Salad with Mayonnaise and Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

Posted by Volvoxx On November - 21 - 2009

Out of ideas of what to cook for dinner? Dining alone? Salad makes an awesome, simple meal for one, or side dish for two or more!

Instant Tiramisu / Happy Birthday Dad

Posted by Volvoxx On October - 27 - 2009

My two nieces are more than happy to celebrate their grandfather's Birthday with him

Soya Bean Milk

Posted by Volvoxx On October - 22 - 2009

Ever wanted to try making your own soyabean milk? Check it out!

Baked Macaroni Cheese

Posted by Volvoxx On October - 12 - 2009

Fancy some simple satisfying Baked Macaroni Cheese at home? Check out this recipe.

Fish Chip with Beer Batter.

Posted by Volvoxx On October - 10 - 2009

An attempt in making Fish Chip with beer batter...while forcing QJ to consume fish :P

The end of sem 'pick-a-kitteh' syndrome.

Posted by Volvoxx On October - 09 - 2009

Kittens will mysteriously appear at our doorstep come semester break. This time, its happening again. A cute, manja, noisy kitten visits 391D.

Gatherings and Reunion

by Volvoxx On January 28, 2009 1:21 AM
Every year during the 2nd day of Chinese New Year, the Tang family will have our annual reunion dinner. Each of my father's siblings will take turn hosting the dinner (of course my aunt in KL didn't really get her chance as we were all too lazy to travel all the way to KL...she said she'd willingly host it tho if we want to go :P )

Back in those days when my grandma was still around, we would be gathering in Kulim every year but since she was gone, we started this 'rotational reunion' thing. It was quite nice first few years, when everyone actually made the effort to contribute to the potluck and steamboat but as years passed...things aren't just as nice anymore.

I wasn't alone in thinking that the reunion these few years seem lame and 'forced' as some families either worm their way out using lame excuses, or simply not making any effort during the dinner. One of my aunt has been 'absent' for 2 years straight, either because there's a newborn in the family, or they're expecting a newborn soon (like...in March =,= ) ....and that they'd be spending CNY in Singapore....when in the end they nicely planned to come back from Singapore RIGHT after our dinner. This, really pisses me off...but on the other hand, it is a nice drama for us as entertainment. See what 'alasan' she's gonna give next year, heh.

Last year, many of my aunts couldn't make it. One due to health reason and another 2 for 'newborn issue'....this makes the attending families 4/7. So...my other aunt kinda got pissed and suggested we go some fancy restaurant and eat instead. Food was great...so keke...your loss :P

Anyways...this year our reunion was...meh. Food was of little variety, venue was hot and uncomfy to sit and chat...so most of us pretty much just finished our meal and be on our way home...which was a bit meh. I remembered last time when the uncles stayed back and played mah jong or cards...earned quite a few bucks last time :P

Next year it's our turn to host the reunion...well...hope those aunts of mine dun keep bailing on us again -,- ...else the joke's really on them.

Pictures, later. Will be in Penang for these 2 days (going Pulau Jerejak tmr :D...and hopefully some shopping ;D ) before heading back KL then back Melaka...somehow I'm looking forward to the next semester...somehow :D

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