New Year’s Feast

It’s Chinese New Year again!

I am so glad that I can celebrate this with my family before I depart for Japan. We already ┬áhad a dinner gathering with family friends the day before, so yesterday was just a family dinner amongst the four of us.┬áMom pretty much stayed in the kitchen the entire day, making carrot cakes for friends and preparing dinner afterwards. Lucky her, it’s only once a year =)

Man, I’ve been stuffing my self lately. Eating out far too frequently quickly added 2 pounds to my weight in just this month!

The dishes were yummy, though I’m not a big fan of abalone… it’s alright, only once a year XD

Of course, New Year’s dinner wouldn’t be complete without dessert – sesame riceballs with rice wine sweet soup, with an egg that’s got an huge yolk (what’s up with eggs lately? I keep getting double yolks. eeek). Loveee it!

And I woke up this morning late afternoon finding a gift pack prepared by mom on my desk… consisted of red pockets (duh), apple (? it has a meaning…), canned fish ( fish in chinese sounds the same as “surplus”), a bunch of snacks that either I finish by end of this week or pack it to Japan!

Anyhow, I hope the year of Dragon will be a blast for everyone. Good health and fortune to all my family and friends!

Count down to Japan: 6 days!