Dec 2010

December 2010 came and gone in a flash. Dec is always a busy month for the family – 3 birthdays of special people (Mum, Father and Hubby – all 1 to 2 days apart!) and of course, Christmas, thanksgiving and New Year.

It was so busy that I couldn’t update the blog in time before the year passed – but that’s another story by itself.

Highlights of Dec 2010:


Christmas lights at Orchard:


View Christmas Lights 2010


Our Christmas Tree at home:

Dec 7

Xi En’s first time in the skytrain at Changi Airport. He was a little apprehensive but otherwise enjoyed the bumpy ride!:

Dec 9

Dec 8

 I know some mummies will frown at this: His first French fries from Mac’D.. and he is loving it! 🙂 

Dec 4

Mum’s birthday celebration at home:

Dec 10

We celebrated Kim’s birthday a few days late as Xi En fell sick for the last few days of the year.  We had a simple yet nice lunch at Toby’s at Parkway Parade. 🙂

Kim birthday

More photos & video – Xi En’s 1st Birthday Celebration

Just to record down more of Xi En’s 1st birthday celebration which I missed out on the earlier post:


1) Cake

Many were asking me where the yummy cake and pastries were from. I was blog-surfing and remembered reading a recommendation on Ed’s blog. So I decided to give it a try! The cake is from Pat’s Pastry but the design (ONE) is modified from another website. 🙂 The filling is chocolate truffle and it is so yummy! I also ordered some mini apple strudels and assorted cheesecakes from the same place. This place is definitely worth another visit!



birthday cake


2) Buffet

Food is from Neo’s Garden. Too bad, not related to my family at all. Food was overall average in my opinion. The best dishes are probably the chicken curry and tempura prawn. The rest are so so. They do have a current promotion of 15% off for 1st and 21st birthdays.



catered food


3) Vegetarian Food

We ordered some veg food to cater to our guests who are vegetarians. The food is from Simple Food – a fusion vegetarian food outlet. The photos don’t quite do justice to the quality of the food. But probably a better idea will be to eat them while hot or do a full-on vegetarian food catering next time!


veg food


4) Entertainment

Not much. Had wanted to plan some games for the little ones but was too lazy to plan. 😛

So, we bought bubbles for the kids (and older folks too!). Well, it was entertaining for the brief duration while the bubbles lasted. 🙂




Overall it was good to catch up with old friends and relatives. Wished I had more time to chat with everyone though. Till the next year’s birthday! 🙂



Baby Dedication



“Let all men know by this that

Ethen Chen Xi En

has been dedicated to the Lord on August 1, 2010 by Reverend Kong Hee”




Xi En’s baby dedication happened a day after his birthday celebration! He missed the first one this year and so got to do this on CHC’s 21st anniversary! 🙂 Technically, he was prayed upon by Pastor Steven but on paper it is by Reverend Kong Hee. Nonetheless, all anointed men of God! 🙂

xi en baby dedication 2010

Xi En was a really good boy (probably ‘cos he had a nap before that!) and totally took in the scene on the stage. Our friend, Gen, managed to take a photo from the balcony (though there was a pole obstructing the photo, it was still good)!  

xi en's dedication

We pray that Xi En will turn out to be a man of God, full of wisdom and strength to do God’s work and fulfill his destiny! 🙂 🙂