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Chinese New Year Rundown

To our sisters Audrey and Louelle who couldn't join us for the Chinese New Year festivities. Thought I'd give you guys a summary of stuff we did this year.##Audrey,
We had our reunion dinner at Aunty Ros' 2 days before Chinese New Year. We had the traditional <span lang="zh">鱼生</span>. Kuku was the only one fluent enough to give all the Chinese idioms for every individual ingredient. We simply repeated after her.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/annegirl/4361408641/" title="鱼生 by Lucian Teo, on Flickr"><img class="img-center" src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4065/4361408641_c76cc106da.jpg" alt="鱼生" /></a>
As usual, Dad said grace for the food.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/annegirl/4362156366/" title="Prayer before dinner by Lucian Teo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2533/4362156366_a3ee628c48.jpg" class="img-center" alt="Prayer before dinner" /></a>
John (Michelle's husband) looked all ready to be a father. He's really great with the four little monkeys.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/annegirl/4361405071/" title="Child-minding by Lucian Teo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/4361405071_1f0927aec5.jpg" class="img-center" alt="Child-minding" /></a>
Michelle couldn't help but look ready to be a mother. She's due for a boy the beginning of April. John and Mich had initially wanted the name "Mateo" for the kid, but due to popular demand, have changed it to "Gabriel" instead.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/annegirl/4359420674/" title="Listening for signs of life by Lucian Teo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4043/4359420674_ae90fe42ab.jpg" class="img-center" alt="Listening for signs of life" /></a>
While we were busy feasting, Mel supervised as Seth went about a crazy weight-lifting regime.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/annegirl/4358685307/" title="Seth lifting weights by Lucian Teo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2769/4358685307_789dcd6f6d.jpg" class="img-center" alt="Seth lifting weights" /></a>
Caleb kept himself occupied by staking his claim on this particular chair, refusing to let anyone else sit on it.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/annegirl/4358690847/" title="Caleb climbing up a chair by Lucian Teo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2726/4358690847_ea46689c42.jpg" class="img-center" alt="Caleb climbing up a chair" /></a>
On the first day of the Chinese New Year we visited Mum's side of the family.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/annegirl/4366341024/" title="The Elders by Lucian Teo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4001/4366341024_c868e536df.jpg" class="img-center" alt="The elders" /></a>
That night we had dinner at Marine Terrace.
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##Louelle,
We had reunion dinner on the first day. That was when you called, and we kept passing the phone around without realising how much you were spending on the phone call. Daddy wasn't feeling too well that night, so I did the cooking bit and didn't take any photographs.
We went over for lunch the next day.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/annegirl/4359452532/" title="Anne at lunch by Lucian Teo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4359452532_42c9209e69.jpg" class="img-center" alt="Anne at lunch" /></a>
All the cousins came. You can guess which ones came late 'cause they aren't in this photo.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/annegirl/4359484552/" title="Cousins by Lucian Teo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4040/4359484552_ed722a1711.jpg" class="img-center" alt="Cousins" /></a>
Auntie Mei Har made everyone wish her a happy new year's, recording everything with her new video-camera.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/annegirl/4366366788/" title="New Year Wishes by Lucian Teo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2788/4366366788_b7719a2491.jpg" class="img-center" alt="New Year Wishes" /></a>
After lunch we went over to grand-auntie's place, where a bunch of locusts descended and decimated the pineapple tarts and bak kwa while watching "I am Legend" on TV.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/annegirl/4359536876/" title="Cousins eating at CNY by Lucian Teo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4359536876_4154c49dc7.jpg" class="img-center" alt="Cousins eating at CNY" /></a>
The older generation ate peanuts and chatted among themselves.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/annegirl/4359540658/" title=Parents chatting by Lucian Teo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4040/4359540658_c26f6a4b4a.jpg" class="img-center" alt="Parents chatting" /></a>
That's pretty much Chinese New Year's. Just going around wishing folks a great year ahead.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/annegirl/4358788215/" title="Family by Lucian Teo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2746/4358788215_9a260e892d.jpg" class="img-center" alt="Family" /></a>
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