Sunday, February 10, 2008

Celebrating the year of the Rat

The traditional Gong Xi Fa Chai greeting, at the gate

I went Chinese New Year visiting last night. I went to call on my fellow blogger Eric Woon and his family, in Ara Damansara. Aishah tagged along as my missus was down with flu.

Left: Aishah and Yean Yi, saying hello

We were served with a lot of cookies, usual treats and really tantalising 'chest nut' crisps (something I never had before!). Of course, Kim Woon, offered us some really juicy 'Lo Kam'.

Right: Kim Woon offering Aishah some tarts

Eric said that traditionally, people from his office would popped by on the third day, like last night, for some 'makan makan'. However, it was not for this year as Eric is still mourning of his father's recent bereavement.

It was a good evening to be joyous and celebrative. We even wore red for the evening; to bring some 'luck' (ong) into our guests' kindness. Aishah had her ong when Kim Woon gave her the traditional ang-pow, which of course made her happy!

Left: The Woons, entertaining

Eric, Kim and the Woon girls,

Thanks for having us.

Gong Xi Fa Chai

1 comment:

ewoon said...

Aishah and Dad, thanks for dropping by. It was our pleasure to have you both visit us.

Gong Xi Fa Cai and may the year be a blessed one for the family and loved ones. We wish you all good health, heaps of 'ong' and great prosperity.

We also wish Mum a speedy recovery.

Gong Xi, Gong Xi!