Thursday, February 28, 2013


CNY celebration is officially over and I am back to my daily routine. It has been four days now and I kind of miss the festive mood. The malls have taken down their CNY decorations, restaurants have stopped serving yee sang and I have finished eating all the cookies.

How was your CNY? Did you enjoy it?
I did and I hope you did too. :)

Kalanchoe plant my spouse bought

Monday, February 18, 2013

Lion dance

Six more days to go before we conclude the 15 days of CNY celebration. As both my spouse's and my hometown is KL and both of us live 10 mins away from my in-laws and my mother, we did not have to travel far during CNY.

Our normal CNY routine is we eat reunion lunch with my mother and reunion dinner with my in-laws during CNY eve. Then on the 1st day of CNY, we will go to visit my in-laws with CNY greetings (pai nian 拜年) in the morning and then visit my mother in the afternoon.

This year my brother bought us dinner on CNY day 3. One of the dishes was salmon yee sang. This year I find the price to be pretty steep - RM48 for half a portion. An added bonus: there was a lion dance in the restaurant when we were halfway through our dinner and we have a good view of the "stage" from our table.

After performing the traditional lion dance, the two lions and the joker then proceed to perform O.G. Style dance - the currently very popular (O) ppa (G) angnam Style dance. It was very entertaining. Too bad I did not capture a video of the dance. I just took some blurry photos. It was a fun dinner, all thanks to my brother!

Salmon Yee Sang before mixing

After mixing

Two lions and a joker dancing (O) ppa (G) angnam style dance

A very entertaining dance

Friday, February 8, 2013


Another one day to go and it will be Chinese New Year! Here's wishing everyone who celebrates Chinese New Year, Gong Xi Fa Cai (Mandarin). May all of you have a prosperous year!

Here are the (foc) ang pow packets that were given to me. I have yet to fill them with money to be given out during CNY. This new year is the year of the snake but only two packets have snake-related design - one with cute snakes and one with a scary looking snake. I like the pink one best.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Red, Pink, Brown AngPow Packets
Cute snakes design
Scary snake design
****Updated: I did not realise that there are 3 different colour schemes for this pattern until I took them all out. So nice!