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Friday, December 30, 2011

Year End Dinner

A few days ago, I was chatting with one of the youths. My nephews were back from Australia and I thought maybe I should introduce them to the youths in my church. So I suggested dinner on Friday. It was just a thought and suggestion as I wasn't sure of my nephews' schedule.

Rachel and I were quite busy and I thought the dinner plans will fall off but surprisingly, it did came to pass.

We had badminton in the morning. Most of the youths were there too. After badminton, someone suggested swimming in the evening. We declined because we had dinner plans. After sending the kids back home, my sis and I went shopping in Tesco. 

At 6.30pm we picked up the 1st youth. Then we went over to S2 using the Mambau way to pick up the 2nd youth. The 3rd youth couldn't make it.

We went to the Kesington in S2. 
Our food was delicious. We had crispy mushroom soup, garlic bread and aromatic duck with cabbage for starters, lamb shank, spaghetti carbonara, chicken maryland (I think) & black pepper beef for the main course.

At about 9.30pm we thought of going somewhere else, somewhere different, somewhere like PD. Yeah, it's a 40-minute drive and we had a bit of time to spare. We went to Teluk Kemang, listen to the waves for a while before having a drink nearby and a deep discussion on how old the earth was. :S

We left PD almost 12 midnight and I reached home at 1am. It was quite an unusual day for me but definitely a fun and interesting one.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Celebrating Christmas - 2011

My mom decided to have a little party in her house this Christmas. We decided on simple food but guess what when I reached her house that evening???

Food was in abundance!! We even had 2 turkeys. I made some of the desserts and we ordered some noodles. My mom must have felt that there wasn't enough food for our guests and so she cooked a few more dishes.

The carollers from my church came and sang some meaningful Christmas songs.

Eh, I had tong yin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tangyuan_(food)) too. I think my Auntie Terry made it. :) 

My mom's main Christmas tree, standing 8 feet tall.

This is the dining hall's Christmas tree. Not that tall, probably 5 feet.

And this tree was placed outside the house at the garden area.

My mom loves to decorate her house. She enjoys taking out the Christmas decorations from the storeroom every year, choosing which decor to take out & putting them on at the appropriate places. I, on the other hand, do not have the patience for it. :)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Something at Chili's

It has been a long time since we last had a get-together dinner in KL with all our climbing kakis, so this Christmas season someone suggested Chili's, preferably in KLCC. We suggested it to our KL climbing friends but they weren't too interested. :(

So anyway, last minute we had to change the venue to Mid Valley because Mctc had to fetch his sister and family from the airport after dinner.

There were 9 of us - Danny,my sis, RW, Mctc, Minch, Maddy, Matt, Wayne the boy & I.

We didn't know what to order so we asked Danny to order for us. The food was quite good, but service wasn't as good as I had expected. Probably because it was Christmas season not to mention, the place was quite pack too and maybe there weren't enough man power on that day. :)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Aspirers White Christmas Party 2011

Remember the gingerbread house trial run I blogged about last month? So, today's the day where I have to set up all my houses. I made 8 houses, but 1 wall broke, so I'm left with 7. 

My sis and I came early to church to set up the houses. I have 42 pieces of cutout walls and roofs waiting to be divided and matched. The day before I called Becky and Liz to come early today to help too.

Later, other youths like Shaphan, Sarah and Rebecca came to help too. 

The makan table laden with yummy food. :D

The Aspirers just shifted to this place and so far they haven't experienced having any programs at night. So when it was 7.30pm, everyone expected the lights to automatically on as they were told that the porch lights were on timer mode. Justin and Lynne were kind enough to shed some light with their iphones while Frankie helped set up a make-shift light using an old spotlight.

The youths were enjoying themselves decorating the gingerbread houses and gingerbread men/women.

There were other activities too which includes taking a pic with Mr Snowman and Nature Art.

My houses were destroyed by Jared and Martin. :(

Most of the houses ended up in the garbage bag.  All my hard work.. sigh...

The party ended slightly after 10pm. There were more than 100 youths who came for the party but by the end of the day, only a handful of them stayed back to help clean the place. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My New FREE Toy

So yeah, this is my new toy - HTC Desire S. I got it free from my service provider. :)

I was asked to go to designated place to collect it. I thought maybe I'll go there early, collect it and get back to work again. I was probably an hour early, but after meeting up with people who were there much earlier, I didn't have hope of leaving the place any time soon. They were there 2 hours earlier and the was no sign of their names or any other names being called.

Finally, after more than 3 hours of waiting, I got my phone.It was awesome. My first touch screen phone.

It was 5pm when I left the collection place. I promised to go for a movie with Chee Hoe and we pulled Arnold and Rachel along too. Arnold was reluctant because he has already seen the movie, Puss In Boots, with his cousins. Anyway, we managed to persuade him to watch with us.:)

After the movie, we went for dinner in Johnny's Restaurant. We had steamboat and an a la carte fried rice. Arnold also got the same phone that day, and we played with the phones till it ran out of juice.

One thing about HTC Desire S phones... they run out of battery quite fast and you'll always need to have a backup battery or  a phone battery charger. I can't complain because the phone is free. :)