That is why, this year I organised a barbeque at my cousin's place and the entire family's cousins gathered around to barbeque my self marinated shitake mushrooms, salmon with lemon herb dressing, chicken fillets, paprika chicken wings, sweet and sour pork loin slices, chocolate bananas, potatoes with sour cream and cheese, sweet corn, and of course, the mandatory marshmallows that The Boyfriend grills to perfection!
|The very popular marinated shitake mushrooms|
|Sesame oil chicken thighs|
|Teriyaki chicken fillets|
|Lemon and herb salmon fillets|
|Sweet and sour pork loin slices|
|Taiwan sausages, hot dogs and cheese sausages|
Speaking of New Year's Eve, every year at 31 December, I will take some time to contemplate how I wish to spend the oncoming year and what I wish to achieve in the new year. I am always excited to do this as it sort of signals this new hope that along with the new year, everything is off to a fresh start and I can start afresh on a clean slate.
So this year, here are my resolutions.
1. I choose to make myself happy.
2. I will live for myself and pampered myself.
3. I will enjoy life when it happens.
4. I choose to commit to a healthier lifestyle so as to make myself healthier and happier.
5. I will start planning and saving up for a future of my dreams.
6. I choose to dress well, eat well, live well and travel well.
I truly hope to be able to achieve these in the year 2011 and make it an amazing and fulfilling year.
How was your first day of the year? The Boyfriend and I spent the morning sleeping in till 11+ am and went to NEX at Serangoon Central for our new year's day lunch at 鼎泰丰. Supposedly, I was craving for dimsum and wanted to have our lunch at 瑞春 near Mustafa. However, after calling, we realised that it was too late to go for dimsum lunch since they close at 12pm today.
|Delicious max 小笼包|
|A good meal is a fabulous start of the year|
|Lovely pumpkin breads|
We were feeling sleepy when home and napped for two indulgent hours before waking up for dinner. Dinner was canned 佛跳墙, stir fried vegetables and 卤大肠. The scallops were very tender and the 卤大肠 was really good, 超入味的啦! After dinner, it was on to jumpstart Project Clean Up My Life!
Project Clean Up My Life is my baby project. Even though I am a perfectionist, I do have a tad of a messy streak, and can I admit that I am lazy here on my personal blog, and that I do have a bit of a clutter problem. Thus, Project Clean Up My Life is started to motivate me to clear up my space, keep my living quarters tidy and to clear out stuff in my life to make space for newer and better stuff! Thus, we cleared up my room a bit, folded ALL my laundry (although I still need to do the ironing) and we even managed to assemble another IKEA's Billy Bookcase in my room while sneaking glances at the Epic Movie showing on Channel 5! Yay to new found storage space and less clutter!
So, that was how I spent my first day of 2011 and it was a meaningful and enjoyable day spent with my dearest. How was yours? I hope it was as lovely as mine! May each day be even lovelier than the ones passed.
How did you celebrate New Year's Eve? What are your 2011 Resolutions?