Hello hello, wishing everyone a Happy Lunar New Year!
This is me, heading out to a Chinese New Year Community Dinner Event.
To summarise the night: There were about 300 people at the dinner, the fire alarms went off and everyone had to evacuate the building! No fire though, just a bit of oven smoke in the kitchen.
I particularly like this dress, because it’s very roomy and a loose fit… so I can eat all I want. Perfect for Chinese New Year.
(Omg I’ve been eating so much! It seems like I’ve been on a non-stop festival of eating since Christmas!)
When I stand front-on, the dress looks a bit like a sack. But the sleeves and fabric are pretty swishy, so it hides the sack-ness and it just looks like a really cute dress.
For our family reunion dinner, we usually go to my grandmother’s house to celebrate with the family. But my grandma passed away last June, so this is the first year we’ve celebrated without her and we dedicated our dinner to her.
It was also the first year I helped cooked some food to share – usually I turn up with nothing (as instructed) and find that all the Aunties and Uncles have cooked a 10 course banquet dinner for everyone!
I made spring rolls and a fruit platter. My sister made a super-cute Year of The Dog Yee Sang (fish salad).
I tried to find a SUPER-LARGE platter for her to use, but I could only find a not-so-large one… so we had to split the salad into TWO plates and things got a bit crowded.
Next year we’ll be using the WHOLE tabletop in a kind of epic, grazing table Yee Sang. After all, it’ll be the year of the pig – ha!