60th Enrolment Sunday

Sunday, April 27, 2014

It was a joyous celebration at church today.

The 1st Kuala Lumpur Boys' and Girls' Brigade Companies hosted a combined Enrolment Service as part of their 60th Anniversary Celebration.

Founded in 1954, just three years before Malaysia had gained her independence from the British colonial, the 1st Kuala Lumpur Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade Companies pledged to impact the lives of young people - building character, training leadership, and placing the foundations for lifelong friendships.
In the past 60 years, the Brigades have reached out to thousands of Boys and Girls, all of whom are literally found around the world today, and would happily attest that some of their fondest memories were during their times with the Brigades. - Quoted from HERE
Arianna was thrilled to be a part of the Enrolment Parade
Erica was selected to part of the worship team during the Enrolment Service
"The Enrolment Service is an integral part of the life of any Brigade Company and their local Church. It's a time at which the Company and the Church unite in reminding each other of their objectives and services to one another. It is also an important event for all current members - Boys, Girls and Officers to formalise and re-dedicate their membership with the Company by promising to be a faithful member and to accept the teaching and guidance from the Company and the Church." - Quoted from HERE

I am grateful that my girls have the opportunity to learn how to lead lives committed to seeking, serving and following Jesus through the ministry of the Girls' Brigade.

The leadership of 1st Kuala Lumpur Girls' Brigade Company. Thank you for your dedication!

Congratulations, 1st Kuala Lumpur Boys and Girls. Here's to another 60 wonderful years!

Enjoying the Calmness

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I sat down and sewed with the girls. It has been a long time since we could spend an entire afternoon sewing. We enjoyed the calmness. We appreciated each other's company. It felt right. It felt great. It felt so good to sit together and share our feelings about life in general. It made us appreciate and be thankful of the many blessings that we had.

I taught the girls how to put together a hexagon patchwork blanket. I sewed one for myself in remembrance of my "Ah Mah" (paternal grandmother). It brought back many wonderful memories that I had with her. She was the one who taught me how to sew a patchwork blanket. I remember cutting square templates, tacking them and sewing them together into a large blanket for myself. No idea what happened to my blankie though.

Totally unrelated : Two more days to April 24. BSF and driving - the two loves of my life. YAY! *very excited*

Monday Blues

Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday, again.

We all have our reasons to dislike Mondays. And mine was because it is cleaning day. My regular pay-by-the-hour cleaner of 5 years went back to her home country. She left last November. I was in the mood of cost-cutting thus decided to clean my small little place myself. It was tough initially but I have gotten used to it now.

I like to start my day with a cup of green smoothie. I feel re-energized and happier (because my tummy do not feel sluggish). I have been forcing my "green monster" unto my family all this while. They are not too happy about it but there were no complains. Can you tell that I am a mini-tyrant?

Recently, the man told me, "I feel good starting my day with your green smoothie. Thank you!" It was a proud moment for me.

Totally unrelated. I am looking forward to this Thursday (April 24), counting the hours to be honest. I am going back to BSF after missing two sessions. And I am allowed to drive again! I missed BSF, I missed driving and I missed my freedom so much! The past 5 weeks were tough!

Celebrating Easter Today and Everyday!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

We went for Easter Celebration Service in the morning. Pastor Ricky spoke on Easter's perspective on us. A very powerful sermon focusing on the effects of Jesus' Resurrection.

After service we went for lunch. I had half-boiled eggs, toasted bread and coffee. It's my favorite comfort food. I have been craving for it since my surgery. Before going home, we stopped by our favorite baker to takeaway hot cross buns for tea.

"Happy and Blessed Easter to all my friends and family!" Here is a video to remind us the real reason of Easter.

Super-Easy Crispy Skin Roast Chicken

Saturday, April 19, 2014

I was so disappointed that I could not attend the Easter Prayer Virgil at church today. Arianna came down with a high fever (at 40.2 degC) yesterday evening. I had to stay home to monitor her fever and keep her hydrated. The entire morning was spent fussing over her.

Our favorite pitt-stop
After dropping Erica off for her Girls' Brigade meeting, we went to Tommy's place to satisfy the man's craving. He simply must have his fix every Saturday!

Once we got home, the man got to work in the kitchen. He was making our family's all-time favorite roast chicken that happens to be super-easy too, to him. It's challenging for me, haha.

Super-Easy Crispy Skin Roast Chicken
(Source : From a close friend)
  • 1 medium size chicken (about 2.2kg)
  • 2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp corn flour (this makes the skin crispy)
  • 2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1.5 tbsp of unsalted butter
  1. Wash chicken and pat dry with kitchen towel.
  2. Mixed salt, pepper, corn flour and mixed herbs together.
  3. Rub butter all over the chicken.
  4. Gently lift the skin and rub butter under the skin as well.
  5. Mix seasoning (from 2) all over the chicken, in the cavity and under the skin.
  6. Place the chicken breast side up on a roasting pan (tuck the wings under the chicken)
  7. Place the pan in pre-heated oven at 220deg for 15mins. Reduce to 200deg for another 30mins.
  8. Let it rest for 15 mins before serving.