my Christmas pressie
on Christmas day i was brisk walking home from the train station when suddenly BAM!
some kid trying out his new bike had rammed into me from behind.
when i turned around he had already fled, leaving his bike behind.
but other than that i had a perfect Christmas!
we were gonna bake Nigella's Devil's Food Cake--
but because i didn't have the exact tins (and because i'm lazy and prone to tweaking recipes to make life easier, something one should never do with baking), my version turned out like this--
it's still edible, and the icing is luscious, but it's definitely not Devil's Food Cake!
after cake, kimchi, pasta with pesto and earl grey tea with winter melon sugar (the oddest Christmas Eve lunch), S and i proceeded to St Mary's for mass and carols.
Archibald Fountain & St Mary's Cathedral
God has been smiling down on Sydney during Christmas time. now it's grey, cold and blustery :(
St Mary is huge and S and i had been here to watch the light shows a few days prior.
secret interior of St Mary's
'secret' because we're not supposed to take photos, but S is a pap, so i got this.
to be honest i feel that mass is not for me-- i spent most of the time fidgeting like an overactive child. (i suspect that i would be one of the 'problem kids' if i had gone to church as a little girl).
the church was packed and we had to stand behind, near the entrance.
it was better when we went out to listen to carols, sitting on the steps leading to the church.
my fave was little drummer boy but now it's hark! the herald angels. and mary's boy child.
this photo is one of my faves. so epic. i had no idea what i was doing either. syiok sendiri.
pictures like this one makes people VERY curious to see what my boyfriend looks like.
the next question is whether he is crazy, too.
but i do have normal moments :)
after the carols we went to Woolies to buy a roast chicken for supper at S', but they were all sold out!
so instead we cooked instant mee suah after a LOT of cam-whoring.
this is me mimicking S' smile
S copying my grin, complete with disappearing eyes!
my Christmas gift!
after we had enough pictures to publish our very own coffee table book (where to find 2 girls who can cam-whore so much, really!), it was time to exchange Christmas presents!
S and i bought our gifts for each other secretly, which is kinda tough when we see each other all the time.
like she'll be lounging in my room and suddenly, "what a pretty paper bag! from T2! what did you buy?!"
"um.. it's a secret," was the best i could manage. (and i call myself a postgraduate student!)
we'll be out in the city and S will be half-dead, "i slept at 6am for a couple of hours only.."
"er.. it's a secret.." (she was wrapping my present, note my name cut on the gold paper!)
is this why we're good friends? because our intelligence levels are so similar?
our impromptu lies are always "it's a secret"!
in S' beautiful room
i have never been to a more beautiful home than S' home stay.
her host mum is a Swedish lady, and the house is all white, airy, and full of ornaments!
usually i dislike trinkets but they looked so charming in the town house.
i'm wearing my gift, which is a Marc Jacobs Daisy solid perfume in a daisy pendant.
i LOVE it! in fact, i have been coveting Marc Jacobs fragrances for awhile now, but can't buy any because i have 5 opened perfumes--
Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Summer (sunscreen smell)
Chanel Chance Eau Tendre (flowers. i sniffed it in a magazine and ran out to buy it immediately!)
Clean Pure Cotton (fabric softener)
L'Occitane 4 Roses (it smells like roses to me, but 10/10 boys claim it reminds them of their mothers somehow)
Fragonard Belle Du Nuit (my mum. maybe she wears it too?)
somebody kill me please.
i wanna be the girl who only has 1 single bottle of perfume at any one time.
our attempt at sexy
after showering, we settled down to watch a Hong Kong movie Love is not all around.
looks very rom-com, right?
which it is, light and funny, until the last scenes which kinda slapped everything into reality.
so i recommend watching it until the very end.
i spent all night thinking about the ending.
only managed to rest after i convinced myself that everybody will get what they deserve in the end!