Southern Highlands, NSW, Australia

Monday, February 26, 2018

CHINESE NEW YEAR

The CEO of our village is a Singaporean Chinese and a lovely lady. She loves cooking and cooks lunch for her staff everyday. Chiou See also enjoys cooking for the residents on special occasions especially Chinese New Year. Last Friday we had a fabulous feast and celebration. Relatives and especially grand children were invited. Some of us residents helped out in the preparations and cleaning up. There were 200 guests. Can you imagine cooking for 200?

 Chiou See cooking for 200

 She has some helpers

 Residents and relatives arrive 

 Getting closer to dinner time.


 Everybody is ready

 But first the entertaining Lion Dancers arrive.


 We feed them envelopes of money.

Dinner time!!!

Our table of friends

Happy souls

20 comments:

  1. Amazing event, to feed 200 people wow!

    ReplyDelete
  2. What fun. Our Brother Friends live in a similar place and have an Asian Mamasan who owns and runs the complex, and she put on Chinese NY celebration for residents, although perhaps not quite as good as happened at your place.

    ReplyDelete
  3. no wonder you have such a great celebration. the food looks fantastic and isn't your ceo ms see amazing? she looks so organised. what a great turn out.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hello, looks like a fun celebration for the Chinese New Year. I love the dancers and costumes. The last photo is a great shot of you and Bill. I hope you have a great day and a happy new week ahead!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Some good looking dishes were served. We live in a retirement community too and have a dining room where we eat at least one meal a day. Sometimes more to use up our dining dollars in the month. Yesterday they had a huge brunch but we opted out, and went to lunch with friends at church.

    ReplyDelete
  6. wow on having a cooking CEO... the food looks delish and those lions are so beautiful... looks like the cookers and the eaters had a great time

    ReplyDelete
  7. Gosh that was quite a spread Diane, and for so many! Looks like you all had such fun 😀

    ReplyDelete
  8. Lovely photo of the two of you. Looks like a lot of fun was had and glad people helped out, feeding 200 is quite a task. Have a great week, t'other Diane

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a lovely community you and Bill live in, Diane. I love the last photo of you both.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I can't imagine where to start when cooking for 200.Looks like lots of you pitched in to help. Excellent community you have there.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow! What a wonderful community you chose.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Lovely photo of you both.
    Had an Auntie who used to cook for a tribe as that lady there did - it was easy for my Auntie.

    ReplyDelete
  13. This looks like an amazing celebration of the New Year -- lots of fun and lots of delicious food.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Such colourful fun. Glad you're settled happily.

    ReplyDelete
  15. No, I cannot imagine cooking for 200! The celebration looks like so much fun. I like seeing your smiling faces.

    ReplyDelete
  16. What a feast! I'm not sure one person could even taste everything. I just love the colorful traditions of the Chinese New Year. They certainly know how to use red and gold to the best advantage.

    ReplyDelete
  17. It all makes 'village' life very appealing. It's not something I've really come across in Scotland (which doesn't mean that it doesn't exist) but I was very familiar with it in New Zealand.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Wow what a nice celebration ! I think you were very lucky to have found such a nice place ! I start to get fed up with our house too !

    ReplyDelete
  19. Belated Happy New year to you and everyone, Diane! What a wonderful celebration and great-looking food you shared in this post. Kudos to the chef and the entertainment as well.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Happy Year of the Dog to you too. That party looks fun.

    ReplyDelete