FOOD, Friends, Living in... Singapore JUST A LAZY WEEKEND BBQ… 30 June 2012

 

This ranks up there as one of my favourite quotes. How true is it?! I like people that enjoy their food, so I’m grateful I have friends that are willing to check out new cafes and restaurants with me, and will sit back and relish their food.

Anyhoodle, Chris decided the other week that he wantedΒ a casual pool & BBQ party with some friends, so we pulled together a few couples for a relaxing and outdoorsy afternoon over the weekend.

The lovely thing about having casual parties like this is that there’s very little fuss – only a bit of preparation in booking the area, and buying BBQ food as well as organising cutlery. Friends then bring a simple dish or some drinks, and since it’s all held outdoors there’s little cleaning up to do. Yes, I do like (and miss!) the lovely dinner parties we used to hold.. where I could cook properly in the kitchen and host friends. But, it’s not so feasible these days because we don’t have much energy or time to be in the kitchen preparing/cooking/cleaning, especially when we have a toddler.

 

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Hunter was totally fascinated with the baby, and also her stroller πŸ˜‰

 

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This is a baby girl. You know, just in case you couldn’t figure that out πŸ˜‰

 

The kids and adults splashed around in the pool, and I thoroughly enjoyed it because now that I’m 3rd trimester pregnant, a dip in the pool is pretty much the only thing that keeps me cool these days. Hunter, our lil water baby, had a lovely time splashing around, and I think he liked having his lil girl friends there with him too πŸ™‚

Photos below are taken with Merrill’s camera by the way, which has the magical ability of making all of us appear really good-looking. Hurray!

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Hunter and I, practicing our kicks whilst holding onto the ledge

 

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Princess K snoozed pretty much the entire time!

 

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Lil Ralph Lauren model

 

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Hunter learning to swim whilst holding onto just Chris’ arms

 

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“Dude, HURRY UP, or I’ll kick you down into the water!”

 

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Such a gorgeous photo of a gorgeous boy

 

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Stealth mode

 

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Toddling in the water

 

TheΒ other good thing about having a BBQ party is that…. the girls don’t have to cook! The boys naturally take over and will get the fire going, then BBQ up the food. And it means we can sit around and chat.. in between looking after the kids πŸ˜‰

And, I love BBQ food. This time, we decided to goΒ half-Singaporean and get chicken satay sticks as well as chicken wings. And we’re converted. Next time, we’ll definitely do half-Aussie (sausages and steaks) and half-Singaporean (satay and chicken wings) again. Why hadn’t we thought of this before?!?!

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Most unattractive photo of me, ever. Makes me LOL!!

 

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Food in varying stages of done-ness.. from raw to charcoal-black. LOL!!

 

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Merrily eating chorizo pasta

 

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She is such a mini-me!!

 

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Nomming on mango

 

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Don’t disturb us. Too busy eating and drinking.

 

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Cheers!

 

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Left my favourite pic for the last. Possibly my favourite photo of Hunter πŸ™‚

 

 

18 Comments

  • starbucksweetie posted on June 30, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Love that you have the guts to put the unflattering pic of yourself.

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    • Beverly! posted on June 30, 2012 at 10:25 pm

      It was a fab camera, but it couldn’t save the photo, LOL

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  • Amanda posted on June 30, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    The pictures of Hunter in stealth mode and toddling in the water are so cute! His lashes are so long, I can almost imagine him as a girl! (:

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    • Beverly! posted on June 30, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      haha I guess it’s why many people confuse him to be a girl!

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  • Christine Knight Thomas on Facebook posted on June 30, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    I miss our eating adventures too!

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    • Beverly! posted on June 30, 2012 at 10:30 pm

      I really doooooo. Imagine if we were in SG or NYC together!

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  • Mag posted on July 1, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Totally agree that it’s only during a BBQ that the boys naturally take over the cooking duties. Hehe.

    Love the last pic of Hunter too! πŸ™‚

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    • Beverly! posted on July 2, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      Ooo and thank you too for the satay suggestion. We are definitely doing that from now on!!

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  • Fifilalala posted on July 2, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Love that last photo of Hunter and the one in stealth mode. He is very photogenic.

    And, can you tell me what kind of camera Merrill has to make everyone look so good?

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    • Beverly! posted on July 2, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      Aww thanks! And let me check with Merrill…

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    • Mez posted on July 2, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      It’s a Canon 5D MkIII. And the pics aren’t supposed to be that bright, I don’t know what Bev did to them πŸ˜›

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      • Beverly! posted on July 2, 2012 at 9:24 pm

        Made em nicer πŸ˜›

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        • Fifilala posted on July 3, 2012 at 1:07 pm

          Thank you both. πŸ™‚

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  • elainegan posted on July 2, 2012 at 11:24 am

    oh my, your friend’s Juicy Couture pram is gorgeous pink, never knew they sell baby-related items πŸ™‚

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    • Beverly! posted on July 2, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      It’s their collaboration with Maclaren.. super cute!

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  • jasmine posted on July 2, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Great pics! What do you do to protect Hunter’s fair skin from all that sun? Is there a brand of sunscreen you prefer?

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  • Shree posted on July 9, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    I love the one of Hunter in stealth mode..:) Glad everything is going well for you πŸ˜€

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  • K posted on July 16, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Omg, I was laughing so hard at the first pic of the “gorgeous photo of a gorgeous boy” then YOUR little one right after, labelled “stealth mode” and it’s not quite the same type of photo. Haha!!

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