Please allow me to digress a little. Why is it that when humans get together to celebrate or discuss something, there always has to be food? This brings to mind the meetings of people in charge of institutions, Government included. There always is food at the end of each assembly. I am convinced that the getting together is an excuse to eat. Anyway, I have no complaints. I just wondered.
The spread of food that night was fit to grace the banquet table of an Emperor or Monarch.
I could write about each dish using exotic adjectives to describe them but I shall refrain from doing so and let pictures do the talking.
Agnes' Honey Roasted Ham.
Judy's Mango Pudding with Passion Fruit Jelly.
Judy's Scallops sprinkled with Bacon
Clare's Baked Shitake Mushrooms and Salsa on Garlic Bread
James and Susie's Turkey.....The Gravy was exquisite.
Bisquites but they had no chance once the ladies discovered how good this was.
Margaret's Roast Beef.
There were a few more dishes not featured but they were just as tantalising. Special mention must be made for Margaret's dessert... The Tiramisu ! By the time people realised that a photo had not been taken it was all gone ! My attempt at getting a second helping was met with great laughter and shouts of "Mana u lagi ! Ho lang chiak liao lo ! Loo aneh ban eh !"
The evening, as usual was very enjoyable. The conversation covered a variety of topics including eccentric behaviours of people we know which stimulated much laughter. Of course we had help from 2 bottles of French Wine by courtesy of Gaston Ouilet.
I think once a year is too long to wait for these sort of sharing. They say that 2012 will see the end of the world as it is so maybe we should try for 4 times i.e. every quarter.