Learning to cut with Crayola's scissors

I finally got her a pair of proper scissors. Unfortunately, I couldn't get the pair I saw at Borders which claims that the blades of the scissors will not cut skin so I had to settle for another pair... and well, I decided on getting Crayola's. It costs no more than $4, comes in a few different colours and it's good for both righties and lefties. It's got a blunt tip but no promises that it won't cut skin... :P 

Alicia's not very good at the cutting as she lacks strength to move the blades of the scissors continuously - the prerequisite of smooth cutting. What she does is pull 'open' the scissors with both hands and then get her the scissors in the right position for making a cut with her right hand. 

Remember to supervise your little one closely when she's using the scissors! :P

Black sesame tang yuan in almond soy bean

I haven't blogged in a long long while! Been so busy catching up on spending quality family time since hubby's not working recently... i actually cooked this dessert a long long time ago - those who have seen this photo on my personal facebook account would find this familiar! :P

Anyway, it's a really convenient dessert and in my opinion rather nutritious. If you are a calorie watcher then you may want to give this a miss... hee.

Black sesame tang yuan in almond soy bean


  • 4 frozen tang yuan (do not defrost prior to cooking)
  • 1 packet of Super's Organic Soy Bean drink 
  • 2 tsp of any brand of almond powder
  • 1 cup of water
  • some water to boil the tang yuan


  1. Set some water to boil in a pot. When it boils, add the tang yuan. Tang yuan is cooked when it floats in the water. 
  2. While waiting for the tang yuan to cook, pour the satchet of soy bean powder into 1/4 cup of room temperature water.
  3. Make sure that the soy bean powder is dissolved well and there are no lumps (I usually make my drink by shaking it in one of my containers meant for making drinks).
  4. Add the almond powder and mix well again.
  5. Add hot water to make the drink hot. (I usually don't heat my soy bean on the stove as nutrients are lost by overheating it). Transfer to a bowl and add the cooked tang yuan.

It can't get any simpler, can it? :P


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