getting ready for our 2nd ang bao giving cny....small packets are still the same value but the big packets to the elderly has ballooned a little oh... heee....thanks to the extra $$$ from oca.... =)
my 2nd yu sheng of the year.... with colleagues in school...
always find the auspicious sayings very fascinating so went online to check it out...=)
Raw fish (usually salmon) : 年年有余 - abundance (excess) for evey year
Lime: 大吉大利 - for good luck
Five spice powder and pepper: 五福临门 - 5 fortune arrives
Plum sauce: 甜甜蜜蜜 - to have sweetness in your life
White radish: 万事如意 - success in everything
Red chilli: 招财进宝 - welcoming wealth
Lettuce: 和气生财 - having harmony and growing wealth
Carrot: 步步高升 - promotions
Pickled red ginger: 鸿运当头 - good luck
Oil: 福运年年 - good fortune and luck every year
Peanuts: 金沙满堂 - golden sand everywhere
Crispy crackers: 遍地黄金 - gold everywhere
and when tossing the ingredients together, toss it as high as possible and sprout even more auspicious sayings, ending with a loud HUAT AH.... heee....
guess it's because all the artworks were hand made by the kids and not purchased or made by the kids' parents bah.... =P.... felt abit stressful when colleagues and even VP said that i, being the school art coordinator, of cos will win la kind of stuff....
anyway, the prize was a box of chocolate and each of the kiddos in class got a share of it... =)
|empty box here cos all the chocolates had been distributed...=P|
reunion dinner with the chua family, guess steamboat is really a very convenient way of having reunion dinner ah.... it's like the norm for many many friends....
the ang baos for the chuas.... the first 3 named '蔡家宝' shortform for '蔡家的宝贝' has different amount inside for the 3 宝贝s to draw lots...heee....created some excitment for them and entertainment for myself...wahahaha
蔡家宝 and their ang baos....angela got the fattest pack while alfred got the thinnest pack.... heee.... but not much diff also la....the difference between the fattest and the thinnest is only $8
alfred brought home a stray 3 day old kitten 3 weeks back.... so puny.....and so cute (when she din try to attack my feet with her claws).... and in baby's colours - black and white....miss baby so much....
another photo of this cutey pie... =)... the rubics cube is for comparison on how puny it is....
ang ba from 蔡 mummy.... =S
special guest appearance - AH KOM.....my previous super maid who gotten married and currently living in mua - msia, travelled more than 10 hours (due to the jam at the causeway) to visit us and stayed over for 2 nights.... =)
Mr Ang 自摸 a 大三元
and look how happy he is.... =D