Chinese New Year feasting is often a bit excessive and this year, I think I’ve made some effort to control the over eating… but it’s also a good time to also be thankful that our tables are still overflowing with food. There are a lot of others that don’t have the abundance we have — not just in terms of food and filled tummies but also family and good friends. That counts more than any meal.
Sometimes, it’s nice to have a little BBQ party at home versus going out to a fancy (or even not so fancy) place to dine. There’s a feel and sense of casual-ness and perhaps, more relaxed atmosphere. Parking is a lot easier of course and there’s not opening time or closing time. You’re free to dress-up as much as you want or dress-down. The only downside is probably for the hosts who has to cleanup. I guess I don’t mind that so much as the amount of time we spend with each other. Relationships need time and if you don’t invest time, you can watch them shrivel up and break.
Anyways, here are some photos.
However, with a hungry horde of friends and cousins… it’s near impossible to get a good shot of any of the food before it’s attacked! Never mind that, there’s a big lunch treat for my father-in-law at the Shangri-La hotel. I’m sure the food there will be more neatly arranged !
In reality, it’s a big, big mess for I guess I had to neatly get a small pile and arrange it nicely just for this pix. I’ve not stopped eating since like 10am…
No photos worthy of this blog yet — too busy feasting and munching down goodies…
Long shutter speeds and sparklers create interesting patterns!