Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Chinese New Year 2013 - part 1

Xin Nian Kuai Le!
Blessed Chinese New Year!

We spent the last one week with daaling's side of the family starting with an early reunion dinner on Friday night. After dinner, the kids queued up to receive ang paus from Ah Kong and Ah Mah.

Isabel grabs her ang paus very tightly, even refusing to let papa take it for safekeeping.

Joy is happy to receive ang paus because she is now old enough to know that ang pau contains money and money can buy bling bling!

As per Tan tradition, nights are spent playing cards - gin rummy.

We also did the traditional loh sang...

On the eve of CNY, we had our reunion dinner at Lucky Palace in Seremban2. The place was packed! Food was so so and service was horrendous. But the fireworks after dinner was cool!

The first day of CNY being a Sunday, we dressed up and went to church.
It was a good time of family bonding. Joe and Joy enjoyed playing with their cousins. They went swimming, climbing around in the playground, shooting each other with Nerf guns and singing silly songs.
Ah Mah also showed Joe and Joy how to pull out her homegrown yam to make yam cakes as well as how to make xiau long bao.
Next... reunion dinner with my side of the family.

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