Wow, 5th day of chinese new year already! As I had been whinging over the past few days, this year’s CNY celebrations hadn’t been my best. But enough of wallowing, life is too short to be spent harping on negative things. As I looked through the pictures in my camera (go Canon S90!) I realised it wasn’t all that bad.
#1 – On the way to my granny’s for reunion dinner.
QQ’s owners allowed her to spend CNY with us and it was fabulous. I had wanted to introduce her to my family and the shih tzus for the longest time. She got on really well with everybody :)
#2 – Reunion dinner spread.
All the usual suspects – steamed chicken, steamed pomfret, butter spicy prawns, canned abalone, lotus root soup, vegetables, braised radish and my favourite…braised chicken feet with mushroom. Granny’s house seemed a lot smaller than I remembered. Didn’t help matter that there were more than a dozen people all crammed into one tiny space. I knocked my head not once, not twice but three times against the staircase support beam and the BF grazed his forehead in the toilet but it was all fun. Hahaha.
#3 – Auspicious jelly cake 1.
#4 – Auspicious jelly cake 2.
My aunt ordered jelly cakes as dessert. Taste wise, it’s nothing to shout about but they were almost too pretty to be eaten. A nice & light way to complete a hearty meal.
#5 – 1st day getup.
I wore this on the 1st day of CNY. A purple tiger print tank top/dress I got from ChicPop with a long vest. Blinged out with gold jewelleries too. Simple and airy for the crazy heat on CNY.
#6 – Fifi, the 3 year old shih tzu.
This is Fifi, my granduncle’s 3 year old shih tzu. She’s cute as hell and has very good demeanor.
#7 – Awwwwwww!
My relative’s baby clutching on to my bf’s finger while chugging down milk. So cute!!!!
#8 – Napping with QQ.
Was caught napping with QQ after a tiring day visiting. On CNY, besides eating and watching old cantonese movie re-runs, I sleep.
#9 – Another baby shot.
Seems like the bf is really good with babies. Here is him playing with my cousin, Qian Jie :)
On 2nd day, we eschewed the customary visiting and came home. We had a late lunch at Sid’s with Charlie.
#10 – Charlie is a camho.
Weather was nice. Traffic was super clear. And service at Sid’s seemed to have improved by leaps and bounds. It was a very nice day.
#11 – All-day breakfast.
It was just before the flu took a turn for the worse and I had managed to taste the food.
3rd, 4th and today were spent at home swimming in flu germs and Entourage. Entourage is like Sex & the City for men with cruder language and less sappiness. I love it! Been a while since I last watched something so good, we’re towards the end of 4th season now and can’t wait for the next.
So yeah, that’s more or less how my CNY went.