Christmas 2010

Xmas was spent at Nex Mall with dearie!

It’s humongous and definitely so much bigger than Vivo. Lyn was right. We were really spoilt for choices for food. Interestingly, we saw a few new restaurants and cafes. =) The mall was crowded but was already better than expected. We were very lucky as we found a lot at the nearby multi-storey carpark. It was by chance that we reached there but thank god it wasnt a bad choice. =)

Review: Grandma’s Restaurant

This was a restaurant serving local delights but other than the claypot toufu, all the other dishes disappointed us. The prawns was very unfresh with a very bad smell. I had no choice but to call the manager. He didnt say much but merely ask us to order another dish. So we ordered chicken instead. However, it was probably over-fried so the outer skin was more tough than crispy. The flavour was actually not bad…but after chewing 2 pieces…dearie’s and my teeth were both very strained. Lol. So we didnt finish the dish. Looking at the prices and food standard, we’ll probably wont go back again.

Actually, only a few shops were new to me. Most of them are commonly found in neighbourhood or heartland malls. Hmm…..so after awhile, we were tired and looked for a place for some drinks and snacks.

Dearie and I really miss the custard pastries we had in Switzerland!! They were really the best we had. Not too sweet, soft and fluffy. However, still didnt manage to find nice custurd puffs in Singapore yet. Not even Swissbake make the cut. If Switzerland’s pastries score a 9, Swissbake probably score 2. However…since we’re tired and hungry…we just sat down in their cafe. Was surprised to know that they serve rosti with smoked salmon too! Love them! Unfortunately, the rosti was hard and unappetizing. Sigh. I remembered it was priced pretty steep and it made me kinda annoyed especially when the rosti sucks. I mean, you’ll think how bad can rosti go right? I suspect their rosti is the frozen type. And was merely heated up with some cheese in the oven. =P

On the way to carpark………….I saw a lovely walkway….and I forced dearie to take these pictures. Lol.

I’m a inspiring photographer okie! How? Got any “feel” or not? LOL. Realised how bulging his tummy was in the 3rd pic? Wahahahaha. I love him anyway. =)

It was a lovely Christmas spent with dearie. =D

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Christmas Eve 2010

Wow! This few weeks had been a whirlwind of events! It’s no wonder I’m too busy to update this space of mine, nor remember the sequence of events. Hahaha! Hopefully I didnt get them wrong.

Christmas Eve

Afternoon was spent with my lovely colleagues. It was time to reveal who was whose angel and who was whose mortal! Few months ago, we started this game called Angel & Mortal. Everyone will be  someone’s angel as well as mortal. Angels were supposed to encourage and care for our mortals, by ways of dropping cards or little gifts into our individual Xmas baggie. We had 2 chances to guess our angel but alas, it’s so difficult as our agency is pretty big. So very few people got it right. I did, because my angel hinted me at the very last minute. So I escaped from the forfeit, which was potatoe chip/cake dribbling down the face. Lol.

And guess what, my angel was also my mortal!! And he is Remus! What a coincidence! Because few years ago, he was also my angel in this game. The whole event took more than 6hours since 12pm. Other than our potluck Xmas buffet luncheon, we also prepared Xmas gifts for our mortals. As everyone was both an angel and mortal, everyone got a gift as well. =D Oh a few lovely colleagues also gave dearie and me pressies. Thank you all!!

If you haven noticed, Oli’s card is handmade! So prettyyyyyy! =)

Adrian & I thank you all!!! =D

 

These pressies are for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee~ =D

Thank you all!! Pretty difficult to find a frame to fit all the pictures. Only had to place them as per their size, still pretty squeezy. Argghhhhhh~

I love all the gifts! =D Some were received after Xmas but I put them together. =)

Suan knows I love leopard prints and so, she got me a leopard prints scarf as well as HELEN’s purple leopard prints hairband. Haha. Irene got me serum for my dry, frizzy permed hair. =D And Cel know I love masking so Missha, TheFaceShop & 我的美丽日记 masks for me. =) Lovely orange mug from Remus. Yummy Almond Roca from Lin, and last but not least, Precious Moments Magnetic photo frame from Gra. I actually had a similar Xmas pressie before. Haha. Love love love! 

I’m really very very paiseh lah because we didnt prepare any Xmas pressies. =X Firstly, we dont really have that habit of preparing/giving Xmas pressies. Secondly, was realllllllllyyyyyyyyy too busy this Nov and Dec. =(

After the event, actually we were realllllyyyy very tired. But we had to eat anyway, so we went PS, Tea Cosy to have my favorite foie gras. =D Isnt it almost the perfect place to have a Xmas dinner? The cafe just oozed Xmas ambiance, albeit abit messy la. =P

Oh yes. I just suddenly learned that Photoscape can insert cuteeee and prettyyyy graphics like these! Ya lor stupid me, now then know. =P Okie, in future my pictures might have alot of these act-cute thingy. Haha! I’ve reviewed Tea Cosy many times so I shall skip this time. Their pan-seared foie gras and tomatoe & crabmeat bisque will always be my favorite. =D Dearie said his prawn aglio olio waas merely OK though.

After our dinner and some window shopping, dearie fetched me to Cel & Sean place for mahjiong with Ken and Jov. =P

When it was around 10seconds to midnight, all of us(mj players) called up our other halves to wish Merry Xmas and mouth sweet things. =D It was pretty funny as we totally threw all reservations away and started to…”Darling/honey/dear, Merry Xmas, I love you always. Smuacks smuacks! =D”

After that we resumed our mahjiong. Haha. Oh it was a lucky night as I won $170(I think). The most which I’ve ever won! Hope it lasts. Haha!

Christmas & Boxing Day!

Dearie and I watched “Yes Man” on Christmas Day.

Movie title: Yes Man
Ratings: 4.5/5
Comments: It’s a real hilarious show. Frankly speaking, we felt Jim Carrey’s shows had a drop in standard years in the recent years. I dont remember the titles but they were a disappointment. Especially the stupid “Number 23” or something. But this time round, “Yes Man” is a refreshing treat of his usual standard. It kept me laughing throughout the show and it’s very meaningful too. It teaches us to enjoy life and to live life. Ultimately you only live once. So dont live inside a closet.

Yesterday, I met up with Jy, Iv, and Ce after a long absence. Jy had finally retreated from her confinement and was hard up for a good drink! Too bad I couldnt drink because of my coldsore. But they made me drink anyway! Argghhh Pouring that chivas into my green tea whenever Im not looking. I said I cant drink liao mahz…they hor….. But okie lah, heng my condition did not aggravate. It’s getting better too. We’re at Cyclone pub where Jy’s good friend is the boss. She was a mass of emo state where she hugged her for a long time after quite many drinks. Hmm was pretty worried about her but I guessed she’s only feeling nostalgic I think. She’s still smiling like nobody business even after we left the pub. Albeit abit high and blurblur.

Of course lah…the way she’s drowning the liquor. Iv, Ce and I didnt drink much at all but somehow 1 bottle of Chivas finished and Jy ordered another bottle. =.= If I can choose, I certainly wont go that ktv pub again. Aged population I would say. Not that it bothers me BUT when all the oldies loved to yell into the mikes for their retro songs. Then it posed a problem to me. What’s their problem manz? I know some of them has a powerful voice but it doesnt means it’s nice when you’re bursting the eardrums of everyone in the pub OK. Hence whenever it’s their turn, the ktv waitresses to adjust the mike till the lowest volume and when it’s the others’ turn, they will adjust back up otherwise it will be too soft.

If you have a gift of a powerful voice, do use it wisely and not extravagantly. Why cant they understand it’s useless to sing the entire song with the same power? It doesnt give the song any flow of melody or depth at all when the whole song is blasted. And I really admired the courage of some people who dare to choose songs which they hardly can handle but yet tried too hard. You can always choose to sing it in a “soft” way or in another style if you simple cant project it’s triumphant crescendos. And if you know you cant reach the high pitch, then go practise it in a ktv lah…

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Pardon my swollen red upper lip, didnt bother to apply gloss because I applied medication. Sigh I look hideous.

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Me with Iv, the vain b*tch. Haha!

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3some.

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3some

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Jy, obviously high and semi-drunk.

At around 1+am, we adjourned to St James, dragonfly. Hmm you know I usually dont club there. But Jy was feeling happy and high, so I accompanied her along. Though I stayed not long and left early with the others still enjoying the night. Somehow the music and the over-crowdedness just dont appear appealing after 1hour plus. IM TRULY GETTING OLD.

It’s been awhile since I update pictures of Vickki and my dearie. There they are. Oh Vickki has been promoted. She’s free to roam about the house most of the time now. Finally, she has learnt about 95% of self-control of her output. She’s also more guai already. Perhaps she has finally grown up. But she’s still a terror when nobody is watching..that cunning little thing.

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The loves of my life

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she looks like Persian cat right?!

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Super noti girl

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Some more Xmas pressies

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TheFaceShop nailpolishes from DeR

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Couple handphone pouches form Est and Angi

Thank you all!!!

Thus end my rojak post.

Not going to check the post already as Im starved. Gonna catch dinner.

Xmas Surprises!

I received a few surprises today! Christmas pressies from my colleagues. They are a surprise because when I gave them Xmas pressies this year, I dont expect anything back. And particularly when this culture is not really prominent in the office. I dont really give Christmas gifts all the time too, just dont have that culture ya. I dont eat turkey lah, I dont eat Christmas dinners la, I dont sing Christmas carols lah, I dont exchange Christmas gifts lah, probably because my friends also dont practice such customs. But this year, call it a flash of interest. But it’s really no joke to wrap 20+ pressies, even though I did not wrap it very very nicely, not that I didnt try! My back ached!

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Merry Xmas!

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Diamante pendant on chain from Mary

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Pink piggy wrist rest from Tanny

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Micky & Minnie couple picture frame from Cat. Oh she bought from HK.

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Another couple picture frame from Terry. Look like a pair of boobies to me. HAHA.

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Precious Moments couple mini picture frame from Sandra.

Okie. I think I’ve developed some sort of phobia towards Precious Moment after my ROM. Lol. Nevertheless, they’re still very sweet. Thanks to all my sweet colleagues, they’re all so thoughtful. Smuacks!

Oh Forgot to include Irene’s Xmas gift(because I’ve already opened and use liao. Haha). She gave me a pair of fake eyelashes too. Keke. Thanks so much!!

Oh I forgot to mention what I gave them. Actually I used the same shiny wrapping paper as Sandra. Haha. My pressies mostly includes all sorts of masks(good ones OK), fruitty lip blams and Carebear glosses. =)