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Annual *Cousins* Staycation

21st December 2013

Had our annual *cousins* Christmas staycation party at Capri By Fraser hotel! The awesome thing about this hotel is that there's a kitchenette, where we can cook our own food! :D

*KOPE-D* some of the photos from Le *Cousins* instagram cause I was too busy camwhoring OR I was just plain lazy to whip out my camera! Hahaha! So yea!

Photo credits to: Weijie, for being so "Xi Xin" to even take a photo of the hotel before entering! Hahaha!

Here's the entire room covered by our dear ANdyStorm.


Then, when Kaizhi and Joyce arrived, they started exploring the room, for me, well.... I do what I do best! Being vain! Hahahah!

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Joyce just had to jump on the bed and ruin everything! Thank god I took a photo of it before she decided to ruin a picturesque photo of the bed.

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Now here's a photo of the bed, before it was completely ruined by Joyce.
Featuring Andy and Jiaqi's Craftholic. ^.^

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Mandatory Mirror Reflection Photo!

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Then one by one started arriving, so while waiting for the food to be cooked by our dear Joyce and co. The rest of us just slacked and watched teevo and..... camwhore.


Chef of the staycation!  ^.^y
The rest also did help la! Just that Joyce does most of the cooking! Potential wife anyone??!!

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AND YES! We manage to whip up lots of delicious food for dinner! We have, Nuggets, Chicken Drumstick, Seaweed Chicken, Spaghetti, Sausages, Curly Fries turned Rösti, Roast Turkey and Chicken, and many more. Definitely feels like a homely Christmas meal, ASIAN VERSION that is.

I was telling the rest that the only thing its missing is the fire place, where you'll sit around and keep yourself warm. Hahaha!

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And while Joyce was still in the midst of cooking...

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And here's Kaizhi, very focused in cutting the ham! 

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The #ForeverAlone Limei

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Hahahaha! NAH! I'm kidding. It just so happens that she's sitting alone.
Here's Dawn, RuoXuan and Limei! Teehee!

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So while waiting, I whip out my camera to snap pictures again!!! Hahahahah!!!
Look how Andy is photobombing 3/4 of our photos! LOLOLOL!!!

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Next up! We have more food! Spaghetti with Cream base and Tomato base sauce! Yums!!!
I'm missing it as I'm writing this post!

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Then we start laying the food on the floor on top of the newspaper that was initially supposed to be used as Kaizhi's wrapping paper. But.... It was a long story, so yeap.

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And this is the usual standard procedures before digging in! 
Taking photos and Instagraming it!

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Mel was doing the honor of cutting the turkey/chicken for us! :D

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Then we began the Christmas Gift Exchange. This year was a bit different compared to the past ones we did. Jiaqi used this internet programme??? (I assume) called Drawnames, where she will put all the names in and it will randomly generate a secret santa for each of us, and we can then put in the things we would like to have for our Christmas Gift Exchange.

So firstly, we all hid inside the bathroom/toilet, and 1 by 1 we'll go out and hide the gift that we bought for our receiver at any place of the room. Initially we thought its gonna be easy cuz the room is relatively small, BUT NO! We all tried searching it when its our turn to hide our gifts, but we couldn't find any.

There's also a twist to this game, while we're trying to find places to hide our gifts, if we happen to find the gifts that the previous people have hidden, we're allowed to change it to other places. How cunning!!! Hahaha! But to our disappointment we can't find more than 2 gifts. So yea, everyone is smart in hiding stuffs! LOLOLOLOL!

AND LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!

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Everyone was searching high and low for their hidden presents/gifts.
Some even almost went berserk!!! HAHAHAAHAHA!!!

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After we're all done searching our gifts, we then open our gifts 1 by 1, also guessing who our secret santa is. Mine is Dawn Twinnie! Lololol! And she got for me a super chio Planner and a Pouch??! Hahaha! Which is something I need la cuz I have so many things going on that I'm forgetting every single one of it! So yea! Thanks Dawn twinnie for the planner! :D

Its really super chio! Gonna take photos of it and show you guys soon! Hahaha!

A group photo to end the gift exchange session!
LOLOL! AT CONAN!!!

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NEXT!
We played blind mice, in the middle of 1.30am! CAN YOU LIKE BELIEVE IT?!!! OMG!!! HAHAHAHA! We were running around like crayyyyyzeeee!

I've counted, the people that was the blind mice the most number of times was: Mel, Andy, Josh. Hahaha! IDK why, they just keep getting caught! Hahahaah!

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After playing blind mice, I guess most of us are worn out and tired already. We then showered and prepared for bed....at 3.40am!!!

LOL! NAH!

The lights along the kitchenette area just refuse to switch off. Mel, Kaizhi, Weijie, Andy, Jinglong, Limei and YoursTruly had so much difficulty sleeping.

Officially got out of bed at 7.40am to bath and then followed the rest to the swimming pool for their morning swim.


After they had their morning swim, we then head back to the room, and started preparing for breakfasts! Woots! Chef Joyce in action again! With Weijie helping her out as well!

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Kaizhi with his ham again, and Andy "posing" for the camera! 
HAHAHAHA!

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FINALLY! HERE'S OUR BREAKFAST FOR THE STAYCATION!
Scrambled Eggs + Sausage + Ham + Waffle + Honey + Baked Beans + Croissant + Roasted Chicken

SUPER YUMMY!!! ♥

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Took a few more photos before leaving the place. 

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Now ending this post with this photo!

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It's amazing that how all of us manage to stay as friends for so long, and can you imagine, 3/4 of us used to be bloggers?!!! Hahaha! Hard to believe but yea.

Blogging have not only made me widen my social circle but also thought me a lot. I really hope we'll still be friends 10 years down the road. Now I'm looking forward to next year's Christmas Staycation! Hahaha!

When I left the place, I was having post staycation syndrome. I missed it so badly that I wished the staycation were extended! Hahahaha!

ANYWAYS!
Hope you've enjoyed reading this post! Till then~

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