Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas. Ho Ho Ho!!!

It was Christmas Eve last night, which mean celebrations are upon everyone out there. For me, Christmas Eve is quite similar to the Chinese's Reunion Dinner before the 1st day of Chinese New Year. In Chinese's culture, Reunion Dinner is like a big dinner for every families. Because Reunion means Uniting. For those who're working and away from their own hometown [Kampong], during the time near to Chinese New Year, they'll get back home and have the Reunion Dinner with families. It's a dinner that everyone in the family gather and have dinner together. Eating together with family is one of the happy things that everyone can get!

Same to Christmas Eve, it's a night that people will spend it with the closest one. When it comes to the closest one, it's always families that we come first in mind. Then lovers, friends and etc. It's also something grand for the one whom celebrates it. Then in Brunei here, Barbecue will be one of the hottest pick for everyone in celebrating the Eve. Barbecuing everywhere last night on the 24th December 2008. Celebrating everywhere, having fun everywhere, drinking and got drunk everywhere and also Roadblock everywhere! haha~ Christmas Eve will be one nice event that comes to me because time like this, it's the time that I'll spend with my family, relatives and cousins. It's been years straight that I'd spent the eve with them.

Every year, there will be an exchange gifts' activity that each of us will prepare a gift then the hostess will stick number at the gift. Later randomly picking paper in the box will decide which present that we'll get. Eventhough it's a simple one, it's still a nice one that every year it always entertain the kids. =)

This is the gifts that prepared tonight. There were times that people received Mee Goreng! Towel! Toothpaste too! haha~ And there were people that received chocolates, mug, decorative things and etc. And I had a photo frame last night. Haha =)

Every time like that, it's always a blast one that mostly uncles and aunties will come that the adults one will chit-chatting, joking, teasing around themselves. And then their sons and daughters which are us also will gathers together and chit-chatting, joking, teasing around too. And some of them may had grandsons and grand daughters, that they small one have their own world of communicating and playing each others. Everyone just playing their own role in making the gathering merrier and fun!

One people make a small sound, imagine when there is whole lots of these much. How loud and Fun can it be! :)

Time's flies and everyone grown up fast that my nieces and nephews got lots taller compare to before. And kids nowadays are way faster learn more things than what we learnt when we're at their ages. And I got promoted that from known as "Ah-Yong Ko Ko". I'd been greeted as "Ah Yong Jiu Jiu, Ah Yong Ah Ku!" Ahhh... =)

As always, we'll take a lots of pictures. During the previous years, the hostess [ShiShi, author of www.shishi23.blogspot.com] that took all the moments on the Christmas Eve and same thing in these year too. She's still the camera-lady of the Christmas Eve's event. As years passed, as technologies are improving each days. That'll be same goes for ShiShi that she got a COOL slr camera to take pictures of us these year! And me myself this year, 2008 also get to take a bits of pictures too because I got digital camera that contributed by everyone of YOU! Thank You.

That's my Little Brother taking picture with hostess, ShiShi!!!

Then with Ah-Ling, she's a Bukit Tasek's runner that she'll run two rounds of Bukit Tasek each day! =)

Then Mother & Son!

Big Brother & Small Brother! Gang, I grew taller already, see! I'm taller than my brother. Hahaha! Actually I stood with my toes. Haha~ He's taller, he got bigger eyes and what he got again? haha! I wouldn't say it out~ =P Looks like Ah-Liang's birthday that he's taking pictures with everyone.

Let's get back to the Christmas Eve! I didn't get to take much pictures last night because...
I was busy enjoying these...

CHICKEN WINGS!!! Yummy...

Every year we also have Barbecue plus potluck for the celebration. Having a big feast and we got improved each years which we had our 1st barbecue stand on the first year. Last night was the 3rd year and we had 3 barbecue stand. Hahaha =) [Kiasu huuhh!]

That's the stand that used for barbecuing sweet corns, yam tapioca, some fruits. Err? Fruits can be penggang? Guess, we're into a new higher level. Haha.

The stand that used to barbecue fishes & hotdogs.

The CHICKEN WINGS's stand! woah, looks like hotels' restaurants huhh that they have few professional Chefs and each of them in charge in different styles of Menus. 3stands at a time. Sure does provide great services and good timing in serving the foods. We all need that much because...

We're one BIG families! =)

That's what we always do every year when the celebration is around the corner. Having a group photo! 100% of the people here are Pai Sin one though! hahaha. Next year again don't know who will be attending the gathering and what will I receive again . Hahaha. But ShiShi, you're definitely need to upgrade your camera lens. Maybe there are going to be more and more and more people that join. Hahaha. Thank you for everthing ya.

Hi Hi!!! These will be the ending for the entry here. I'm here wishing you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS. Ho Ho Ho Ho!!! May loves, happiness, wealth, peace and everything NICE lies upon you all. I'm signing out here, will be busying sending out gifts and ahem-ahem! muahaha =P

Merry X'mas! -___-!!

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