Monday, December 29, 2014

Our Christmas Day in One Page... 2014

While others would party till they drop on the eve of Christmas and continue to celebrate Christmas like how the world does it, minus the Christ whom everyone should be celebrating for, I have the most relaxing day of the year. We crawled out of bed thinking that we should arrive for the Christmas morning service at Jen Hotel somewhere half an hour earlier to get to the front seat. We like to park our arses at the second row. Oh, we ended up arriving just right on time and we landed ourselves way far behind the rented ballroom that could snugly sit a thousand in a congregation. That's just a rough number.
We took a photo with the Christmas tree. We will never own a Christmas tree because the tree would take up a space permanently in the house with no one to remove the 20-inch thick dust from the hanging decorations. The spiders would be celebrating Christmas everyday. We will never have any decorations hanging around the house according to festivities because we are just simply busy and lazy people. Then, we quickly drive home before the traffic started to move in a crawling motion as we were in the heart of town. 
I arrived home with messages from Watsapp. Apparently the coffee lovers had something brewing. The cousin finally returned call but I was so comfortable in my kaftan, about to plonk my head on the pillow with the air-conditioning system blowing snowflakes at 16-degree Celsius and hubby has started his snoring train. I am starting to enjoy naps and sleeps when the cousin said she will be arriving in half an hour's time to pick me up and then we would go off to paint the town red. Before she arrived, someone gave a surprise drop over.
Oh, to Malaysian Muslim Solidarity, an NGO organisation with many Muslims against them, your call for Muslims to NOT wish Christians Merry Christmas, my Muslim friends who are broad-minded went ahead to wish me and other friends. This good Muslim friend of mine even drove over to drop a lovely gift on Christmas. Such spirit of giving she has. God bless her and her family~! Please be more open-minded. I've never lash out on any parties so yours will be the last after I made some lashing to those who are warring against pig farms. Anyway, negative sentiments aside, I'm thankful for friends who are... well, being friends~!
Ahhh.... the three of us monkey-ing around. How wonderful was that. And I didn't bring my tripod along. I forgot but I was just outside my gate and I told the cousin I forgot then she said it's okay. So, that's it. We didn't get to have our awesome foursome photos together. I have the three of them together mostly as I'm the photographer. My cousin is a professional in taking blurry photographs. You can hold the best camera in the world, but if that camera doesn't belong to you, you can't make that camera produce the best picture.
This is Miss Artsy Sue, a food blogger. You want to have the number of patrons increase, you invite her to your place, set up the whole table with the best food you could offer, then she will write for you. Here, here.... let me give you her foodporn blog address My Tasting Out Loud By the way, we were at St. Presso at Elite in Bayan Baru area. Nah, don't ask me to do a food post on cafe. No matter how good a coffee or latte is, I would prefer downing a whole bottle of cough mixture. That's how bad coffee is to me. I don't care about the design. You can have 3-D design of a big fat pig floating on the latte, I would be happy to take photos but in the end it would be a torture for me to drink it. So, remember Sue, the food blogger...
Oh, after yakking away for a couple of hours, it's time to feed our tum tum. Hungry people is no happy people, friends or no friends. We need food. So, off to Siriwan for some spicy Thai seafood. Again, no food photos here. Please go to Miss Artsy Sue's food blog for such kinda post. I don't think she has blog about it yet as she's busy eating round the clock. I just know we had terrific green curry ostrich meat~! And then the cousin ordered some weird deep fried green leaves, I don't know what's that. I bet a cow won't even eat it. The beef was good but every dish has bird eye's chilli in them. The seafood otak-otak direct translation would be seafood 'brain' was really good. Judz and the cousin swallowed some bird's eye chilies, not me. I would be a drama queen if I accidentally chew on one. The whole restaurant will only hear my scream and only my scream.
Window shopping on a Christmas Day? Catching a movie? Oh, no~! The cousin had a better idea. We went to send some Christmas cheers to a boy. I will not share the story of this boy under construction to the public yet. If you happen to be a God-fearing person or a prayer warrior, you just remember this photo, picture this boy in your head and start sending your prayers up to heaven through Jesus. That much would do. You don't need his name because the Maker knows him. Thank you in advance. We had a jolly good time singing carols. Hey, we're good a capella singers. We can sing anytime and throw a ukulele or a guitar to Gracie, and with an empty luggage open on the floor, we could be street singers collecting money for our next trip together. Wouldn't that be great? 
Oh, after singing a few carols, we were hungry again. Off we went to Hammer Bay to hammer some sharks. The sharks didn't come to us so we ended up with a plate of blanched cockles while the cousin had a weird liking for food, she had a plate of completely burnt cockles~!!!! And she enjoyed eating that. I prefer cockles that were still dripping and soaking in their liquid iron, so that plate was considered overcooked. I know how to make a just-nicely done cockles. I have skills for that. You think we only have that for supper?!?!?!
We took a plane and fly off to Paris. Oh, not that way. Paris uprooted itself and came over to Penang. We flew the Frenchman in as well to make supper for us. Yeah, we're 'some' people you ought to look out for. We can't go there so we get them to come over. Don't mess with us.   
That's the best banana crepe. Hey, was that plate even call a crepe? It looks like upgraded high class apom to me. Again, please refer to Artsy Sue's food blog. Anything with banana, I jumped for joy~!! 
Thank you Paris Penang for the Christmas gift of two round scoops of creamy ice-cream with the marshmallows sticking out of their heads. Anything with peanuts and chocolate is delectable~! 


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