Wednesday, August 29, 2007

My favourite day - Christmas Eve

I saw this meme at Table for Five and I'm in need of something light and happy to post about after a rollercoaster day so, here it is. Christmas Eve really is my favourite day of the year. I like the anticipation of Christmas but the day itself always seems anti climatic because of all my anticipation. Anyway...

What is your favorite Christmas gift?
I'm hard to shop for. So, nothing in particular. What makes me happy are the gifts from my husband that come with thought and preparation. Doesn't matter what the gift actually is.

What is your best memory of Christmas?
Christmas carolling in Ipoh, Malaysia around 1988. I was in the church choir and we went from house to house in an old school bus overloaded with happy, laughing friends. It was the only time of the year that I was allowed out until past midnight.

Depending on where you live, do you have a hot or cold Christmas?

I've spent 28 in Malaysia (hot), 1 in Australia (hot) and 1 in Switzerland (cold but disappointingly, not white).

Would you prefer to try the opposite weather at least just once?
I am still waiting for a White Christmas. Songs are sung about it, movies always show Christmas with snow....Yes, I'm easily influenced but I really must give it a go.

What do you prefer in a tree? Fake or real?

Never had a real one but I think I'd prefer a fake one. It just seems very messy to have a real one.

What is your favorite Christmas Carol?
Maybe O Holy Night. I can't pick just one because I like them all. REALLY. I wait all year to listen to them. I start listening from around October because I feel that listening only in December is too short a duration.

What is your favorite Christmas Dinner?
Christmas is a time for family get togethers. Chinese New Year is also that kind of time. The get togethers are always in my grandmother's house and she has a set reunion menu (aka CNY food). Rice with the following dishes: warm cuttlefish salad, slow cooked pigs tails with beanpaste sauce, roast pork chinese style, omellette with carrots, cabbage and pork (this one is actually named after me) and some stir fried vegetables.

Do you wear a Santa Hat at Christmas?
Nope. Its too HOT!

Have you ever seen Santa delivering your gifts?
No. And I can't even remember when he stopped coming.....did I stop believing?

How does Santa get to all those houses in just one night?
He must use a transporter.

Come on people. Do this meme! Get into the spirit of Christmas early this year!

6 comments:

Mascot Travel said...

Hello Amanda.. warmest greeting from Medan Indonesia I see your pic and your handsome boy in your blog. If you wish visit Medan pls don't hesitate to call us and feel free to send e-mail also.
Kiss for your son.
Thank u Amanda
Adrian.

number said...

What is your favorite Christmas gift?
=Time spent with family

What is your best memory of Christmas?
=Attending hot & crowded midnight mass in Ipoh

Depending on where you live, do you have a hot or cold Christmas?
=99% hot xmas

Would you prefer to try the opposite weather at least just once?
=Always wished for a white xmas. Had only 1 white xmas in Missouri, Columbia (US) back in 1994.

What do you prefer in a tree? Fake or real?
=Preferred real but it is costly and not very environmentally friendly.

What is your favorite Christmas Carol?
=Jingle Bells, Silent Night, Drummer Boy....definitely more than one song.

What is your favorite Christmas Dinner?
=Home-cooked food

Do you wear a Santa Hat at Christmas?
=No. My hair looks better.

Have you ever seen Santa delivering your gifts?
=No. Kept falling asleep before he comes.

How does Santa get to all those houses in just one night?
=He used clones (Jenga Fett's army with Mission Impossible masks)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

The Enterprise transporter definately delivers all the presents.

A good choice for favourite day.

Serina Hope said...

A transporter! That is great. I love it.
I too have always longed for a white Christmas. Maybe one day we'll each get one.

Evelyn said...

What happened to agar agar on X'mas Eve??? *pout* Amanda's eggs. I sure remember that!

What is your favorite Christmas gift?
Any gift that is thoughtful; it really is the thought that counts.

What is your best memory of Christmas?
- Tearing my grandparent's house down with my cousins.
- Going carolling with the church choir in an old school bus, singing at the top of our voices while in the bus. Amanda teaching me how to sing "There she goes just walking down the street, saying do what daddy did to mommy to make me..."

Depending on where you live, do you have a hot or cold Christmas?
- Depending on where I live that particular year. Would say that 85% of the time is hot; 15% cold.

Would you prefer to try the opposite weather at least just once?
- I have tried both and I think I prefer a white X'mas, just that I don't like spending X'mas without my parents and close friends.

What do you prefer in a tree? Fake or real?
- Doesn't matter; you can spray pine scent on your fake trees. :-)

What is your favorite Christmas Carol?
- Hmm.. I think it might just be Drummer Boy. I can't decide.

What is your favorite Christmas Dinner?
- Once a year (or perhaps, twice a year including Thanksgiving), I have my turkey meal with all the furnishings and I love it!

Do you wear a Santa Hat at Christmas?
- No, but I did once, when I was in Canada.

Have you ever seen Santa delivering your gifts?
- No, there weren't any chimneys in Malaysia.


How does Santa get to all those houses in just one night?
- C'mon, his reindeers are on steroids!

Amanda said...

Hey! I forgot all about that song I taught Evelyn. Thanks for reminding me. Geez!