Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!

Here are some quick snapshots of how the festive season has been so far through my iPhone. I find that it is so much easier to upload photos from there instead of my camera cos I'll already have done all the photo editing on my phone anyway when I upload on Instagram/Facebook.

First gift exchange of the year on 15 Dec 2012

High tea at Fosters with some girlfriends...
 ...where we had an impromptu gift exchange! :D
Gift exchange with the Junior College buddies
 Brunch at my girlfriend's place where I made Sangria (future upcoming post!)
 Feasting on turkey
 More presents!

I decided to make my own handmade goodies for my colleagues this year. Thus I narrowed it down to three items. 

Item 1 - chocolate cherry coconut almond granola being. 
Item 2 - Rose and cranberry crackies.
Item 3 - Chocolate sables.

 Dried roses petals where I spent 2.5 hours peeling...

 Everything all baked and ready to be packed
 Individually packed and labelled
 Gifts for the colleagues

Top L to R - Gifts from the colleagues; A really awesome ring box; Accessories I received; Food related items I received

With regards to Christmas presents, I think I'm quite an easy person to buy a gift for. Just buy me anything related to food, fashion or cameras. This year, I received several items that are quite useful and also very "me". Love all the accessories I've gotten this year. My friends know me well indeed cos I'm currently in a statement accessories phase. 

As for the food related items...I love all them, really I do! But. Erm, I have all of the above already. Whoops. I just ordered a cake pop baking kit recently online (which have yet to arrive), and as for the book, I got myself a copy of the exact book a few weeks back, and I received a chocolate fondue set too for one of my last year's gift exchange. Nevertheless, I'm happy to get all of them cos it means my friends really do know me well. I mean there can never be too much of anything yes? I'll make sure to put everything to good use. :)

Then again, next year's note to myself: Do NOT buy anything for myself in the Christmas month. Just in case you know, someone is planning to get it for me too...Haha!


  1. LOL. I`m always scared of that happening, so I just tell my friends and family what I buy myself.

  2. haha i'll be sure to do that next year. :D

  3. Hi Michelle!
    I'm Cheryl, a final year sociology student at NTU. I'm
    currently doing my graduation project which is based on the topic of
    independent cafes. Through your blog, I can see that you're an avid consumer of
    such cafes and would like to interview you to understand your experiences and
    thoughts towards such cafes. Hope to hear from you soon! Let me know your email
    or you can contact me at kohs0075@e.ntu.edu.sg. :) I have tried emailing you through blogger but I don't know if that has reached you because they have a very heavy restriction on the number of characters I can include in my message.


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