Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!!

Hi Friends,

Ho Ho ho, Merry Christmas to you & your family. Time files and today is Christmas once more. The season for giving and sharing. Thou in the modern world with globalisation going on, all festivals are getting more commercialise. Guess this make sense so as to "witness" the increasing in GDP per capita, economy spending and what have you. Ever wonder why Christmas? Why Log cake? and why do we have stuffed turkey with cranberry sauce on our dinning table this time of the year? Here's wishing all of you a Merry Christmas!!

Please note that there will be a Post Chirstmas gathering at Rimei's house. Details as follows:- Date: 29 Dec (Saturday)Time: After Saturday Service (6pm onwards)Menu: Spaghetti, Pizza, Cheesecake.
Christmas is an annual holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. It refers both to the day celebrating the birth; as well as to the season which that day inaugurates, and which concludes with the Feast of the Epiphany (Twelfth Day of Christmas). The date of the celebration is traditional, and is not considered to be his actual date of birth. Although nominally a Christian holiday, it is also observed as a cultural holiday by many non-Christians.

Bûche de Noël ("Yule Log") is a traditional dessert served during the Christmas holidays in France and Quebec. As the name indicates, the cake is generally prepared, presenter and garnished so as to look like a log ready for the fire. Bûches are often served with a portion of one end of the cake cut off and set on top of the cake to resemble chopped off branch andbark like texture is often produced in the buttercream for further realism.

A Yule log, is a large log which is burned in the hearth as a part of traditional Yule or Christmas celebrations in some cultures.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Upcoming Events ~ Note*

Hi all,

guess some of us are feeling moody..just like the weather, rainy & dark.. guess this kind of weather adds a feel of the "coldness in the air" and maybe, just maybe that it is this same element that sets the mood rite to feel the warmness when one hand a gift of thought and concern over to you.

As the Boar is going to sleep for another 12 years, seems like the quiet Rat is making its way up to the table for oil..

But before that, how could we forgot about the joy of togetherness in making Rice Dumpling in ginger soup and the laughter that we always crack during gathering. All these is a form of our customs before the joy of seeing our Fortune of Wealth kicks in..

Also as part of a good practice, we can also review and plan new year resolutions. Also, to mark down on your 2008 calendar for SILRA Home events..=)

Some useful dates to note:

22 Dec: Winter Solace (Please arrive SILRA at 12.30pm for Rice dumpling preparations). Our dear Liyu will be our Chef of the Day

29 Dec: Volunteer Group gathering @ Rimei's house. Be there for a treat! Something special..
26 Jan: Chinese New Year Celebration @ SILRA (Event kick off at 4.30pm) - Pls volunteer your talents and assistance..Shao Rong are we going to hear your golden voice once more??
We will soon be having a committee meeting for review and planning of the events calendar. So do stay tuned and note down more dates.

Lastly, an advanced Merry Christmas to all of you!!