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25th Dec’09

Actual day of X’mas is usually spent @ my 4th aunt’s place & i will attend unless i’m overseas for holiday. I think so far it has happened only once or twice! But i’ll always try to stay in S’pore as it’s a time to catch up with everyone =)

 

Xin Lian & her bf Lester never fails to amaze me with the food that they prepared! 2 great chefs & i was telling Xin Lian that they can open a catering company already! =)

And i like the vege sticks that my 4th aunt always prepared… Goes so well with the home made yummy sauce!!

 

I didn’t want to keep walking around so fill up my whole plate with food. Looking @ this makes me drool….

 

And there’s endless supply of food, wine & desserts for all of us!

I simply love such gatherings! =)  CNY is coming & it means another round of reunion with everyone + enjoy yummy food!!

I hope everyone had an enjoyable X’mas celebration with loved ones & friends! For me, it was an awesome month

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24th Dec’09

It’s the 3rd celebration for the week & it’s X’mas eve!! =)   This year celebration was held @ Patricia’s bf place & the theme was Pajamas Night Party!!

 

This is the goodie bag which Patricia & Stefan prepared for everyone =)  It’s really nice & so thoughtful of them!

 

And i got a surprise when i reach the venue… Haha! See these 2 rabbits!! I call them Xiao Bai & Xiao Hei…. They had different shifts & i saw Xiao Bai on this chair when i arrived. It’s like they were there to welcome the guests =)  So cute…..

 

Everyone brought something along for the gift exchange!

 

Look @ the spread & it’s only part of it!! There were some other items in the kitchen too like satay, chicken wings, etc.

 

I contributed a log cake that night & it’s from Bengawan Solo! Usually i buy from the cake shop which is convenient for me to purchase the log cake due to location and/or time constraint.

Personally i kind of enjoy getting log cake for X’mas parties cause every year i like to see the various designs from the different cake shops =)

 

It was nice to enjoy the food & chat with everyone in such a relaxed ambience that’s filled with lots of festive mood! =)

And my very thoughtful friend Patricia bought me a gift which is a bag hook! And she’s really very creative… You see the different eye mask in the picture? It’s all hand made by her… =)

 

I like this picture with Ear Ear!! You are going to see lots of pictures of Ear Ear friends in my Tokyo travel post =)

 

And we had games for entertainment! Everyone was having fun… And Eileen’s daughter really enjoyed it! =)

 

That night was also Diana’s birthday! And a friend of her’s that she invited William also shared the same birthday =)

And on that morning @ 10+ , my friend Liqing also gave birth to a X’mas eve baby boy! Oh my…. Lots of X’mas eve babies around me!!

 

One BIG surprise which i get from this party is to see my primary school friend Peiyan! I find her very familiar when she walked in  =)  It was a very happy & nice reunion with her!

 

Nice group picture before we go home! Awesome party by Stefan & Patricia =)  Thanks for inviting me & i had lots of fun! Anyway 1 week plus after this party, we went on a great trip to Tokyo together =) 

Great bunch of people to hang out with! We are now planning a meet up soon to go for nice hawker food!! Can’t wait….

Sorry for the lack of updates… I don’t know why but i’m kind of lazy to update my blog + December & January is quite a busy month for me when it comes to gatherings + travel.

Anyway let’s continue with my X’mas gatherings! =)

It’s the second meet up for the week & this time it’s with my friends from ITE. Even though i was there for only a year, i’m glad i managed to meet some really nice friends.

For this gatherings, quite a few couldn’t make it =_=  I hope the attendance for the next one will be better lah.

 

It’s good that the venue was @ Magdelene’s place as she got 2 young kids so it may be hard for her to enjoy herself if she bring both kids out.

 

And being @ someone’s house, everyone is more comfy & just enjoy the food & do some catching up with friends.

 

Sarah is such a sweet girl… Had fun playing with her! Her baby brother was resting so i didn’t take a picture of him but he has grown so much! And if i’m not wrong, he’s just a few months old & he’s pretty big size already =)

Will definitely try to take a picture when i see Baby Sean next time! Hee…

Looking forward to see Magdelene & Judy during CNY =)  Judy is back from Australia for a visit & we be meeting up! Haven’t seen Judy for quite long so i’m looking forward to it.

Starting from this gathering, it was going to be a whole week filled X’mas meet ups with friends & loved ones. But i’m not complaining =)

Anyway this gathering is with my secondary school mates – Peishan & Rosane! =)  Ellena can’t make it cause she’s busy =_=

Anyway i suggest to have dinner @ Tea Cosy & i’m glad everyone likes this place! =)  Let me show you the food that we tried.

 

We ordered a salad to share first & we tried this Tofu Salad! It’s pretty refreshing & light… Very healthy choice!

As for main course, Rosane had the Bangers & Mash while Peishan had Prawn Pasta Aglio Olio.

 

As for me, i tried the Braised Duck Pasta & it’s really nice! I wonder what they add to the sauce… Really yummy!

Generally i enjoyed the main course @ Tea Cosy! And i’m planning to come back here with my cousins Xin Lian & Gladys when i’m back from my Japan trip.

 

We like the place so much that we order cakes & tea to share while we continue our catching up session.

 

It was a lovely meet up with everyone! No awkward moments @ all even though i’ve not seen them for quite long =) Love you girls *hugz*

And i’m really glad all of you take the effort to make it for this gathering. I hope Ellena can join us for the next one!

Initally i just want to help Wenhui get some discount @ Robinsons with my card but end up i join her & her 2 sisters for their X’mas outing.

 

We arranged to meet up @ 313 Somerset & since i reach earlier, i decide to walk around & explore the new place. And i saw this nice Macaron X’mas tree @ The Icing Room!

When everyone arrived, we went to KFC for lunch first & then we walked around the new shopping mall =)  Then it’s off to Cineleisure to get the tickets for “The Princess & The Frog”!

While we were in the queue, i got some yummy yogurt from Frolick to share with everyone!

 

And it’s time for more shopping as everyone wants to do more X’mas shopping for gift exchange, etc. And Takashimaya is the best place to go cause i like the idea that they do complimentry gift wrapping regardless of the amount you spent as long as the purchase is @ Taka!

And every year they have different colours & theme for their wrappers! It just makes me look forward to X’mas & see what kind of design they have! =)

 

While the rest are doing the X’mas shopping, i went to the basement & came to Swiss Bake to get them something =)  You will get to see what it is in the next picture! Hee.

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We ended the shopping part @ Robinsons Centrepoint where i help Wenhui get some discount for the baby stuff that she wanted to get. Then it’s off for a quick break @ Toast Box before we go to Cineleisure to watch the movie.

 

I got them each a star shaped cookie with various Santa designs on it! I think Swiss Bake has the nicest designs among all that i’ve seen. I ♥ the cute design so much!

 

After movie, Wenli has to leave first so i went to Xin Wang HK Cafe with Wenhui & Wenya for dinner & window shop a bit before we go home.

But before we go to the mrt station, i suggest to take a picture with Santa @ 313 Somerset as there was complimentry photo-taking & they even print out the picture for you =)

They managed to take a nice one with my camera too!

It was really a nice outing with these 3 sisters =)  I only got to know Wenli & Wenya better during Wenhui’s wedding but they are such nice & easy-going people & i’m glad to have them as my friends! 

May everyone have a blessed Christmas & a Happy New Year! =)

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Last month when i meet Wenhui for dinner @ Marmalade Pantry, i already suggested to her that we can come to Ootoya @ Orchard Central for our X’mas meet up =)

I was quite excited about coming here for dinner as i heard lots of positive reviews about Ootoya!

 

At Ootoya, they don’t accept reservations so it’s best to go earlier if you can. And i thought by reaching at 6.30pm should be fine but it turns out to be quite packed already.

Luckily there were 2 counter seats that’s @ the entrance & we don’t mind so we get to sit down immediately! Hee.

 

One interesting thing @ Ootoya is that they will state the level of calories for every dish! =)   But i was more engrossed in choosing what to eat & i decide to try this Sweet & Sour Chicken set!

Oh my… It’s really good including the vegetables! I think the vinegar that they used is quite special & the taste is nice & appetizing!

And good news for those who loves rice…. It’s free flow!

 

We wanted to take a picture together but due to the seating arrangement, we had to turn to the back & somehow the effect turns out nicely!

 

We saw this tall X’mas tree @ Orchard Central when we were about to leave so we just had to take one picture since it’s the X’mas season!

By now, Wenhui’s tummy is getting bigger already & i’m looking forward to see the little one =)

We walked around @ OG & Robinsons as Wenhui wants to look @ some baby stuff since she can start stocking up already. Even i myself start to look around for suitable gift already – i enjoy shopping for babies & little kids =)

 

We ended the night @ TCC Centrepoint with some nice drinks & we have the gift exchange!! And we got something for each other from Takashimaya ♥♥♥

Wenhui got me a nice braclet & coin purse while i got her this Winnie The Pooh towel set.

By the way, i must talk about the drink that i had! They have 2 specials for the X’mas season & i tried the latte. I love the chocolate X’mas tree shape thingy – it’s very nice!!

Another great X’mas meet up with my dear friend =)  I really treasure all my meet up with Wenhui now cause from next April onwards, she won’t have much free time to come out so often as she be busy with her baby!


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