Hey guys, so CNY festivities have officially ended in my household and I’m going to give you a recap on what happened and also my outfits for this festive season!
Chinese New Year Eve
So, as per tradition, we went to my aunt’s house to celebrate Chinese New Year, before, we actually went to my grandma’s house but she passed away, so the tradition goes to my aunt. We usually split the dinner into 2 sections, the adults would eat in the kitchen and the children would eat at the living room.
So I found out my cousin was going to study Mass communications and to be honest I thought she was going to Junior College since her parents always had very high expectations of her and expected nothing less than perfect. Nonetheless, I was pretty happy for her.
We ended up watching both Coco and Thor: Ragnarok on my cousin’s TV and I kept shushing my brother, hoping that he wouldn’t spoil the movie to the others.
But there weren’t much CNY feels this year.
Chinese New Year Day 1
So here is my music note dress paired with the Galaxy necklace and a salmon pink jacket. I wore my black heels (I didn’t take a photo).
We visited my grandpa’s house and my great aunt’s house. We had lunch at my great aunt’s house and the food was okay, I think it was catered food. Since we didn’t know much of the people there and everyone left earlier then we did, we ended up watching running man on the television!
Chinese New Year Day 2
I didn’t dress up for the 2nd day since we mainly only went out in the morning to visit the departed family members at their respective columbarium and churches.
It was really busy since once we reached home and ate lunch, I helped my maid prepare the food for the dinner with my mum’s side relatives. I was mainly the sous chef, chopping stuff and air frying the frozen food while my maid cooked the dishes.
So my relatives came and we had a sit down dinner. But unfortunately this year, my older cousin wasn’t around since she’s studying in London.
I mainly had to explain to my relatives that I was pescatarian (If you don’t know what it is, it’s just a vegetarian who eats seafood) and my aunt was so interested and mentioned that that was her diet as well. But during the dinner she was eating a chicken wing and I was just speechless 😂
Chinese New Year dinner
So it’s been a week since the festivities begun and CNY lasts for 15 days.
My dad bought us tickets for a CNY dinner held by my area’s ruling party (since he’s the chairman of my zone) and we went.
I wore a black top with the skirt that I bought (thinking it was a dress) plus my blue floral wedges I bought last year
So the dinner progressed and there was also a Lion dance to welcome the guest of honour who was Mr Baey Yam Keng, the MP (Member of Parliament). If you’ve never heard a lion dance before, the drums and noise that comes with it literally can be felt through your bones and your heart automatically aligns with the beat of the drum.
Unfortunately the food didn’t taste really good this year and I was starving. I brought with me Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu and literally almost finished the book while waiting for the food to come.
We had a 7 course meal inclusive of crabmeat soup, roasted chicken, spicy steamed fish, fried prawns, a vegetable dish with black shiitake mushrooms and abalone, fried noodles (my mum told me they were called ee fu noodles) and lastly ginko nut and yam paste for dessert.
Our host was Justin Mission, who acted in Ah Boys to Men 2. He was really entertaining and funny, but was a little mean to the kids.
Mr Baey Yam Keng’s house
So for the last house we got to visit was Mr Baey Yam Keng’s house.
I wore my floral top that I got from H&M and jeggings plus slippers (because we had to go in the house barefoot).
The food was catered and there was Laksa and more asian fusion dishes. We mainly just hung around since most of the people there were my dad’s friends.
Yup! So that concludes my 2018 Chinese New Year experience and actually, I felt that documenting it was the most fun part of it all!
Do you have special holidays that you celebrate? Let me know in the comments down below!