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{GIVEAWAY ALERT} iFly, We flew at iFly Singapore

I am not an adrenaline junkie.

Where people gamely put on their bucket list
to leap over bridges with their dear life hanging on a thread,
or jump out of an aircraft in blind faith that the parachute will open.

Mine was to safely live till I am 101!
There is simply too much too lose as a mother of 3.

But when we received an invitation from iFly Singapore. I was escalated to find that I could in fact experience the thrill of skydiving without any associated risks that comes with it! I knew I had to pound on such an opportunity!
SIngapore Mom Blogger Irene Soh reviews iFly Singapore

Spanning at a height of 56.5 feet and width of 16.5 feet, at almost 5 storey high, iFly Singapore is the world’s largest indoor skydiving simulator.

The 18 feet tall acrylic wall glass offers unparalleled view of the South China Sea and a nightly firework display from the nearby Songs of the Sea.

Wall-to-wall airflow with its multiple fans technology ensures flyers never experience turbulence or fall out of the airflow.
SIngapore Mom Blogger Irene Soh reviews iFly Singapore

Stainless steel elastic net at the base of the wind tunnel is strong enough to hold two adult elephants (or 200 people of 100kgs each)!
SIngapore Mom Blogger Irene Soh reviews iFly Singapore

The wind tunnel has undergone rigorous testing. It is so SAFE that accident rates remain as ZERO since the day they started operations!

iFly Singapore even earned Bragging Rights to 4 Guinness World Records.

Enough TALK! Now watch us FLY!
(And since Hiroshi and Sophia passed the minimum age of 7, they get to fly too!)

It is simply liberating to experience true free fall conditions. Every flyer will get to fly twice in the flight chamber. And each flight will last 45 second long! That is approximately the time it takes for you to fall through the air from 12,000 feet to 3,000 feet!

Indeed. Anyone can Fly!
SIngapore Mom Blogger Irene Soh reviews iFly Singapore

And since we flew…..
SIngapore Mom Blogger Irene Soh reviews iFly Singapore

Now you can fly too!
We are giving away 2 FREE flight to iFly Singapore.

All you need to do is:
1. Comment on this blog post, tell us How many Guinness World Records has iFly Singapore broken so far? Name one of such records.

2. LIKE iFLy Singapore Facebook Page and SingaporeMomBlogs Facebook Page.

3. Share this blog post on your Facebook Wall with the Caption “FREE Flights at iFly Singapore” (Do ensure that your post is public and TAG SingaporeMomBlogs.)

Terms and Conditions:
* One (1) winner gets to win a pair of iFly flights
* Actual flight date(s) are subject to availability and co-ordination with iFly Singapore.
* Open to Singapore residents only.
* Giveaway ends midnight of 7 April 2014
* Incomplete or inappropriate entries will be disqualified
* Winner will be randomly selected and announced on my Facebook Page on 8 April 2014, you will have 3 days to respond, failing which the prize will go to another randomly selected winner.
* This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook

Full Disclosure: This flight experience, and a DVD of it, was provided by iFly Singapore for the purpose of this review. All opinions reflected in this post are my own.

And the Winner of the iFly Singapore Giveaway are finally out!

The Winner is:

Jaime Chan

We will be conducting you very shortly about the collection of your prize and many thanks for Everyone’s participation!

Do keep a lookout for our Next Giveaway, as there is always something happening at SingaporeMomBlogs.com

Authentic Lor Mai Kai Recipe (糯米鸡)

Lor Mai Kai (糯米鸡), is a classic dim sum dish. A savoury concoction of glutinous rice filled with Chicken, Chinese Mushrooms, Chinese Sausage, Roasted Chestnuts and Salted Egg wrapped in lotus Leaf.

The last time I had Lor Mai Kai was on Hiroshi’s first day of school. That’s 3 years back and more! The healthier version of Lor Mai Kai from Hiroshi’s school canteen was atrocious! Glutinous mixed grain served with a chunk of “something” which I hardly even recognise it as the chicken I know!

But, since I have a whole bag of glutinous rice left over from making Pulut Panggang (Grilled Rice Packets) I decided to make some Lor Mai Kai.

I wan’t sure if it was going to be worth the effort, since Lor Mai Kai is such a common dish that is affordable and readily available at any dim sum restaurant.

The verdict; This Lor Mai Kai Recipe is a KEEPER!!
Worth every single ounce of effort! 真好吃!
Flavourful steamed glutinous rice generously filled with ingredients.

1 stick of chinese sausage, sliced
8 small stalks of dried mushrooms, soaked, quartered
1 Boneless chicken thigh, chunky cube
2 Salted egg yolks, halved
2 cups glutinous rice, washed and soaked overnight.
8 pcs of roasted chestnuts

-> STEP 1
Wash glutinous rice, then soak it for two to three hours.

-> STEP 2
Marinate chicken for at least an hour.

Seasoning for chicken:
3 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tbsp rice wine
1 tbsp ginger juice
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp sasame oil
a pinch of white pepper

-> STEP 3
Drain water from glutinous rice
Season glutinous rice and mix well. Steam for 30mins.

Seasoning for Glutinous Rice
1 1/2 tsp light soy sauce
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp oil
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp dark soy sauce
1/2 tsp Chinese five spice powder

-> STEP 4
Assemble the Lor Mai Kai

Place Chicken, Chinese Mushrooms, Chinese Sausage, Roasted Chestnuts and Salted Egg at the bottom of the bowl then top up with a layer of Steamed Glutinous rice.
Repeat the placement of Chicken, Chinese Mushrooms, Chinese Sausage, Roasted Chestnuts and add another layer of Steamed Glutinous Rice.

Top up with water. Fill till rice mark.

-> STEP 5
Steam for another 30 mins.

Turn over the bowl onto a plate and serve with your favourite chilli sauce!

P/S: Sorry for the lack of Step by step pictures. I promise to update this post with pictures the next time I make Lor Mai Kai again. *wink*

Linking up with DinoMaMa for Foodie Fridays:

Decoding Parents-Teacher Meeting

Parent-Teacher Meeting happening tomorrow.
I bet you my kids are now praying by their bedside!

I thought it would be insightful to ask a couple of friends who are school teachers to decode the infamous teacher’s “double-speak” during Parent-Teacher Meeting.

Generally, teachers are not allowed to say anything negative no matter how bad the child is unless it is really a matter of serious disciplinary issues. Even so, there are unspoken rules about what they can or cannot say.

With exception of a few students who truly deserve the praise, every other parent-teacher meeting, is just a big-ass lying session by the teacher to maintain their nurturing forefront.

Once you understand the double-speak as a parent,
you can figure out exactly what the teacher meant:

Your child is very sociable.
He/She participations and contributes his ideas actively in classroom discussions.

Your child is way too TALKATIVE and DISRUPTIVE in class!

Your child rather reserved in class.
I would like to see him/her
participate and contribute his ideas more actively in class discussion.

The teacher could not tell if your child was in or out of the class
since he/she is zoning most of the time.

Your child is doing fairly well in his subjects so far.
We will continue to monitor his progress.

*BLINKING SIREN* Your kid is simply not catching up at all!

Your child has done enough to be promoted.
Perhaps we should find out what are his aspirations for the future.

You child is struggling to make it!
So if you are thinking of putting him or her in Top Schools, you should reconsider your position.

Your child is very active in his CCA, it shows leadership potential!
I hope to see the same enthusiasm towards his/her studies as well.

Your child is putting too much time and energy on CCA where he/she should be STUDYING!

That’s my tongue-in-cheek decode
of teacher’s double-speak at parent-teacher meeting.

All characters appearing in this blog post are fictitious.
Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

Enjoy your Parent-Teacher Meeting Session.
Take it easy on yourself, your child and the teacher.

How Wholesome is your Breakfast? | NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH

Did you know that NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH is made with the goodness of whole grain?

Honestly speaking, I didn’t know that at all!

I used to rummage through the cereal aisles in supermarket looking at “premium” cereal while the kids eyed at NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH & HONEY STARS. Not once have I acceded to their request because I have a misconception that those cereal could not be more nutritional than my imported “premium” cereals!

We attended a parent-child cooking workshop at My Private Pantry
organised by NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH last weekend.
(Sophia beaming with joy over her bowl of Chocolately Wholesome Goodness!)
Singapore Mom Blogger Irene Soh attend media Event of NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH

That set my delusional mind straight!

Singapore’s well-loved cereal, NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH, has been awarded with the Healthier Choice Symbol by Health Promotion Board (HPB).

Products carrying the Healthier Choice Symbol are lower in total fat, saturated fat, sodium and sugar. Some are also higher in dietary fibre and calcium compared to similar products within the same food category.

Chef Nicole Loh from My Private Pantry who has a distinct flair for creating and combining flavours presented 2 unique dishes with the use of NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH.
1. Crispy Grilled Cheese with NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH Sandwiches
2. Healthy Chicken Nuggets in crusted NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH

Chef Nicole, with popular MediaCorp Love 97.2FM DJ, Ms Violet Fenying who is a new ambassador for NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH. That charming little boy is Violet Fenying’s son helping out with the demonstration.
Singapore Mom Blogger Irene Soh attend Media Event of NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH

The kids were excited to finally do some cooking!
Singapore Mom Blogger Irene Soh attends Media Event of NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH

Sophia enjoying herself. Basking in a Junior Master Chef moment with Chef Julius Tan.
Singapore Mom Blogger attends media event of NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH

Wanna check how your dishes did in the Taste-O-Meter?
Feed it to your unsuspecting Baby Brother!
If he take a bite and dive right into it for a second bite,
IT MUST BE AWESOME! Coz babies don’t lie!!
Singapore mom blogger Irene Soh attends media event of NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH

Meeting KOKO in person was the greatest highlight of the day!
Singapore Mom Blogger Irene Soh attends media Event of NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH

Download recipe ->HERE<-
1. Crispy Grilled Cheese with NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH Sandwiches
2. Healthy Chicken Nuggets in crusted NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH

Full Disclosure: We were invited to parent-child cooking workshop organised by NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH. All views & opinions are my own.

Let’s talk about SEX baby…. Let’s talk about Birds and Bees.

Sophia: mummy, what is S E X?
Me: :O erm, it means 2 person in love making love.
Sophia: what is making love?
Me: erm. You will understand when you grow older.
Sophia: Then why did my translink card says SEX?