Mid month of the year would be "The Time" that would be much looking forward by my parents in-law as well as the rest of the family members (including us). Huby has 5 siblings who all live apart from each other, right from d northern states down to d southern states of d country : the elder sis & elder twin sister reside in Penang, younger twin sister & "us" in KL/PJ, younger bro with parents in Alor Setar. So IF it was hard for my own 5 siblings to gather around (given that we all stays around PJ), then it would be triple harder for huby's side!!
But then, May/June are significant months as it celebrates my MIL's & FIL's birthdays which also coincide with father's cum mother's day celebration!!! So, it was kind of 4 in 1 celebration......very big indeed but it was "good" as it minimises burning to the pocket (compared to if we have to celebrate all 4 occasions separately) !!!
Usually, we would pick Penang as the destination to meet as obviously it would be the mid-spot between AS & PJ !!
And here's the ultimate outcome of the gathering..........the pictures say it ALL !!!
The HENG family !!
Sean & Scot in our hotel room............all set & ready to go for "the dinner", with their handsome suits + neatly gel hair = handsome look (blek) !!!
Next were some snap shots of the difficult part of getting the kids ready for a photography session.........whoooo !!!
There u go............
Seen in d pictures: Big bro Melvin, big sis Jewel, Winston, Katherine, Daphne, Karoline, Darren, Desmond, Sean & Scot!!
Finally, here are some good ones...........the kiddies with "Ah Kung" & "Ah Ma" !!
Ah Kung was extremely cheerful that nite as I could see the real smiles+laughters shining out from his face!!
My boys with their beloved Ah Kung, Ah Ma & their favourite cousin Winston boy!
Here's the 9 course chinese cuisine............bla bla bla, all same everywhere !!!
Since it was only d boring chinese menu, no need to snap so much la.......nothing to show anyway!!
And to accomodate the kids' expected behaviours, my SIL booked a room which catered for 2 tables! With the confined room, the adults would have peace of mind & couldn't be bothered with the kids running & chasing among themselves........one of their favourite which "we" adult will never brought ourselves to understand??? Why ah, why kids like to run & chase so much....it could be damn irritating !!! But the 'karaoke' session managed to steal a bit of their attention, see just how enjoyed there were with the singing session!!
My Sean doing his "DO RE MI" song............do, a dear a female dear, rain, a drop of golden sun....
Sean & girlfren.......so sweet ya !!
By 11a.m. as the kids were still actively enjoying their karaoke session, my eyes were all red & sore.......as a result of tiredness & due to the long hour contact lens endurance!! It was so hectic but I was pretty much glad that the celebration was indeed smooth & joyous, except that the conservative old man was still reluctant to allow a cake-cutting session (said "pantang" woh, duh)!! And I am looking forward to many many more celebrations of such !!