~*AVJ at Outback Steakhouse*~
That Group That Shall Not Be Named (aka AVJ) met up in early December for an advanced Christmas dinner at Outback Steakhouse.
Viv and I started on the food first since April would be late. This bread, as what Viv and I felt, was so damn good that we finished everything without saving a single crumb for April.
Viv's steak with potato wedges and garden vegetables.
My steak with mashed potatoes and garden vegetables. The steak was so-so; I was expecting more from an Outback Steakhouse.
April is a super health-conscious babe that we were quite taken aback when she replied the waiter on her two choices of side dishes.
"I will have the fries... and the fries!"
We ordered chicken wings to share too.
Drinks and desserts to share.
We caught up with one another with serious matters as well as loads of bimbotic laughter and tears from laughing. That's what you get when there are 2 bimbos in the group. No prize for guessing right who the 2 bimbos are!
We were attempting a The Dog style of photo without the use of fish eye lens. We concluded that April and I looked quite dumb with our The Dog face while Vivi looked like a sinister cat with a sinister up-to-no-good smile.
The result of Vivi's creation using some photo app.
Jo and April were trying so hard to get a good shot and even switching seats for better lighting.
Viv and April got a great shot in just one try. Ok, twice coz there was a guy in the background for the first shot and I simply had to angle him away.
There was a raised platform somewhere in the Millenia Walk filled with Christmas decorations and we decided to take more shots there.
Viv said it was one of the rare times I wasn't in heels and had to take a full length picture of us together.
I'm not too sure why there were floating dots of lights on our faces. With the iPhone 5 front camera under very dim lighting and trying means and ways to angle the selfie stick, it was so difficult to capture a great photo of the 3 of us.
And yes, the first shot seems to be the best after all.
[All photos in this section were taken using iPhone 5.]
~*CJC at Charlene's Home*~
CJC (Cyn + Jo + Char) and family gathered at Charlene's place for a cozy advanced Christmas dinner.
We had a Asian fare of zi char dinner.
Top L-R: chilli crab, black pepper crab, sweet sour pork
Bottom L-R: toufu with minced meat and vegetables, nai bai vegetables, rojak
After dinner, the adults lazed about while the kids got active.
As usual, Jase is not just the good kor kor to his mei mei but to little Dylan as well. My godson is really a big and mature boy now. Can't believe that he would be in Primary 5 this year!
Look at how sweet Jase is to Mia.
Sweet little Mia looked so innocent here!
Cyn Mommy and Mia.
Dylan is no longer a toddler but quite a fine boy already. The first and last time I was at Charlene's place, he was still a cheeky toddler who loved to be around ladies. Now as a boy, he is more shy towards us but really sociable with kids, especially to Jase whom he looks up to.
It was really hilarious and cute how Dylan imitated Jase's every move.
Still as cheeky as ever, Dylan's cheekiness manifested during play. I loved to watch the 2 boys play football. Jase would be the goalkeeper and Dylan would keep doing fake moves and hopping over the ball instead of kicking, much to the chagrin of Jase.
Godpa Kh and Mia photobombed Jase and Dylan.
What a sweet picture of Godpa Kh and Mia (who looked like she was boxing him).
When Kh put Mia on Dylan's "throne", she felt really happy and kept smiling coyly at how she had gotten the throne seat of the house. I wasn't able to capture her coy smile.
Kh made Mia fold her arms and cross her legs, an action that I used to do as a toddler whenever adults say, "Fold your arms and cross your legs." Mia actually remained in position, looked at all of us and smiled coyly. Lol!
"Fold your arms and cross your legs."
Godpa with his little girl.
Godpa with his little man.
You know Facebook is really smart at face recognition whenever you do tagging? Well, Facebook keep mistaking Kh for Jase. I always chuckle at this mistake.
I realise that CJC didn't take a picture together that evening so here's a throwback one from last June which some of you would have seen before.
A parting anigif shot of all of us being spontaneously clad in red and black.
[All photos in this section were taken using Canon S95.]
As some of you would have known from my Instagram, I caught a full blown URTI bug and was so sick from the flight back home from Hanoi with no other medication but Panadol Extra. Flaring red tonsils, super painful throat, uncontrollable coughing, leaky stuffy nose, feeling like I'm drowning in my own thick mucus, pain through one side of the nose and forehead, blowing small trails of blood out and feeling like a useless bum sleeping and sleeping and sleeping.
Right now, I see zig zag flashes of light on my computer screen and I guess I could do nothing more but to sleep.
Hope all of you are keeping well and are in a better state than I am in the first week of 2015!