Saturday, January 28, 2006

Gong Xi Fa Cai

Today's the last day of the Rooster Year, and tomorrow will be the first day of the New Dog Year.

We'll spend our Chinese New Year here in Klang Valley. Today we'll be going back to YehYeh's and MarMar's (my parents) house for the tuan-nien dinner. Normally my mom will wake up early in the morning to go to the market to get some fresh fruits, and vegetables. And my dad normally works half-day today, family business lor.

In the morning, we'll prepare the altar for some simple ceremony, mostly fruits and vegetables as offering. My mom, being the only cook in the house, will prepare dishes enough for 20 people. LOL!! The dishes must be at least 8 types, and must be a lot, so that there'll be leftovers. Normally we have steam fish, steam chicken with her delicious authentic Hainanese chicken rice, fried vege, chicken soup, fried chicke00n, yong tau foo (stuffed chilly), fried prawns, and many many more. But this year, she wanted to have something different. She'll be cooking mutton curry. (??)

At night, we normally go to shopping complex, window shopping ler. But this year, I need to do some last minute shopping. We have forgotten to get Yiyi her shoes! Aiyo, this Papi and Mami too busy already lar.

For those celebrating Chinese New Year, we wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year. For our muslim friends, Selamat Awal Muharam.