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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Christmas 2006 activities

Christmas with the kids

Yay! It's December and carols are playing on my radio...with the spirit of christmas in our hearts, the office team decided to start the season's cheer by skipping the usual chi-chi high tea and gift exchange session for something a bit more noble..we spent half a Friday afternoon entertaining the kids at the Chen Su Lan Methodist Children’s Home.

Started the event by serving the kids tea - we had sausage buns, cream puffs, chocolate muffins, sponge cakes..I was too busy serving thus, no photos of the tea meal. Furthermore, my camera got hijacked by Mark...here are some of the pics he took :)

Thomas was a really good sport and he played Santa wonderfully..I think the kids really enjoyed themselves (only had 2 cases of crying). This should definitely be our new Christmas tradition (bye bye nice chi chi high tea at Regent Hotel) ;)

Christmas reindeers

This year, I learnt from last year's mistake ..I did not wait till the very last minute to decide if I should be spending $25 for a cute reindeer. Last year, I thought about it soo long that by the time I decided that those reindeers needed a nice home, there were none left and I had to basically call like all the florist carrying them , begging for one!

So, dragged Jin to Orchard (editor: aka "the wallet") one sunny Saturday afternoon and here's Rudolph (red nose one!) and Reindeer (i know,,not too creative :p).

Christmas with Egypt group

Helen was really sweet to host this year's Christmas gathering at her new place in Yio Chu Kang. Daniel amazed us once again (and made the guys feel very inadequate) by baking a cheese cake from scratch! And we finally got to meet Marcus's and Ling's baby girl - Francine who was really well behaved.

Christmas holiday visitors

Met up friends visiting from US - Johnny and Mel along with their 2 kids - Joshua and Daniel. Joshua who we last met when he was only a few months old has grown into such a well behaved boy. Daniel is really a mummy's boy and was soo jet-lagged that he cried the whole 2 hours of dinner. Poor guy. Here's him with his eyes all red and puffy.

Waiming hopped back to Spore from Amsterdam for a month long break. I organised a brunch meet at the Turquiose Room with Neel and family, WH and IZ and Abhi who forgot to bring Zen the doggy despite my numerous reminders :p

Christmas misc

Prepared for this Christmas wayyy in advance (compared to previous years). Presents all bought 2 weeks b4 Christmas (sigh of relief from Jin - he hates the crowds and long lines at the check-out counters), cards sent out 1 month b4 Christmas...am trying to psych myself up for a long break ahead - 3 weeks jetting around the world! hurray..(if only there wasn't soo much to do at work :( )

Going for a baking lesson this afternoon to learn some new Christmas recipes..and will try to make some cookies and chocolate before we leave next week :). One last thing to do - go around snapping Christmas scenes along Orchard!


Anonymous charmaine said...

scary small world! was classmates with Melody! and hubby and her were colleagues years ago! but we're not in touch anymore :)

happy Long hols dear!

11:53 PM  
Blogger :: Lavender Cupcaker :: said...

looks like you had a really merry joyous Xmas! so heartwarming to hear that kind hearted spirit of yours to go to the children's home think they will really love you lots right? :)

Blessed new yr ahead!

Btw, u seem to love kids hor? :P are u gg to have 1 soon?

5:23 PM  
Blogger Goat Almighty said...

great posts. wonder why you haven't kept your blog updated though.

8:41 AM  
Blogger :: Lavender Cupcaker :: said...

cindee..why is so quiet here?? update pls!!

9:17 AM  
Blogger :: Lavender Cupcaker :: said...

cindee..why is so quiet here?? update pls!!

9:17 AM  

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