Sunday, 25 January 2009

Wishing Everyone Gong Xi Fa Chai

Dear All Bloggers, Friends and Readers,
Gong Xi Gong Xi Ni, Happy Chinese New Year 9394, may the year brings bountiful of good luck, fruitful times, health, wealth and fullfilment in your life and your family.
For those giving out ANG POW put away your imitation smile on your face. For those still receiving ANG POW hope this year you all receive ANG POW until your hand get CRAMP ::::)))) For those Non-Chinese, Wishing you All A Happy & Safe Holiday.
Luth & Family

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Celebrating 2009

We celebrated our 2009 at home last year with small group of friends antara dua benua, Malaysian and Indonesian. Just a small group of us. To make it easier, we did Potluck style. Masing masing bawa dish. Its better that way kan. 2008 will is the last year for my family in this house/town so we decided to invite some friends to come over and celebrate together..I am glad everyone had a good time that night. We enjoyed the food and good companies. We did a little bit of karoeke while waiting 12 midnight. It was fun. We all were not good singers, nothing so special but it was a good way to kill our time sambil practising our singing skill keke. Masa bujang bujang dulu very active berkaroeke but since got married and become mom malu malu pula pegang mic keke. But after first song, got over the fear and shyness, after that can get addicted pula..We, the wives enjoyed ourselves so much, our kids enjoyed themselves playing with each other, hubbies preffered to sit and watch while chatting. I think none of them can sing, maklumlah di sini Karoeke is not very popular yet. But hubby managed to push himself to join the ladies. Ndak tahan dia klu tida ikut melalak keke..but his voice really came along way, itupun after practising beforehand, kalau tida mangkali he would hurt our ears keke... Tepat jam 12 midnight, we joined our neighbours shooting fireworks outside. It was wonderful, we had best view ever. I noticed this time, more people went out shooting fire works in the street despite the bitter cold tempature. It was about -10 degrees outside during new year eve, bagagar bah kesejukan brrr....
What a night and with great people!.
I hope y`all had a fun celebration too!. Posted by Picasa

Friday, 9 January 2009

Our 2008 Christmas

I hope everyone had good holidays. I hope its not too late to blog about our 2008 Christmas. Masih valid bah kan? I must admit, I am a bit late, still moving slow at snail pace in the new year. I have been spending quality times with the boys during their 2 weeks break since Christmas, kerja kami makan, tidur, main, makan, tidur, main...They are back to school/kindy since yesterday, and this time I had to wake up, I had to start my full spead ahead with my new beginning and planning for my new resolutions. Santa came to our house during Christmas and we had a cozy, quiet and relaxing Christmas just the four of us. The week between Christmas and New year was my favourite time. This time I didn´t complain for having quiet Christmas...I was actually started to appreciate the quietness and relaxation after the hustle bustle preparing for Christmas.
We had tea and cake (cheese fruit cake) before attending evening service at our church. Its the tradition in our area (Bavaria) to prepare fish for dinner during Christmas Eve, so this was our menu . Fish backed with pastry dough, potatoes and veges with sauce. Very simple one.
Usually we open our gift on Christmas after dinner, its time to sit under the tree and unwrapping all the gifts..Before the boys attacked the gifts we managed to persuade them to sit down for family photos..
Our best Christmas gifts from our boys (their secret project with their kindy teachers before Christmas). How sweet, I was so touched!.
Are you not satisfied Kyle? He was actually start to feel sleepy. Second Christmas, no cooking, ndak larat sudah. We ate left overs from Chrismas Eve. But the Third Christmas, hubby prepared Roasted Duck. Normally the Germans cook Goose but we had Goose last year. Its way too much for us. Ini dua budak don´t eat much anyway. I am not a fan of duck but got to eat it since its a traditional food and not to let down the chef! But the taste was actually fantastic..tida sedar I ate a big portion actually kekeke...

Duck with Kn√∂del (Dumpling) and Blau Kraut (Red Cabbage). Fourth Christmas, we welcome an acquaintance (from Qatar, making holiday in Germany) and family to our house. This time we had all asian food on the table...The next day we were on the road visiting hubby´s relatives and we decided eating at a Chinese Restaurant. It was nice to enjoy asian food after eating too much German food before. No pictures taken, as I was busy enjoying my food kekeke... last I managed sit down and blog about our recent Christmas while the boys are in bed...more will come!. Enjoy reading.