*I'm dreaming of a white Christmas- just like the ones I used to know... Where the tree top glistens, and children listens to hear - Sleigh bells in the snow...*
I have never experienced a white Christmas and this is the first!
I LOVE CHRISTMASssssss....
I LOVE spending CHRISTMASssss at home listening to Christmas carols, doing special activities like writing a post card or just making food, and hanging out with my family.
Obviously, all these wasn't possible this year since I am in Seoul - we could at most SKYPE - which we did!
BUT. Christmas this year was still a special 1 for me cause I spent it with the Korean "family" (all of whom aren't related by blood!) whom I was so blessed to have found over the past few months.
I wasn't expecting a party or anything like that at home. In fact, I was half expecting everyone to possibly be dating and hanging out "somewhere" cause there were 2 couples in the house and I was obviously a lamp post.
As Christmas eve was spent in the Jjimjilbang with the rest of the International gang, I woke up to a cold winter morning ready to go home and sleep the rest of the day!
Look at the icy White Christmas morning! Doesn't look as heart-warming as the song's lyrics!
I got home and found 언니 working on her little Christmas arts & crafts! These is want I call heart-warming!
Inspired by her - I too, fished out a piece of random cloth that was meant to be recycled and started to make a Christmas Tree! (I know - funny as it sounds - that was what I did! haha)
My proud art of a 2D Christmas Tree "hanging on the wall"!
The day went on - with us just hanging out in our cosy half-basement home.
As usual, 언니 always has her menu prepared. And today, we were going to go Italian!
I just found so much warmth being at home here in Seoul. Fuzy Oozy feeling!
Just went trigger-happy snapping happy moments of everyone! (Including the cats sitting by the wall)
And since everyone was busy doing something, I wanted to add in some more, so I baked!
(The usual Christmas Cookies - which turned out really unusual!)
Everything was looking good - look at these evenly shaped cookies!
I was so sure they were gonna be tasty...
I took a bite in them and realized they were hard as stone!
I had stupidly mistaken the dumpling flour as the cookie flour, which explains why they turned out like "chocolate-chip stones"... *sigh*
This is seriously a classic joke that's gonna go down in history.
And all those cookies went straight into the bin though each of the guys actually stuck their tooth (or at least they tried) into the cookies just as a form of support. *How sweet!*
By the time we were done making Christmas decos, cooking, idling, dinner was ready - yummy spread - compliments from 언니. 언니 고마워!
Super tasty, Italian Christmas cuisine!
Happy family portrait!
Of course, as per our habitual weekend plan, we almost always have dinner together, then start chilling out at our tv-less home. Chatting, updating each other about funny stories and then snacking some more with sweet food, tidbits and our home-brewed Americano.
Since it was Christmas, we got a Christmas cake to celebrate!
One of the best thing is - we always hang out till 1 or 2 plus, after dinner just chatting about random topics and when we got tired, we just all retired to our own rooms and left everything (including the unfinished cake) on our dining table just.like.that.
Because it was sooo cold, the house was literally a refrigerator and there was simply no need to pack the food into the refrigerator. No insects or creepy stuff attacked our unfinished business... haha
And this was what I did one fateful Christmas day in Seoul - Super enjoyed the warmth at home!
Feeling absolutely blessed!