CHINESE NEW YEAR III – NOBLE MANSIONS, PLAZA 33, P.J.
Chinese New Year means endless feast from house to house, or house to restaurants. Endless entertainment and be entertained. Extended families meet, at least once a year, for happy reunion, after a year’s diligence. (Chinese are hard working people and efficient in their work.) Children are happy with new cloths, gifts, and the opportunity to meet their family peers and elders. The tradition is thus continued from generation to generation, until some unwise population policies. We have traditional meals, plus fusion food, or even western, as long as they are good cuisines. Chinese spend a lot of time on food, preparing and partaking; they are the people who talked when and where to have another meal, while partaking their feasts. The reason maybe ancient China was a poor agrarian country, where one was uncertain about the next meal. A lot of social and political functions and gathering are organised around food and other activities, including birth, wedding and death.
For dinner, we have simple porridge at home. Despite my enjoyment and delight in good food, our weight have been good and stable.