Hey hey hey! It was officially the last day of Chinese New Year the day before yesterday. Yup, we the Chinese folk has 15 days to our festive season. Don’t ask me why though – it’s something I’d like to know too. So on the last day, we girls are supposed to throw Mandarin Oranges at the lake in hopes of having the boy of our dreams catch it.
*scratches head* Don’t know why it’s STILL being practised in this era! Perhaps just for the fun of it 🙂 I’d throw durians or jackfruits down if the guy of my dreams can’t find my tiny orange wtf. Hopefully he doesn’t get murdered or get his fingers butchered off while trying to catch my durian!
So I went back to this nostalgic street
One which I spent growing up as a child
Was glad to be back to spend some time with my fave fockers 🙂
The 1st day of Chinese New Year was just insane! And likewise the Reunion Dinner the night before. That huge ensemble of cacophony coming from my dining table was enough to deafen a dog. Laughters, exchange of jokes, passing commentaries of what might seem to be the most scrumptious food of the day and more
There was so much merry-making in the house!
Looks like food can really strengthen a family bond 😛
We were treated to a ravenous dinner of Steamboat and Seafood by the chefs of the days Popoh, Uncle Mike and Kakak. Together, they whipped up a storm to satiate our hungry stomachs with their deft Kitchen God hands – now how can you not have a good appetite for this?
There were a whole lot of stuff for us to dunk into the Steamboat!
I personally like to crack eggs inside my hot soup so that it gets all eggy when I drink it 😀
One bowl wasn’t enough for me, it was the noms!
Spot the baby squid, crabmeat stick, quail’s egg, tofu and the rest
They say the best food is sometimes granny’s homecooked signature dishes. Ya can never go wrong with that. To ensure the legacy of family recipes live on, Popoh has already imparted her cooking magic to Kakak. Technically, the latter is the only one who favours cooking. Not that I don’t! But I’d choose baking anytime 😀
Till this day, it is beyond me as to how we managed to chomp down everything on the plates in a jiffy
The crabs and prawns were the bomb though! Second after my eggy soup 😛
The fun never stops! Neither does our appetites – it just keeps rolling. Even more homecooked food was prepared for us all on the 2nd day of the Lunar New Year. There were hardly any space left on the table! Plates and plates galore babeh 😀 I shan’t go to the extent of naming them all for you because you can see precisely what we’re having *biggrin* (okay fine, lazy to list every dish down wtf)
It left me bloated for the entire day
As we had Steamboat on the 1st day and Chinese-style cooking on the 2nd, we decided to do something different on the 3rd day. Uncle Mike and his idea of a barbeque dinner held outside our front porch and lawn was a hit! So there it was, an entire night of live grilling in motion! Think sausages, corn on cobs, stuffed crabs, spicy stingrays, chicken meatchunks and more.
Woooooooooooo 😀 😀 Do you smell foooooooood
*cue for not-another-yee-sang-picture*
But there’s something prettier than the Yee Sang which cannot be eaten!
Spot my lil Angel Wing ring? Love it so much – it’s adorable!
You can get more pretty things like this too at Soak Republic. Go check ’em out 😀
Family tradition yo. You tell me, which Chinese fella hasn’t Yee Sang-ed before in his/her entire life? The more the merrier and as we toasted a brendice to health, wealth and prosperity, we wished the year of the Tiger will be one of fortune for us all.
Now dig in! Crunchy and juicy Yee Sang
With pomelo bits too 😀
The 4th day was spent celebrating Popoh’s 75th Birthday. Gosh.. it just felt like yesterday when Grandpa celebrated his 🙁 🙁 Anyway, bereavements aside, we had a little surprise made for Popoh in the afternoon. There she was, sippin’ on her cuppa ice-cold Nescafe when we nonchalently laid out the red eggs and in came my two couzzies carrying the (lopsided and partly smashed) Secret Recipe chocolate banana birthday cake!
Happy 75th dearest Popoh 😀
May you still be as strong to join us for our USA trip next year!
Meet the fockers 🙂 My folks that never fail to make the world go round! At least my world, that is *winks* Oh and lookie here! Penny wants to join in too. if you looked hard enough, you will notice that Uncle Mike is carrying Penny in the focker photoshot too 😀
We had lunchie soon after the whole session
And proceeded to dinner at East Ocean Restaurant an 8-course meal 😀
Nah. Show you my cute cousin. >_< The one that you girls like
In blue. Okay both are in blue but.. nevermind heh
In between, whilst we got bored and while waiting fer meals, boyfie and I camwhored all the way yo!
After so much food day in day out throughout the first few days of Chinese New Year, it’s time to bust out all the fat! Imagine.. the pork lard and all those sinful CNY cookies making a one-way beeline in expanding your waistline! So my fockers and I made it a point to work them all out together.. fulfilling at least ONE of the New Year Resolutions – to lose weight wtf
caught a really pretty sight along the way!
sunsets are love.. better at beaches!
But ya know what’s a bigger bigger bigger love? ELMO!!!!!!!!!!!!
Putcha hands up for muh fellow ELMO lovers! ^____^ Squeee!
Everybody loves Elmo! 😀
Rest of the days were spent gambling (for my case, it was losing money wtf. Whai not ONG one this year? T___T) , hiking, spending time with the fockers & boyfie as CNY coincided with Val’s Day nyahahaha and finally.. BRACING THE JAM ON THE NORTH-SOUTH HIGHWAY ALL THE WAY BACK TO KAY ELLE.
Took us a freakin’ 5 hours instead of the usual only 2!
But when it’s back in Kay Elle, it’s going a-visiting and late nights at buddies’ cribs and mamak outings 😀
Hope I’m the last one to wish you a VERY HAPPY SPANKIN’ CHINESE NEW YEAR!
E-mail me for my bank account number to deposit all your Ang Pows in yeah? 😀
Gong Xi Gong Xi!
Yes! The damn jam! Not to mention that the weather is so ‘superb during the 5hours… I can rain cats n dogs for 15minutes, then its a clear sky for 15 minutes, and the cycle repeats. -_- But well, the traveling time was all worth it. ^_^
hahahaha YOU can rain cats n dogs? 😛 From where sweets? ahahhaaha 😛 anyway yeahhh so smart of u to wear the gloves i bought fer you to protect u from the sweltering heat of the steering wheel 😀 😀 wheee
WOW! wish I was there – to enjoy with you the glorious food & meet yr family. They sound like very fun folks. Good photography of the street and sun.
hehe why wanna meet my fockers isit? hahhaah they’re awesomeeeeeeee 😀 😀 and thanks! hee
hahah i was trapped in the jams too on theway back.mine was 7 hours altogether >< by the way, is nice to know that u and ur family seem to be very close. i was nver close to mine. and the yee sang with pomelo? my grandaunt used to make that. happy cny jessica
orly? where were u heading to? hehe yeah we are very close. very very close indeed. *pat pat* dun worry, make ur own family n make up for it 🙂 happy cny to u too – it’s over btw! 😛
Where to begin:
1 The pics are awesome
2 You are awesome
3 I think oranges are thrown only in Malaysia
4 How can you guys eat so much?
5 Happy belated birthday, Popoh!
6 I Yee-Sanged last year and it was a mess. It’s fun, though 🙂
7 Cute pics with your Josh.
8 Ang pau can send directly to Taipei, kthxbai:)
How to answer :
1. Thankss 😀 😀
2. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww *big shiny eyes*
3. WHERE GOT! hong kong dont have? O_O
4. becos we are like cows, 4 stomachs 😛
5. Popoh goes ^__^
6. Where did u Yee Sang! Ang moh goes for yeesang too 🙂
7. Thankewww <3
8. Can can! I courier the empty angpow packets to Europe
1 You’re welcome 😉
2 So shiny, I’m blind O_o
3 Donno bout HK, I in Taipei, deary =.=
4 Cow got 4 stomachs? Where got la? In Malaysia? @.@
6 I do Yee Sang with my ex and her friends in Batu Pahat last February :-)~
7 You’re welcome
8 Not to Europe, I in Taipei mah!! +_+
1. this is funnnnnnnnyyyyyyyy!!!!
2. and funnnnnn!! 😀
3. i might be goin Taipei early next year woo hoo!
4. GOT! GOT! U dont know ur biology! 😛 google it
5. wheeeeeeee tralalalala
6. So next CNY onwards u’ll be doing lotsa yee sang already with possibly *gulp* chinese in-laws 😛
7. *does the boogey dance*
8. When r u moving there for good!? 😀
1 It is 😀
2 Yes, that, too 😀 😀
3 You said that edi! 😛
4 Ok lo, cow got 4 stomachs and 4 milk-pipes! I want! Now!
6 Donno, if yee sang got here, seems more Malaysipore thing :O
7 *claps extatically*
8 Ehm, I hope to stay here long long, but donno if can lo. If employer provides visa, I will stay at least a year. I don’t plan beyond that. But a year would be great 🙂
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TO SUM IT ALL UP, ALL I CAN SAY IS, UR CHINESE SLANG IS RLLY GOOD NAO! I won’t b able to tell apart frm a chinese fella 🙂 There’s oways lotsa chinese wanting to be angmo, but ur an angmo wanting 2b chinese. can we switch sides? 😛
Walau! Kenot! 😉
hi big shiny eyes, wat a lovely reunion and crazy good looking family u got there including the 4-legged!
u r so blessed!
hehe thanks so much! 🙂 i bet ur family reunion was just as fun too! 😀 Penny is alrdy being treated like family! it’s a house dog hehe
Checking out ur site. Nanged
hehe thanks so much! 😀 As the official Jessicat ambassador I thak you. You get a Jessicat keychain freebie, please send your address to Jessica, she will send you the package with an autograph. Weeee 😀
Thanks for Nangin’,
it feels like bangin’!
Ps: Sorry Jess, I’m so bad. Tell him, I’m the Western clown here 😉
AHAHAAHAHAHAHHAHA are u on crack Nin!?! ahhahhahahahaaa superfunny chinesewhiteboy you.
Raises Hand! 😀 Love Elmo and I love the crackers on the Yee Sang!
*raises hands n feet* whooooooo doesnt love elmoooooooooooooooo ahahaah and yeah lol thats my fave part. i keep eating that till my yee sang oways turns bare n crackerless hahaha
I like the sunset pic so much.. Can I steal it?
ahhahaha 🙂 sure, go steal it lah. but dont chop off my watermark. steal ethically ahhahahaha 😀
What a happy family gathering….. so happening….
yay! yup it was.. thanks 🙂 well, CNY only happens once a year, so why not make the best outta it. no? 🙂
you hv d most happenin fmly ever. now i know where 2 get gud fud if im in ipo, can cal yr popoh 4 sum home cook meals????fud served at yr popoh’s hse durin cny can challege those at ovrseas rstaurnt
OMG so much of food!! hahaha.. and i realised sumthing very very freaky.. yr cousin, one of them is kit shaun izzit? i saw on yr fb.. LOL. my housemate showed him to me last year in their SAM yearbook and she was gushing bout how cute he is. SMALL WORLD OMG!! hahaha..
ehh. haha true 🙂 well yeah, he’s cute no doubt and tall! and some of my other readers n friends also told me that he’s rlly cute heheheeh 🙂 small world indeed
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Did it come though or do I need to redo it?
This Valentines Day, the trend would be to search for something with just a little a lot more than the tired and worn out train of teddy bears, cupid dolls and ill fitting red panties with ‘love me forever’ written in sequins across the back or front. A gift that tells an individual you love you’re thinking of them all the time, not just on Valentines Day, qualifies as a successful present.