…and just like that, Christmas is already over!
It’s amazing to think that I’ve been making these Christmas posts for 5 years now. I just did a quick trip down memory lane and read my Christmas posts from 2010. All I can say is that mannnn some things have changed heaps! Not only has the amount of food increased, but so has the presents (check this post out from 2010!).
Christmas dinner was a little different this year again – not only did we have more western food on the table, but most of it was fast and easy cooking to save us time! In fact, some of the food was bought rather than made to make it easier for mum and myself (which at Christmas time is a much needed relief!).
The spread included: Lemon, rosemary and garlic roast chicken, marinara mussels, fresh prawns, rendang, salmon and cream cheese pikelets, spring rolls, hargow (bought from Costco!), as well as The Little Boy (Lamb ribs, pulled lamb shoulder, saucy beef brisket, house salad and coleslaw) bought from Big Boy BBQ thanks to Ashley ♥
After dinner, the youngins’ had fun playing some multiplayer games through Ash’s steam account. We shuffled a couple different games, but the sure favourite was of course Nidhogg which caused much excitement and frustration lol!
Nearing midnight, we begun the tradition of present opening!! One of my favourite things to do during this time is not actually open my own gifts, but rather to watch everyone’s expressions as they open up their gifts haha. It’s always a mixture of surprise and joy (
and thankfully only rarely a look of disgust haha) which I absolutely love
My haul this year was amazing and I can never be more thankful for all the people in my life ♥
From work, I received the usual gift card as well as a bouquet of roses for all the hard work I’ve done. It is absolutely amazing to work for wonderful bosses and I feel grateful to them for giving me the opportunity to work there.
From the Assistant Director, I was surprised with the gift of Shellac Nails! I have never actually gotten my nails done ever so this was a real treat. I am so thankful for the opportunities, support and friendship she has provided me.
From Colleagues, I receivedL the Mecca Happy Hands and Chi Chi nail polishes from Zuz, hair brush from Nan, chocolates from Alice and Bonnie, Crabtree & Evelyn hand cream from Manisha, cute make up set from Kerryanne and a cute cupcake mug mix from (ex-colleague) Shalini. Being able to work alongside with people I can call my friends is a blessing in itself and I feel thankful for all the love they give me throughout the year!
From Parents at the centre, I received: a L’occitane soap and hand cream from the Parayils, candles from the Elbelli and Zaraie, cute cat cup from Lees, Handorf chocolates from the Zadehs, Jurlique hand creams from the Jiangs, Happy Lab chocolates and a necklace from the Lims, and finally some face masks and Zumbo macaron box from Ling!!
From some Kris Kringles, I received: a handmade Christmas Totoro from my work KK, Maxfactor eyeshadows and candy from my BM KK, as well as some jewellery and carry case from the KK that Alena set up. I am thankful for the random people that I get to meet during these little exchanges!
From my lovely parents, I received an assorted of wonderful items including a mirror that has LED lights!! Everything was perfect and I don’t think I dislike a single thing. I am so thankful for the unconditional love and support they have given to me since the day I was born. They do nothing but spoil me and never does a day go by that I feel blessed to be have been raised in such a loving home.
From my siblings, I received: a Napolean make up set from my older sister, Revlon make up set from my older brother, a hair straightener brush from my younger brother as well as a purse and top from Angela. I am very thankful for all the memories I share with my siblings, as well as the support they’ve given me over all these years.
And from Ashley, I received Kat Von D’s Monarch eyeshadow palette and the limited edition Minnie Mouse pandora charm!! I don’t think words can describe my feelings of love towards this particular individual. I am so thankful for his love, friendship, as well as all the memories and adventures we embark on together ♥
How blessed I am to be surrounded by my loved ones during this festive season.
From me to you, I wish you a wonderful Christmas and a happy coming of 2016! ♥