农历正月初七 - 人日 - 捞鱼生
Went to a nearby shopping mall at 5.30pm on 初七
to get Yusheng without high hopes,
but wheee I managed to find one! 🥳
I’m not prepared to DIY this year… maybe next year.
We had a chance to discuss the significance of each ingredient
(with zero preparation 💪🏻)
thanks to our awesome reference book
- 《大家来过节 1》 新加坡华族传统节日与习俗 Let's Celebrate! Singaporean Chinese Festivals and Customs
PS: Frank designed all the little fun games to help us review what we've learnt in each chapter!
I needed the phrases quickly while pouring out the condiments,
so I just turned the book upside down
to reveal the answers
I can’t remember whether we Lou Hei last year…
I just recall the last time the kids ate nothing but crackers 😝
This year, all 3 kids participated, with grandma joining us too.
妹妹 used a fork because we didn't have enough chopsticks!
The tossing was pretty chaotic and
I'm pretty sure someone lost a chopstick somewhere in between.
We didn't manage to go through a whole list of auspicious sayings while tossing, nor did we finish reading all our related books - maybe next time!
Celebrating festivals doesn't need to be perfect,
I'm more interested in making memories (:
Mr 6 was pretty excited and enjoyed the activity.
The older boys actually ate some of the salad,
not just the crackers 😍
As our parents age,
and as our kids grow up,
and life is full of unexpected things...
I'm not sure how many more CNYs we'll have together,
so am definitely cherishing every chance we have to celebrate!
PS: in the last photo, those smooth chubby toddler fingers next to my MIL’s 有着岁月的痕迹、历经沧桑的手 and the primary schooler’s bigger hands trying to use chopsticks… just reminds me that time flies 😭
Did you have any Lou Hei stories to share with us?
Or do you have any tips on DIY lo hei or which vegetables or fruit work best?
Let us know!
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in their bilingual journey!
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