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Christmas 2012 party pics!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

And here they are :

The Christmas tree :



The food :



My Mom's Chicken Rendang






My Homemade mashed pototoes and coleslaw.





The 2 pizzas!



The dessert : longan with almond jelly in pandanus syrup.



The turkey, expertly craved by our Bible Study leader!



And.........the stuffing!

I haven't got the pics for the Church Christmas party yet. Just this one of our Bible Study group. Quite a spread, eh? I must say, my coleslaw looks delicious! And it is! The mashed potatoes were very good too! But I mustn't forget my Mom's Chicken Rendang, a friend of mine couldn't get enough of it and packed nearly the whole thing for later! We had lot's of leftovers, we all packed what we could. Sadly, I don't have pics of the pasta carbonarra, that was also yummy!

  
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AMBERNICHOLE3 1/15/2013 1:41PM

    Yum!!

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NFGFANIAM 1/12/2013 8:08AM

    wow! You had a great Holiday! I can tell!!!

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FRANCES-AGAPE 1/10/2013 9:58PM

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YUMMY !!!

Can't beat
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Have a Fabulous Friday !

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LOVE and BLESSINGS !

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MISSDAISY23 1/10/2013 2:28PM

    Everything looks so good, especially the Chicken Rendang! Wish I could have some... emoticon

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HOLLYM48 1/10/2013 11:57AM

    Boy that makes me hungry!
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NYKIMMIE 1/10/2013 11:35AM

    Everything looks yummy!

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MOTHER-NATURE 1/10/2013 11:10AM

    emoticon All that good looking food has made me hungry.

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Oh No! CNY is coming again!

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Well, after 2 Christmas parties, I'm ready to shed some fat again. But the next hurdle is Chinese New Year (CNY) on the 10th and 11th of February and the next 13 days thereafter. Already my Mom is ordering some yummy goodies for it. I even went to a sampling session last Saturday so my Mom could order the ones I liked!

I can just picture myself holding a bottle of florentine almond slices and going through the entire bottle in less than an hour! NOPE! I WON'T AND CAN'T DO THAT! That would be a mini disaster! The phosphate levels in the almonds would wreck havoc on my body (I'm a dialysis patient).

Also, because of the Christmas sales everywhere for the last 2 months, I've also been spending a lot of money. I have to start saving again! And CNY means new clothes. I plan to buy a nice blouse to go with my new pink slacks. Just one set of new clothes will do, my wardrobe is already bursting with too many clothes. I have waaaaay too many T-shirts, I suspect I'll have to clear my closet soon too.........sigh! The joys and being a woman!

  
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NFGFANIAM 1/12/2013 8:08AM

    =)

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EOWYN2424 1/9/2013 5:37AM

    Not really sure why we need new clothes for CNY. Maybe it's to symbolize a new year.

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FRANCES-AGAPE 1/8/2013 9:21PM

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What is it about the new clothes -
does it symbolize new life or something?



Have a Wonderful Wednesday !

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LARISSA238 1/8/2013 8:57PM

    Have a good CNY! Good luck in not spending too much! I wish upon you many red envelopes!

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XINXIN 1/8/2013 12:21PM

    Oh the Chinese New Year. I also spent lots of cash during the Xmas. I should really start saving too. But hey, it's our new year, we have to do something to feel like we are celebrating, it's already very boring when I am living in Dublin. There isn't much around. emoticon

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MISSDAISY23 1/8/2013 11:01AM

    Oh, I really miss CNY so much! Over here, it is so quiet compare to M'sia. Miss all the special CNY dishes and cookies, etc. Can you have just a little of what you like?

Clothes - I really need some new ones. Wow! I like the color pink too! I am picturing you in your pink slack and probably a nice white blouse to go with it. I have a lot of old clothes to clear out of my closet too. I used to buy clothes every month when I was working back in M'sia. Now, I can't afford it as I am not working.

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The test has been done!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Well, the aluminium test has been done without a hitch! I'm now waiting for the results and I will probably be having the parathyroid gland surgery early 2013. Hopefully, after the surgery, I can do my Pilates again as well as stop my bones aching like an old lady! In short, hopefully after they have removed/relocated my parathyroid glands, I'll be myself again and can start exercising like I used to!

I will let you peeps know when I come to that bridge!

  
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SQUIRRELLYONE 1/8/2013 8:58AM

    Good luck!

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FRANCES-AGAPE 1/5/2013 10:16PM

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at least the wheels are in motion

BUT

why waiting for a YEAR ?!?!?!!

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!! PRAYING !!



Have a Super Sunday !

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MISSDAISY23 1/3/2013 11:33AM

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LISAN0415 1/3/2013 1:57AM

    Best wishes to you!

Lisa

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ADLINS 1/2/2013 10:05PM

    Fingers crossed that all goes well!

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KARENCRANER 1/2/2013 1:18PM

    Real prayers and virtual hugs as you look toward surgery!

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2 Fabulous Christmas Parties!!!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The first one was the church Christmas Party on Tuesday (the 18th). I had a really good time because I got to sing carols on stage in front of a packed audience. The food was good but not fantastic. We had fried rice, fried rice vermicilli (lots of veggies!), sweet and sour fish with cucumbers, tomatoes and pineapple, chicken rendang (kind of a dry curry), mixed veggies (cauliflower, green peppers, mushrooms and baby corn) and mixed fruits (watermelon, papaya, pineapple) and homemade fruit cake with chocolate chips (a little unusual but yummy all the same!). For drinks, we had a choice of fruit cocktail or soya bean milk. I heard the fruit cocktail was super sweet, so I went for the soya bean milk, not too sweet, just right for my liking!

I haven't got the photos yet but when I do I'll post them.

And on the last night's (Saturday, the 22nd) fabulous, fantastic turkey dinner! There were only 7 of us but we had way too much food! Each of us like had 4 to 5 helpings each because there was just so much food! First there was the fab roast turkey! Our bible study leader bought a small frozen turkey (3.5kgs) and roasted it himself! It was really moist and flavourful! Then there was the spaghetti carbornara. The chef, one of my friends actually came over to cook it right there and then at the party. The gravy had lots of streaky bacon and onion in it and was super tasty. The pasta was just right too! Al dente!

On to my contribution to the party! I made coleslaw and mashed potatoes from scratch. My friends said that my 2 contributions were yummy, tasty etc. and nearly finished the entire lot! Me and my Dad had the leftovers for dinner today. I managed to also bring back the turkey wings minus the drummets, someone else got that. My Mom also contributed cubed rice and chicken rendang!

I got a good book from my bible study leader for a Christmas pressie! It's about the 7 Lies that Women fool themselves with. For the gift exchange, I got a gingerbread man and a jar of nice, mixed berry jam. For my contribution, I gave away a cross-stitch bookmark, that I sewed myself!

I hope I haven't done to much damage to my healthy eating plan. I had 3 helpings of carbornara, 2 helpings of turkey breast with gravy, 2 small helping of coleslaw and mashed potato with turkey gravy and 3 slices of pizza.

I was really tired after the party last night as I spent the entire week, waking up early each morning because of various reasons. So I like crashed and slept soundly till 3.30pm today! I didn't even make it to church because I was so tired. I really need the sleep! When I woke up, I had a plate of chicken rice with roast pork. The me and my Dad went out to find this furniture shop that has offers on Tablets but we didn't manage to find the shop. We then went to a little mall with Starbucks and KFC. I bought a Toffee Nut Frap (my last chance to do so, no more of them after Christmas) and a large order of wedges.

When me and my Dad came home, he said he was hungry was wanted dinner. Between him and me, we finished what was left of my coleslaw, mash potatoes and the turkey wings I brought back. I also brought back some seedless grapes. After all that food, I was almost stuffed but not quite, I made it a point not to eat till I'm stuffed. I had to lie down to rest for the food to digest. Later on tonight, I ate my gingerbread man. It was yummy and not too sweet.

I hope I get the pics soon, so I can post them. Merry Christmas!!!!

  
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MISSDAISY23 1/3/2013 11:31AM

    Sounds like you have had a good time and good food. I miss Chicken Rendang!

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GOOD TIMES with GOOD FRIENDS

And what better time than Christmas !


Have a Thrilling Thursday

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MAGNOLIA416 12/26/2012 7:23AM

    Christmas goes well with food, you can get back to tracking calories after the holidays!

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LARISSA238 12/24/2012 3:07AM

    Sounds like you had a bunch of fun! You have to give yourself what you want within reason. Just get back on track... you know what you have to do, you just have to make yourself do it!

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SONICB 12/23/2012 11:40AM

    I'm getting hungry just reading your entry, hahaha. Merry Christmas!

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KELLIEBEAN 12/23/2012 11:28AM

    Wow! Sounds like a lot a fun. I wouldn't worry too much about messing up your healthy eating plan. Keep moving forward.

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'Tis the season to be Jolly!!! Yum! Yum! Yum! (3X)

Friday, November 30, 2012

Sigh! My face is rounder already (it's the first place to show, along with my tummy). True, I still weigh the same and I can still wear most of my clothes but I dread my fat composition! yikes! Everywhere you go, there are special Christmas foods and drinks. All those parties don't help either. I have 2 to look forward to, the first is a catered affair, with fancy good foods (I've heard), the 2nd is a potluck among my Bible Study group but consider this : there are only about 10 of us but we are planning on having food fit for 25! I did suggest slimming down on the menu but they wouldn't listen! Oh well! 'Tis the season to be jolly and eat! But I hope I can get away with it and not put on too much weight!

And it doesn't end in January either! Oh NO! Then it's Chinese New Year season for the whole month till February!!!! AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

  
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LALMEIDA 12/12/2012 9:36PM

  Merry Christmas! Have a great time at the parties.

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FATHINSN 12/6/2012 1:47AM

    You still can enjoy the food but get smaller portion and if people insist you get more, tell them you reserve the food space in your tummy for next season, hehe

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FRANCES-AGAPE 11/30/2012 9:28PM

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Dear, we understand
at least the Christmas part

What will next year be - Dragon, Monkey, etc ??



Have a Wonderful Weekend

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LARISSA238 11/30/2012 7:03PM

    Just remember- everything in moderation. Try getting smaller plates to eat off of at parties, and load up on the veggies. Go for clear broths instead of cream ones, and leaner meats (chicken, fish). You can make it through the season if you have a plan!

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MISSDAISY23 11/30/2012 11:14AM

    Try to eat everything in moderation and you won't go over. That is how I do it.

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RISINGBLUESTAR 11/30/2012 8:52AM

    This season can be really challenging. I know it's not easy with everything there is to celebrate. I think slimming down the menu was an excellent suggestion. Too bad nobody agreed. Just remember your goals and you will do well.

Good luck! :)

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