Wow, can you believe that Christmas has already come and gone?! Super crazy.
I’ve been so busy for the past couple of weeks because of work and shopping for gifts that I haven’t even had the time to sit in front of the computer properly! But now that things are going to slowly settle down, I should be able to start posting more – especially since I have such a long list of things I’ve wanted to post about for awhile now :P
As per usual, my family celebrated Christmas on the Eve again!
Because I had work on the day, mum & I had to start preparing food the night before. Mannn, was that difficult. I literally went from Work > Kitchen > Bed > Work > Kitchen ;A; I was so exhausted by the end of the day…
With all our hard work, we managed to create this! I’m so proud of how it all turned out ^-^
Our Christmas spread includes a rosemary, lemon and garlic roast chicken and vegies, thai mint roast lamb, rendang, deep fried wontons, prosciutto and breadsticks, salmon & pickles/cucumbers, sweet & sour chicken and tofu mix.
Mum obviously cooked everything that’s asian ..as I just don’t cook Asian food lol!
As I wanted this to be a great Christmas dinner, I made the effort to decorate the table a bit!
I bought the table runner, some Christmas candles + candle holder, andddd made some Christmas crackers!! I was really tempted to buy a pre-made cracker as they were literally just being sold everywhere I shopped at lol, but their prizes all looked pretty shitty… so I decided to just make my own, filled with cooler things lol!
Included in Melody’s special Christmas cracker, you will find: an assorted packet of Twinings tea, mini mentos, Moccona’s mochaccino, Wizz Fizz, a novelty rubber, marker, bouncy ball and a Christmas joke!!
After more conversation, dinner was cleared up and my brothers started playing PS3.
My older sister, being the old lady, asked if we could open presents before midnight before she wanted to sleep lol! So, at 11pm, we begun our gift swapping and opening *-* ! Obviously my favourite part of the night always!
Ashley with his gifts!! Yes, I got him a new pillow because his current ones suck -_- lol!
I tried to convince him that it was really a dakimakura when he saw a large pillow shape in wrapping paper hehe!
Now, for my haul section of the blog post which will include all the Christmas gifts I’ve received.
I would like to say a HUGE thank you to every single person who has been thoughtful enough to give me something ♥ I appreciate every single thing that I’ve been given, and I feel so grateful to know I have some amazing people in my life!
First up, my bosses! My assistant director got me that awesome Typo gift set – I’ve actually always wanted one of those mini trolleys lol! Andddd, my director went overboard and gave me this beautiful bouquet of flowers at the Annual General Meeting in front of everyone at work, thanking me for all the behind-the-scenes work I’ve done.
Gifts from colleagues! That amazing girl, Zuz got me a gumball machine and a
rape whistle keychain whistle; Preet gave me a lovely top and candle, Bonnie got me yummy Belgian chocolates and Alice gave me some Lindt chocolates!
Kris Kringle Presents! Starting from the left, Zuz (who got me for KK as well LOL) bought me a desk mood display and book of Ulta 3 nail polish; Jessie, my Black Milk KK, got me a Harley Quinn comic (♥), Australis nail polish and Revlon nail art pen; Amy from The Foolish Obsession, my Blogger KK, got me a gorgeous statement necklace, Essence eyeliner & mascara and Ulta 3 nail polish! And I also got a cute surprise Christmas card from Jennifer!
As I work in a Childcare/Kindergarten, I got some lovely gifts from some parents, which I am super surprised and happy about! For those who don’t know, I don’t actually work with the children but rather in the office so not many parents really know me. So when I came to work and saw these gifts on my desk, I was super happy! Chocolates from the Kwons, Lims, Wongs and Parayils; body scrub from the Fletchers; and the most amazing gift from the Wans …a Wedgewood christmas ornament ♥ ! I am so touched by all these gifts ;A;
Gifts from my parents! Yay! I’m always spoilt by my mum and I can’t thank her enough ♥
They got me a 2015 diary, new make up brushes, Marc Jacob’s Daisy Eau So Fresh (cos mine has finished!!), Estee Lauder makeup set, top, three necklaces (one’s a music note!) and a blind spot mirror for my car! Amazing, as always!
Presents from the siblings! Before everyone freaks out – my sister did give me a MacBook Pro 15″ butttt it’s actually her old one as she just bought herself a new one lol! Nonetheless, she didn’t have to give it to me but she did so it’s counted as a gift! Anyway, my younger brother got me the Marc Jacob’s Honey set (and boy does it smell good), my sister also got me a Benefit Makeup set and my older brother got me a Kikki-K Sentence a Day stationary set.
And last but definitely not least, Ashley bought me an amazing Kaiser Craft set of things he picked out himself!! Anddddd, $60 Playstation Store gift voucher to go buy Sword Art Online on PSVITA lol! Apparently, he couldn’t buy a good physical English copy of this game, so he got me the gift cards and used a customised cover over a different game box for it to look presentable! (I also got the other random game inside the box too lol!) ♥ Love him to bitsss!
All in all, I had an amazing Christmas celebration and received amazing gifts!
I am so thankful that I get to celebrate this day with my loved ones. I hope that everyone had a lovely Christmas too, filled with lots of yummy food and was spoilt rotten in gifts!
What did you do and receive for Christmas?