And the Chinese New Year celebrations continues. Saturday was at my mom’s and coincidentally it was 人日(Ren Ri) as well. 人日 is the seventh day of Chinese New Year and it also means it is everyone’s birthday or something like that. My Mummy usually host the CNY dinner for the extended relatives on the Saturday after the reunion dinner and this year was no exception.
She will prepare the usual dishes- beef stew, beef rendang, prawns(in tomato sauce or fried), a chicken dish, fried dumplings, fishball/fishcakes… and everyone loves her dinner! It is just so wholesome and we just love the familiar taste of her cooking. Man… I really need to learn to cook some stuff… I am not exactly anywhere near domestic.
The house was so crowded! Like seriously! And this year, we attempted to do a family shoot- of course not everyone was present but it is a start. Maybe we are able to do a better one next year. And the logistics was just madness- so much effort for just one picture.
We also had something new this year at Mummy’s CNY dinner. Her “twin” brother- Uncle Darryl did his home made yusheng. He actually spent time to grate the carrots, radishes and what not, went to buy the yusheng sauces and condiments and salmon slices! It is really cool and I supposed everyone enjoyed the lo hei session- there can never be too many lo hei for CNY! As you can see from the picturew below, the lo hei was so messy that we ended up eating from the table! Heehee .
The kidddos had their fun time watching Wiggles and playing with their trucks. And yes, the adults watched Wiggles with them as well. What a sacrifice!
Like what I mentioned earlier, 人日 is actually everyone’s birthday. However, amidst the family, we actually have 2 February babies. One is Kimberly’s whose birthday falls on 14th and my Uncle Eric’s whose birthday is on the 16th. So, there was sort of a surprise birthday cakes for them! And my Mummy being the most “rara” person, sang the loudest!
Overall, it was quite a fun session. We ended late with the last session being CNY gambling. Don’t think it will be appropriate to post gambling photos here. Heehee. So, hope you guys had a good weekend and lets look forward to the final week of Chinese New Year celebrations!