Friday, December 30, 2011

Wedding of Angeline & Sean

My long time friend, Angeline, tied the knot today at Fullerton Hotel.
Since secondary school, we always knew that Angeline would excel in everything she does. She came from the top class, quit polytechnic to join SIA after getting our O's, and now she has left the airline to venture into something else, where she met her sweetheart Sean, the man who would ask her hand in marriage. Together, they bought a dream home and finally decided to get married on this fateful day.
So really, it didnt come to any of us as a surprise that they would have a lavish & glamorous wedding - she would only deserve the best!

I love weddings - so happy and full of love, laughter, surrounded by friends :)
Here's wishing Angeline & Sean a lifetime of happiness and bliss.

My friends whom I've known for 15 years!! Missing in action is Carol - she's currently in a place where we'll be flying to tomorrow (TW) =P

My precious boys.

P.S. I really like the fascinator, so easy to wear and instantly glams up any outfit, especially now that I'm trying to grow out my hair again. I should buy another one in white or beige feathers to match light-colored outfits :D

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Batam - Dec 2011

We followed my MIL to spend Xmas with her brother in Batam.
It was Adam's first time boarding a ferry to Batam (even though he's already took a ferry ride to Macau) and now that he is old enough to understand what a ferry ride is, he was understandably very excited.

He's been telling everyone that he's going to "ride a boat" but when he finally boarded the ferry, he fell asleep and by the time he woke up, we docked. Poor boy was so disappointed that he "didnt" get to take his boat ride that he cried.

At Andy's uncle's house

Happy Boxing Day

Kelong seafood

Stopping for coffee and yogurt at nearby mall

Self-entertaining kiddo

MIL and her brother

cheeky monkey

While waiting for us to finish sucking our crab claws, licking fish bones and pigging out, Adam sang himself a Happy Birthday song and blew out his "candles on a cake" HAHAHAHA my silly boy is bored.

I spent 2 full days without warm water to bathe in, no internet, no wi-fi, no gadgets.... but had lots of spicy food, kelong seafood and more seafood. Until I became sick, literally!
And we nearly couldnt make it back because no more ferries! We managed to get the last ferry home and by the time we cleared customs and got home, it was already 11.30pm. I took a long warm bath and crashed. My own home never felt this good.
I'm now on MC trying to recover from fever and sore throat. Bummer!

Need to get well soon so that I can enjoy my Taipei trip this weekend :)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Yuletide Party 2011

Kickstarted the year-end parties on Saturday 17 Dec 2011 with BBQ and booze.

This is the real Birthday cake for deserving Dec babies - a 2-tier lychee martini. Yums!

We had lots of Cosmos, Mohjitos, White Russian and red wine going on last night

Things are heating up. Time to start feeding the people!

The hosts =)

"Santa Claus" entertaining the children

3 kids who speak 3 different languages put their differences aside and play in harmony. Adam graciously shared his toys with the kids and let them play in his bedroom. It's truly amazing.
I couldn't have asked for a better child. I'm so proud of you Adam. You are mummy's shining star =)

The guys gave Hubs a doll - a life-sized one - for good measure

You can't run away from this Honey.

Jason looks with admiring eyes and pouty lips

Taking turns to blow her... Sounds wrong!

Raymond got the largest lungs HAHAHA

thanks peeps for coming to our first year-end party held at our humble home.
It was great honor having so many family and friends to celebrate with us and we had a swell time...
Paul got drunk and went hugging my FIL and said to him "You're a good man"... (what the..???!) and my all-time Cheena Dad actually even liked mingling with our "ang moh" guests because he was impressed that they liked Singapore more than UK.
My Dad is the type of person who thinks Chinese people should always be proud of our roots and why should we have English names when Caucasians don't have chinese names yadayadayada.. so you can imagine what a huge sigh of relief I heaved last night.

It is always tiring to throw parties but all the effort is worth it eventually.
And I had lots of help from our helper Linda in restoring our messy house to "showroom" condition again this morning. Thank you Linda.

Life is not always a bed of roses, there will be times some people come and go, and then there are some who just want to be with you in happy times but once the honeymoon is over, they're out the door.
Only Family and true Friends are the real angels whom God sent to comfort us during our darkest times, to steer us onto the right paths when we stray, and to share our most joyous and happiest moments in life.
You guys made it happen, and we hope to host more fabulous parties in future =)
p.s. We will be packing up and first, celebrating Xmas with my MIL's family in Indonesia, then flying to Taipei to usher in 2012.

Bye guys and Yummy holidays!
Love ,
Veron, Andy, Adam.