Six other mums and I met up today (okay a couple of days ago actually, this post is late cos I've just been so busy) for lunch at a fellow blogging mum's place. Oh, I'm back in Singapore this week.
Of the six, there was only one (Monica) whom I knew for 'real', two (Adeline and Cindy) I had met once for 'real' but only after knowing them 'virtually', and the other three are Adeline's friends whom I was meeting for 'real' for the first time, Ann, Sarah and Ai Lei.
Adeline was truly the hostess with the mostest LOL, and the rest of us mummies were beneficiaries of her excellent hosting skills. Mouth-watering to-die-for sushi, grilled kurobuta pork, lemon-flavoured cold noodles (it's shockingly delicious) and for the kiddos, spaghetti bolognese.
Kids in attendance were from left Gabriel (Ai Lei's boy), RK (Adeline's son), and my little monkey too. This is a nice picture of them, most of the other shots were....
The moment I started snapping pictures, they immediately made silly faces. At the opposite side of the table was Sarah's girl Hannah. Too bad I don't have a clear snapshot of this sweet little girl, so well-behaved, sitting quietly while smiling good-naturedly at the silly antics of the monkeys across the dining table from her :)
Check out these mangoes that Cindy brought. So sweet...tropicalfruit-deprived Sean and I devoured most of the entire plate. And kind Ann also gave me the bag of mangoes she had brought along to take back. Brian loved them, thanks Ann!
We also had chocolates from Moscow, pretty aren't they? All these washed down with really fragrant tie guan yin, tea that Monica had brought back all the way from Beijing. How spoilt were we?! And what gluttons too :) Speaking for myself lah, don't so sensitive LOL!
I think I speak for all though when I say we all had a heckuva wonderful time. Great food aside, the company was also so much fun. We talked, laughed, talked, laughed and talked and laughed some more and totally forgot the time. Hours went by till Ann realised she really, really, REALLY, had to go. As Mon and I were taking a lift from her, we reluctantly dragged ourselves away too.
So my virtual friends, it's been swell getting to know all of you, and till the next time we meet again, thanks for keeping it real!