Gosh! I'm sooooo stuffed and tired! Had a `bustling' and busy day as our home became an `open house' for friends and relatives for the day.
Invited a group of friends - and all in about 20 odd of them came over in the afternoon. Thought CNY is a good time to have such a gathering at my place as friends always say my house is `so far away' and I seldom have guests.
Then in the evening, we had some close relatives over for dinner. It happened that both my aunts from Singapore arrived today, and that another two cousins wanted to visit and also to meet up. And so again, it became a big party of 20 pax! We had a sumptuous dinner split into two groups - the older folks ate in the dining room and us `younger' ones squeezed together at the small table.
It's pretty tiring to play host, what with the preparation and running around.. plus the day had been scorching hot and the air-con not working properly. But I did have a good time. It was great to catch up with friends and relatives over the festive season..
The only problem is.. I overate again! Already munched on snacks in the afternoon and then couldn't resist the good food over dinner. Two mandarin oranges and more drinks made me so so full! I really have to go to gym tomorrow and start to diet again!
Just realised it is the 8th day of CNY which is a BIG day for the Hokkiens. Lots of fireworks and firecrackers were heard in the neighbourhood. And as I'm blogging, the neighbour next door is having a lion dance troupe in their house!
Thank goodness I took tomorrow off as well. So I have one more day to rest before starting work proper on Tuesday... and I'm sure i'll suffer `holiday withdrawal syndrome'. :p
Too drained now.. so will only post pix on the `open house' tomorrow..
update: Finally posted up some pix!
AFTERNOON: Some of the friends who came over....
Jojo became the centre of attention too...
EVENING: Family Gathering
The guys (incl an older one ;P)
Viv and Ling the two dog lovers