Day Trip to San Francisco with Buddies

Had a day trip to San Francisco with visiting buddies from Malaysia. Started early in the morning, drove down to San Francisco and headed straight to Fisherman’s Wharf. Walked around until late noon… Continue reading

A Trip to Big Sur, California

In the past weekend, several of us decided to take a long drive from Folsom all the way to the Pacific Coast nearby Monterey and Big Sur. Upon arriving the coastal highway, the… Continue reading

Homemade Ang Ku Kueh

Red Tortoise Cake, Ang Ku Kueh (红龟糕),  is a type of traditional glutinous rice cake with fillings that’s made into an oval shaped, usually with a mold of a tortoise that symbolizes Longevity… Continue reading

Prosperous Year with Low Sang

Low Sang 捞生, aka Low Hei 捞起,is rather a kind of modern Chinese new year delicacy that symbolizes a more prosperous year ahead. Friends or family would gather around and use chopsticks to… Continue reading

Begin the New Year with Lion Dance

It’s our family tradition to have Lion Dance on the second day of Chinese New Year (初二) to come to our house, to brighten up the year through the activity called “plucking the… Continue reading

Chinese Calligraphy

Chinese Calligraphy, Shūfǎ 書法 in China, literally “the way/method/law of writing” (quoted from Wiki). A tradition followed by Chinese during the Chinese New Year, to write phrases that represents good luck, auspiciousness, great fortune…etc.

Chinese New Year 2013 Reunion Dinner

Steamboat for reunion dinner 🙂 Fresh ingredients, flavorful hot soup and wonderful family.