Friday, February 15, 2013

CNY 2013

Happy year of the snake to all! I have a phobia of snakes and am squirming at the frequent pictures of them, heh.

With JE at 2y 10m, SE at 9m and NO maid, we had to keep it simple. I took leave for 2 days and made some cookies...

Some good, some not

Bought new clothes for my girls. I couldn't find anything for myself as usual. Then suddenly remembered a top that I'd bought when pregnant with SE. Couldn't try it on then with a bulging tummy, luckily it fits me fine. So yay, new clothes for all of us!

All wear nice-nice

CNY reunion dinner was at my house again. Attendees were 9 adults, 1 toddler and 2 babies. The menu:

1. Yee sang - purchased. With THREE trays of salmon!
2. 'Poon choy' - purchased. I think this dish will really take off as a take-away option
3. Steamed waxed duck and Chinese sausage
3. Belacan long beans/celery
4. Lotus root and pork ribs soup
5. Salted chicken - contributed by SIL
6. Various munchies and lots of alcohol 

Poon choy from Overseas Restaurant

Yee sang, waxed meats, veg

I plan to do more next year. JE and SE would be older and easier to handle by then. For now, I'm happy, life is good. :)


  1. Happy new year! wah, don't know how you can still make so many yummy cny cookies, with two young ones and no maid! well done!

  2. no maid and can still bake? not tired or a relief therapy?

    Happy New Year to you.

  3. Wah you can make the love letters too??? A lot of patience la...
    The poon choy sure looks grand. The one that i had was like half the size...

  4. MC, well my mum always made cookies for CNY so making them is something I associate with CNY. Took leave just to accomplish that. :)

    Rachel, hehe wouldn't mind a spa therapy!

    Leona, oh you have super sharp eyes. OK confession, the love letters were bought. Poon choys come in various portions from 6 to 10 pax, yours was probably for fewer people.

  5. wow your poon choi looks so good! happy CNY to you and your family :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka