CNY eve 2006 was on a Saturday. The day started off with lunch at uncle Alex’s place. This is the prayer table with food for our “ancestors”: mom’s parents and her 3rd aunty. It is customary for the ancestors to “finish” their food before we’d begin eating – uncle Alex tosses the 2 crescent-shaped pieces of wood to ascertain that.
My family is big on the gatherings and I love them …
… and not just because there’s always good food involved. 😉 Here was the curry chicken and braised duck.
The following pics are of the aunties and mom, and the cousins (and honourary cousin :)).
More pics of the cousins.
The family reunion dinner was had at a Chinese restaurant in Myaree – Yummy BBQ. Silly name, good food.
This is us stirring and tossing the “yu-sang”, or as I’d like to call it “Chinese raw-salmon salad”. 🙂 It’s a tradition to toss it as high as you can to bring the good luck for the year.
These were the 3 families in attendance.
We had 10 courses of food and 2 bottles of wine. Boy, were we stuffed.
Misc. shots to round off this post.
A great day was had by all. Videos to compliment this post were uploaded previously here. More pics of CNY day to come.