23 February 2007

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year has come, and while officially, it's still on, in my mind, it's over. Next monday, the toil starts all over again.

What has it been like? Great.

As usual, 'sping' is when the flowers bloom en masse at home. It's good to be home this time of the year, if nothing, just to appreciate the beautiful blooms. Too bad I don't have a bungalow with acres and acres of space ... I'm sure I'll have a nice flower garden if I have the land !


The house underwent a minor sprucing up for the festivities. One of the best things to have happened was the unveiling of a very nice table runner I bought in Chatuchak, Bangkok. Look at the quality. It's about 1 meter long, and is supposedly hand made (I can't confirm that). Guess the price? (Hint: Cheaper than you think !)


This is also the time of the year to reaffirm family ties. My own reunion 'dinner' was a low key affair with my immediate family. But the following days, when relatives come a calling, that's when the banquet appears !


It's also good because it's one of the few times in the year when alcohol is permitted to appear in the household. This year, I'm rediscovering the magic of Cointreau in Coke. 1 - 2 shots of Cointreau in a glass of Coke is magic. *hick*


Also not forgetting the favorite past time during my childhood days on Chinese New Year - welcoming the God of Fortune !!! This year, we had a 'Wong Lou' situation - usually intepreted as God of Fortune actually COMING !!!! OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG !!!


And my favorite post CNY snack - the Nien Gao - the Malaysian version of which I discovered is quite unique to Southern China and South East Asians. The Northern Chinese version of Nien Gao has red beans paste fillings. I'd sure like to try that someday.


How was your Chinese New Year holiday ?

9 comments:

Applegal said...

Oh, I've been meaning to take photos of the chinese festive decor around my house, you beat me to it! XD Love the pink flowers!!

angel said...

Boringzzzzzzz...

JL said...

Nice Photos!

Glad that you had a great time..

mine?... couldn't be better :)

Kenny Ng said...

Gong Hei Fatt Choi~~~

Winn said...

keong hee huat cai moz moz!!!

mine was great!i had wonderful time with my family, jus wish someone cld turn back time. i miss my cny break!!

:)

so moz...when are u getting......

a new car!!??? :P

( u tot i gonna ask that auntie Question? hahaha!! i cant belive ur yee mah gu cheh ask u how much u earn. where got so direct one!haha)

Che-Cheh said...

Mine is not wonderful lo. Back pain.

Luckily I don't have any auntie/uncle asking me the most dreaded question...hehe

angel said...

19,090...

moz monster said...

applegal:
Blog it !!! Blog it !!! Blog it !!! Go on, blog about it anyways !!! I want to see how people decorate their houses in your part of the world !

angeliu:
=(

jl:
Glad you had a great time !!!! Kung Hei Kung Hei !!!

kenny:
Gung Hei Fatt Choi !!!

*plays Choi San Tou on keyboard*

winn:
Kong Hei Fatt Choi to winliuliu !!!!

*turns back clock* ... eh ... but boh rasa eh ??? how come time not turn back one ???

New car ah ? Wait lah ... when I get married I buy new car ... XD

che-cheh:
Oh ... poor che-cheh ...

*passes magic ointment to che-cheh* ... hope this will heal you soon.

angeliu:
*checks ATM* ... dun have
*checks bank book* ... dun have oso
*checks hidden stash* ... still dun have
*checks family heirloom* .. dun have
*sells off car* ... ok ... have

ok ok ... now i have some money liu ... what you want ???

;)

Jemima said...

I slept & I slept & I slept. :p

That was my CNY.