I missed taking a picture of the Chinese New Year’s chicken this year since it fell in the middle of the week and I had so much going on and didn’t get a chance to stop by my dad’s house. These 2 pictures were of last year‘s Chinese New Year, my dad is half Chinese so he does one for my grandfather every year and it has become a tradition for our family. As kids, we used to get money in red envelopes, and now Lee and my nieces and nephews receive the red envelopes from us.
The table was set for two, my grandfather and grandmother, both passed away before I was born. My grandfather was Chinese, he came from China as a young man and his story was very much like many that came to Thailand and Laos for better opportunity.
We had our Chinese New Year celebration at my Dad’s house today. My second sister made baked chickens, pork and I made Pad Thai. The noodles actually have a symbolic meaning, if you want to live longevity then you eat long noodles.
Most of the grilled scallops were eaten before I had a chance to take picture, that’s how it is around here.
The sweet treats brought back a lot of memories for me, my dad would buy these every Chinese New Year as long as I could remember.
My mom’s orchid has 2 blooms now, it looks like one for every week.
My dad poured out the rice that was offered to my grandparents for the birds. The neighbor’s dog came and ate it instead, he knows to visit every Chinese New Year now.
The new Mimis and Mimi look a like are adjusting well to their new home. They are very loud when they see my dad but they have not learned how to speak Lao or English language yet.
I was surprised to see the crescent moon look like a smiley face tonight.