Celebrating Chinese New Year in KL, Malaysia

We are back from KL!

This trip turned out to be a blessing in many ways. We managed to attend the yearly Chinese New Year Day 7 dinner hosted by an uncle. We usually miss this as we would have returned to Singapore by Day 3 or 4. It was really nice to meet so many relations in one place. The food was also exceptionally good, and my girls collected quite a haul of red packets from people we hardly knew, including the uncle's business associates! We did our usual round of visitations, and even managed to catch up with old friends for a meal. What we missed, going up on the second weekend of CNY instead of the first, were the regular Day 1 open houses, where the aunts will cook delicacies like Kueh Pie Tee, Pig Stomach Soup, and various noodles and vegetarian dishes.

Our Chinese New Year celebrations are not complete without some shooting of fireworks and playing with sparklers. This year was no different, although we fired off a lot less, as our young nieces and nephews were not around, having gone back home the week before.

I was thrilled that besides having time to eat out, some shopping happened during this trip too! My sister-in-law bought me a gorgeous handmade ring that has pretty seashells sewn on it, and I got myself a sturdy camel-coloured handmade bag. We also picked up matching cotton dresses for the girls, and some clothing for Roboman. All at fantastic prices. Very, very pleased :)

Hope you enjoy these photos. We forgot to bring our camera, so I had to rely on my old phone to take all of these shots!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you really had a lot of fun! Am glad you can finally relax a bit. :)
Maybe should consider switching around the CNY visitation routine every few years. Sounds like you get to meet different people, do different things and eat different yummies!

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

fernoftheforest79: Yes! We might consider doing a switch-around once in a while, or maybe even for alternate years! One thing I would love to do is to host a CNY open house myself, but there's just no time to do that during the 15 days!

imp said...

I also feel happy reading this and seeing the photos! Am glad you've such a wonderful extended celebration. Something new, something old and all round warm.

pinkmicrophone said...

Glad you had a good time and rest over the CNY period. And I know I'm so late but nice blog design. :)

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

CNY is one of the seasons I mildly dread before it happens, as there is so much to prep, but I almost always enjoy it when it happens, especially now with the children!

Yay, someone noticed! Thank you! I'm still working on it, and hope to write about the changes once I'm done :)