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.
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.
I thought this welcome post might have been coming soon, as it has for three years? Please don't tell me it's more.ReplyDelete
What happens to the money in the red envelopes?
What a lovely moment meeting a former student and her family. Was the student a bit shy about meeting you and sent her daughter?
Your director does such a wonderful job of organizing and in this case cooking, the fabulous event dinners you have. Happy Chinese New Year.ReplyDelete
That menu looks tempting! I once had a Chinese colleague who cooked us a wonderful meal one evening.ReplyDelete
What a fun New Years Party! I can not imagine cooking for 200 people. Great photo of you and the past student. Have a great day and happy new week!
What a wonderful celebration. One of the things about being a teacher is that one is always being recognised. A close friend in her 80s still lives in the house she and her husband bought 60+ years ago. She taught in the area. It's impossible walking anywhere in the local area or shops without being stopped for a catch-up.ReplyDelete
Looks like another wonderful dinner and celebration, although I would not like to have lettuce spewed at me. Everyone looked festive in red. How nice to have met a former student and her family!ReplyDelete
Looks like a fun evening and meeting with an old student.ReplyDelete
Sounds like fun. Cheers t'other DianeReplyDelete
You live in an amazing place. What a delightful celebration you had. The food looks so good. Chinese food is one of my favorites.ReplyDelete
I guess people with hearing aids had to turn them down during the drumming. You had a fun evening.ReplyDelete
What fun to see your old student, that must have been a lovely surprise. Great evening again and what lovely events that are organized. Learned a few traditions here too. Thanks Diane :)ReplyDelete
I can imagine the drumming being noisy.ReplyDelete
Lovely to see the photographs you've shared.
Have a good February.
All the best Jan
I enjoyed the photographs you shared.ReplyDelete
What a fun event!
And how wonderful to meet a former student and her family.
Hugs and blessings, Diane.
Chiou See is such talented young woman -- I love that she shares her other skills so readily in addition to her business ones. It looks like it was such a fun event.ReplyDelete