This year has got to be one of the longest Christmas ever.
It started from the afternoon on 23th where I met S a for Ice Cream at Ben & Jerry. We then hopped over to Awfully Chocolate for another scope of Ice Cream. Yes, scoop shop hopping. We must be crazy.
I had a dinner gathering at Fish n Co with 18 online friends at night. It’s a great gathering, even better than the one we had last year. We had gift exchange and I cheated a little bit. I bought the same thing as I brought last year. Well, nobody knows anyway. I got a jar of great cookies from Sumin. They are amazing. Love it.
The next day, I had a mini Christmas Eve lunch at office. Wanted to order Pizza didn’t. Canadian said they can only deliver in 4 hours. Rites beat them by promising 4.5 to 5 hours. But the best of the best goes to Pizza hut, can’t even get thru their hotline. In the end, I decided to walk over to Pasta Mania at Bugis Junction to order pizza. Waiting time is 20 minutes. Together with donuts from donuts factory and some other finger food, we had our first BLOG2u/BAK2u Christmas party. It’s a small party as not everyone could attend. Let’s hope the party gets bigger and bigger each year.
Went over to my 2nd Sister’s house for Christmas eve dinner. Its a simple dinner with the family. Will be a bigger crowd next year as my elder sister is going to give birth within this few weeks.
After dinner, I pop over to Minds Cafe to meet Jean, Alice, Cheryl and Yann for some board game. We didn’t get enough of it even after 2 hours of board games. So we hop over to the nearby McDonalds to play Dominion. Its quite a fun game actually. We stop at around 3am plus, send Yann home and went to West Coast McDonalds for breakfast before sending the rest of the ladies home.
Slept at 6am on Christmas and woke up at 2pm. Check some emails and left home for Cheryl home with Jean, Alice and Yann to play another few rounds of Dominion before we decided that it is time for us to get out of the house and grab some dinner. Went Changi Airport for a late Sakae Sushi dinner. After dinner, we send Alice and Yann home and headed to Kallang McDonalds for another round of Dominion. Haha.
Played until 3 plus before sending the ladies home. Reach home and surf net until now. Strange, it’s 8am already and I still couldn’t sleep. Don’t know why. Maybe I don’t want to let Christmas be over so soon.

It’s a great Christmas with great company. Throwing all the troubles out of the window and enjoying the last few days of the year. Hope every year can be just as good this.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight

Christmas eve…. I always wonder why Christmas eve is call silent night when its going to be noisy with all the partying. Anyway, this year’s Christmas eve is definitely going to be silent-er than the other Christmas eve that I have.
Merry Christmas everyone.

Regardless what war you are fighting, it’s Christmas time. So for once, put down your weapon and have a peaceful Christmas.

War is over, if you want it, war is over, now.

John Lennon – Happy Christmas (War Is Over)

So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
Ans so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young
A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear
And so this is Christmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong
And so happy Christmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let’s stop all the fight
A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear
And so this is Christmas
And what have we done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
Ans so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young
A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear
War is over over
If you want it
War is over
Now…

Don’t know which smart alex come up with this idea. SMS festive greetings on TV screen. $1 per SMS and your message get printed on the TV screen for the whole nation to see.

Of all places, they decide to put the message at the top portion of the screen, covering some a portion of the screen. Its an eyesore. How do you expect people to watch TV when a portion of the TV is covered with nonsense SMS messages like “ABC, thanks for being my dear dear. Love u 4ever. muack…. XYZ”? (PS: I did not make up this message. This is an actual message from 1 of the SMS) Isn’t it supposed to be a festive greetings? Which festival are we celebrating? Christmas/New Year or Valentines Day?
And according to the website, we need to endure this crap from 22 Dec till 1 Jan. Channel5 time slot is between 6pm to 7pm. Channel 8 time slot is between 11pm to 12am. Channel U time slot is 7pm to 8pm on weekdays, 7.30pm to 9.20pm on Saturday and 7.30pm to 8.30pm on Sunday. SERIOUSLY!!! Spare us can? Let me watch TV without any part of the screen being covered.
What happen? Mediacrop not making enough money? I thought we paid TV license every year. You mean I pay TV license to have a portion of my screen covered by text?
Good thing I have Starhub Cable. Don’t need to endure that eyesore.
PS: If you read the terms and conditions carefully, you will notice this clause. “Upon using this service, users agree to receive announcement via SMS/MMS from MediaCorp or Working Partners.” WOW. After paying for the overpriced $1 SMS service, you still get your mobile number entered into their database for future spamming. Clever…..
Update: The SMS message is now placed on the lower portion of the screen.

Here is a nice Chinese Christmas Song.
陈奕迅 -圣诞结

我住的城巿从不下雪 记忆却堆满冷的感觉
思念的旺季 霓虹掃过喧哗的街 把快乐赶得好远
落单的恋人最怕过节 只能独自庆祝儘量喝醉
我爱过的人 没有一个留在身边 寂寞它陪我过夜
Merry Merry Christmas Lonely Lonely Christmas
想祝福不知该给谁 爱被我们打了死结
Lonely Lonely Christmas Merry Merry Christmas
写了卡片能寄给谁 心碎的像街上的纸屑
电话不接 不要被人 发现我整夜都关在房间
狂欢的笑声 听来像哀悼的音乐
眼眶的泪 温热冻结 望著电視里的无聊节目
癱在沙发上 变成没知觉的植物
Merry Merry Christmas Lonely Lonely Christmas
想祝福不知该给谁 爱被我们打了死结
Lonely Lonely Christmas Merry Merry Christmas
写了卡片能寄给谁 心碎的像街上的纸屑
谁来陪我过圣诞节