Tomorrow is the day of our Christmas party....or should I say later tonight!! You're probably wondering why a Christmas party is before Christmas...well it's simple. Firstly, my sister will be going to Qatar to spend Christmas with her husband who is currently working there. Then my cousin will be going to Malacca to spend time with his wifes family. Before this he used to open Christmas here but his mother passed away last year and I guess he wants the kids to have time with their other grandmother. Next, my brother will be going away on the 26th for a quick holiday to Port Dickson and that left me with little options on a date if I wanted all these folks to attend. So the 23rd it is and at least it's better than not having anything for Christmas! LOL
To tell you the truth we've been really busy buying stuff and presents for Christmas these past few weeks. We've also been taking the little one around looking at the decorations at all the malls. So on Friday, after going to the market to pick up some large prawns we had ordered but was not there because the supplier forgot, we decided to take a little time for ourselves. As usual we went to Mid Valley since its the closest to our home. We also had to get another last minute gift and while looking for it found that one of the stores had slashed prices on some of the items we had already bought to fifty percent off. DOH!!! Oh well you win some you lose some. Anyway, we walked around a bit and did a little shopping for ourselves too. I didn't get anything but wifey found a nice blouse that she liked so she got that. I think we just needed a break to relax a little because we were tired and Christmas hasn't even started LOL
At night we took the little one for a train ride at the Curve. I had initially got in the car with wifey and daughter but the attendant said only one adult with one child even if we did have tickets DOH!! Besides I didn't really want to go around the mall sitting in the train LOL After that we got some nice little blouses for the little one and headed home tired but satisfied!!
This morning we headed to the market again to pick up the prawns and got what we wanted. After that a quick trip to the supermarket to get more stuff. The reason we have so much shopping to do is because we are cooking this year and not catering as usual. It's a lot of work but in a way it's a lot of fun too! Besides I like to cook and try out new stuff. The last time I cooked I invented a new prawn dish which everyone liked...some folks even asked for the recipe LOL What recipe???...It was all in my head!! LOL
In the afternoon some friends who were not going to be able to come for the party came over to drop off some presents for the little one. We ahd fun chatting and eating the cookies and murruku we had made...our first guinea pigs so to speak LOL and they actually liked it!! Hope the rest feel the same.
While they were there the tables and chairs we ordered from our neighbour arrived too. Poor guy had to fix some of the lights that he had put up. The rain had come and knocked out some just like my electrician had warned. Fortunately he heeded my advice this time and coved the contact points and at least they are all working again (see picture below). After that I had a much needed nap in the afternoon because I totally didn't sleep the night before and was watching the Battle of the Bulge, no not a weight loss program, a WWII movie. DOH!! LOL
At night we went to see my other best buddy Sean. You see a few nights ago he happily called me and asked me to listen to group of carollers at a restaurant he was at over the phone. The next day he called me again to say that the group would be singing again tonight and asked us to join him. The restaurant they were singing at was a few doors away from his office so we met him there. I must say that this was one of the highlight of Christmas this year so far. They weere called six to eight and sang accapella which means just vocals without musical instruments. They were simply amazing, singing all the Christmas favourites and a few other songs too. There were a few twists too like when the only Mat Salleh guy (Caucasian) sang a Chinese number. We thoroughly enjoyed the performance and even the little one was clapping! Even the food was good so it made for a very enjoyable evening for us all.
I better go sleep now...today is going to be a long and busy day and I also need to go to church in the morning! I'll let you know how the party turned out tomorrow!