Monday, 23 January 2012

Lunar New Year

It was Lunar New Year today, with 2012 being the year of the dragon.
I spent the day visiting my extended family and wishing them all the best for the year to come (earning some red envelopes along the way). However, most of my New Years greetings had been done yesterday, when I went to my uncle's house to wish my dad's side of the family a Happy (Lunar) New Year. It was a great day, with everyone bringing a plate, or two, of food along. Once again, I was too busy stuffing my face to take any photos, but let me tell you, it was delicious!
After finishing dinner, the whole family sat down to play "Bau Cua Ca Cop," a gambling game involving three dice (with 6 images of a certain item on each) and a board (with six pictures corresponding to those on the dices). When the game finally ended - probably from everyone exceeding past their betting limits - we all sat down to watch a certain TV show on the SBS channel (;
Overall the day was wonderful, and I don't think I'd have had it any other way. xx

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

In the Jungle

The birthday boy
Coolest Cake. Ever.
So, earlier this week was my little cousin's birthday. The theme was "Jungle" and it was carried through brilliantly - with the birthday boy dressing up as a monkey! Upon arrival, guests were greeted by a set of paw prints leading to the backyard, filled with patterned balloons and tables with little animal figurines. Also set up were masks that children could play with, as well as some face painting. The food was delicious and there were decorated cupcakes and a "birthday cake snake" (try saying that 10 times) to finish off the day.
PS: Sorry I haven't been on since... last year. To everyone, however belated this is, I hope you've all had a fantastic start to 2012 and continue to have a Happy New Year. xx