Dad went for his 3rd chemo 2 days before Chinese New Year (CNY). This year, on the eve of CNY, we went to papa’s house for reunion dinner as well as to celebrate Sarah’s 1st month. We had steamboat and bbq. I was delighted to hear that Naomi was waiting for me to play with her and she gave me vegetarian floss. Mama gave us prune kueh lapis and ngaku crackers. Few minutes before the countdown to CNY, Siew Mei jie jie called to wish us 新年快乐 and let me hear the sound of fire crackers.
On the 1st day of CNY, Ah Soon kor kor and his friend came to our house to 拜年. After that, Papa fetched us to 奶奶 house. The adults play their yearly poker card games while the children play handphone games. Uncle Wong & his family came to 奶奶 house to 拜年. We had dinner before Uncle Daniel fetched us home.
On the 2nd day of CNY, relatives came to our house for yearly CNY gathering. Mum cooked 素猪脚醋 and plain rice, Korean glass noodles (Tom yam & plain flavours), cabbage with carrot & tang hun, prawn & pineapple in sweet tomato gravy, sng cai with tau kwa, hard boiled eggs, fish ball. Uncle Stanley cooked 素算盘子 and 海燕 jelly with longan drink. Relatives took turn to play mahjong. Naomi gave me hello kitty sweets. Alvin & K2 are wondering why Naomi wants me to play with her? Alvin, K1 & K2 took photos with Naomi before she leaves our house. We gathered at the table for a family photo and lo hei (Huat ah…).
The year of water snake seems to be a good year for few Chinese zodiac. Hopefully this year will be smooth sailing (good health for us, May I meet my Mr Right etc). Xie xie ni 🙂