Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Toronto CNY 2

On Saturday, we hosted another CNY dinner for my Canadian Family - The Roach Clan. Mr. Bill Roach was my Program Director at Taylor's College when I was studying in the Canadian Pre-University Program. When I went to Canada for my undergrad, coincidentally, he returned to Canada as well. So we've kept in touch and I've spent every Christmas with them ever since. They really are family, and am really happy to celebrate CNY with them.

I cooked Popo's Stuffed Chicken, Keng Woon (Hainanese Mixed Vege), Tilapia marinated in ginger, garlic and soya sauce, stuffed mushrooms...etc. Sorry no pictures... forgot to take close-ups.

Every year, my parents send me a CNY parcel. It is full of goodies that I can't find here, and I greatly anticipate its arrival. This year's parcel finally arrived today :) YAY!!!

The parcel really warms my heart. It's a piece of home that I can hold on to. They also sustain me through mid-term exams, the dreary winter months and now job interviews. There's nothing like some keropok while you are burning the midnight oil. Although my parents ask me what I want, they always put little surprises in them :)

My parents are pros when it comes to protecting items that are fragile. Look at these bottles!!!

And the kerepek (love letters) and jam tarts arrived all in tact this year. Not even a crack! Previous years, sadly they arrived almost in powder form!

THANKS MA & PA :) I love you :)

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