Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Dinner 2010 :)

I'm so excited to present our menu for the night! Chose this after much thought, and to attempt a different tradition~

Here it is! Worded by our beloved Han Ee, and prepared lovingly with much help from many others...

1. Prawn, mango and avocado salad
Fresh prawn tossed with sweet mango, creamy avocado and a special formulated sauce that is sure to give your palate a treat.

2. Chargrilled pineapple
Slices of sweet pineapple chargrilled with brown sugar - a perfect prelude to the savoury goodness of the glazed ham.

3. Potato salad (Elizabeth's special)
Chunks of potato mixed with mayonaise, smokey twiggy stix and egg - a home cooked dish that is sure to make you feel closer to home.

4. Braised peas
Green peas braised with butter, leek, mint and topped with melted cheddar- a dish to tide you through the hot summer.

5. Honey, mustard glazed ham
A whole leg of ham glazed with honey, golden syrup and mustard, made fragrant with cloves, and baked to the perfect degree of festivity.

6. Stuffed turkey breast
A traditional Christmas dish - turkey stuffed with all things good and yummy, including dried cranberries, pears, walnuts, pistachios and herbed onions.

7. Trifle
A sweet dessert, complete with fresh cherries, port jelly, custard, triple chocolate cookies and lots of love to end the entire gastronomical experience with a bang! :)

Beverages / wine
*Tropical fruit punch with rosehip-frozen ice cubes
*Wolf blass varae
*Rosemount crisp chardonnay botanical with cucumber and green apple
*Banrock station moscato
*Yellow label moscato
*Vodka mudshake original chocolate

Pictures should be out on facebook, courtesy of friends! :)

Then we played Kinex on Danielle's Xbox 360. I think we danced and played adventures till we burnt off more than what we ate!!! Awesome...

Was glad to still spend Christmas with 'family'. :)
Ho Ho Ho!!! Merry Christmas everyone~

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Honours~ :)

Once again, i will revive my blog... I realised that because i didn't prioritise to blog, i've left out many testimonies!!!

'I cried out to God for help.. When i was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands and my sould refused to be comforted...
Then i thought, "To this I will appeal the yrs of the right hand of the Most High."
I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago...

You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.'
Psalm 77

The verses say it all...
For those that don't know, this sem's exams were the worst. In terms of difficulty, and also in terms of the amt of time we had to prepare... By the time i finished my last assignment, i only had 3 days to study for each of the 2 harder papers... Crazy! Really felt the fear and possibility of failing... Never felt that way b4. But...

Results are out. And i did quite well!?!? OMG. I actually got into HONOURS!!!
THANK YOU EVERYONE who has been praying!! OCFers, kins, cell groupies and friends.

Only the top 8 or 9 of the cohort can get in...
I remember with the amount of time serving in ministry took up (to do my best in a proper job to pass it on to the next comm), and how i failed one of my major assignments last sem, and with the craziness of this sem, i gave up the hope of honours. Just prayed that he would let me pass all my topics and smoothly get into yr 4. But.. he gives even more than i could ask or imagine...

Another stepping stone to something greater? Perhaps... Honours will be my key to further research and teaching opportunities. I've been quite excited about the whole practice of teaching and passing on of generations... Maybe i'll be able to start up a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics for Spore next time... Who knows?

Just took lotsa pictures with all the graduates. (Prob coming out on facebook soon) WOOOHOOO! Well done everyone! I'm super excited for all of ya. Will be my own turn soon... Grand reunion with everyone too, esp Grace Loo! :)

Going home soon... Hate to leave. Really. So many ppl left behind, hate for it to just become memories... :(