Sunday, April 11, 2010

2009 GG+YKG+QS lab X’mas gathering :)

It’s that time again for a joyous celebration of X’mas, yeah!!!

It’s our lab tradition for a relaxing gathering of lab members somewhere before Xmas, last year was at Belair National Park.

2009 was back to GG+YKG’s house.

And everyone was supposed to bring something, real food, bakeries, desserts or salads. Last year i brought fruits, this year was quite similiar except it’s Mango sweet bowl (芒果西米露)!!!!

I have to look it up in the internet to learn how to make it, fortunately, my housemate from HK knows how too :). Bought the ingredients and the pictures below tell the story :P

First time make mango sweet bowl was not so bad, and very FUN!!!

Got to boil the sago… and filtered and boil a whole pot of water+coconut milk+rock sugar+filtered sago…

Got to cut cube shapes of sweet mango… luckily my HK friend show me an easy good technique to cut the cubes, lol.
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In the end, just mix some cut mangoes(kept separate) into the boiled syrup, let it cold in fridge and ready to go!!!:). 

TASTED AWESOME!!!!! Felt very proud and excited after tasting it. Of course, big thanks to my HK housemate for helping out whole night :)

Greg’s house was a pretty one with a big front yard plus a tiny basketball court, a ping pong table, enough room for playing cricket and best of all, a beautiful shady vine-grown verandah. I just love it!!!
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The vines growing nicely providing a shade for us having our meal below, haha. Tashy Tash with Phil’s newborn baby girl, Hannah!!!

Andy with Hannah too!!! It’s a good time here, as we got to see the kids playing around, haha.

Phil playing ping pong with Thomas!!! The kids were all getting excited, haha especially Thomas. Now he got little Andrew, Declan, Bethany to play around :).

Andy really like kids i think, haha. He spent quite a lot of time with the kids playing ball ball.
Cam’s kids are just so cute to me, haha. Their face always looked so innocent :)

Bethany and Thomas always laugh and very playful :)

Tash, Andy and me playing cricket, haha. At least I did learned a bit from them and the rules and bowling :)
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Greg handling all the bbq stuff, thx greg!!!

And finally we can sit down for the great meal!!!

Chatting, laughters, jokes, serious stuff…etc. It was undeniable one of the best time of the lab!!!!
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Everyone just love Hannah, everyone wants a picture with her, LOL.

And after some real food, the long awaited desserts!!!

Phil made the toblerone chocolate cheese cake!!! VERY DELICIOUS and YUMMY!!! Hope to make it myself one day if i got all the bakery tools (lower left pic).

Andy made his specialty chocolate cake with all the ferrero rocher chocolates on top!!! Certainly one of the prettiest cake I have seen (middle pic). Michaela just love it!!! (bottom right pic).

Good time are always short, haha. Bethany and Hannah love my mango sweet bowl that Phil tapao back, haha. It was really a great time with lots of laughters!!!
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