Friday, February 26, 2010

CNY dinner

It was way before CNY that dad asked us if we want to join the dinner organised by his Church (Methodist) for a CNY dinner. I looked at calendar, Fridah!? That means I have to rush back from work?! Then, I checked again, it's public holiday!!!! Yea!!!! So, happily we agreed.

Total of 55 tables with 10 person on each table. Hence, a total of 550 people. wow.... The food was nice and the company too. Surely we had lau-sang. heheh.. and it was yummy.. a big fish too. :)

The dinner started on-time, in fact, slightly early and lasted for about 2 hours or so. Typical 9/10 course Chinese dinner.

It was closed to 10.30pm when we got home. Then, we saw these big insects which if bitten will swell on the floor. As we avoided them, we saw something strange. And took a second look, they were trying to mate or mating. oh.. this was interesting. Have not seen anything like that. So, I picked-up my camera and started sitting on the floor for an hour plus for the whole thing... haha.... Dad too. And we totally ignored the American Idol showing on TV. At one point, I felt that I was watching R rated movie, but, it's about bug... hahaahaha... so pengsan...

Monday, February 22, 2010

Simple Thai Food

Aunty Sherine was back from India for CNY celebration. It's been such a long time since I last saw her. Since she missed Thai food so much that we decided to go with her choice. :)

It was a simple nice dinner. Some dishes were a bit too spicy though. It's the company that count but not so of the food.

I was too tired to take pictures... so, only the below.. :s

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Mini Lau-Sang

We get this packet of lau-sang from one of the hamper. Instead of having the box lying around, we have decided to have it in the office. Since, it's in the office, it will not have fish which suppose to have. Why do we want to have fish? In chinese, it simply means one will have balance every year, 年年有余(鱼)(direct translation: year year got fish (balance)).

Actually, the custome of lau-sang is only applicable to the Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia. Not any where else. I read about why having it some where in the paper, but, I can't remember. Normally, we do this on the 7th day of Chinese New Year. 7th day is the birthday for everyone, 人日。

Basically, we are to say good things/ wishes when we are tossing the dish. It is actually make up of dried carrots, ginger, some crackers, etc. (vegetarian, if without the fish).

It was quite fun having it in office. Some of them are actually having it for the 1st time. :)