Saturday, December 29, 2012


And a merry merry Christmas!!!

December has been great so far!

Made tong yuen for the family and prayer during Winter Solstice celebration.
Blended pandan leaves used for the green tong yuen.
Red tong tuen flavor from rose syrup.
Yuhhhm! :)


And on the much talked about doomsday, I was at Penang
on the ominous date of 21.12.12.

To be frank, I'm imagining a massive tsunami
came sweeping away people in Penang, including me.

Thinking if there's anything I want to do before doomsday,
maybe there's things left undone, or unsaid to people I love?

Didn't do it. May sound stupid anyway.


Aside from anticipating doomsday on 21.12.12,
it is actually a memorable day as we witness
two loving souls united by the bond of matrimony.

It's my couzie Jason and his darling Chyn's wedding, and
it's one of the best wedding I've ever assisted and attended.

As both the families are from Australia,
they booked 20 over rooms in Park Royal Penang and
everything took place there.

They have a beautiful garden wedding in the morning.

Cried when they exchange their wedding vows.
Choked by my own tears.

wedding Park Royal, Batu Feringhi
Beautiful  ladies at Park Royal, Batu Feringhi

wedding Park Royal, Batu Feringhi
Garden wedding at Park Royal, Batu Feringhi

wedding Park Royal, Batu Feringhi
Garden wedding at Park Royal, Batu Feringhi

wedding Park Royal, Batu Feringhi
Jason Goh & Chyn Soh wedding on 21st December 2012

wedding Park Royal, Batu Feringhi
Yummy wedding cupcakes

wedding Park Royal, Batu Feringhi
A box filled with happiness :)

wedding Park Royal, Batu Feringhi
Beautiful flower girl. My niece Vanessa on the right .

wedding Park Royal, Batu Feringhi

wedding Park Royal, Batu Feringhi
Congratz Mr and Mrs Jason Goh!

And the wedding reception at night was a blast!

For me, they are the first bride and groom who dance Jabbawockeez on the dance floor
with their bridesmaids and best-men. With some LMFAO and Gangnam Style.

Cried again when the bride's mother sang "A Song For My Daughter" with
her brothers filling up as band mates playing guitar, keyboard and drum.

It's all tears of joy. I'm all good. :)

Cousins infront of the photo booth - our present to the couple.

Sylvain Yong, Chyn Soh, Joyce Yap, Jason Goh and Alex Choo

Deanna Goh, Alex Choo, Rebecca Liew and Joyce Yap

When the dinner and dance ended, cousins and their partners
get ready for second round at 69 Mansion, Batu Feringhi.

I on the other hand, drove to another hotel to pick up Lexie from my brother,
and send her to Bayview Hotel for parents to doggy-sit her during my night-out.

I was practically still in the wedding gown when I arrived at 69 Mansion.
While the rest as dressed up cozy yet stylish for club.

We drink, laugh, make fool out of ourselves.

And the next thing I know, they starting throwing people in the pool !

Was not spared either.

And yes I'm soaked in my newly bought evening gown!

club pool
Down u go!!! - at 69 Mansion, Batu Feringhi

Fun? Kinda. 
Great? Nahhhh...
Socked in the gown, feeling heavy and cold while walking
back to the hotel room, nope, not that great.

Nevertheless, it's always GREAT to hang out with my couzies.
Love them to bits!


And Christmas. I couldn't stop telling people
how much I love Christmas!

The soulful and cheerful songs that makes you tap your feet,
trees and decorations that brighten up the atmosphere
at home, in the mall, on the street,
shopping for ones you love,
season of loving and giving,
if I can love Christmas in Malaysia,
I'd go crazy celebrating it in western countries!

Dated Vince on Christmas Day for brunch
and last minute shopping for my Santarina costume.

joyce yap joycelifebits

levain kuala lumpur
Christmas Crab with home made pasta @ Levain. With all other buns and desserts.

joyce yap and vince yeoh
Oh yes the specs are real...!!! 

Celebrated Christmas at home with family.
Filled with good Indian food (don't ask why),
games organized by Michelle,
and exchange of presents!
Lots of em!

beautiful Santarina and puppy

beautiful Santarina
Like my Santarina costume? 

joyce yap joycelifebits
Having fun with the photo props prepared by Michelle. 

Santarina and puppy
Lexie the little reindeer 

Yap family wishing you a MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Photos at il lido italian dining 
(reviews exclusively by Kayvin coming up soon!)

popular Santa and Santarina costume
Kayvin Sia and Joyce Yap

popular Santa and Santarina costume
With full costume :)

beautiful Santarina
Santarina coming for presents give-away... Been a good boy this year?

beautiful Santarina

beautiful Santarina

popular Santa and Santarina costume

# Wishing all of you a jolly jolly Christmas #