Friday, February 22, 2008

The End of CNY celebration

The celebration of Chap Goh Mei (hokkien for 'the night of the fifteenth day') marks the end of the 15-days celebration of CNY. Chap Goh Meh is not the politically correct term to be used for the day as it's in Hokkien. How about Cantonese, Hakka, Teochew, Foochow, Hainan and many other dialects? It should be Yuan Xiao Jie in mandarin.

Yuan Xiao Jie (元宵节) is also a celebration of lanterns and lights. It is also the valentine day of the Chinese calendar, where people will toss oranges to the river while giving a wish in hope to 'find' their life partner after that.

Our Yuan Xiao celebration was simple. We had dinner with mother-in-law and headed home. Some friends dropped by for the last minute CNY visit (and of course to claim their angpow). We served them pummelo from my dad's orchard.



We had Yee Sang again. I'd performed Lou Sang (the action of tossing the Yee Sang) 4 times this year. Looking forward to a prosperous year ahead. hehehe

P/s: Danial, your larling honey asked about you. Ah Hock too.

13 comments:

:: NbC :: said...

Hi Josh, i'm interested with the way u peeled the pummelo.. creative, siap jadik bowl kulit dia.. ;-)

Josh said...

[pinky] Tu ada teknik dia. Our family memang practice camtu. First u cut a line around the mid part of the fruit. Then detach the skin from the flesh using our finger, slowly. Nak demo? mai rumah Josh.

:: NbC :: said...

okes.. but pummelo sentiasa ada ke kt umah Josh..

Josh said...

[pinky] Taklah, kalo Josh balik kampung, mesti ada bawak balik sini.

Ad said...

baru jer nak komen cara kopek buah tu..kak pinky selalu tau potong line!!hahaha

so..sbb dah dpt jwpn..xder komen laa

Josh said...

[ad] hahahaha... tak pe, untuk Ad, versi Bahasa Melayu pulak:
Mula-mula gunakan pisau dan potongkan satu garis mengelillingi buah limau bali tu. Pastikan potongan tersebut tidak terlalu dalam, ataupun terlalu cetek. (lebih kurang 1.5cm kedalaman). Gunakan jari anda untuk memisahkan sisi dengan kulit. Asingkan dengan perlahan sehinggalah isi tersebut berjaya dipisahkan.

.... matilaaa versi BM x sama dengan versi Inggeris.

Anonymous said...

hej! i miss my larling soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much! hope the smile i s for me...hehehehehee...muaccchhh...just out from the opeartion room...doing well over here... ;)

Josh said...

[anon kat tempat jauh] Aik? pesal gi operation room??
Tu ler, Larling kata lama takde berita dari awak. Awak ni.....ish!

budleee said...

waaah you have pomello orchard.. BESTNYER!!!!!!

i tak perasan the fruit was used as bowl. I was just looking at the pomello

[danial][ma] said...

hej! josh...operation room to finish my paperworks...pheeewww at last i managed to clear all for the last year one...hehehehee...now working slowly and steady this year one...hhhmmmm...ok, wanna go to morrisons and tesco and asda and do shopping a little bit...

Josh said...

[Bud]Bukan pumello ochard Bud, just kebun biasa yg ada buah macam-macam. Not mine, but my dad's, kat kampung.

[danial] aiya, terkejut sekejap, ingat ada apa.
Wa, shopping ah, shop for me also ya.

budleee said...

don't care.. a pomello

*saliva dribbling.. slurp :D

my parents orchard only have rambutans, manggosteen, mangga and durians not pomello

even the small kebun we have in our lawn only got red papaya and banana...

pomelooo......:D

Josh said...

[budleee] hahahaha..... get rid of the banana and plant a pumello tree loorr.