Days Out @ A Super Secret Santa.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Xmas morning was spent opening gifts with Dimps in bed before we brunched with the mom at Brotzeit.
It was my kind of happy, quiet :)
As a non Christian, Christmas is a time for togetherness/gift giving & receiving for me.
And as someone living in a non 4 season country, festiveness is more about shopping mall decorations than snow :)

However, we do have the friends who make an extra merry effort and  a noon time Secret Santa was on our Xmas day list.

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I shamelessly dibbed the best camwhore spot upon arrival.

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The weather was great and the view from the condo was the perfect condiment to the mass wrapper ripping to ensue.

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The aforementioned, wrapper rippers.

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And a self timer shot with our party host, Steph.

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Here were the gifts I wrapped for everyone in this Super Secret Santa where everyone gifts Everyone!
(Dimps helped glue on bits and bobs on my instructions, to be fair.)

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To keep things cohesive, as most wrapping paper/bags were different,
I added a CAT theme to my labelling.

For the boxes.

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For the bags.

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Love how Dimps friends are my friends too now.
Great bunch of people to know outside of my model/party circles :)

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[Fay, Justin, Dimps, Steph, Me, Jess, Rashpal and ADORABLE Jake]

Also, its been good getting to know friends of those friends from around the world.

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[Leonard, Louise, Nithi]

After separating everything out, it was time to dig into the gifts!

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All of my Secret Santa loot after the tear fest.
Budget was RM30 a person but couples could also merge the budgets.

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Here's some of the notable items from everyone:

Dimps got the cutest tee from Fay.
Who can disagree with the original Snoop Dog - Chick do love the nerds.

#dibs

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And we do love having cool friends like Dion who can take a sarcastic gift.
We got him a Starbucks card to neutralize it and restore friendship Chi.

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And Rash, the only surgeon in the house, got one too.
You know, in case he needs extra detail during a surgery.

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What was not sarcastic at all was a lady's glee upon receiving something every girl needs in her Xmas stocking.
50 Shades of Grey sales must have hit an all time high this season, I imagine :)

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And you can tell, we did last minute shopping at Starbucks for late confirming attendees.
But the couple cups for Fay and Victor were to adorbs for anyone to notice.

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Too many gifts to photograph later, we were back to eating and discussing life altering topics like how the Iphone 5 needs to be charged twice a day.

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Then I moved on to the kiddy table to force Josh to take a picture with me.

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Conversation, however, was limited to the Alice Smith school building toys he now had at home.

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Helped him build this.
Didn't know automotive items with eyes were a thing.

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Then I chased Jake down to con him into looking at me long enough to get a shot.
Kids are the happiest on Xmas, aren't they :)

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Everyone had to leave to get ready for a Xmas dinner feast.
Hope all of you had equally good Christmas day in 2012 together with family and friends.




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