Monday, February 15, 2010

A Delightful Weekend

We were expecting the "worst", a quiet festive weekend. But things took a positive turn at the last moment... Uncle Zhirong called Dad in the afternoon, and they quickly confirmed plans for the two families to have Reunion Dinner at Hongmin Restaurant. Although we again missed a crab feast, we did get to order the festive dinner set. Perhaps it was meant for 8 adults, but with Janelle and me not really eating our full shares, there was way too much for everyone else. The occasion lived up to its name: friends and family gathering to share a joyous occasion...
Because of a flight delay, Uncle Bob and Auntie Lyn flew in quite late on Saturday night; they came with her sister's family to "chill", away from the hustle and bustle of Singapore. We scrapped plans for brunch and switched to lunch at the FoodLoft at Central Chidlom. There was a baby girl in their group, Caitlin, who was a little younger than I, but we both clung to our parents and did not get a chance to play together.
This is basically a high-end food court. But I do enjoy the little touches of service. Like the personal delivery after placing your order. Or this roving clown. She sculptured a Mini Mouse each for Caitlin and me.
While the adults chatted away after eating, I got restless. Mommy took me around and this caught our eye: a lady preparing Vietnamese spring rolls...
Mommy was most impressed that she used her bare hands to shell the prawns that were just boiled!
Soon, Moomy got tired and let me down, allowing me to get to my usual mischief, such as this series of  Jackie Chan moves using the chairs and tables. Not to worry, I didn't break anything!
Late last night, Auntie Valerie sent us an invitation for tea, to celebrate Chinese New Year and the first month of her baby girl, Michelle. Mommy didn't read the message till this morning! Anyway, we said yes, so we had to bid adieu to the Sayers and head home for the second gathering. Still, we stopped midway, so I could say hello to my little friends at the Build-a-Bear Workshop.
Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine's Day and prosperous Year of the Tiger!


wenn said...

lovely cake! happy valentine's day!

shirley said...

Happy New Year!
Looks like a wonderful Festival celebration. Your little one is so cute!

Carver said...

Sounds like a fun day. Your daughter is adorable.

Perfectly Blended said...

I like your Valentine Cake. :)

Tezzie said...

Oh, yummy...that cake looks wonderful! Hope you had a nice Valentine's Day with your loved ones :D

And, Happy New Year! May the tiger bring you and your family good fortune!