Feast -“ful” Malaysia Chinese New Year 2012 part 3 – Wine Extravaganza

Wine Extravaganza Chinese New Year is usually festive, joyful, busy, romantic and most importantly intoxicating for the wine lovers! Family reunions and friends gatherings can always be spiced up with such pleasure arousing catalyst. Hence, I called it a wine extravaganza when we emptied the bottles in the above picture at my wife’s 2nd uncle’s house. The gathering was our first wine extravaganza in Klang. After a quiet, and almost alcohol abstained week at Butterworth, it seemed like a break fast. They total amount of alcohol seemed alarmingly substantial, but there were more than 20 guests who enjoyed their sips with great food and company. It worked out to be about 3… Read More

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Feast -“ful” Malaysia Chinese New Year 2012 part 2 – Freshwater Catfish

Visiting friends and relatives has been a tradition during CNY. My uncle’s home at Pokok Sena was our destination for the 1st day of CNY. He is the eldest brother of my mom. The journey only took one hour of driving, but there was surprise along the way. Pokok Sena, where? It is small town 16km east of Alor Setar in Kedah State. The surprise came during our driving break at Gurun Rest Area (Exit 173). Many travelers were having meal and snack break here. Most of the stalls served Malay food. Auntie Ling was quick to squeeze herself into the queue before one of the Malay mixed rice stalls. She immediately… Read More

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Feast -“ful” Malaysia Chinese New Year 2012 part 1

Malaysia Chinese New Year in Butterworth, Penang Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) has always been our families’ yearly highlight. It is the spiritual as well as customary moments of family reunion, for both me and my wife. We also wish to cultivate our family values to our daughter, by always making ourselves available to going back to Malaysia, to our home towns on this special occasion. Living in Hong Kong, despite numerous challenges all these years, we have managed to keep this culture except once when my homecoming was impossible due to work travel. Malaysia Chinese New Year (CNY), the time my daughter looks forward to each year, is… Read More

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