Friday, January 4, 2013

Year end countdown party in Penang, 2012 倒数夜

Penang was the last stop for Jessie to meet up bloggers during her short visit back home here. And just so coincidence my hubby has to attend a wedding dinner there, so i grap this opportunity to follow him and joined this countdown party at Eileen's house..We had a great time there , so many yummy foods that prepared by Eileen, Joceline, Mandy, Casey, Angie and San San...

I brought them the macarons and Siew Yok (roast pork), too bad my crispy Siew Yok turned soggy when i reached there..
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Lets see what foods they all prepared for us..
Sorry for not able to link recipe to each dish here but you may refer to their blog to get the recipe.I will note their name for those dish that i able to recall who actually prepared them..
Also i realized that i have forgotten to take few other dishes like satay, Nyonya laksa, & etc..

Nyonya Acar

prawn cocktails

by Joceline




Ondeh-ondeh by Joceline

Siew Mai by Eileen (no recipe as she bought the filling actually)


Otak-otak bought by Eileen from Melaka


dried tofu kerabu

sambal prawn

sardine puff by Angie

mango pudding


egg tarts by Angie


fried chicken by Joceline


Rojak by San San

Herbal eggs by Angie


Opera cake by Angie



They are so thoughtful, even arranged games for us to play..Mandy was the instructor, i was impressed with her that she still remembered those games we played during our schooling times..These games really bring back my childhood memory !! But i feel i am too old to play these games now, my legs were cramped after played the games, hahaha..



First she separated us into 4 groups, Jessie and I were in the same group ^_^..She was so excited and tired also because she has to carry her daughter through out the whole games, pity her..




ok, now games start !!



A sweet couple..



This game was most fun !!



They are cute right? hahaha..


Still remember this game "pass rubber band" during our old time?

This party ended with gifts exchange session and lucky draw session ( no sponsor but expenses was borned by them, they are too sweet and thoughtful !!)


First kids have to burst their balloon in order to know their lucky number to claim their gift..
Desmond was trying hard to burst his balloon, but still scared burst sound, hahaha..


Casey's daughter was crying because she was scared balloon bursting sound, hehehe..


Excited to open their gift..


Eileen and Mandy were busy distribute the gifts..


Lucky draw session..


See Mandy was so excited and "goyang" pula, hehehe..


Joceline's husband got the 2nd grand prize..


And Jessie's son Ethan got the Grand prize- Okashi cookbook, lucky boy ! and lucky mom too who will own this book later ^_^


A group photo at the end of party..

Thank you to Penang gang for your invite and let us have such a wonderful countdown night !!


Somewhere in Singapore said...

A wonderful night...

sabrina 莎莎 said...

wow~~ tou much fun n joyful in tis night.... love!!!!
Sabrina here so boring in Ipoh... ><

Simple Person said...

very nice event...
so more got games .. I bet all the people have lots of fun..
Great party...

Amelia said...

Hi Sonia, very fun gathering and all the food look finger licking good.

Jessey is a very nice lady, I'm glad to be able to meet her for lunch when she was in JB. :)

Have a nice day.

Yan said...

A memorable night for everyone. I feel the mood too when reading through your post.

ANNA (小雨伞) said...


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eileenlee said...

thanks sonia for sharing those lovely photos and it's indeed a great pleasure to have u and your family to join us for this countdown party.

It was so fun and also a memorable night, hope we can meet up again in future.

孤傲的王子 said...

wow! so good event!!
all the foods look so yummy~ i am so hungry after read this >.<

joceline lyn said...

开始很开心。知道你要来。间中有点失望和不开心,得知你有事不来。最后太太太开心,因为知道你又有tumpang trip可以来了。哈哈哈哈哈哈哈。。。。。。。。。。好开心,好开心。
还有,还有,你的烧肉好好吃。还有,还有那个马卡龙真是羡慕死哦!很美,很可爱。可是我一口就完了也? :) :)

Purabi Naha said...

Wow, what an awesome new year spread! I loved the pictures. The kids especially look very cute!

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Mel said...

You know what I enjoyed most about this post? Apa lagi....the food on the table....just make me go so hungry. The children must have a wonderful time playing games, isnt it? So, you played along and bring back childhood memories?

daphne said...

Food and games and laughs! That sounds like fabulous fun!!!!

Phong Hong said...

Wah, very "lau juak" leh! I can see it is very fun :)

Rice Bowl Tales 有碗話碗 said...

Happy New Year Sonia!! Such a lovely gathering! Good company and good food, perfect to count down and welcome the New Year with.

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Agnes said...

Lots of food, wonderful gathering, great prizes..

Esther Lau said...

Wah, this is a lovely blogger gathering!!! Great to see you all have a wonderful night at Penang :)

eileen, Hundred Eighty Degrees said...

WOW, It must have been fun!

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Small Kucing said...

Happy New Year Sonia. A bit late but you wont mind hor? :)

Blogger gathering. so much fun :)

Anne Regalado said...

What a wonderful post , Sonia ! I'm sure everyone had a great time in that awesome New Year's party ! And all those food ?! Ackkkk ! I'm drooling at the thought of those deliciousness :D

Jess @ Bakericious said...

is going to be midnight and my stomach is calling now, so hungry after seeing all the food lol. Can see that everyone enjoy the night so much, so envy, wish I can join in heeheehee...

Alice said...

OMG Sonia! That was truly a feast!
So envy u all, wish I were there too. It looked so fun!

Chef and Sommelier said...

Wow Sonia! That was a good spread and variety of food! Good to have the adults joining the kids for the games... You guys must have lots of fun!

Mama Waye Juin said...

such a wonderful & meaningful night ... wish I have the chance to join the group :)

Sally said...


Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Sonia, I have such a good laugh when looking back at all the photos that you took during the game session, esp the licking face & kissing punggung shots! Thanks for spending time to cook us the roast pork belly & macarons! The macaron is very nice, eh, I thought I don't like macaron but not that bad, hahaha!

Angie's Recipes said...

Good food, good friends...a fun blogging life, isn't it?

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Sounds like you had a great time with friends! First of all I'm envious with your t-shirt weather. It's been so cold here that my old body aches (lol). Lots of great food and company... great way to welcome a new year!


WOW, so happening lor your gathering! Delicious dishes...except for the pork, coz I don't eat them..hehe :)

jehanne@thecookingdoctor said...

Looks like u had a good start of the year, hope its not too late to wish u Happy NEw Year Sonia! Waa seeing ur pics made me miss malaysia..home sweet home:-(

kimmy said...

Hi Sonia, such a gathering is so carefree and full of fun for all to remember. Yummy food too.

Ah Tze @ Awayofmind said...

Sonia, looking at the photos can see that the kids and adults had great fun on the countdown party! that's really lot of food!!!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Wow, thank you for the eyes feast, I just love to look at home cooked party food spread. What a fun count down night for you all. :)

Ah Loy(GIRL) said...


lena said...

wow, all the scrumptious food, lovely children, pretty ladies!! ..oh..and the macho men! LOL!!i couldnt stop laughing at the photo with the little boy squatting behind a he's smelling his butt! haha! what a fun night!!

lena said...

wow, all the scrumptious food, lovely children, pretty ladies!! ..oh..and the macho men! LOL!!i couldnt stop laughing at the photo with the little boy squatting behind a he's smelling his butt! haha! what a fun night!!

Dumpling Love said...

Waaaah that looks like such an awesome get-together!! Sounds like everyone had a blast - what a great way to celebrate Christmas and the New Year!

Yummy Bakes said...

From the photos, can tell a lot of fun and good food.
Happy new year to you and family.

Esther@thefussfreechef said...

Sounds like you all had a great time! And so much food, typical of a food bloggers gathering haha!

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