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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Wii party and crab dinner

It'd been a while since the few of us bloggers had met up... oh wait, it was at Angela's birthday party in November, which I didn't attend because of class (and I couldn't skip it because it was the all-important last class where exam tips are given out).

Anyway, Christmas was coming, so that was as good a reason as any to meet up. Besides, we'd be losing another person in our circle too (come January, Kelly would be on an overseas posting). We arranged to meet at Jeff's house. The last time we met there at Chinese New Year, we spent the time playing mahjong and poker.

This time -- and since some of us had just gotten Nintendo Wiis -- we had our very own Wii party! We met at Jeff's house with Wiimotes and Nunchuks in hand. I didn't bring any of my games since Jeff already had copies of them. Anyway, it's not like I had a lot to start with.

With so many of us, we focussed on multiplayer games so that we could all play together. We played tennis, then bowling, then moved on to WarioWare: Smooth Moves, then back to tennis and bowling, before ending with Super Mario Olympics.

While the games were fun, I have to admit that it's difficult finding multiplayer games that anyone can start playing immediately. WarioWare required some experience in order to know how to work the Wiimote. Experience with Super Mario Olympics also provides the player with an edge.

Some videos: tennis 1, tennis 2, tennis 3, boxing between Chin and Lynn, boxing between Eddy and Kelly

BTW it was supposed to be an afternoon of Wii and mahjong, but in the end, we only played with the Wii!

After playing for about four hours, we left for Ang Mo Kio to tuck into some crabs at Mellben Restaurant. We left in two cars and the first group arrived at 6:30pm. We were told that our crabs wouldn't be available till 8pm, so we resigned ourselves to our fates. At least, we got a table early!

But as luck would have it, food started appearing at 7pm. By 7:30pm, even two of the three crabs were on the table. Cameras snapped away, as if we'd never seen crabs before, haha!

We were done just past 8pm (when the food was supposed to start arriving), then headed on our way home. Unfortunately, some folks still have to work on Christmas Eve!

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