these are some pictures from this morning's christmas eve's party. but it's now past midnight already and officially Christmas! so have a very merry christmas from my family to you and yours, may your christmas stockings be filled with lots of laughter, joy, peace and goodwill towards yourself and others and may you also keep your two front teeth for a really long time!
this evening i had the chance to have dinner with my aunt who took us to The French Stall, a little restaurant tucked away in a neighbourhood that you wouldn't think you would find french food. i'm not quite sure what is good french food but i liked what i ordered.
i walked past a hotel today and decided to wait in there as i was early for my appointment. i stopped right here and thought about how long it took them to put up this christmas tree. i can still remember the thrill i had when my parents bought a green (plastic) tree when we were kids and we all had fun decorating it. i made sure all the tinsels and other shiny bits were evenly distributed and thought it so clever of mom and dad to have cotton on the tree so that it'll look like snow. my brother and i took turns to put the star at the top each year. and the lights. i loved the blinking lights and would watch them long after my parents fell asleep. what do you remember most?
today someone said to me somewhat absentmindedly, 'it's really december, where did the time go?' and i had a momentary sense of panic. because for that second, i really couldn't think of what i did this year. i remembered what i had for breakfast this morning and then it was _____. and then i read petra's page and i heaved a sigh of relief because i realized i wasn't the only one who couldn't think of 10 memorable things! maybe today is the kind of day where i didn't want to think and maybe it's really because it's been a year of doing and not enough of taking stock of my life. but then again, maybe it's because I've had a blessed year to not know the difference. i do know though that i am continually thankful for a couple of things like my family, old friends and new, good health, and other things that define my everyday life like blogger and pasta and airplanes and my job and my camera and of course, comfortable shoes. what about you?
i forgot i had taken these in my last trip during my train ride from Lucern to Basel so i thought i'd share them with you today. i hope you're having a pleasant week. it's still pouring over here and i had sloshy wet shoes and toes. i think i prefer my feet to be buried in soft white sand.