From near and far they return, to ask for forgiveness and blessings from the elders. Around the dining table, they exchange humour, and are thankful for being able to spend this auspicious time together as a family; enjoying a hearty meal of home cooked dishes, pork, poultry and simmering soups. Chinese New Year eve is the time of family reunion dinners.
Today, my neighbour from Level 10, Soon Leong and his charming wife, invited Mum and me to their apartment for the Chinese New Year reunion lunch. They also invited Mr. Tan, another neighbour from Level 9. It was such a coincidence that all of us are from the Tan clan. The food was plentiful and scrumptious. We couldn’t ask for better neighbours.