>> Sunday, February 10, 2013
Happy Chinese New Year again! :D It's the time of the year where I look forward to meeting up with family/friends over good food. Day 1 is almost coming to an end...and I am thankful to God for a new beginning of the year :)
This year, as my parents will be away for holiday during CNY, we took the opportunity to visit as many relatives as we can on CNY Day 1 itself. For my family, family-relationship is core (of life) & it's an important value that we've been practicing since....birth!
Once we're done with that, we headed over to our grandaunt's place to visit her family. Grandaunt left us last year, but as her family are still gathering at her house, we ceased the opportunity to meet up again for some chit-chat & snacks. To my surprise, her home-made prawn crackers are still in stock! Ah, what a "legacy" to leave behind :) She's certainly well-known for her cooking skills, especially for her accar, prawn crackers, & pickled mangoes. This year around, as she has left the world, her husband continued her footsteps by frying her prawn crackers. I think this is all that's left....ah.....
We also had the opportunity to visit my mum's siblings i.e. eldest uncle, eldest aunt, & my 6th aunt. Fuh. The most precious part of such visitations was the opportunity to snap family photos together! How rare!! *super like!!* Most of the time, we just get to snap photos with my dad's side of the family. This year, I have photos with mum's side of the family as well! *joy*
I look forward to greater days ahead this CNY & the year 2013 - closer relationships with family & friends & no doubt, more opportunities to savour good food! :D