Gosh, this year has definitely passed by so fast. One moment it was February and I was in Malaysia; next it was April and I was in Venice, then I remember it being September and I was eating delicious Japanese food in Amsterdam. Then it was November and I was in San Francisco eating Peruvian food with an old friend and his extremely nice girlfriend.
Sigh, the memories just keep flashing by. It’s scary when I think that I left home in 2005 and next year marks my 6th year away from home. The best part about next year is that I finally get to spend my birthday with my parents. Yep – I’m going to Malaysia in April. Haven’t booked my ticket yet…but I’ll get that done soon. It’s been ages since I celebrated my birthday with my family so it will be fun.
I hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas. I come from Malaysia where we celebrate everybody’s festival You get invited to different people’s homes for different festivals and you celebrate it with them. My aunt is Christian and we celebrate Christmas with her. Nowadays I celebrate Christmas with the bf – usually he goes to Germany and if possible I go along (I’ve been once in 2008). This year he didn’t feel like traveling (ahh the life of a globe-trotting software engineer) so he decided to stay in Oslo. It was quite strange to be in Oslo during Christmas and I later realised that this was his first Christmas away from home. Being a nomad (an emotional one, much to my surprise) I totally understand what that must feel like.
I tried to make something German for him for Christmas eve Dinner (Europeans start celebrating in the evening of 24th) – the closest I got to was roast pork with mashed potatoes and mushrooms fried with garlic and black pepper as a side dish. We had stollen (Christstollen) for dessert. I didn’t make the stollen – we just bought it
I’m not good at roasting meat because I cannot eat that much meat so I never bothered to learn how to roast it. Don’t laugh but I used Char Siu sauce to marinade the meat overnight and then roasted it for about an hour.
A few weeks ago we did a trial run to see if it will work out. Here’s a photo of the trial run roast pork:
So I’ve not been up to much otherwise. The bf and I have dinner reservations for New Year’s Eve at a French restaurant nearby as our regular NYE party thrower is not having his party this year I’ve never really eaten French food before so it will be fun.
How’s your Christmas been and what are your plans for New Year’s Eve?