December 25, 2009

My Grown up Christmas List

I've never made a Christmas list. I'm one of those flexible gift receivers! haha. I love the surprise! Gifts should be filled with thought; wrapped with love and a presented with a magical moment of surprise! I like hiding my presents and doing the classic ‘TADAH!’ to the unsuspecting.

Now that I have a shop filled to the brim with baked goodies and decorated cakes; it’s hard to amuse people with such gifts from me anymore; it’s easy to assume how I have the convenient luxury of picking a couple items off the shelves.

I’m not the best at memorizing carol lyrics, I don’t remember much from the one Christmas morning I spent at church a long time ago and all I gather is everyone around the world of any culture celebrate this Christian holiday! Being brought up Buddhist; dad bought sis and I a fun character booklet bible for kids so we could learn more about other religions. I remember reading the many inspiring stories and having fun with the adorable sheep cartoons.

So how have I been warming up to the season? well...

  • We’ve been full force at production closing into Christmas week.

  • Last weekend I sang Christmas carols and had a yule log with a truly warm and fun crowd of food lovers from a myriad of different cultures and religions. Just an afternoon of wholesome good fun!
  • On the eve of Christmas; I was presented thoughtful presents and holiday hugs at an impromptu lunch celebration at one of our regular Malaysian haunts.
  • I exchanged gifts with those I had the opportunity to…and am still making a good effort shopping for loved ones I had not found the perfect gift for yet. I rarely have the time to shop; but now I've got a good reason to!


I’m not going to attempt to explain or describe Christmas as something I am well versed with; but what I do know is; it is the time of year when everyone is filled with well wishes, hugs, love, forgiveness and a silly holiday smile plastered on!

I suppose, commercialization of the whole religious holiday was a good thing after all! *teehee.

Christmas isn’t over yet though… I continue to hunt for xmas pressies; and snowmen cupcakes are still being asked for in our store. I guess this is a brief brief breather we’re getting before the New Years wave hits us in less than a week!

HAPPY HOLIDAY EVERYONE! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL!

Just in case you’d like to get Su a pressie too;… here’s my grown up Christmas list *wink

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So here's my lifelong wish
My grown-up Christmas list
Not for myself, but for a world in need

No more lives torn apart

That wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
Every man would have a friend
That right would always win
And love would never end
This is my grown-up Christmas list

What is this illusion called the innocence of youth?
Maybe only in that blind belief can we ever find the truth

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11 comments:

The trekker, agnes said...

hi su,

You are a source of encouragement & inspiration, sometimes, things that we least expect, you did your posting sharing your inner fear & confusion as well as frustration. i think we can relate to you.

You give out christmas gifts unexpectedly throughout the year Su.

Thanks for sharing.

wishing you a good year in 2010, a year of good business that brings lots of finacial blessing& many happy returns too that can't be measured in monetary terms.

well how i end my 2009 ? u interested ? it's in http://thetrekkers.blogspot.com

Selba said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! :)

Marina Mott said...

Marry Christmas to you and to your family!!

qwazymonkey said...

U know what? That's my favourite non-traditional Xmas tunes too!

U should check out Michael Buble's version. So SO touching. Merry Christmas to you too my dear lil sister!

Cindy Khor said...

merry christmas to you too.

Sivajini said...

Hi Su,
merry christmas to you and your family! You are doing such amazing work. And thanks for the song too :)

liya said...

Merry Christmas Su Yin! Hope your wishes come true!

May you always have the passion and spirit that drives all your beautiful works. Happy 2010!

sheenb said...

You have such a gift and it never ceases to amaze me. I love the penguins decorating the tree! (even the little details like the little one at the to holding the star...how do you think of stuff like that??? Your works are just so creatively different. Have a really lovely New Year's and a great and exciting year ahead.

Term Papers said...

I just love this tune simply amazing looking forward to see more like this from your side..!

Su-Yin -D├ęcorateur said...

Hi everyone! haha it took me a full month to respond; chinese new year is really having me waddling in mud :(
Anyhow; thanks aggain for leaving us messages!
I wish i had more time to blog; i have plenty of photos of cakes, just lacking time to write.
But thanks for the generous complimetns guys.. i hope you're christmas was just as fun as mine :)

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