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C Party

cake. chocolate coated chips. cookies. cream. coffee.

1. She learnt her C words.
2. I cleared Christmas goodies.
3. Mr Fluffy Hubby played barista with his new Nespresso machine.
4. And we celebrated the New Year!

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Christmas Eve: she leaves a present on the foyer settee for Santa Claus. Snow scene with our house on the bottom right. It has a flower growing inside and a kitty cat sitting outside. Waiting.

Is Santa going to make it?

Christmas Day!

Ho ho ho!

Christmas party, roast turkey. Garnished with so many spices, stuffed with sweet dates, served with warm mushrooms and drenched in tangy cranberry sauce.

There were also home-cooked spaghetti aglio olio with portobello mushrooms, takeaway pizzas with garlic bread and chicken drumlets, popiah, tomato and red pepper soup.

Plum cake for dessert. Moist.

Fruit cake – untouched. Chocolate cookies at the side were a hit.

The best eggs in the world — jelly eggs! They were a lovely surprise. She gobbled half a jelly egg, swallowed another 5 mini cups of wobbly jellies and inhaled 1 scoop of watermelon ice cream plus 1 more scoop of cookies & cream ice cream.

We gave away a huge chocolate log cake. Because we really couldn’t eat anymore!

Rapunzel dress from her grandparents, Disney Princesses Ultimate Guide from us, Dr Seuss box set from her elder uncle and aunty, Dora backpack + tumbler + wrist strap + Boots ring + Princess Belle jigsaw puzzle + Disney Princesses 2011 calendar from her younger uncle and aunty, Dora’s 10 Best Adventures from Aunty S, orange kitty cat purse from Aunty CL, Royce Baton Cookies + Candy Cane + Hello Kitty pen from her school, and Fantasia DVD from Santa Claus!

Leftover Face Shop masks from Mr Fluffy Hubby’s office party. I grabbed them for myself.

Some love from Mr Fluffy Hubby. I badgered him for every single one of these gifts. Except kitty cat. I found her sitting in my living room on Christmas Eve. I think she looks like me.

Also to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Together for 10 years, married for 8.

Random stuff I got for him.

But this is the real present.

Merry Christmas!

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I’ve never worked so hard through Christmas. I guess it’s different when it’s still the 3rd? 5th? 6th? year of your PhD. I don’t even know how they count the number of years anymore. But surely it means, there’s hope yet for me.

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Boxing Day

We spent Boxing Day playing with her toys!

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Her Christmas presents

Mr Fluffy and I gave her Hot Wheels, which she has been asking and waiting almost half a year for. We got her Lego on behalf of my parents, and it turned out to be her favourite present, much to our surprise. Santa gave her the canvas cat and the balloon cat which she asked for. Her bears and cat gave her a mermaid princess, much to her surprise.

The rest are from her uncles and aunties. She taps her Kitty Cat light before and after her bedtime stories, and plays with her Dora & Boots alarm clock before settling into bed every night. She’s also had tons of fun with Dora & Boots, especially sliding Boots by his tail down from his treehouse to the lego house which Mr Fluffy Hubby had built for her. And she’s still making us read her Dora books to her everyday.


My present for Mr Fluffy Hubby


Mr Fluffy Hubby’s presents for me

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Christmas lunch party at home


Turkey with cranberry sauce


Mini tarts filled with crab meat and roe


Mini wagyu beef burgers


Cocktail sausages wrapped in turkey bacon


Butterfly prawns


Mussels baked in cheese

This was my favourite food item. Hmm…


Teriyaki chicken skewers

She loved this. Chewed it right off the skewer.


Christmas cookies

These are fabulous. We’re still eating them. My favourite is the plain chocolate coloured one – cinnamon cookie. Her favourite is, of course, the chocolate chip cookie. (Mr Fluffy Hubby’s favourite, right now, is his own shortbread bear cookie with mini M&Ms for eyes and a chocolate drop for nose.)


Banana bread pudding

Baked by Mr Fluffy Hubby and her before the party. We had it with vanilla and chocolate chip ice cream. Yums!

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If there was only one thing she wanted this Christmas, it would be to meet Santa Claus at Robinsons and to get a mini lollipop from him again. So we brought her to Centrepoint’s Robinsons after her Kindermusik lesson one Saturday. Santa wasn’t there! He had left! The Robinsons Christmas booklet didn’t state the timings, so we were under the impression that it was an all day meet & greet session during the weekends. She was horribly let down. We met the musical bears instead. I thought they were lovely. But she remained crestfallen.


More musical bears travelling along. I thought they were lovely too, but she was still unimpressed. Probably because she has already seen them last year. Besides, they weren’t about to give her a lolly.


A Christmas tree made up of musical bears. I got as excited as last year; she was even less enthusiastic than last year.


Then, we discovered a ferris wheel full of bears. That’s Papa Bear, Mummy Bear and Baby Bear waiting for their turn there. We stood staring at it for a long while, enthralled by the slow rounds it was taking its time to make, enchanted by the lilting little tune it was playing. She forgot her disappointment, finally. (Ok, she had a meltdown once we walked away from the ferris wheel, but it worked its magic while it lasted.)


We went to Plaza Singapura to catch the Care Bears.


Funshine Bear, Love-a-Lot Bear and Share Bear singing and dancing away.


We had ice cream topped with M&Ms after that.


Stumbled onto the Christmas activities at 313 Somerset.


We took a photo with Santa and Santarina here. She wasn’t particularly taken with this Santa Claus because he didn’t have a lollipop for her. After all, Christmas is one of the few times in the year during which she gets to stuff herself silly with sweets. What good is Santa to her if he’s not going to give her at least a mini lolly?


Blackforest cake with chocolate ice cream for dessert after that.


Balloon sculpturing at Tanglin Mall. I thought the nativity scene was one of the best balloon sculptures I’ve come across. She got herself an orange balloon cat after her Kindermusik lesson.


A capella at Paragon. She was so taken with the Christmas carols they were singing, she stood rooted to her spot one floor up and refused to go for her dinner till the performance was over. Then she made sure she went to thank them for singing, before finally agreeing to go for dinner.


We brought her back to Robinsons the last day Santa Claus was supposed to be around. This time, we went to Raffles City. She finally met the right Santa who gave her a mini lollipop. That totally made her Christmas. (Even though I thought last year’s Christmas meet & greet with photo-taking at Centrepoint’s Robinsons was much better compared to Santa randomly walking around Raffles City this year.) Getting a balloon snowman was an added stroke of luck.


Ben & Jerry’s cookies & cream and strawberry ice cream covered in mini M&Ms. We had a voucher, so we paid only $0.50 for it. It was so good!

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