端午节快乐!Happy Dragon Boat Festival!

端午节快乐!Happy Dragon Boat Festival!

端午节快乐! 端午节为每年农历五月初五,主要习俗有吃粽子和划龙船。端午节的由来与传说很多,不过唯一一个深入我脑的,只有屈原的故事。 (截至中国互联网新闻中心)据《史记》“屈原贾生列传”记载,屈原,是春秋时期楚怀王的大臣。他倡导举贤授能,富国强兵,力主联齐抗秦,遭到贵族子兰等人的强烈反对,屈原遭馋去职,被赶出都城,流放到沅、湘流域。他在流放中,写下了忧国忧民的《离骚》、《天问》、《九歌》等不朽诗篇。 公元前278年,秦军攻破楚国京都。眼看自己的祖国被侵略,屈原心如刀割,但是始终不忍舍弃自己的祖国,于五月五日,在写下了绝笔作《怀沙》之后,抱石投汨罗江身死,以自己的生命谱写了一曲壮丽的爱国主义乐章。 传说屈原死后,楚国百姓哀痛异常,纷纷涌到汨罗江边去凭吊屈原。渔夫们划起船只,在江上来回希望打捞他的身体。有位渔夫拿出饭团、鸡蛋等食物丢进江里,觉得说是让鱼龙虾蟹吃饱了,就不会去咬屈大夫的身体了。 人们见后纷纷仿效。一位老医师则拿来一坛雄黄酒倒进江里,说是要药晕蛟龙水兽,以免伤害屈大夫。后来为怕饭团为蛟龙所食,人们想出用楝树叶包饭,外缠彩丝,发展成棕子。 以后,在每年的五月初五,就有了龙舟竞渡、吃粽子、喝雄黄酒的风俗;以此来纪念爱国诗人屈原。 我是个粽子迷,年轻时可以一整天都吃粽子,一餐三粒粽子也难不倒我。。。可惜现在年纪不小了,粽子里的糯米飯不好消化,一天极限只可以吃两粒。现在有点担心,新加坡的小孩近年越来越“洋化”,许多小孩华语也不大会说(Kpo Kia 是其中一个!),也不关心传统文化(也许读书压力真的太大了?),若干年后,他们会知道为什么要吃粽子吗?说不定到时,他们还会以粽子不健康,连碰也不碰了。 想想我还是最好多跟Kpo Kia说华语,说传统故事,希望她别失了“根”。毕竟是华人,现在的一口“洋腔华语”,有时真的吃不消,哈哈!Kpo Kia 的爷爷奶奶都不会华语,家人大多跟我的教女方式又不一致,只有我一个“热脸”,不晓得有没有办法教好,祝我好运吧! Happy Dragon Boat Festival! Dragon Boat Festival (also known as Dumpling Festival) falls on the fifth day of the fifth month of lunar calendar every year, Chinese usually eat dumpling and have dragon boat racing on this day. There are a few …

(Post) Happy Mother’s Day Celebration 2018

(Post) Happy Mother’s Day Celebration 2018

Haha, and so today is Kpo Kia’s school Mother’s day celebration (don’t ask me why the childcare centre decided to have it on the Friday after actual Mother’s Day). We are supposed to be making a bouquet of paper flower, but someone got distracted and ended up Mama is the one who cut the paper, …

My Mother’s Day Celebration 2018

My Mother’s Day Celebration 2018

Happy Mother’s Day (again?)! It’s a normal visiting day as we went to visit the grandparents as usual. The only difference is this round we got a cake with ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ tag for tea break. Kpo Kia also make a present for her paternal grandmother, but it got destroy within the same 30minutes after …

(Pre) Happy Mother’s Day!

(Pre) Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers & mother-to-be in the world! This Mother’s Day, we decided to beat the crowd and have the celebration on Friday instead of Sunday. Initially we have planned for a dinner outside but Dad and Mum decided to have it at home instead since Dad has been feeling very fatigue …

Our first family trip @ Bangkok Thailand (Part 1)

Our first family trip @ Bangkok Thailand (Part 1)

Since I was very young, I longed for a family trip – with my parents and siblings to America (back then I thought that is a nice place to go for whatever reason, not knowing the distance, time and money required to go there). Beginning of 2017, Bro proposed to have a family trip to …

Hello Hello, when can I say bye bye to you, Eczema?

Hello Hello, when can I say bye bye to you, Eczema?

Kpo Kia’s medi for her eczema My encounter with itSince I was a young kid, I always heard the same comment on my shin: “哇!你的脚很‘亮’叻!”(Wow! You legs are so ‘shiny’), or “你的脚很干,记得搽润护霜·”(Your skin is very dry leh, must remember to apply moisture). In fact, during my late primary/early secondary school, my all-time habit is peeling …

Get an exclusive Vintage Mug in celebration of MAGNOLIA 80th Anniversary

Get an exclusive Vintage Mug in celebration of MAGNOLIA 80th Anniversary

Milk is excellent source of Calcium – a mineral essential for healthy bones and teeth. Cow’s milk is fortified with vitamin D, which also benefits bone health. Calcium and vitamin D help prevent osteoporosis. On top of these, milk also provide us protein, and other essential minerals such as magnesium, zinc and potassium. It is …

What happen to our Singapore childcare centres?

What happen to our Singapore childcare centres?

Recently there are a few incident about Singapore childcare centres that went viral, in case you are still not aware of it, you can read them on: Authorities investigating social media post alleging childcare centre feeds children rotten fruit, neglects them (the reason why I decided to cite The Straits Time instead of facebook is because it’s …

Memories Keepsake – New born photography turn first year photo shoot

Memories Keepsake – New born photography turn first year photo shoot

Just before I was giving birth, I decide to pick up a new born package for Kpo Kia (Haha, saw so many nice newborn photos till I decide to get one for her too). Asked around and decide to get a promotion package from Studio Memories at the price of $160. The package includes: One 8R …