~*Pre CNY Dinner at Mouth Restaurant*~
CNY celebration started way in advance on 5 Feb with a group of gal pals at Mouth Restaurant.
Baby Sam joined us at the start and the end of the dinner. See how smart Lester looked prior to dinner. He was so thrilled to spend some father-daughter bonding time around the vicinity while leaving Xtina to enjoy girls night out. He bade all of us goodbye like a proud and competent father as he pushed the stroller out. But by 9:30pm, he came back to the restaurant dishevelled, hair all messy, shirt almost tucked out with Baby Sam fussing and crying. He almost shoved Baby Sam back to Xtina while relating how everyone might have thought he had kidnapped the baby with her screams and cries of distress. It was a really hilarious sight! Kudos to Lester though. We hope that this first time would be an eventful training for you for future girls night out. =P
Xtina and Bei with Baby Sam.
Xtina, Bei and Tiff with Baby Sam. Xtina, where are you looking?
My partner in crime since 7 years old.
Tiff was amazed by the cute bee socks and aside, those bees are just like my style of drawing cartoon bees.
After a while, I forgot to take photos of the dishes. My favourite was the savoury braised bird's nest with fresh crab meat soup.
Lo Hei huat ah!
~*CNY Eve Reunion Dinner*~
Before tossing the Yu Sheng.
After tossing the Yu Sheng.
After the early dinner, we took a walk in the recently furbished park in the vicinity. My mother-in-law walked forward to snap a pic of us and we spontaneously did what seemed like martial arts stance.
~*CNY Day 1*~
If you have been reading my blog, you would know that it is a tradition to have a family portrait shot on the sofa of both sides of the family.
This year there isn't any portrait shot with my own family as my eldest sis suffered from stroke from rupture of her aneurysm a week before CNY. Her condition was grave the 1st 4 days upon admission to the ICU but thankfully as I'm typing this, she is recovering in the hospital. Here's the 2014 series.
For kh's family, we would also have an outdoor shot other than the traditional sofa shot.
Wefie with kh on CNY Day 1.
Selfie coz I LURVE the effect of my loose curls at the end of the day more than the start. Yet if I were to start off with loose waves, I would wind up with untidy straight frizz by the end of a humid day. Feeling meh on the first day of the goat year.
I've gotten lazy to take outfit shots of myself so here is the full length shot of my no label dress.
~*CNY Day 2*~
We had another family portrait with my 2nd BIL's girlfriend who was able to join us on Day 2.
And then we decided to have a crazy shot of our reaction to what was inside the Chinese gold ingot.
Day 2 was spent visiting more of Kh's relatives.
Selfie for CNY Day 2 and as usual feeling meh coz I always like the end of the day effect of my curls more than anything else though for that day, the left side was loosening till they were just waves at the ends.
Full length shot of my Zara dress.
~*CNY Day 3*~
Dinner at home before the annual distant relatives gathering. This year, archery was in the plan.
The archers from the Ng clan.
Master Ng looked so pro.
Everyone fawning over Baby Alexis.
At night, kh's friends came over for mahjong session. Those clad in red were obviously hoping for good luck to win more money during the game and not coz "red for CNY".
We ordered Crust Pizza for supper. If you haven't tried Crust Pizza, do try it. The pizzas are awesome!
~*CNY Day 4*~
CNY Day 4 which was a Sunday was spent with my St Nicks friends (sans HY) also known as the 上半年 Babies clique. It was the first time at SY's family place and we love how cozy it is!
I love the black, grey and white theme.
The mini garden in the balcony is WAY TOO CUTE!
And this fridge! I told Sy's mum that I love her 6-door fridge and all the goodies inside so much that I would have finished all the great food inside within a month.
Look at these beautiful dining ware!
Kueh Lapis, butter cake to add on.
If friends came over to my place, I would just scoop ice cream plainly into cups. Or we might just eat straight from the tub. That's the kind of hostess I am. SY is different. She gave us a scoop each of green tea and yoghurt ice cream both of which were equally delightful topped wit nuts, berries and longans. So yummy!
I love green tea, I love yoghurt. I love nuts shaving. I love longan. I absolutely love this bowl of dessert.
Mini halloween nail polish for us.
I hadn't realised the symbols on top till Sam mentioned she didn't want the skull.
Lots and lots of wefie shots because it was the first time I brought my selfie stick out since I bought it last November.
Candice said she wanted the cute flower in the background which was washed out here.
There, cute flower in the background.
We like the balcony so much that we didn't mind the shadow of the blind cast on our face.
I've been neglecting my blog a bit and doing lots of scheduled posts just to keep my blog going. Thank you all for your sweet comments. If you notice, I do not reply to every comment like in the past any more but I really appreciate all of you who take the time to visit, read and comment. I promise to get back to all of you soon.
Part 2 of CNY is still ongoing since CNY hasn't officially ended with 4 more days to go.