Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Chinese New Year!!!

Chinese New Year!!! This year, we welcome the OX. Did you know that an OX is a castrated bull. So I was told. Well, whatever. Bull or OX don't make any difference to me. I'll be busy eating, collecting "ang pows" and playing with fire crackers.

On the eve of the Chinese New Year, my family had both reunion lunch and dinner (the more reunion meals the better). My mom however was not around so both my brother and one sister were doing all the preparations. We had steamboat. My sister cooked some dishes like the black asam prawns and the fried fish. I think my brother did the chicken. So what's left for the steamboat ? Some different types of fish balls, crabs, vegetables, etc.


I got the cocktail done. My formula; Home made nutmeg juice + chivas. It's got a sweet taste with just a mild chivas smell and after a few sips, you'll start to feel your inside getting hot.

On the first day of Chinese New Year, I had to wake at 9am to go to church. You see; Our family especially my dad believes that we should always offer up the 1st day of the year to God. So fine, off we go to church and after that comes to most exciting part of Chinese New Year; "Ang Pows". It's the only culture in the World that I know that gives you money on the 1st day of the year. Cool huh ?! I got a few. But still a lot more to come from my aunties and uncles. Just the thought of it makes me feel rich. Hahaha...

We had yee sang for lunch on the 1st day of Chinese New Year. Now, yee sang, is normally eaten on the 7th day of Chinese New Year but because I will be heading back to KL on the 7th day, our family brought forward this eating of the yee sang. Yee sang is an appetizer believed to bring good luck for the coming year. My family would gather round and armed with a chopstick, we would toss the yee sang high (the higher the better ma) before eating it.

Chinese New Year has been great thus far. Just some time with my family with lots of alcohol and food. But before I get back to KL, I have one last thing to do. That is to play with the fire cracker I bought for RM28. It's a pretty good buy if you ask me; 8ft for RM28. Hopefully when my Rm28 goes up in smoke, good luck will come my way. Hehe...

6 comments:

merLin said...

happy MoO MOo year!!!lucks and money to come...

miRAcLE@ said...

what a nice chinese new year spent..haPPy chinese New yeAr..lets have a great Ox yEar this year..

Anonymous said...

wah...so many food...hungry d..hehe

Anonymous said...

muahaha...after kena tangkap by polis onli u know..

bernard said...

hehe yeah i gotta go to church too, early in the morning

beekean@mei juan said...

dis is d 1st time i heard wat d christian do for celebrating CNY... reali diff wit us leh... we went temple in d early morning, but u went 2 church... haha...
nw i knw dat christian celebrate CNY as meriah as like buddhist dy...
wei, why u cant attend d gathering since u back on 7th day, but d gathering is on 5th day ar... cheat me ar

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