s dreams.


Buzz Lightyear Disneyland Tokyo




Space Mountain -This space mountain ride will give you heart attack. Make sure you are fit to ride this roller coaster in a dark space.

Space Mountain – Disneyland Tokyo

Star Wars Simulation

Must wait!!!!! Dreamlights – Nightime parade Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade

Parkwide – Happiness is Here

This is where the happiest night parade takes place where we enjoy the fun and excitement of this parade with all of favourite Disney characters.

The lights to the castle is specially design for Disney Christmas Stories.

Night view @ Night Parade


This post still incomplete will add more photos soon. 🙂

Resipi Nasi Ayam … yums.. yums

Nasi Ayam merupakan menu yang paling ideal for kids. So sempena cuti Maulidur Rasul ni masakan yang mudah untuk disediakan ni dijadikan menu for lunch.

Nasi Ayam

Resipi seperti di bawah;

  1.  Sediakan Sup 

Bahan: Ayam (pilih parts yang disukai), sup bunjut, 1 labu bawang besar (potong 4), 3 ulas bawang putih (ketuk), 3 inch Halia (ketuk)

Cara Memasak: Rebus semua bahan diatas. Sebahagian air rebusan digunakan untuk memasak nasi. Keluarkan ayam (asingkan). Lebihan untuk dijadikan sup kena improvise dengan tambah kiub ayam knorr, hirisan daun sup dan bawang serta bawang goreng.


2. Penyediaan Ayam

Ayam rebusan sup tadi diasingkan.

Perap bersama sos tiram, kicap cair, kicap manis dan madu

goreng api kecil.


3. Penyediaan Nasi Ayam

Bahan: Beras (basuh dan tos), air rebusan ayam, 3 ulas hirisan bawang merah, 2 ulas hirisan bawang putih, 1 inci halia ketuk, daun pandan (simpul), kulit ayam dan sedikit garam, minyak sapi, pewarna kuning

Cara memasak: Tumis bahan hirisan dengan minyak sapi, masuk halia dan kulit ayam. – masukkan beras dan air rebusan ayam ke dalam periuk nasi bersama bahan tumisan dan lain-lain bahan diatas kecuali pewarna. Apabila nasi telah masak baru titiskan pewarna dah gaul rata.


4. Penyediaan Sos Cili

Kisar cili merah + bawang putih + garam + gula + cuka + sos cili

5. Penyediaan kuah kicap

sedikit air rebusan sup ayam + kicap manis, kicap masin dan minyak bijan


6. Tambahkan hidangan dengan telur rebus, timun, tomato dan salad



Continuous Practice on Hands Stand


Consistency and determination towards something you want to achieved can always help you build path to success.

Since my daughter yet to master her hands stand. She will make sure to do lots of practicing. She is aware that she still unable to do hands stand and that’s why she wants to practice.

But for safety and encouragement we will make sure allocate some time to be at her side. Hope one day she can master the skill.