It isn't Christmas without Christmas tree, mistletoe, presents and of course Santa Claus. This year, Jai, the Security Manager had been voted to be Santa (for the second time in two years in a row) and I had been chosen to be Santarina.
When I heard the news, I didn't know whether I should laugh or cry. Laugh because it's something exciting to look forward to. Cry because I was too shy to approach guests, give candies to kids and wish everyone "Merry Christmas" in a Santarina outfit.
Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort was decorated with boughs of holly, Christmas trees, ornaments, wreaths and snowflakes. The cheery Christmas songs played in the background gradually built up the festive mood that hung in the air for days.
I love Christmas Day as it's celebrated without religious and class boundaries. No matter how you celebrate the day - be it spiritually, traditionally or just for fun, it's a day to be thankful for.
Good food and great company of friends and family should not be missed on such a special day. On Christmas' Eve, the resort was full of Christmas-spirited guests from all around the world.
A few happy guests joined us behind the kitchen.
Alongside with Mr. Kumar (General Manager), a few of the associates, John Ting and his family.
A couple posing with Santa Claus.
A group photo with guests and associates at Feast.
A photo with a family in front of our giant Christmas tree.
A photo with a family at Captain's Grill.
Associates who were helping at Spice Trader took the opportunity between work to pose for a photo too.
Selva and Azimin joined in.
As midnight drew near, I changed my Santarina blouse into a plain white tank top and joined my friends at Chime, where the real excitements were about to begin.
When the clock stroke twelve midnight, the countdown ended and everyone cheered to the arrival of 2011's Christmas. That's not the end of the night yet! We continue the party till we got sober. Haha! Well, not all of us :P
I hope I'm not too late to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!