CHRISTMAS DAY yay.
I had to wee just after midnight so wished TW a Merry Christmas. About 3 am TW became a faff-a-bout sir kerfuffle-a-lot. He woke up hot, dehydrated and hung over. Shower, water and pain killers. Turns out he had a few too many fancy champagnes before dinner. Or he just can’t handle any kind of liquor any more. Out of practice. Thats a good thing.
Wake up again, properly this time. TW got a call from his Aunt to wish us Merry Christmas. We open gifts, make some calls – no one answers – then go to breakfast.
We both had waffles to start, we waited just two seconds for them to come hot off the press. Nom nom, fresh hot waffles. They look good in photos and taste better in person. Light and fluffy. Not Belgium Liege waffles which are our favourites but really good.
I had Asian breakfast for my second plate. It’s Christmas, we both had a second plate. TW had potato gems/tater tots, mushrooms and bacon. I got a little too much food but it was tasty. Dinner for breakfast is one of my favourite things.
Our room was cleaned while we were at breakfast. I didn’t think it was a late breakfast but maybe it was – if they were already up to cleaning our room while we were eating.
I’ve had a lot of people telling me the mini bar isn’t really free and I am crazy. And even if it was free it would just be a once off just not daily.
Yet here we are, with a fridge fuller than it can handle because we didn’t actually use much yesterday. Not only do they replace it, they aren’t stingy about it and put the new days allowance in the fridge – if they can fit it in.
We try the calls again, I get my parents but not my sister, no one Answers to TW so he spends the day slipping in to any conversation or random pause about how they avoided him and don’t like him.
Most things in Singapore are open on Christmas day so we went for a wander in to the shopping centre. TW only has today off, Boxing Day (the 26th of December) isn’t a public holiday in Singapore. The only official public holiday for Christmas is Christmas Day itself.
I got a Christmas lunch snack but TW wasn’t hungry. A cheese slice bread roll – which happened to have sugar on it and was a sweet bread roll, a little confusing plus a hot dog bun roll. The room had extra snacks so we went back and watched some movies. TW had two coffees and some Krispy Kremes while the movies were on. He wanted a snack but not a meal.
TW goes back to the phone calls. He tries his younger brother first, who did answer and broke his dry spell. Not so moody after that. Eventually he got to speak to everyone and was much happier for it. He still manages to drop in to conversation how no one likes him and has a mini self pity party. Maybe he should have called some friends or people who wouldn’t be busy. It is difficult because being 3 hours behind we were waking up right about the time everyone on the East Coast of Australia was sitting down for lunch and all of his family live in either Sydney or Newcastle. The start of lunch is basically the end of the day on Christmas. I think he was aware of that which is why he was stressing about it. He was not in the mood to call people when we woke up which was probably the better time, he needed food and probably coffee after his disturb sleep.
Enough about TW’s moodiness, this is Christmas, it happens at Christmas – usually due to someone being too stressed in the kitchen but lets get back to the good stuff. Sometimes I wonder just how badly he has middle child syndrome.
After he finishes talking to everyone that he was complaining about not getting to speak to, we went for a walk. Aiming for Gardens by the Bay to watch the night time spectacular again, we ended up at Marina Bay Sands. Hungry, we walked the whole shopping centre, twice. Before deciding that we should just eat at Bugis so we got the MRT back.
Most of the food we buy is on a cash only basis. There aren’t too many places that will take card and tonight is no different. We go cheap in the end because we don’t want to wait in long lines. We didn’t have plans, we intended to plan but when I got sick we just didn’t. After the dinner last night we thought to have that tonight – it would be the perfect Christmas meal. Realising at about 3pm that it was the lunch buffet not a dinner buffet today and by then we had missed the lunch buffet. It is ok. We don’t mind a cheap dinner. We had a good Christmas last night with people. It felt like we had gone to someone’s house for dinner – someone with a large family. Tonight a Let’s Eat dinner is fine not what we would have planned but nice enough.
It looks a bit sad on paper compared with yesterday but we had a nice Christmas. Relaxed and did something new as well. TW does only have this one day off so there was always going to be a bit of an adjustment on our part. I think the best part of Christmas is he had 1 day of work and then a day off and now only has 3 more until the weekend.
Our elf gathered his friends today and they minded our gifts.