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Tag: Chinese New Year

Of Cool Nights and Pineapple Tarts

The lunar new year, which the Chinese celebrate all over the world, is a good thing. January 1st came too early, it wasn’t a cause for celebration. I think it took the whole of January just to get used to the idea of 2013, and for everyone’s schedules to settle and take root. Today is… Read More ›

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Dragon Chow

We’re our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves. — Tom Robbins, modern American author Today was Day Two of the Lunar New Year, which in Singapore usually means a second day in a food marathon for the Chinese. In a bid to rescue ourselves from… Read More ›

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A Chinese New Year Memory

Each Chinese New Year the four of us, my parents, my brother, and I, would drive to my grandfather’s Serangoon Gardens house in Walmer Drive. My mother’s father lived in a semi-detached one-storey cottage with my grandmother and a dachshund named Gretel. There, we would meet aunts, uncles, cousins, eat pineapple tarts, drink F&N orange… Read More ›

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