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mysticalangel
14-12-2004, 11:41 AM
Anyone got interesting plans for Christmas which I might be able to join? I know its pretty much a family thingy but for the first time in 4 years, I am spending Christmas in Malaysia. So am a bit thicked skin this year lah...hehee.. :rolleyes:

lord
14-12-2004, 11:54 AM
eat, drink, drink, drink, sleep,....

eat.....drink...drink...drink......drink.......... .drink......................brink........blink.... ......eat..........bleep..............

eat......drink.......brink..........bring.........

ah.. guess nothing much is gonna happen this year, man!!

pcyeoh
14-12-2004, 12:33 PM
I am going to have a open house on Christmas Eve and I am going to play all the carols UNCENSORED. Though this is an open invitation, I am not the government where there will be a free flow of air syrup and plates and plate sof food. Just PM me if you are free to drop by from 7.30pm - 1am. My wife who is a good cook will be preparing the makan and she needs to know how big is the army coming. The children are all looking forward to this occasion as they get to exchange their gifts but only confined to the children.This is similar to the ang pow giving but the cost can be very straining to the pockets. Whereas an ang pow can have a decent market value of RM 6-RM 10.00, we can't say this when it comes to presents. For those who are not participating in the gift exchanging, the parents will secretly place their kid's gift at the Christmas Tree and when Cinderella hour strikes, the child will be handed his gift by the parent as a surprise. For others, the child will just approach his/her counterpart and present the gift to him/her and gets one in return. At the end of the party there will be enough toys to open a Toy 'u' Rus in USJ 12.

orchipalar
14-12-2004, 02:52 PM
Err...PCYeoh :) ...so very kind of you to invite us all to your Christmas Eve Open House celebration...hope you don't mind having a homeless single-parent with 2 homeless kids coming to your house for the occasion...'empty handed' :o

Joe Gomez
14-12-2004, 03:08 PM
pc, thks for the thot. Hv to take a rain cheque.
Am doing exactly what u described at my elder brother's place.
The entire mafiosi is expected.
Yep....I will need fire extinguisher to douse flame that will cause hole in pocket after the angpow distribution .....

mysticalangel
14-12-2004, 03:15 PM
PC, actually should determine the price of the gifts. That's what we used to do. Put a cap on it so that its not that straining on your guests. If the person choose to get something expensive then its their choice lah.....:)

Ski
14-12-2004, 03:26 PM
Hi M..Angel
I assume u are a Christian,so which denomination do you profess..maybe I can direct you to the nearest Church for your Christmas Service.

tan_r
14-12-2004, 03:27 PM
PC, actually should determine the price of the gifts.
mysticalangel, dun you dare start that and spoil the market cos' orchi n me are coming empty handed!

gnehkgnep
14-12-2004, 03:28 PM
Hi Mystic, y not drop by at Mid-Valley mall???
The decor there very nice.....performance too!!!!

Else, spend your time at Pyramid.....I went there last New Year......fireworks at Lagoon and happening atmosphere down there....

Better still check out which community centre need volunteer for helping out......do our bit for the community.....all those poor folks sure need some cheer up.........!!!!

Kambate :cool: !!!

mysticalangel
14-12-2004, 03:29 PM
Hi M..Angel
I assume u are a Christian,so which denomination do you profess..maybe I can direct you to the nearest Church for your Christmas Service.


Hehe...thanks for the offer. I attend midnight service like I always do year after year whereever I am. FYI, I go to St Francis Xavier church in Jalan Gasing.

mysticalangel
14-12-2004, 03:31 PM
mysticalangel, dun you dare start that and spoil the market cos' orchi n me are coming empty handed!

Hehe..if you choose to go empty handed oso can:P its a choice mah

mysticalangel
14-12-2004, 03:33 PM
Hi Mystic, y not drop by at Mid-Valley mall???
The decor there very nice.....performance too!!!!

Else, spend your time at Pyramid.....I went there last New Year......fireworks at Lagoon and happening atmosphere down there....

Better still check out which community centre need volunteer for helping out......do our bit for the community.....all those poor folks sure need some cheer up.........!!!!

Kambate :cool: !!!

hehe...I just came back to office from Mid Valley, nothing great. I can see the fireworks from the Lagoon from my apartment. Malls will be very crowded lah.

tan_r
14-12-2004, 03:34 PM
... and make both orchi and me look like cheap skates?

mysticalangel
14-12-2004, 03:36 PM
Aiyo, then get something lah. For kids lah. Doesnt have to be expensive, its the thrill that kids get mah. Anyways, its your choice lah

orchipalar
14-12-2004, 03:57 PM
Silent Night!
The origin of the Christmas carol we know as Silent Night was a poem that was written in 1816 by an Austrian priest called Joseph Mohr. On Christmas Eve in 1818 in the small alpine village called Oberndorf it is reputed that the organ at St. Nicholas Church had broken. Joseph Mohr gave the poem of Silent Night (Stille Nacht) to his friend Franz Xavier Gruber and the melody for Silent Night was composed with this in mind. The music to Silent Night was therefore intended for a guitar and the simple score was finished in time for Midnight Mass. Silent Night is the most famous Christmas carol of all time!.
Silent Night : Lyrics

Play Music !
Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child
Holy Infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ, the Saviour is born
Christ, the Saviour is born

Silent night, holy night
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth "

http://www.carols.org.uk/silent_night.htm

ginaphan
14-12-2004, 06:49 PM
Christmas Eve dinner for the extended family is a tradition followed by midnight mass. (PC, I am inviting you to a Lutheran mass. PM me).

Normally, I would attend Christmas morning service but this year, I have to go to Penang to attend my husband's school reunion.

Years ago, Christmas, to us, was very commercialised and non-religious. There was always a mad rush for presents and trying to outdo each other with the food! We have since changed our ways and the focus these past few years have been on Christ the Lord, prayers and family. (although food is still important :-))

It brings peace within us somehow when we have corrected our priorities.

Talking about peace, I would like to share this Christmas song with all of you as my way of wishing you God's peace and love. This song has become a favourite in my house.

http://www.ilovewavs.com/Holidays/Xmas/tf/Do%20You%20Hear%20What%20I%20Hear%20by%20Amy%20Gra nt.wav

orchipalar
14-12-2004, 08:27 PM
Err...yalor!...chor phai hang cheng only!...ahem...where the heck a homeless single father with 2 homeless kids...n having all 3 hungry mouths to feed...err...gonna find enough 'felluse' for Christmas gifts?....hai! :rolleyes:

ginaphan
14-12-2004, 11:53 PM
Huh? Did I miss something? :confused:

Pets=Friends
15-12-2004, 11:44 AM
er Gina, i think orchi was echoing tan_r's sentiments on mysticalangel's earlier comments about presents and open houses. :)

Happy Christmas to all.

KH EE
15-12-2004, 12:01 PM
PC, actually should determine the price of the gifts. That's what we used to do. Put a cap on it...

agreed with m'angel. my office has doing this xmas presents exchange for umpteen years where we put a cap on the price of the presents... this year, it's rm25 & above... & "grown-up" kids below 100 yrs old can also take part!

PC, can't confirm if i'm coming as may drive down to segamat on xmas eve to visit my sis... but if ur missus is making her famous penang assam laksa, then that's a whole different story... ;)

pcyeoh
15-12-2004, 12:13 PM
I have a policy of only presenting toys to my children (those aged 10 and above and those having a second childhood are excluded) only on their birthdays and Christmas Day. Since they know very clearly this policy, window shopping throughout the year is something we enjoy. I have seen parents practically held at ransom when their kids screaming to buy the toy they fancy to the extent of clinging to their parent's legs. Some are so crafty to sendiwara that it bleeds my heart that I myself would have bought it for him. Many a father would not have hesitated of giving that irritating little son a kungfu kick and send him out of the window if not for the side he wants the public to see that qualifies him to be nominated Father of the Year award.

By the way KH, the last I heard, she is cooking the famous prawn mee where the hokkien also call it "the birthday mee." The laksa is very troublesome. I got to de bone the sardine fishes. Maybe, the laksa party can be scheduled for the Chap Goh Meh. BTW, there are appropriate food for the kids.

mysticalangel
15-12-2004, 01:40 PM
agreed with m'angel. my office has doing this xmas presents exchange for umpteen years where we put a cap on the price of the presents... this year, it's rm25 & above... & "grown-up" kids below 100 yrs old can also take part!


KHEE, my office also cap it to RM 20 & above but I feel buying gifts for kids is so much easier than getting for "grown up kids". I had a tough time in Mid Valley over the weekend. The result? Ended up buying presents for myself....hehehe