Sunday, December 22, 2013

Summer Party with friends - Kiwi style

Aloooooooooo ... I am back! Just emailed my draft proposal to my sv a couple of hours ago , so I am free a bit till I get feedback from him (he said to get back to me by 27th hahaha)....with all the other mess that life thrown at me this week, I am not feeling particularly chirpy ...more like nak mencarut tak tentu hala ..but like a dear dear friend said, I am made of sterner stuff, I should be able to ride this wave and emerge on the other side, stronger than before ..and I hope he is right about that! 

Anyway, last Sunday we had an awesome party ..the girls and I decided to co-host a summer party ...merangkap farewell party for Anita and an early summer Xmas ....the weather was so nice masa tu ...and it was such great fun! Location pun meletop ...buat kat Maungaraki ...at a house with super duper awesome view ...

this is a view from the back lawn ..overlooking the ocean ...

masa plan this party, Ms. S plan menu ...I am in charge of cekodok pisang and onde onde ..hahaha only because I have made these before and they love it! Since we stayed overnight at that house, we started to do all food preparation by 10.30 that morning ..party starts at 3pm ..so banyak masa ....we were cooking, then put up the xmas deco ...posing sana posing sini ...menyanyi ...it was fun yang diselang seli ngan sadness coz we know that was the last time all four of us are spending the weekend together in NZ ...as our dear friend is leaving for good the very next day!

taaadaaaaa ...onde onde yang akak buat ..hehehe made guna sekilo tepung tu ...licin ok! but overall, I think it was ot as good as the one I made masa I mix the adunan tepung pulut with mashed kumara ...this one takde kumara ...

my version of mashed banana fritters ..atau nama kampung nya cekodok ..i tak reti buat bulat2 hahaha...but again, licin sebab dorang bukan tau pun it should be bulat :-)

homemade cheesecake by Ms. S ...sangat2 yumm ...aku harus belajar how to make this ..sebab masa dia buat, kami asyik main cards ajer  ...

the usual vege and aioli dip ...safe bet, kalau potluck memang selalu ada :-)


like I said masa tunggu tetamu tu macam2 le aktiviti kami ...posing..nyanyi ..sue plak main piano ..and main ukelele ....



It was actually potluck ...very NZ style ...kat sini apa2 jer selalu potluck ..so host sedia apa yang patut and tetamu akan bawak macam2 ....takde lah seteruk nak host makan2 like in Malaysia ...hehehe selain dari the onde onde, cekodok, cake and salad ..kami sediakan jelly, garlic bread, bihun goreng, and pasta salad ....and those who came brought a lot of food ...cupcakes, tuna pasta salad, pizzas, cookies, strawberries and grapes, packets of crisps and dips, drinks, banana muffins, and lots more ...penuh meja and kitchen counter top with makanan ...and, surprisingly ..abis hahaha see, betapa kuat makan nya kami aritu .....started at 3pm ..ended at 9pm when the last guest left ...

 anita kena paksa bagi speech hehehe

sepah sisa makanan ..and look at that view in the background!


coz the weather was nice, people were just chilling outside ...we had our dances outside ..ada yang main game ..ada yang sunbathing ..chitchat ...kind of nice just to chill and not think about work ...

 with Marisol and Anna

Antonio (husband Marisol) dok ajar aku menari salsa ...






Now that Xmas season is here, got a few invites for summer xmas bbq lah..beach bbq lah ...but tak sure aku akan gi or not ....now nie sebab too tired from work ..i just feel like nak lepak kat rumah hehehe sebab malas bersosial ..tapi tengok lah macam mana nanti ....

anyway, all in all our very first party yang mana kami jadi host sangat2 menjadi ....so, perhaps, there will be more parties in the future kalau kami ada masa nak hosting ..sebab next year masing2 akan sibuk :-)

5 comments:

fendifid said...

Aiyooo missed my uni days and summer. Hu hu hu.
Food sedap sedap...tapi aku rasa cam tak kenyang sebab dulu summer party aku penuh dgn nasi lemak, nasi goreng, ayam rendang, nasi impit, lontong, macharel asam pedas, mi bandung cheese etc etc.

Ejin said...

hahaha koser nak masak semua tu ...like taking so much time kan ....kiwi style is more relax...finger foods ajer ...

Liz Duan said...

tak cukup perut fendi kalau finger foods...cantik gambar gambar ko ni...byk jugak talent ko ni...dgn all thos ekuih muih yg ko buat keles nok!

Ejin said...

talent apa nya Liz ..this is my second time buat those two kuih ...buat cekodok pun google resipi ok ...

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