Another Christmas with my favourite friends! ♥♥
Almost full strength this year, but Jolene got called up during her standby just an hour before we start.
It's awful!! :(
But I guess, we'll just have to live with it, having 2 stewardess in the clique.
(Hey, that kindda rhymed lol)
Last night was insane!!!
Would say it's one of the craziest so far because we had it in THREE PARTS!!! Lol.
Well, not exactly. :X
We changed 3 locations in one night, just to celebrate this joyous festive. hehe.
We first had dinner at Potato Head Folk, then proceeded to Mischief for gift exchange (&take our votes) before settling at some random area in Esplanade to count the votes and give out the awards.....
Awards for within the clique, like..... who's the most photogenic, who's the best member of NPCONCC and so on..
I've suggested this one time, but we never got down to doing it because... it would require quite a bit of effort? Growing up makes people lazy, you see. Lol.
Then this year, Gary pretty much did everything in one sitting. LOL. Like.. within a few hours? But we had a few (like 2) rounds of discussion on the awards to give out.
Here was what we settled with~
It's all in Chinese because he made a pun with Star Awards.
The Chinese title of Star Awards literally means 'Red Star' Big Awards with means 'Popular Star'. Gary changed the first word of this title and made it literally 'Meteor Star' Big Awards and it does not even have any actual meaning. LOL. Just for the fun of it.
It goes with 'Best XXX award'. So going from the top row, left to right we have.......
Good Person ➸ Scheming Person ➸ Show Off ➸ Blue Banana (I seriously still have no idea what's with this lol) ➸ Social Media
Best Member ➸ Fake ➸ Humble ➸ Bestfriend ➸ Photogenic
That image above was our voting paper. Printed it, cut them out and folded them for the voting to be written within.
Gary also designed the awards - He damn effort! Give him an A+!!!!
Here's the early helpers cutting and pasting the awards on a hardboard so it'll stand.
(Fast forward 2017, I cannot remember where I kept the awards and if they are still stand-able. :X)
I realize Gary's not cutting the items for tonight, but my sister's work though? LOL.
Tadaaaah!!! The awards for the night!
After printing the professionally designed awards, we laminated them and pasted them on a harder board before making a small stand so the award could stand on its own. Looks pretty impressive, isn't it?
Super cute calefare at the back too. The Kaypo Sugar. Lol.
These 2 are the gold awards for the night!
Apart from getting these hand-made awards, we also got everyone to chip in a little bit to prepare some award vouchers! Man.... I can't remember how much we each chipped in. :(( But the 2 gold ones were prized the most.
And... I think I got both? LOL. I remember I got $80. So these gold ones should be $40 each and the rest were at $20 each?
That makes.... $160 in total? With 10 of us in the clique, I guess each of us chipped in about $20? But that doesn't match up to 160 so I think some awards were higher priced while some funny awards (like the blue banana) were just $10. Yeah~ I think so. LOL. Or maybe those awards that don't really make sense were given without the prize?
I'm totally type-thinking right now. hahaha.
So, first stop!
POTATO HEAD FOLK!
Jolene chose this place. She chose is, but couldn't make it. Meh.
I really liked the interior. Could come off slightly messy, but it was rather dimed so it wasn't that bad for me. Some people would say it's Art. I don't know much about Art, but I really did like the interior. The colors were a bold combination; not an everyday wear.
It would have been really nice if the food was good and we just stayed at this artsy place to finish up the entire night. Then again, I'm glad we didn't and got to make it an even crazier night with the travelling around!
As for food, the clique wasn't that excited about them. Not that great a variety, and it was kindda pricey for ala carte burger. Can probably explain that they use quality ingredients, but meh. They were okay.
Burger burger burger.
The stickers are so cute though!
That's pretty much what we had. Just burgers. Don't remember we shared sides. We each had a drink too.
Food came and we silently finished them before some pictures!
Such a cozy corner!
So glad the evening was still quite early and there weren't many people around when we cam-whored. hehe.
I think our green-red-white theme last night was perfect with the backdrop too!
Some of us shifting places while I sneakily click on the shutter. :X
After a few shots, we went up to the rooftop bar to check out the space.
It was okay~ Maybe because of the location(?), it wasn't as impressive as it looked in pictures.
AND OFF WE GO TO THE NEXT DESTINATION!!!
Here's the red team. :D
For our gift exchange!
I've always wanted to check out this place after knowing it was opened by Michelle Chong and 2 other celebrities. Mostly because Michelle Chong promoted it quite a bit. Lol. I got curious~ &We finally did visit it! Also ordered some of their chicken wings and had just a few bottles of drinks. They were pretty good.
Tadaaaaah!! Our awards all lined up.
Really does look quite impressive, right???
Displayed them thinking we could give out the awards here too, but it wasn't that suitable.
Because it was an open space, the noise made by all the customers were slightly too noisy for an 'award ceremony'. Really too freaking noisy. hahaha.
We managed to give out all the gifts though! ^^
It was secret santa this year so each of us had a 'child'.
So happy we brought the 'NPCONCC' banner.
I have no idea where it is now though. Hahaha.
Started off with Jolene's gift to Weishan!
That's Jolene in her uniform, facetiming with us! How can we start or do it without even a slight appearance from her, right?
Caught her on her way to work! ♥
A new cape for our super Shan~
Passing the baton, she got Chiulee some gifts!
A yoga mat!
And then she opened her gift to pass.........
Samuel a Hello Kitty on a Uniforn.
This year, we also wrote down wishlist! Chiulee wanted a yoga mat and Samuel wanted a unicorn with a jetpack. He just didn't ask for a cat though....................... Lol. But seriously, what kind of a wishlist is that!!!
Samuel got Gary a boy thing.
PS4 game~ boring
And Gary got Soohou a whole bunch of things. Lol.
4 luxury brand boxes that he wanted back, with one filled with insects -.-
One with pints of glasses and the real gift, a Porter coin pouch.
Moving on~~~ I guess Soohou picked Jolene, because there was no continuation from him. Lol.
Kesslyn got Lance a......................
something really fitted for him..
I think he'd wished for it too. Lol.
A THOR HAMMER!!!!
He was playing with it all night after that. Tsk.
And Lance got Karena a simple gift!
I got a landyard!!!
Luxury brand one some more! heheh..
I requested for it because I needed one, but I had to have it at a cerain length because.... some girls have front burdens -.-
But the one she got was just nice! HEHE.
Funny thing is..... Few days later, another friend rang me up and came by my office to pass me a gift.....
ANOTHER LANDYARD FROM THE SAME BRAND!! What are the odds, I was so touched!!!
So yeah, now I'm using both. :D Like alternate weeks. hehe.
I picked Kesslyn and here's only part 1 of the gift because part 2 was already delivered to her place earlier that afternoon.
She doesn't know yet though. Got her mother to hide it first. hehe.
Here's a cool tumbler and body lotion + spray! I got her a 8kg kettlebell as she had wished. ♥
It's easy yet challenging at the same time to be getting gifts for each other! Though it is just a once a year thing, I always find it difficult to buy gifts for people these days.. We have everything now, no? And we just buy what we want or need.
After the gift exchange, we had a little fun with a small wig Karena brought alone~ Seriously, her and her props. Lol.
Couldn't stop laughing when everyone put it on!!!!!
Can Soohou work that hairdo?! Lol.
Gary and Samuel totally cheated!
Then again, Soohou did too.. But his was funny. These two...
It just looks like there's a chunk of mess on their head. Lol.
The wig that fitted the nicest~ LOL.
And then, I realize I managed to escape the wig. Hahahaha. ;)
And that was that~ We exchanged our gifts and settled our souls a little before we voted for the various awards. Jolene also got to take part! :D It was a simple thing. Printed 10 of that and cut them up for everyone to vote. One person on each piece.....
A nice small corner. :D
We counted the votes there and then, and took turns to give out the awards with the top 3 named! Hahaha.
Us all who got something! :D
Obviously, fastforwarded to 2017 (now), I cannot remember who got what~ Lol. But you can see, Kesslyn, Karena and myself got 2 awards each! HEHEHHE. ♥
So, I thought I shouldn't be lazy and went to zoom in the photo to see who got what award.
Effort A+ please!
Another display of our awards~
It would be a lot more fun to include the video though!
It's already 2017 and yet, I have not gotten the videos we filmed that night. T_T
Us counting votes!
Soohou, obviously very camera ready. Lol.
Giving out the first one~
Best Social Media award.
There will obviously be just one person to claim this award.....
I don't really know the rationale behind this award, to be honest, but I guess the one with the best pictures? LOL.
Karena forever chio in her shots! And she posts really funny videos she edits, sometimes.
Ah no! Should be the most active on social media award!
Because the next one is the opposite~ Lol.
And here's Samuel with this~
Blue banana award~
Chinese pun saying not very social media active.
NOT IMPORTANT LA. Moving on~
Lance Christmas's gift unintentionally became our microphone that night. hahah.
Kesslyn got the most humble award here~
Say she got skinnier and she'll only say "No la~~~" Lol.
Wait. Isn't that what 80% of women would say?! Lol.
But yes, she's the more humble one in the clique. Definitely.
And the opposite of humble??
THE ONE WHO SHOWS OFF THE MOST!!!!
hahhahaha. Not really, just more than everyone else. :P
Uh.. what is this award?
I just look so gummy-wide happy with Shan around ♥
GIVE HER ALL THE AWARDS!!!!
She got the most 'fake' award. LOL. Making bestfriends anywhere and everywhere, BUT with a condition.
And it depends what condition it is that could be beneficial. hahahhha.
Next up~ The most photogenic award.
THIS IS WHAT I WAS REFERRING TO WHEN I SAY SHE HAS THE MOST CHIO PICTURES!!
Not that previous award, but this. hahahha. Have you seen the pictures she post on her instagram?!!
Go see it, see it: https://www.instagram.com/karenacyp/
Here's the top 3 for the next award~!
Showing how we're excited to get it and then just praying we'll get it. LOL.
OH IT'S THE TOP 2 AWARDS!!!
This picture........... CAME OUT SO WRONG!!!!!
Shan looks like she just gave up. LOL!!!
THE NEXT TOP AWARD!!!
YAY ME AGAIN!!!!!! ^^
That's $80 in ma pocket! :P
I didn't bear to use it until like... a month before it expired though. HAHAHA.
And some group shots for the award winners!
Is it next award show will have better awards too?
The photographer who took these shots DAMN BAD!!!
There were too many blurred shots!
Our formation almost looks like a freaking 'V'.
And us all~~~ ♥
Shan so bright, she shine bright like a diamond~~~
Otherwise, can't find her :X
While having fun and distributing our awards, at some point, there was the security guard coming to check us out. Wondering what we were doing and almost chased us away..... Hmm, I think maybe he came after we were all done because we later had to leave the place. LOL. 1.5years apart and my memory has failed me.
But meh, insignificant episode~
Too many shots, too many weird poses. Lol.
But Christmas made special with them! <3
I very often say the Christmas we have is the craziest Christmas celebration we had... But nope, this is probably the third one?
Nothing will top this celebration 2 years ago: 2013 We had so much fun laughing!!!!
And the second one? Too lazy to search. :P
Just trying to say this celebration was crazy, but I'm glad there were other crazy ones to look back at too. ♥
Christmas is a jolly festive only because God gave me them as gifts! ♥
ps: I AM FINALLY DONE WITH THIS!!!!
ps/ps: While you wait for my next entry, go read up 2013 Christmas.... THERE'S ALSO A VIDEO!