Christmas 2013 was one of the most memorable and happy ones for the girls and me, celebrated last week in KL. My parents and younger brother were with us to enjoy a week-long of multiple celebrations, joy, bonding and lots of food binging.
From Ipoh, my dad drove us back to KL on Christmas Eve. We made a pit-stop at Tapah to have lunch of eel and frogs. Loathsome to you perhaps? But delightful to some haha! We had our Christmas Eve dinner at the Japanese restaurant at my condo.
On Christmas day, the hubs brought the girls shopping for X'mas pressies at The Gardens. Yup, he had been very busy and only had the time to set up the X'mas tree on X'mas Eve and to buy presents on X'mas day itself. For the girls, there's no other gift better than BOOKS and they spent a few hours at Borders shopping for books whilst my mum and I went on a shopping spree at Uniqlo.
After shopping, we had coffee, tea and cakes at Alexis Bistro.
We had our X'mas dinner at the hubs' aunt's unit, on the same block as ours. There was a galore of scrumptious grub from roast turkey to steak, ham, pasta, salad, cakes, X'mas minced pies, among others.
During my parents' stay with us in KL, we were out at the shopping malls everyday doing shopping and lots of eating. On 29th December, which was the eve of the hubs' birthday, we had porridge steamboat at Farmland Steamboat. My parents returned to Ipoh on 30th. On 31st December, which was yesterday, we had our very last round of celebration for the year, bidding farewell to 2013 and welcoming the new year at Best Western Dua Sentral Hotel with our gang of buddies and their kiddos. We had another round of delectable seafood dinner at Unique Seafood Restaurant before our count-down to 2014 at the hotel.
Hubster's pre-birthday celebration at Farmland Porridge Steamboat on 29 December 2013.
Bak Kut Teh lunch at Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh @ Pavillion on 29 December 2013
This school holidays have been the best for the kids thus far. Alycia told me today that she wished the holidays would start all over again. She wished that she could rewind the sequence of events haha! The girls enjoyed themselves to the max this school holidays doing shopping, eating, getting pressies and had loads of swimming and crazy time with their friends. The girls can't wait to see their friends again and I guess it would be during CNY and then hopefully we will have another trip together during the next school holiday.
Shopping spree at The Gardens on X'mas day. We managed to snap some pix with a 'gwai lo' Santa Clause after a 20-minute long queue and the kids got a candy cane each from Santa.
How was your X'mas celebration? I hope you had a swell one.
Here's wishing everyone 'Happy End Of Holidays', a very happy 2014 and may the new year be a fantastic one!