Hotpot and yusheng (improv fishcake/abalone instead of raw fish) at home yesterday as it’s our family’s turn to host the annual gathering this year. Not surprisingly, I was quite the permanent fixture at the hotpot table.
Chinese New Year, fraught with customs and traditions, as it should be. Happy to be home spending precious time with my closest family, I’ve missed them so much. Here’s wishing you and your loved ones a fantastic year of the dragon ahead. 身体健康，心想事成！
Part two of our wedding celebration took place in September last year, in the same arrondissement where maman lives and where we stay each time we make the trip back to Paris. Happy to have family and friends who traveled the distance for us and to finally meet some of J’s friends that he has always spoken fondly of. It was also the hottest autumn day in Paris that day, so warm the chefs couldn’t get the macarons to stick on our macaron tower wedding cake. A touch of Singapore left over from part one, I suppose.
I can’t believe it’s 2012 already ! Where did my 2011 go ? Oh dear, and I still feel like a FOB in Hong Kong. On the bright side, this will mean more explorations in the new year (hurrah) ! Have a smooth-sailing merry year ahead as I leave you with two photos taken late November last year in Shanghai, the first from my old neighborhood and the second from a familiar bar now relocated in a new neighborhood.