Good Friday and Easter Sunday has always just been a memorable occasion for me.
Well, we get public hollies and commemorate the resurrection of Christ. What's not to love?
But the whole idea of Easter Bunnies & chocolate eggs never really got to me
Until I landed in Australia, for my first ever REAL Easter.
Back on University rez, we even had an Easter Egg Hunt game! Anyway, for the week-long Easter Break, I decided to fly to Sydney to sight-see and pay a my extended family a visit 🙂
And I'm thankful I came; for they gave me the best Easter ever!
Chilling with couzzies Sam and Nick before dinner
Thanks for picking me up at the city, Krizzy! 🙂
I was taken away when I first entered their house.
It's beautiful! Have I ever mentioned that I love the architecture and layout of houses in Australia? I've been into some 7 houses now, and it's really different from the ones back in Malaysia.
Anyway, spotted a pretty candle holder hanging on the wall!
People here actually celebrate Easter.
Most of my friends here were busy with their own family Easter dinners today as well.
I simply adore Lindt's Easter Bunny chocolates! 😀
On to the foodsies! Prepare for noms ahead.
Not for the hungry 😛 I was amazed how we managed to stuff ALL the dishes into our tummies
But first, some appetizers & tid-bits before dinner!
Nachos, chick peas, feta cheese, pistachios, cookies and more
"Did I hear food? Can I come in too, pretty please?"
We were all helping out with the preparation and plating the food on the dining table
Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni!
More cheese! Popped it into the oven again LOLOL
Potato Au Gratin bake!
My uncles took to carving of the roast meat
Yay! And then its time to drizzle the gravy all over
Easy now, slicing & cutting up the pieces of the pork chunk by chunk
Devour the scrumptious delights before they are all gone too soon!
Coincidentally, the 3 of us were wearing black tonight
On the dinner table with couzzies Adie & Krizzy
Here's my platter
Looks rather messy but who gives a !@#$%? Let's eat!
Eating medinner! Want some?
It was a fabulous home-cooked meal… without a doubt!
After dinner, we gathered at another table to chill and catch up 🙂
T'was so nice to rekindle with all my aunts and uncles again after quite some time.
We downed a few shots and neat drinks over our chitchats too
That's the way our family roll, no pansiefansie mixers – nadah!
Oh, how I love gathering together and reminiscing lotsa old-times!
Yes. I'm talking to you
After a few hours, it was time for yummy cake!
Aunt Yi Ling baked us an Apple Tea Crumble for dessert
It was so good, this time with extra nut & cinnamon toppings!
Fancy a slice?
with ice-cream to jazz things up? Yes, please 🙂
Pastry dessert & vanilla ice-cream… delish!
It finished rather quickly as you can probably tell!
Now, how's this for pretty dessert?
Uncle Danny played around with the food and voila! haha
Needless to say, I had a fantastic time with the family.
Here's a piccie of my cousins and I… for the road!
Happy Easter 2011 folks!
Wow. I had no idea how tired I looked. I guess that’s what you get for going on adventures in graveyards 😛
But I’m glad you had a good time :3
hahhahaha likewise. we’ve been out the whole day! 🙂
lolol. the great tour of a graveyard.
and thanks! i had an amazing time & dinner… especially the shopping haul today tooooooooooo
Regarding your Tioman post quite a while back i have several questions to ask:
!. how did u settle ur meals? eating within berjaya resort?
2. how’s the price of the food there?
3. how did u travel around the island?
I hope you can help me in this 🙂 thanks in advance.
LOL! you could’ve just commented on my tioman post 😀 😀
i’ll still be notified hehe. anyway, yeah i was supposed to blog my tioman trip in its entirety. (but didnt find the time to do it yet argh!)
1. i ate within and out of berjaya resort 🙂
2. price is relatively cheap, think of langkawi n local malaysian food! u can get decent eats under 10bucks n 20 bucks!
3. the local beach boys i met there took me around on their bikes! 🙂 but its not difficult to travel around, just charter a cab, or rent a car/bike. its a pretty small locale, u can get around easily!
haha ya i have been searching the entire tioman post from your blog i guess too many things to write abt it…yaya i shud have commented there i didnt noe u will be notified through email…sorry…coz me and my frenz tot that the food will be pricy and we cant find any restaurants there.. can i seek your help again when i have any other queries?
YEAHHH OMG TRUST ME i have like so many pictures & excellent places to go and share and tell for my tioman blogpost! and i STILL haven’t wrote about it yet. thanks for the reminder, i really should do it soon! when will u be going to tioman?
if its not TOO soon, i will get the tioman post up before u go 🙂
and no, the food’s not pricey at all! there are so many restaurants/cafes/coffee shops/seaside bars there that u really must go! especially to see the sunset n the big big rocks! beautiful.
hahas do u noe that u r an awesome blogger? xD i guess i wud never discover ur blog if i din search around the web for tioman infos… in fact i will be going during my sem break in June.. reli thanks ya i shall follow your blog 🙂 nice meeting ya..
Awwww thanks! 😀
Okay, if ur going in June then no probs, I’ll try to get the post up within these few weeks, alrite?
No probs, glad to help 🙂 cheers!
she’s definitely an awesome blogger. tats y i been following her since 2009!
just doing what I love doing best! since 2005 and never stopping ♥
WTF Tioman? 😛
happy easter jess! nice picz……. plenty of good foods!
happy easter to you too! 🙂
hehe thanks, it was yummmyyyy
Great n fattening food but i guess itz worth getting fat for. Great u could catch an easter celebration in Australia. U must hv a great time with yr cousins. Y no pics of all yr uncles n aunts? Camera- shy?
aahhahaha yeaaa i ate so much in sydney omg!!
yup, had a fantastic time! LOL no, they’re not rly camera shy but yeah, i did take some pics of them n tagged them on FB 🙂
even d aussies hv adopted our local makan culture.. great fud, great company n great easter..
yuppp family gatherings are awesome!!
Looks like a great food and company. Glad you had fun 🙂
thanks nino! 😀 😀 i sure as hell did! havent seen them in a while!