Friday, December 28, 2007

So This Is Christmas ...

Christmas has come and gone and I'm already missing it :( But there's still about 9 days of Christmas left and I'm going to make the most of it :D I've been doing nothing since the Christmas dinner but vegetating at home and it is so much fun to the point that I didn't even bother logging on to check on my blog until today which is a record of sorts as Gypsy said in her comments on my earlier Christmas eve post ... LOL!

I knew I wouldn't be able to resist the pull of my blog for too long and true to form, here I am back with a post! I've been making the most of my Christmas leave by spending time with wifey and also taking naps quite a bit that wifey asked me this afternoon:

'Hon, are you going to be sleeping all day? Wake up already!' (LOL)

She know I just love to sleep. It's one of my other favourite hobbies besides blogging that is :) Anyway, Christmas was fun and I know a lot of you had fun this Christmas too judging by what I've read on some blogs out there. It's great isn't it, to know that everyone has been having fun. That's the way the world should be like always :)

My fun started from the 23rd where I attended by best buddy's early Christmas party. It turned out to be great like it always is. He prepared such a mouth watering feast that I ended up eating non-stop and by the time the night was over I was looking like a little baby hippopotamus! I'm going to have to do some major work out sessions after the holidays, that's for sure. The only sore point to my buddy's party was our other best buddy couldn't make it cos he was working and that made it the first time ever the three of us were not together during the Christmas party. What a bummer!

Then on Christmas eve, wifey, the kids and me attended the midnight mass, well not really midnight though cos the service started about 11.00pm but it did end around 12.45 am so that made it a midnight mass all the same ... LOL! After the mass, we went over to my cousin's place which is near my house for supper. We had some pies, the kind that I posted about long ago that my grandfather used to make. And once again I stuffed myself silly. By 2.30 am, we were all dead tired and called it a night.

The next day was pretty hectic for me cos we had loads of stuff to do for the Christmas dinner at my place. Our day started real early with the kids banging on our door as early as 7.30am insisting on opening their present. So wifey and me groggily woke up and went down to join the boys to open the presents or there would have been a riot that's for sure. My mom also woke up with the din of excitement the boys made and we all opened up our gifts. They were so excited with the stuff they had, especially this radio controlled car my buddy gave them that played with it all day! Thanks for including the batteries buddy ... LOL!

Later in the day, wifey and me had to go and pick up the roast pork and get some stuff for the dinner later at night. We were running up and down doing stuff, preparing the dinner, cleaning and arranging the place and it rained cats and reindeers on top of that that by the time the guests started arriving for the party, we were already beat. But the show must go on they say and it did go on cos we all had such a great time. The kids were running and screaming all over the place. The adults were huddled in groups all around chatting about this and that. I had my two best buddies there and we had our own group chatting about the usual rubbish we always chat about ... LOL! The atmosphere was livid with excitement :) The only drawback was my mom just had to go and invite our Neanderthal neighbor to the dinner. If it wasn't cos of the Christmas spirit and all, I'd have poisoned his food for sure ... LOL!

Well, the dinner finally ended and the cleaning up was a killer. That's one thing I hate about parties, the cleaning up bit. But it's something that cannot be avoided and once it was finally done, all I had the strength to do after that was take a quick shower and drop dead in bed. I was totally out of it. The next day was spent recuperating from the past few days excitement. We didn't do anything but just stayed home and ate left over food all day and adding pounds to that ever increasing festive waist line of mine!

I've still got a few more days of Christmas leave left and I intend to spend every second of it doing absolutely nothing, I'm even going to try and stay away from my blog (like as if I can) and just plain relax cos I don't know when I'll ever get the chance to take leave this long. Overall I would say that I've had such a great time for Christmas and I'm hoping that everyday could be Christmas, but I guess Santa, Rudolf and the elves would go on strike if that was the case ... LOL! Now, I'm just looking forward to what the New Year is going to bring me. I hope it's loads of money ... LOL! Have fun folks and in case I don't get the chance to wish each and everyone of you personally on your blogs, I wanna wish you all a Happy New Year :D

I've found out what happened to my missing neighbour I posted about a few days back and I'll fill you guys all about it in my next post ... hehehe ...


  1. Looks like you guys had a great Christmas! I know exactly how it feels to clean up after a party! Soooo extremely malas.. especially when you've been up and down preparing for the party since dawn.. Okay, well not dawn... but you know what i mean, right?? hehehe

    Also the food glorious food is bordering on sinful! The intake of food this holiday was just obscene!! LOL! If you're a baby hippo, then I'm a baby mammoth! LOL!

    Hope to see those pics up soon! :D
    And also the "neighbour story"! Nak gossip skit.. hahahaha..

    p/s: Round two. New Year's party. DING!

  2. Sounds like you guys had a great Christmas! :o)

  3. Oh thats just cruel. Dangle a carrot about an upcoming post but tell us you are going to try and keep away from your blog.

    Christmas sounded awesome in your neck of the woods and I'm happy it all went well. Happy New year to you too in case you don't post again between now and then. Yea right.....

  4. Wah, still enjoying ur Christmas vakasi? So cute that ur hobby is sleeping lol! Oh and I can't wait to find out abt ur missing neighbour, hopefully it's not bad news. :)

  5. What a great holiday kan..yup i agreed with clean up the messy after the party memang penat. But what to do..or else you want another visitor at night (lipas ka, semut ka..hehe)

    If occasion like this i bet we cant escape from blowing up our tummy..hehhe..

    Eat the left over on the next day..really enjoy kan. My family always do that also..especially after kenduri..:)

  6. Wah you and family sounded like you had a fantastic Christmas.. Good for you but I think the staying away from the blog is pure wishful thinking lah Nick, let's see shall we ;)

    Oh can't wait to see what happened to the neighbour so hurry up will ya!..lolzz.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too Nick!!!

  7. Great to read about your Christmas, sounds like fun all round.

    I have also eaten far too much! I just couldn't help it.

    I can't wait to hear about the empty house saga!

  8. Happy New Year Nick (upcoming)

    Um...when does the staying away from your blog part begin?

  9. Shemah - Glad I'm not the only one who hates cleaning up after parties, then again who does right? LOL!

    Bordering on sinful is a mild word to use. I'm still digging in the leftovers sinfully everyday ... LOL!

    The gossip post will be up soon and thank god we're not doing anything for the New Year except stay home ... hehehe ...

  10. Tammy - Oh, it was a tiring Christmas but a fun one :D

  11. Gypsy - LOL! Don't worry I seriously don't think I could stay away from my blog for too long!

    A happy new year to you too just in case I don't get on line till then ... like you said, yea right! LOL!

  12. Marzie - yeah, I'm still enjoying my vakasi and it feels good doing nothing ... LOL!

    I love sleeping. I can sleep anytime and anywhere ... LOL!

    Stay tuned for my updates on my missing neighbours ...

  13. Jiejah - yeah, it's turning out to be a great holiday :) Oh, I definitely don't want unwanted visitors, especially the roaches, I'm scared to death of them ... LOL!

    I'm getting sick of leftover food la ... hehehe ...

  14. Lady Java - True, I don't think staying away from my blog is possible but I'll try ... LOL!

    Sabar, sabar, the neighbourhood bulletin will be out soon ... LOL!

    Happy New Year to you too ...

  15. The world according to me - I think everyone who celebrated Christmas has eaten just a bit too much ... LOL! In fact I think the planet weighs a little more than it did before Christmas ... hehehe ...

  16. MP - Happy New Year to you and family too :D

    Urrm, the staying away part was supposed to start from yesterday but since I'm here replying comments looks like no such luck for me ... LOL!

  17. Great Christmas you have had!! :)
    Just dropping by to wish you and your loved ones a very happy and prosperous New Year!! :) :)

  18. Bud!! The party was fun and the food good too! I especially loved your mum's beef rendang! Sorry we had to leave a little early but the little was was getting a little cranky!

    Besides there is always tomorrow!!! I think Sean might be coming over tmr night so please try to make it!! I'll make more roast pork and maybe some mash and baked beans on the side!! That should tempt you LOL

  19. Lena - Thanx and a Happy and prosperous New Year to you and your family too.

  20. Yo bud, glad you like mom's rendang :D I'll be sure to let her know ...

    Drats, I have a dinner to attend tonight la ... though that roast pork and mash and baked beans sound yummy. Will try but seriously don't think I could make it.

  21. Hey, I know that 'Frocks'... I've seen it somewhere before :)

    This header really stands out! How long did it take for the photo shoot? Hope the shoes didn't complain too much... hehehe

  22. Sweetypie - I'll bet you know those Frocks ... LOL!

    And thanx for the compliments on my new header, didn't know what else to put so doing a photoshoot of my slippers and shoes was all I could think of ... LOL!


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