Friday, February 26, 2016

Chinese New Year 2016

It has been a very memorable 15 days of Chinese New Year celebrations indeed. Time spent with family and good friends is always worthwhile, further strengthening our bonds that have been nurtured through the years. 

The central theme of this year's celebrations has been food, a lot of food to be exact. Each gathering has revolved around meals - breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, supper - you name it, we did it. Banter and laughter made such meals that much more enjoyable. 

At the end of the day, Chinese New Year is about family and friends. It is about love and care. It is about doing what we can to preserve and celebrate our culture and traditions. Most importantly, it is about starting the new year with gusto and hope. 

Chinese New Year 2016.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Glasses Raised

I don't drink but this is a happy photo. It represents friends whom I have gotten to know over the past few years, who congregate every year just before Chinese New Year to celebrate the kinship and camaraderie that have been nurtured over time.
Mostly from the Klang Valley, but some from interstate and others from abroad, we make it a point to be present. Plans are set afoot early, venue booked, invites are sent out, travel arrangements are made for some and RSVPs collated. Kudos and appreciation go out to the organisers who despite their busy schedules, put time aside to ensure a memorable evening.
With many glasses raised, the well wishes that reverberated throughout the night will surely ensure a happy year ahead.
Annual reunion dinner, for 2016 at Oriental Viva, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.