It makes sense in that we have a Singaporean Chinese Managing Director, who enjoys organising Chinese New Year celebrations for us in the village. She also cooks the different dishes for 200+ guests. She has a bunch of friends and family who help her on the night and her chef friend, Pozz. Besides these helpers many of the residents help too. Some help in the kitchen, some help setting up, some help cleaning up.
Sunday, January 29, 2023
The room is ready
A lucky banner is in its mouth
The lion gives Chiou See the banner for good luck.
The drumming was very noisy. My Apple watch was sending warning messages that I was in a too noisy environment.
Then the guests fed the lions lucky red envelopes full of money. Everyone was asked to wear something red. Chinese lucky colour.
Yum Yum dinner time.
I met a past student at the party. Her youngest daughter tapped me while I was taking photos and said, "Excuse me but I'm in Year 4 and you taught my mum when she was in Year 4." Then she took me to meet her mum and older sister. She is the niece of our village neighbour, who is an auxiliary resident.
Thursday, January 12, 2023
On the 3 Jan I received this photo from Sonya in Melbourne:
So with the help of her sister they sorted out box after box. I was so happy to see this after 20 years of storing and moving. The funny thing was when they found their trumpets, which they used to play in the school marching band.
Sonya was invited by her university friends to spend a few days with them in their holiday house on Stradbroke Is while she was here in Queensland. She had a lovely time on the beach in beautiful weather.
It is nice to know they will all be back in February for a weekend when Bill celebrates his 80th birthday.