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Thursday, December 25, 2008

The Best Time of the Year

I don't know about you but to me, Christmas is definitely the best time of the year. Beyond all the feasting and giving, there of course lies a greater meaning to the holiday itself. Well, if you are not sure what it is, you can ask me about it when you see me next time.

Anyway, I attended a total of 4 gatherings for Xmas this year, some better than the others. There's a 5th one coming up and it's not exactly a Xmas party but I get to meet my JC friends like once in a blue moon and it falls within the 12 days of Christmas so it's counted.
Hahaha... this is my blog so what I say counts. *winks*
Anyway, of all the gatherings, the meetup with my secondary school girlfriends today is something I will remember for a long time to come. Having known each other for more than a decade, my friends and I had a blast trying to overcome obstacles for Wii (Ramon Rabbid *think it's spelt this way), capture candid shapshots with Y's lomography camera, whip up our own sumptuous Christmas dinner and chilling out in the living room with a hot cup of coffee from A's new expresso machine. It was all in the name of fun. In fact, the conversation we had was hardly intellectual but highly entertaining for we shifted from topic to topic in a rather random manner.

For dinner, we had:
1) A's Lobster Bisque Soup

2) Y's Smoked Salmon Salad with Italian Dressing

3) Crackers and Cheese

4) Cocktail Sausages

(Pic from Y's Canon SLR)

5) X's Aglio Olio with Prawns and Scallops

(Pic from Y's Canon SLR)

6) T's French Fries

These were cleaned out rather nicely. I guess the fact that everyone chipped in (except me) to cook the food made the food taste better.

For dessert, we had

1) H's Choc.a.bloc's decadent chocolate cake

2) My carrot cake with cheese frosting (Not the black/white kind sold in the marketplace)

3) YY's melt-in-the-mouth Tiramisu which was absolutely to-die-for.

Imagine having 3 whole cakes all to ourselves! Of course, we didn't manage to finish them so some brought them back.
Accompanying all these, we had a mixture of dessert wine, lychee martini cum pina colada drink, coffee and even Chinese tea.

Hope these girlfriends will be around the rest of my life. They are such wonderful people and I don't know what to do without them.
Anyway, goodbye Christmas 2008, Hello New Year 2009!

Before I end, the presents my friends blessed me with today, knowing I'm a product freak.
Here goes...

A very blessed Nana Ho signing off ;)