Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Lucky Me

My husband and I decided to go up to KL for a short get away last weekend. It was a really brief trip for me because I spent exactly 24hrs there and had to fly back to Singapore since my girls need to school today. But I have no complains because I still managed to see most of my good friends during this limited time frame and did most of the things I planned. What touched me the most is my friends had took the time out of their busy schedule to meet up with me with such short notice. Furthermore it was a rainy night! :P It was so good to see my dear friends again. Their warm smiles and bubbly laughter never fail to cheer me up. Seeing them made me realize how much I have missed them, just this 1 month period apart.

Besides their , they have showered me with Chinese New Year cookies and gifts that money can never buy. I was quite speechless with gratitude for their ever generous friendship, and a mere thank you for them seems so inadequate. :( I really wish I had done more for them...and whatever I say seems like an excuse for not doing so. All I can promise is I will do better next time and always remember they are really more then just friends. :) Thanks ladies!
5 tubs of CNY cookies from my friends! That is why I say lucky me! All these are homemade by my 3 good friends, and ReeseKitchen herself already gave me 3 tubs! You guys should head to her blog and check out her latest post on CNY cookies. The other 2 tubs were from another 2 good friends Ee Peng and Siew Hoong. There are 2 tubs of pineapple tarts, 1 tub cashew cookies, 1 tub peanut puff and 1 tub peanut cookies. Thanks so much ladies!!
Okay, if you have notice, the photo frame behind is not taken by accident...it is also a gift from my friend Ee Peng (taken by her husband TJ). This photo was "artistically" taken by her husband using those antic cameras can take B&W photos. He is really into photography and I was really please that he took a shot of us and actually frame it so nicely for us ladies! Again speechless with gratitude! :P Furthermore, I really love that picture...thanks Ee Peng & TJ.
As for the book on the side, is from my dear friend Susan. She actually took the trouble to search for this book for me, knowing that I wanted it. She is really busy with her own home baking business and taking care of her 2 young infants. But I am truly happy that her baking business is picking up especially since she really have a flair for cake design. Do head over to her blog if you guys are interested. Her blog is Just Celebrate Cakes.
Aren't these cookies just yummy looking? In fact they taste as good as they look. :) And upon receiving these cookies really made me think twice about baking anymore CNY cookies myself, hahaha! What can I say, I am truly satisfied with all these already. :) And since it's been crazy busy with the kids and the new house...so it's seems like a leisure now to have time to bake. :P Even with the free time I have, I have to study for my highway code theory exam to take my driver's license exam!! Still holding the California driver's license now...and I need to convert it before I become an illegal driver on the road. :P But still...I will bake...minimal. Better then none I guess. :)

Thanks for staying with me to read on what I'm jabbering about. :) But I feel truly blessed to have such good friends and hopefully our friendship can stay strong.
Signing off now...have a good one all! ;)

14 comments:

Ann said...

you are very lucky to have friends that like who do keep in touch. and also you are very lucky that they took the time out to make you these really good looking cookies! honestly i have no friends like that at all!

Quinn said...

You are indeed lucky to have so many good friends. It is not the thoughts that count because they spare their busy time to meet up with you. The tubs of cookies are a bonus you deserve! *wink

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hey Ann, if you are my neighbor, I will definitely make NY cookies for you...promise! Hope you will find good buddies soon! Yes...I am indeed very fortunate to have good friends like them. :) I will keep them close to my heart always.

Hi Quinn,
Yes yes...good friends are really hard to come by and these friends are true gems. Indeed money can never buy time ...and true friendship too.

DG said...

I love to do that too, catch up with friends, just whenever I go back to my hometown.

I've got an award for u and feel free to collect it from my blog. Thanks.

Kitchen Corner said...

WOW! Really admire you've got such good friends! Those cookies look really yummy!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hi DG! Wow, thanks so much for the award. Appreciate and felt really happy that I brighten up your day. ;) Thanks again for coming over to my blog and gave me this wonderful surprise....many happy returns to you!!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks so much Grace! I shared this great friendship with my girlfriends because we share the same passion for food. Furthermore our kids are the same age, so we always find excuse to come out together, hahaha. If you have time, I would love to meet up with you too Grace...especially since now I've settled down in Singapore. :)

Passionate About Baking said...

Yes, you're really lucky HBS! It's true that such passion can bring together good friends. They are really sweet to take the time to meet you, and to give you their homemade goodies. That's what true friends are for, aren't they? ;)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Yeah Jane...I couldn't agree more! I am sure you have friends like that too, to name one, dear lovely Grace. :) I guess we just have to cherish them as much as possible. :)

Ee Peng said...

You have always showered us with goodies when you were around and always generous with your time, not to mention your knowledge in baking! This is the least we could do for you! But you know what, I truly miss you and wish we could have more catch up sessions like that in the future :)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

I miss you ladies very much too Ee Peng. That night seems little short but both our husbands were extremely tired, it seems unfair to make them wait for us to chat away, hahaha. But guess what, we are already planning for another trip this month, so will let you all know soon. :)

ReeseKitchen said...

Hey my dear dear friend, hope to see you soon ya. That day was such a SHORT CHAT we had, but I'm very happy to meet you!
Miss you....*hugs*

Small Small Baker said...

HBS, you are really lucky! I have never received any from my friends cos they don't bake at all. Haha! :)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hi Reese!
Yeah! Less then 2hrs of chat where got enough time! I think 2 days also got things to chat, hahaha! Actually I have a super good news to tell you...will email you later. Miss you loads too!

Hi Small Small Baker,
Yes, these ladies are truly like stars plunged right out from the sky. They cheer me up and light up my life...I couldn't ask for more from them other then their precious friendship. I am sure your good friends does give you other things that money can't buy...so we are all lucky to have friends surrounding us.