The end of 2005 and beginning of 2006 will fondly be remembered as the period of “long weekends”, starting with the Christmas weekend, followed by the New Year weekend and finally the Hari Raya Haji weekend (a long weekend if one took leave on Monday!). In fact I’m now gleefully looking forward to the long Chinese New Year weekend! 😀
On Monday, 2nd January, which was a holiday as New Year fell on a Sunday, Yihong and I decided to give the Christmas committee a treat for a job well done. Anyway, I guess everyone was pretty tired as only 4 of us – Yihong, myself, Dee and Guppy – turned up in the end. Nonetheless, we got to enjoy a nice assortment of mango dessert at Su(3) Liu(2) Sian(1) at International Building (next to Lido).
Yihong and her mango float ice cream. Gab looking sheepesh as he had almost been conned that everyone left by the time he arrived.
My mango and assorted fruit pudding. At this stage, Dee’s camera ran out of batteries so too bad no pic of her and her dessert.
On Hari Raya Haji, IslandHope went down to Mind Cafe at Prinsep Street to play boardgames and unwind. However, that outing almost never happened for Ariel and I as earlier in the day, we had a small scare – we suspected her water bag burst – and were wondering whether or not to call the gynae. In the end, it turned out to be a false alarm!
Boardgame nite started with a few fast and furious rounds of Snorta – the game of animal sounds and quick reflexes!
Our first game, Snorta, was hilarioius as for some strange reason, Guppy kept on ending up with a snake (and his “ssssssss” were very slow) while Wee Leong kept on ending up with a rooster (“koo koo koo koo!”).
All the barnyard animals…
Next up, Guesstures – a game of charades with the added excitement of a special timer that “eats” up your cards one by one if your team can’t guess them fast enough. Changky’s team won by an overwhelming score, thanks in part to his Oscar-like performance for the word “seizure”.
The special timer in action!
Finally, after all the excitement of animal sounds and flailing arms (and another interesting game of persuasion called Apples to Apples), it was time for something more intellectual – Cranium! I think I’m not brainy enough to describe how this game works.
But, this guy is! Look at how deep in thought he is!
Playing too much board and card games makes you geeky like these guys!
And that, is how to spend a good long holiday weekend! Chinese New Year and Mahjong, here I come! Juuuuuuuuuuuuust kidding. 😛