2011-12-22

Happy Winter Solstice Festival 2011

Today is Winter Solstice (Dong Zi). My girls helped my MIL to make the glutinous rice balls (Tang Yuan) last night.

I was called home to have lunch after my PIL prayed to the ancestor.
These were all the home cooked dishes that my MIL cooked. She brought the food to my house for us as  lunch.
Right after lunch, I quickly got myself a bowl of glutinous rice balls. Can you count how many rice ball that I took? Never mind, I tell you, I have to take 40 balls this year, according to my Chinese Lunar Calendar age.
1 year older is 1 year wiser, so how many have you taken today? Don't cheat me!

25 comments:

  1. Wow lots of 'ho liao'!
    Erm, I had 13 rice balls just now, kekeke :P

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  2. yummy!!! the rice balls are so colourful. i'm taking 33 balls this year...kakakkaakakkakakakaka

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  3. Hi Sheoh, wah... you MIL so good sent food to your house. And so many delicious foods.
    Ok, I no cheat you I almost reach senior citizen category so have to eat 48 glutinous rice ball. One shot cannot swallow, so I have to divide into breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper to finish the balls.LOL

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  4. Erm, this morning I ate 4 oni. Will have it more later, cant resist the QQ glutinuos rice balls ler...

    Happy Dong Zhi to you and ur family members ya.

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  5. I had 18 balls this year to reflect my age. Wuakaka... just joking.. Happy Dong Zhi to you and family too!

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  6. Oh, I didn't know that we have to eat according to our ages ;) If this is so, then I didn't make enough for hubby and myself haha!

    Happy Winter Solstice to you and your family too :)

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  7. Wow! So many dishes! And first time I see blue tang yuan..hehe. Hey..adults no need to take the same number of balls according to our age lar. Only children. Like that mati lor have to makan so many. I'll vomit and faint. hahahahah.

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  8. Opps forgot to say Dong Zhi Jie Kuai Le to you and your lovely family!

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  9. wow, so nice of your MIL.. so many dishes there she cooked!! somemore packed in lunch "tin" for your lunch..

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  10. got siu yuk and steam chicken, i like.. i think go back home will be having these for dinner as well, haha~~ :D

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  11. wah, you really don't cheat one ah?? eat as many as your age counts?? errr, sorry lah, i cannot afford that, just get a few (enough for my stomach) to symbolize lah~~

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  12. I know Barbara's cheating. I didn't know you have to eat as many balls as your age. I'm thinking how an 80 year old would be able to eat 80 balls ah?

    Happy Tang Yuan Day to you and your family! :)

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  13. What a spread... Happy Winter Solstice to you and your family. How lovely of your MIL to bring the food for lunch. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours too!

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  14. if i have to eat according to my age,,woah..stomach cannot tahan liao..hahah! happy dong zhi festival and happy holidays to you!

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  15. I didn't eat any tong yuen...haha. Your MIL can really cook up a storm.

    Happy Winter Solstice to you and your family. Wishing you forever young.

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  16. Happy Dōngzhì..huh how to finish 40 of those tangyuan? Bananaz have not eaten any this year and nothing last year and nothing last before last and some decades ago so escaped the addition haha.

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  17. wah so many yummy dishes!! Saliva drooling........
    I didn't count how many tang yuan I took. :P

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  18. You really counted the balls? I think I've taken more than supposed to take.

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  19. Mom bought some ready made tong yuen from the wet market but it tasted bad. Sobs**we didnt really get to enjoy nice tong yuen nevertheless we still had a nice dinner.

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  20. i had none :( too lazy to make and parents too far away..

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  21. So nice of your MIL to bring such dishes to your house for lunch. OMG Sheoh Yan, you had to eat 40 balls??? Did you eat all?? Very fei wor? Got to work out 40 mins to burn all the calories kekeke..

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  22. Wow .. I love the colourful Tang Yuen ..

    Just fyi .. I only took 3 Tang Yuen coz I only bought 2 packs from the supermarket and there was not enough to go around *laughs*

    Here's wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :)

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  23. i'm eying on that prawns. haha...

    This year, we only had 2 balls each. Enough la... haha..

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