I had my early birthday dinner this night since a lot of them couldn't make it for my actual birth date. It's okay, it worked out as a combined Christmas/birthday celebration. It was a small gathering, we went to Mandarin Buffet to stuff our faces with holiday goodness and had a lot of cheesecake to boot. For the entire month of December, there had been a lot of buffet dinners going on, i am quite surprised i hadn't gained any extra unwanted weight. I guess part of the reason is because my wisdom teeth was hurting me for majority of the month, and i had been rationing on congee for quite a while. I had to force myself to eat real food because i didn't want to miss out on all the good stuff. Mom only made me pure plain congee because it was painful to chew even tiny pieces of meat/veggies.
Lastly, the girls came over to my house after dinner, and we had a nice girly talk. I really miss these special little moment, i never have enough of those. I really enjoyed the short time of closeness.
|Me and the beauties on Christmas Eve.|
Comes Christmas Day. I really wished i had Christmas spirit this day but i really didn't. Mainly because it didn't snow and i really wasn't in the mood this year for some reason. but also maybe the reason is behind my teeth, they were still hurting like a b!tch!
My mom was having all our relatives come over for a Christmas party, so she started cooking since early morning. Jacky came over early morning as well so we an open presents under the tree together.
|Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree...|
|A coach bag from him=)|
|The Jewelery Box palette from Tarte, also from him =)|
|Opening presents i got for him|
|Got him two 24" Samsung monitors and a (engraved) 4th generation iPod Touch: The reason why i will no longer go out and shop or go on vacations in 2011|
|Congee for me :(|
|Yummy food for Chirstmas|
|Loads of asian goodness!|
|And we ended the night of us cousins playing mah jong =)|
The day of utter madness.
I hate, yet i love it.
Shirley and i went to Vaughn Mills like we did the previous year. I really wanted to go to Yorkdale, but it's near impossible to go there. We left pretty early in the morning, and we already saw a lineup on the highway going to yorkdale. Crazyness!
We shopped for 7 hours. I know, it's crazy, but we literally stayed in the mall for that long. I didn't really buy as much as i thought i would, there really weren't that many sales going on which really sucked. I bought a few items for regular price which is pretty stupid of me, but what can i do, they weren't on sale. I really like the giant forever 21 at Vaughn Mills, but there was just too many people and everything was all scattered on the floor and nothing was where they were supposed to be. Many things i liked but change rooms was so long and i didn't have the patience to wait as i was already very tired from shopping. I ended up just getting a new jacket that was regular price. Booo me. A lot of my co-workers went to buffalo on boxing day and they came back with bags and bags and bags of stuff because they said the sales were crazy there and everything was dirt cheap. They didn't even tax them at the border for buying so much stuff because there were so many tour bus there and they were super busy to look at a small fry car. So lucky, i wish i could've been there.
Time to snowboard baby!
Went to blue mountain with a bunch of people. We got there before they even opened, so we didn't have to go through the hectic lineup and risk not finding a locker. The others were pretty late getting there and when they did get there, they ended up going to the other side instead of where we were so we decided to go on own own and just meet back up at lunch time.
|My jacket makes me look like i'm pregnant...|
I've been trying to do small zig zags throughout the day and i guess it worked a little. I still can't carve and i still can't go backwards, but as long as i don't fall while going down, i'm very happy already. i do want to go a couple more times this year before the snow starts to melt though. More people is defiantly a lot more fun. I should really get my own gear next winter, buying a package every time is too expensive, and my wallet is really hurting lately :(
We left at around 7ish and we all met back to eat dinner at Hollywood with the adition of Johnny of came back from NYC for a week and Gary who came back from HK also.
|Wow almost everyone here is from high school!|
Got one of my wisdom teeth removed today, the day before my birthday...just great. Terrible year for me. Another dent in my wallet, even if i do get to claim it and get my money back, but that's going to take a while. Then i went to buy antibiotics. Can you believe 6 measly pills cost me nearly $40? ridiculous!
After getting my tooth yanked out and with a mouth still full of blood, Jacky, Gary and i went to the movies to watch Gulliver's travels. It was a cute yet stupid movie haha.
Happy birthday to me =)
How do i feel turning 24?
I hate it! Life is slipping through my fingers and theres nothing i can do. I look at all the people around me living their life to the fullest. Going on vacations, enjoying every moment, doing something every second. And look at me, what the F*CK am i doing?
Even at family gatherings, i'm not the center of attention anymore :( I'm just one of the other old ones now. Life is going way too fast for me, and i'm far behind.
The day started with me celebrating my birthday at Mix2 karaoke with the Engineers. I'm starting to really enjoy their company, they are really nice people. Their conversations are so smart and confusing, but i love listening. Then again, i learn to not get too attached to people. Save myself the hurt. I told everyone to dress up for me, and i love how they all listened. Everyone showed up with a dress shirt and tie haha!
I haven't karaoked for so long, it felt so good just to sing it all out. Mix2 doesn't have a lot of songs that i'm used to at Ten23. We sang a bunch of old songs like spice girls and what not, it was so fun, too bad we couldn't stay the whole day because dinner was at 6ish and it was all the way at Vaughn.
|My birthday glam up|
|purple and white|
|They dressed up! So cute!|
|Gary doesn't smile in pictures|
|Annie and i|
|So happy i get to blow out a candle|
|Thanks for the camera baby!|
|My new love <3|
|Group picture =)|
|And one with the boyfriend <3|
New years Eve.
And Happy Birthday Shirley!
We celebrated Shirley's 24th birthday together with countdown. This year we went to Honest Lawyer's once again. There were a lot less people than there were the previous year. Shirley had reserved 3 tables but unfortunately, no one else showed up except for our one table. I hope you still had a good time. They had dinner there, and we got shirley a jaggerbomb since she was looking sad. Later on she had more drinks. Our table was right beside the dance floor so we got to dance anytime we wanted. Across from our table is another birthday party full of single asian guys that kept talking to us. And there was this one guy who kept trying to make a move on me totally ignoring jacky who was right beside me. That is rude, i thought guys have a code, you know, if you see a girl is taken, you step away. But not this guy! Shirley got hit on from someone at that table too, and mindy also got an admirer, but mindy being mindy, total IGNORE. hahaha.
We danced for a bit, and then it was countdown. After that there was a lot more dancing and we left soon after that. I really have no tolerance for alcohol, i only had a tiny tiny cup of champagne and already i felt tipsy and happy and jiddery. No more drinking for me, like ZIP! no more!
It was a good night, Happy new years everyone! Hope everyone have a wonderful 2011!
|Me, shirley and her boyboy|
|happy new years!|
|Just a bit of boob grabbing to start of the new year|