Time to take my Nikon out for some CNY snaps.>_<
Following photos are from yesterday's events. (Except for lasst four photos, the rest were taken with Nikon.]
We usually celebrate CNY Eve with family and relatives. This year, we're headed somewhere different.;p
A look at the lobby. I love the interior od this hotel. [I wrote a ppost on this one before, but photos back then were taken with my psp.]
Tables were set up here and there for the night's events. [seems it will start at a later time.:P]
A look at the rest of the lobby,
They have a huge dragon on their ceiling! :P
Saw this sign and thought, what bazaar? >_<
Turns out it was referring to this...
Wasn't much of what a bazaar should be really, was just one stall selling...stuff.
The 12 animals in the Chinese horoscope...[Where is the rabbit?:P]
They also have some chinese-inspired thingies set up with the arches.
Here, the stage for the evening's performances.
Last time we came here we had buffet.
Now we are trying a different restaurant,
The lion dances came first.. Here they are as they entered..
Our table, [without the foodies yet...]
To my right, was this:
And the dragon came: [They go around each table.:P]
This is as far as I could zoom!!
This is what the people do: [They usually put the hong bao-'red packet' (with money inside) as high as they could, and the lion tries to get it. Some take very very long, especially in the streets! Have had experience seeing one back when I was a kid... the red packet was hung on the 2nd --or was it 3rd-- floor of a building... the performance took quite some time, but hey managed to get it in the end, of course!]
This is my cousin.. and my other cousin who wanted to lift him higher.>_<"
...but they didn't in the end,:P
Another cousin, with the red version.:P
One more shot as they were about to leave:
Now to the FOODIE!
First up was salad
Was with some raw....salmon?
Heh! Where else have you seen someone eat their salad with chopsticks!! >_<
Soup, was quite good. What soup was this..? I know the name in hokkien but not in english.x_X
Next was shrimp, fried, with some mayonnaise. Was quite nice.
Some mushrooms, abalone, sea cucumber, and the usual whatnots...
Crab! Was good and garlicky. Would have loved more garlic though...
Fish, and some cured pork meat in between.
[Soz for the blurry! >_< Someone moved the table before before I finished clicking...x_X Hahaha. Would be impolite to move it back.:P]
Very very tender (and err, a little fatty) meat. Was good.
You might wonder what this is...
It's actually rice inside.
This is supposed to be sticky and all. But this one is not as sticky as I expected. Haha. And a little too plain...
Some dumplings. Coould not get a good shot.o_O
These were yum!
And finally, some sweets!
Is quite traditional to be eating this on CNY. But here, it's a little different from the normal one.:P Also tastes a bit like almond.
Hahaha, wasn't too sweet, which I quite liked.
Good thing I was well in time for this! [some days ago I had a sore throat! x_X Well, now I have a cold but it seems to be going away.:P]
As we were about to leave, the lobby was now full of people.:P
Some dude in a dragon costume, the rest of the lobby, and people with balloons outside..
One thing about CNY is that you can get some red packets (filled with money).>_<
What I wore to dinner:
And here's the 100th photo, (just for the sake of it, I am posting this photo to make it 100, just for fun.>_<)
Happy CNY!! ^_^