In December 2021 we moved to our new penthouse. It took us more time than expected to do the renovation and furnish it according to our (mainly Aric’s) taste 😉 . Recently we have started to receive guests..
Our first guests, in November, just for a drink, my Gang of Four.
In December a real dinner, prepared by Aric, for a group of friends.
And in January we invited Aric’s family for a drink at home after a dinner with them in a nearby restaurant.
After all this went well, Aric wanted to invite his family and relatives for a CNY gathering. About 25-30 people, in Chinese style where everybody brings a dish for dinner . Actually in the US this is called a Dutch Party 😉 We didn’t expect the party to be noisy, but Aric decided to “warn” our neighbors anyway, by putting a friendly note on their doors.
His sister Aei Ling arrived early to help with the preparations.
It had been raining heavily, after it stopped Aric had to put back a Chinese decoration that had fallen down.
Around 6 pm the first guests arrived.
The younger generation
And the older one, enjoying a glass of Malaysian Timah whisky
Many of the ladies were helping to prepare the dinner. I just provided drinks.
Our huge dinner table was very useful now, Here the ladies are putting everything on the table.
Dinner is ready! A delicious variety of food. Aric is inspecting.
He had himself also prepared various dishes, durian cake and blueberry cheesecake, but I took only a photo of one of his signature dishes: abalone.
Time for dinner. There was enough to satisfy everybody.
After dinner there was time for chit chat and watching TV.
The kids were playing cards in Aric’s office.
And the seniors were having a chat in the garden
Before leaving of course the traditional group photo had to be taken. . Here there are two, they look the same, spot the difference 😉
It was a very successful CNY gathering.