Finally, Christmas

So Christmas Eve looked like this.

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And tasted like this.

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Christmas Dinner Menu:  Popo’s Curry, Bayswater (Four Seasons) Roast Duck, Char-siew and Siew-yok, Improvised Gado Gado (Malay-style salad), Assorted Italian ham served cold, rice and bread (unseen).

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Gathering together, fuelled by food, terrific vino, mood-lighting, it was an enjoyable evening of much love and laughter.  Kiren ever the perfect guest, echoed my sentiments.

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We are no longer the girls of 1980s Singapore.

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Life happened.  We grew up.  Basking in the company of childhood friends, I marvelled at each our journeys, how difficult things can get, the distances we continue bridging.

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What are you doing on Christmas Day?  Amy asked.

Recovering!  Jon replied.

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The 25th of December was a day of utter indulgence…

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Leftovers for lunch, cheong fan and udon in a broth full of love for dinner.

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My family and house guest drifted in and out of sleep, spent the whole day in pjs.

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At some point, I cleared up the Christmas Table, re-arranged furniture, began putting some decorations away.

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Eh?  You better rest!  Amy texted.  Can’t stop moving right? Lol!

I am running a high fever…

Take it easy, all the excitement must be getting to you!!!  Another dear friend said.

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He’s right.  All the excitement kind of got to me.  Then my daughter handed me this card, and hugged me so tightly that it made breathing hard.

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If I were to re-choreograph this Christmas, I would chance falling ill, and stage it the same way, all over again.

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