Thursday, February 26, 2015

CNY 2015

Since i had a package with Nail Palace @ Hougang Mall, i had decided to pamper myself a little this CNY... 

not a fan of red nails yet still want them to look CNY-ly.... quite happy with the colour combi...

but the upsetting news is that this design of nail art cost $10 per finger on top of the already very expensive meni and gelish charges... !@#$%$#@!......i was so glad i had only asked for it to be done on 4 fingers even without knowing about the exorbitant charges.... 

not very smart me had forgot to ask for the price prior to the service and got a shock out of my life when they deducted $112 from my balance.... so i am so super gonna look after them well and make sure they last till after KY's wedding in March... a total of 3 weeks... 

Happi Angs on 大年初一
this is the last CNY where everyone will see Mr Ang with his not very neat set of teeth..... he has finally bucked up the courage, thanks to Celest, to start his braces journey this March... =) 

first stop of the day: 洪爸爸's and 妈妈's place
Mr Ang with his all-time favourite pineapple tarts which 妈妈's elder sister made... i also mad luv with the melt in my mouth pastry... =) 

Next stop:  蔡家

where i get to eat my all time favourite dish - 蔡 mummy's 斋菜
i can finish one whole plate of rice with just this dish of veg and i can eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner which was always the case every CNY before i moved to hougang.... =D 

home-cooked cheng tng 

luv luv mummy's muah chee where we got to cut and toss it in peanut powder ourselves... =) 

super duper delicious!!!!... superb Q-ness and sweetness... mad luv too... 

asked alvin to take another pic with his angbao from moi @ the place he found it... heee 

our first CNY movie which was such a disappointment... =( ... totally not worth to watch it even on weekdays.... wait for dun watch it @ all cos will spoil the good work done by the first drama series.... yes, it's that bad... =P 

the pinky pair of Angs after the movie.... 

cooked my very first pot of rice at home sweet home for our late dinner to 配 the 斋菜 which i packed home from 蔡家... =)

ended the day with another round of mahjong with Mr Ang and his cousins and lady luck was shinning on me.... i 听三张, 自摸八筒, 二花 was my 花 so total 10台!!! Woohoo!!! Huat ah!!! 
went to bed with a huge grin on my face though bedtime was at 2.15am... yawn!!!!!

Happi Angs on 大年初二


first stop: Wang 家
photo credit: mr ang's elder cousin

every one was helping out with the unique Wang's style of lou hei... with pomelo, mandarin oranges and apples... =) 
photo credit: mr ang's elder cousin

Second stop: back to 蔡家

Angela's turn to pose with the ang bao from me for a better shot 
this crazy girl was wearing a ridiculously high pair of heels... she is already 10cm taller than me without the heels and with her 4 inch high heels, i felt like a dwarf next to her la.... 

Mr Ang played another round of mahjong while i enjoyed another 2 episodes of running man... =)  

saw this pic on 范范's fb and was glad i was not the only pig/panda that day.... 



photobombed by my 2 princesses... =S 
PS: Alvin Chua, you are really a lousy photographer.

sprung a surprise visit to nanny's place.... wahahahaha.... glad to see that she is still healthy and bubbly
new resolution for this year.... pop by nanny's place at least twice this year

then Mr Ang and I decided to end off our CNY long weekend with cakes from Fruit Paradise

and another movie to compensate for the disappointing 衝上雲霄 which we watched on 大年初一 ... =) 

Glad that this didnt disappoint... =) 
though still mixed with lots of hokkien and even cantonese this round, English dialogue was so much better than the earlier 2 shows.. =) 

大年初五 之 开工大吉

Why no have 15 day CNY holiday de????? 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Pre CNY @ the Angs and the Chuas

decided to doll up home sweet home for this year CNY since i was having more energy... heee...
 really really love the decal tree in my living room which is so versatile... it was a xmas tree just two months ago and now it's a mandarin orange tree... =) 

the 3 containers of pineapple tarts, almond cookies and curry cornflakes were purchased from Lydia while the rest were all prepared by 蔡 mummy...  
once my mummy, always my mummy no matter how 'young' i am.... hahahaha.... she was and is still super worried that i would not follow the Chinese customs of getting all the 'correct' types of nuts so she ended up preparing them for me for home sweet home every CNY .... =) 

even the two bunches of Chinese Leek hanging on our door and window were prepared by her to symbolise accumulation of wealth in our $$$ account... i like!!!!  

the kiddos' favourite from uncle kok ming and candy jie jie ... ;P

am currently into doing collage with my phone... so just treat it as a photo summary @ the end of each section k?!?!?! heee... 

yearly steamboat for 蔡家's reunion dinner on 15 Feb

why pic so blur de?!?!?! but it was the only one pic i took of the whole set up... all i can say is.... the ingredient that 蔡 mummy prepared made all of us very happy.... 

colour difference between fresh and canned abalone....  

of all the goodies, my favourite was the scallop

this home cooked shark fin soup deserved a special mention too.... 

and Yes, my 蔡 mummy is just that awesome at preparing yummilicious dishes and at the same time spotting very stylo hairstyle and colour!!! 

found 3 of this red packet in the big bag of red packets that 洪妈妈 gave me and thought that it represented the 3As at home lo... 2 boys & 1 girl... and hence it shall be for them... heee 

Upon the 3As' recommendation, I have been watching Running Man at 蔡家 almost every Sunday since beginning of this year and i am hooked.... so hooked that i made the 3As complete missions in order to retrieve their ang baos.... wahahahaha... 

Mission 1: find the ang bao which was hidden in the house (mummy's room to be exact)

Mission 2: take a selfie with the ang bao and sent it to moi for this post... 

and i am so glad that i have siblings who entertain me.... wahahaha.... i had so much fun laughing at them while they searched the whole house... they were still searching for the angbaos when i left for home that night.... wahahahaha.... 

the surprising thing was that they told me they had enjoyed the game.... heee.... motivation to up the game for next year.... wahahahaha

Alfred was the first to find his on the top cabinet above mummy's bed... 

身体健康 (no more dengue)
阖家欢乐 (no more squabble among the 3 of you and mummy)
幸福美满 (get a decent and good gf soon) 
工作顺利 (no more shit @ work)

(due to their poor command of their mother tongue, i had to provide translation as well on their ang baos... =P) 

with mummy's help, Angela was second to 'find' hers in the box of miscellaneous items in the laundry yard  
身体健康 (no more gastric)
学业有成 (progress in your make-up course)
笑口常开 (less 脸臭臭 @ home)
事业有成 more make-up assignment) 

with the help of his best bud, prasaad,

Alvin found his last among mummy's chinese novels

身体健康 (no more injuries)
金榜题名 (get all the As and get into law school)
财源广进 (win more @ mahjong)
心想事成 (get anything you desire, gf included) 

all wishes filled with lots of luv, from 蔡大宝 (moi)
decided to 加料 to the Ang's steamboat reunion dinner with a lou hei... bought the auspicious yu sheng set from Ichibon Sushi at $52.22 that came with 24 slices with salmon


impossible to take a good lou hei pic with my lousy phone.... =S

the 4 Mr Angs waiting for the feast to start...=) 

though the reunion dinner was held at home sweet home....  except for getting a new steamboat set, everything else was prepared by 洪妈妈... thank you.... =) 

luv luv our ikea table that can extend to fit all 8 of us comfortably... =) 

very upset with all the lousy pic... i have decided to use my LDS for 2016 to get myself a good good smart phone that take good good pics....