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Rachel Kristen
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Under my Christmas tree.
Saturday, December 31, 2011, 4:20 PM
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Everybody loves gifts! I promised to share what I bought this year and honestly, it's been a long time since I had a tree filled with Christmas presents at home. This year was special to me because not only is it hard to find time to meet everybody I want to see..it was almost impossible to gather people because everyone is elsewhere somewhere. 

This Christmas was one rare occasion when I could spend time with my dearest ones and close friends. 

 Christmas tree at home. Before that..

1) Secret Santa

We started off with a potluck over at Tim's and had our regular "secret santa" amongst our office colleagues. I was really glad when I picked my santee's name. 

1) I've known him for years 2) He's like my little brother that I want to protect and care for

I thought it would be easy shopping for a gift but it wasn't at all. He's a passionate person who is also very talented. So I got him these:

And he's none other than Luke :) glad he likes it! 

Cassie and I also made some truffles for potluck. It was half day in our office so we headed home and started making and "baking". 


Cassie and I

My secret Santa was Nick Tee, and he got me a lovely make-up set from Sephora hee =D

Too Faced.

2) Company Annual dinner

Oh how the company has grown! Looking forward to our company trip in mid January :D

3) Christmas party at home

I spent a bomb shopping for gifts this month. But all was worth it, I was excited looking forward to catching up with all my high school, college, and childhood friends.

And little Phoebe too.


Look what we got John for this Christmas:

 Hot and cold massager cum monkey :D perfect gift that he'd love

You guessed right, I got this Esprit sling bag for Shaz think it's perfect for work and play :)

Bought Charmaine a Sephora lipgloss (couldn't resist the packaging) and a Primark wallet

Also bought a lot of random gifts consisting of items like pingpong bat, shoe rack, etc. for guests that night plus we also had a mini gift exchange

Christmas tree decorated by mum <3

Digital camera for dad, it will come in handy when he travels and goes for his tournaments

For Alvin

I made sure we took a nice photo so he can place it there heheheh

Alvin and I

 Maine and I

 Love you all.

4) Housewarming and karaoke at Aunty's

 My Aunty Clara and Aunty Doris :D damn happening.

My cousin, Janice and I

 The rest of us cousins, it was so rare that we could meet because some are in Dubai, Indonesia, and all around :) so glad we made it and met.

My soon to wed cousin, Kyvern and fiancee, Pam.

My cousin and mother of my favourite nephew, Kristie :D

What a good way to end the year. 2011 has been a great year for me, though a couple of hiccups, ups and downs, I carry with me the faith and that everything will fall into place again. I hope you guys had a wonderful year and Christmas.

Cheers to an even better year, 2012, please be good to me :D

Happy New Year guys and to my readers, thank you for reading.

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