Monday, November 22, 2010

All The Gatherings

Sorry I haven't been updating in a while. Been super busy. I'm still missing my poor car which the workshop told us would take a month (if we're lucky!) to repair. Oh well.
Just thought I would take a few minutes to update on some gatherings we had these past few weeks.
Gal Pals Day Out
This was 2 weeks back, I think. Our outing was to celebrate my exam results (heee!) plus Noresh had just finished confinement so she was itching to get out of the house. We decided to meet up at Gardens coz Noresh was hungry for Chillies. I decided to bring Dania since I had promised to buy her the 2nd and 3rd books of the Mackenzie Blue series. In the end, I ended up bringing Dina also coz she cried non-stop and begged me to bring her.
Liza and I were the first to arrive. We ordered starters and food and I got the free kids meals for the girls. 20 minutes later Lin arrived followed by Her Majesty Noresh a good 45 minutes later. Hmmmpp! We ordered way too much food but it was great eating and gossiping and catching up with each other.
Then we started the shopping spree. Now, I was the one who initiated the gathering coz I felt like celebrating with a crazy shopping spree. But for those who know me, you guys know how hard it is for me to actually shop! It's like I find a million and one reason NOT to buy anything. In the end, all I bought were books for the girls at M.P.H. and a pair of shoes for myself at Sem.Bonia. Even that took much persuasion from the girls and Dina, who picked out the shoes for me.
After shopping, we headed to Ale.xis for some desserts and coffee. We talked until around 6pm then Liza and Lin decided to head back home. We said our goodbyes then I took the girls to JJ to buy some much needed underwear. The girls, not me. Hmmm. We were on our way out of the parking lot when hubby called "why are you guys not back yet?". Eh, miss us much?
Birthday Pool Party
I think this was last week. Actually it was the day after Atok had passed away so truth be told, I wasn't in much of a mood to go. But I had promised Noresh (it was her kids' party) plus I had told the girls about the pool being held at a swimming pool, so there was really no way I could get out of it.

And really, I was glad we went. We had great fun. The food was nice. Daria, who previously was terrified of the pool, has decided she's now a mermaid and refused to get out of the pool once we got her in! Hahahahaa...she didn't even want to use the floats after a while and wanted to run around in the pool by herself. Do you have any idea how tiring it is running after an 18 month baby in a swimming pool is? Pergh...well at least I got a nice workout. Muahahaha...
Hari Raya Aidiladha
This was last Wednesday. Hari Raya Korban.

The initial plan to have to have everyone gather at my parents' house but since Atok passed away, we figured it would be more appropriate to gather at his house instead. We arrived around 10am and saw that most of the grub had already been laid out. The usual ketupat, rendang, peanut sauce menu.

We had planned a steamboat session in the evening so while waiting for that, everyone relaxed and watched TV and gossiped. The steamboat session was fun, I know I ate too much!

As usual, Daria was the star of the show and everyone wanted a piece of her. It's so tough being so cute!!