CNY day 9

On Sunday, at about 12 midnight, I walked over to my neighbor's house ready with some CNY gifts. Both of them looked so cheerful. They always have this celebration every year  and I am sure to be invited.

sugar canes were being offered

The roasted pork was the highlighted item.

'miku'

sweet glutinous rice

'ang ku'

'ang ku'

steamed egg cake

pomelo and watermelon

red eggs


After distributing ang pows to my neighbour's grandkids, I was ushered into the house and served..

fried bihun, curry chicken and sweetened vinegar pork knuckles

After prayers, the roasted pig was cut and hence I was given some. Some agar-agar too and most importantly the Carlsberg. Well, I don't drink but this time I was not spared. The landlord poured some Carlsberg into my glass and told me to finish it. I had to finish the drink before I called it a night. I was already feeling like 'floating' and before I got drunk, I made a move.

So goodbye I said and off I walked back.


Comments

  1. hey Wenn, what nice neighbour you have.. my row of houses, no one celebrated the 9th day so lavishly.. most of them prayed and fired crackers only.. then go to sleep.. hahaha...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. oh my two neighbors celebrate it every year..

      Delete
  2. I didn't pray although my in-laws pray each year (they skipped this year) because I usually need to attend to my young kids.

    They have to be in bed early as they have school the next day.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. None of my neighbour pray that night. Only distant neighbour prayed and I watched from our balcony, haha~

      Delete
    2. You have such thoughtful neighbour, wenn. And you yourself is a nice neighbour, too!

      Delete
    3. it wouldn't be nice to miss the occasion as they are nice people..

      Delete
  3. I prayed to the Jade Emperor too. We started 3 years ago. Because we didn't get to sleep too, if we didn't pray. So I just told my husband to join the fun of praying.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My husband is a Cantonese, so we celebrated and prayed in a very simple way. Just presented fruits and kuih. No sugar cane and meat.

      Delete
    2. My husband and kids were having fun playing outside the house with fire crackers. I took a half day off just to sleep in for some time on the next morning.

      Delete
    3. my mum always goes back to pray in Taiping and sometimes I will go back to pray..

      Delete
  4. The Jade Emperor prayer is one of the important event for the Hokkien, both my family and in laws also have this every CNY.
    Too bad this year I din't really pray that long and enjoy those food as I was engaged with Aden, he was frightened due to the endless fireworks around the neighborhood.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I remembered my kids used to be scared of the fire crackers too..

      Delete
  5. wow, great!! you are so closed with your neighbour that they invite you to their house for the Jade Emperor prayer every year..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. my neighbour opposite does this every year.. and it would be a nightmare for me instead.. cos they will burn firecrackers and fireworks non-stop until i cannot sleep~~

      Delete
    2. would be easily 2am when they stop the activities, then only i can sleep peacefully.. @_@"

      Delete
    3. they say this day is more important than the new year to the Hokkiens.. look at how grand their celebrations can be..

      Delete
    4. your neighour really had a lot of offerings to the Jade Emperor.. the "miku" looks very cute, i have not seen that before..

      Delete
    5. you certainly had a good supper at their house huh?? i am sure they are very hospitable and keep feeding you with food?? :p

      Delete
    6. hahaha, so did you walk back home in a straight line?? and you managed to reach home instead of sleeping on the roadside?? geez~~

      Delete
    7. haha, I was worried that I might walk zig-zagly but luckily I could walk straight home..

      Delete
  6. It is good that you know your neighbours well. So much food to be eaten after midnight, surely all visitors will be very full and cannot sleep after that. Are your neighbours Hokkein?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yea, they are Hokkien..I am Hokkien too..

      Delete
  7. Luckily you managed to walk home safely despite feeling like "floating". Did your husband go with you to your neighbour's house?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No, my husband was at a friend's place who celebrated too..

      Delete
  8. You must be very, very, very full after eating fried bihun, curry chicken, sweetened vinegar pork knuckles, siew yoke, agar-agar and drank a glass of beer. Especially eating all those after midnight. Did it make you stay awake?

    ReplyDelete
  9. oh gosh.. the roasted pork.. we call it here as Litchon and I am a big fan of this highly caloric and rich in fat dish LOL... but who cares about the rich calorie... we usually have this once a year .. why not grab and embrace the opportunity right buwahaha

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. it's yummy when it's newly roasted..

      Delete
  10. hey what's that Miku.. it looks pretty cool... is it some sort of dessert?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yea, it's made from flour. It's soft and sweet too..

      Delete
  11. I love miku very much and it is very difficult to find good ones in KL. I miss eating them! I usually steamed them before toasting in oven and eat them with butter. So heavenly!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. my kids love to eat it after steaming them..

      Delete
  12. It is very nice and auspicious for your neighbour to invite you over on the 9th day of CNY! I believe that good luck will come to you! No wonder Wenn always so lucky!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. oh really? I was invited for the past few years but at times I missed it..

      Delete
  13. well is this a party for the whole neighborhood
    they hosted? wow that's great i mean
    there's only few i knew that would do that

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. not really for the whole neighborhood..mainly for relatives and friends..

      Delete
  14. roasted pork seems really crispy!
    and that is how i want it haha
    is there any sauce for that? those gravey like?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I didn't see any sauce over there..

      Delete
  15. that miku it seems like buns?
    or are they? i think it was some sort of
    sweet bread like dessert

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. you are right..they are sweet and soft..

      Delete
  16. that sweet glutinous rice seem like
    our kalamay here, but it was brown in color
    what are those brown thingy on the top?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. that the red dates for decoration..

      Delete
  17. that ang ku?
    are those some sort of sticky dessert?
    what is it made of?
    and it goes in two shapes huh
    i think ball like were better

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yea, sticky and had lotus paste as fillings..

      Delete
  18. egg cake huh? how that does differs on the regular cake?
    and i wonder what does that chinese character written
    on the top meant?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. it's made from just eggs and flour..
      the word supposed to mean prosperous..

      Delete
  19. at first i thought that pomelo was
    coconut drinks haha
    they decorated it too huh

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yea, all items got to be decorated..

      Delete
  20. by the way that table on the first picture
    is that an altar or something?
    i love how it was decorated

    ReplyDelete
  21. im sorry for my delayed comments iv'e been quite busy haha
    have a great and god blessed day wenn
    take the best of care and happy blogging

    ReplyDelete
  22. uiks...miku change jor ah? i thought it's turtle type geh

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. wow...whole roast pig...nice....

      Delete
    2. uiks...how come my name not appearing in the comment section at the bottem geh...usually it will list how many comments i have left in the blog gah

      Delete
    3. yea, a lot of variety of food..
      I'm not sure about that..

      Delete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Indian wedding

Sweating Out

Goodbye RealRewards