Chinese New Year this time round is very different for me as I am with son now.

The celebrations start usually at the eve of Chinese New Year itself, the reunion dinner. As it falls on a Sunday this time round and holidays for the next two days, the dinner this time round don’t seem like a rush.

For my non-Chinese visitors, reunion dinners on the eve usually means having the whole family together for one night and have a grand dinner.

The last time Anson’s great-grandparents saw him was in October last year. Neither did his grand-uncle or grand-auntie saw Anson before so I wouldn’t know what Anson’s reaction will be to first time meetings.


Left: Anson’s grandmother introducing him to the kitchen
Right: Great-grandmother giving Anson a welcome peck on the cheek.

Anson did well with the relatives, though he was only cranky as it was about sleep time when we reach the place. Anson slept during dinner time but came out later to meet his relations.


 

 

 

 




Left: Anson’s young uncles saying “Hello”
Right: Young uncle James says “Hee hee! I am the youngest uncle in the world!!!”

Reunion dinners are grand affairs. My grandmother is usually the cook, but this time round she made rather small portions. Maybe its time for me to continue the cooking tradition.


Photo: 14 seats this year, 15 next year and the table will be cramp! Its a Happy Problem for the family, bizspeak wise.


Left: Noodles – a must have as noodles means longevity
Right: Grandmother’s recipe dish – Bua Ku Lat (Can never find the English translation but its made of mince meat and chicken in thick curry.


Tomorrow is going to be a busy day as we be visiting several relatives to start the Chinese New Year celebrations.

For readers of SocialPR, have a happy and prosperous Ox year ahead!

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