The feasting began last Saturday with CH's family. Everyone cooked something. I made eight-treasure duck and pomelo salad.
His sister took care of the traditional Hakka dishes like yong tau foo and abacus seeds.
Everyone gathered around the table and tossed yu-sheng for prosperity.
The next day, we had reunion dinner at my parent's home where we tossed yu-sheng again. We all love this annual tradition. Yu-sheng is so yummy, even our dog enjoys it.
My brother prepared lots of food - curry chicken, dried bamboo shoot, chap chai, sea cucumber, char sao pork and lotus root soup. I made Teochew braised duck while mum cooked noodles (for longetivity) and 2 vegetable dishes. Dad's contribution was a huge steamed garoupa fish (for abundance).
On the first day of the Chinese New Year, it is a tradition to visit our parents. Everyone turned up in the morning wearing auspicious colours.
My nieces receiving hongbaos.
Even I made it a point to wear a red top.
Pretty fan made by my sis-in-law.
After all the feasting and visiting, it was nice to spend a relaxing day with friends at Botanic Gardens the next day.
For a change, we ate simple food like sandwiches, fruits and cheese.