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Today is...

Sunday, February 17, 2013

... a very busy day for us. It is the seventh day of Chinese New Year (CNY) which is known as "Yan Yat." "Yan Yat" means everyone's birthday. In Malaysia, we have a special dish called "Yee Sang" during CNY and today is the day to have it. "Yee Sang" is a salad dish with raw fish in it. This dish is eaten with anticipation that the coming year will be joyous, in good health, good luck and prosperous. By the way, this is the year of the water snake.

Here I would like to share a link to another CNY song :


We had to run errands before we left for the sub-urbs of Chicago to have some Malaysian food like Nasi Lemak, Loh Shee Fun, Char Kway Teow and Hainamese Chicken Rice. I forgot to take pictures. After that, we went to Mitsuwa to get some groceries. We went back to Asian Noodle House to get Yong Tau Foo to go (Malay word for to go is bungkus.) Hubby got some White Castle to go as well.

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! emoticon

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    This is the first time I heard about Yan Yat. Usually, I linked CNY with Chap Goh Meh coz the stories that I heard is usually quite romantic, what with single ladies throw oranges into rivers and wish to meet someone :)
    1923 days ago
  • LYNNA1968
    WOW busy woman, don't forget to breathe LOL hope you had a great day
    1949 days ago
    emoticon for informing me of your customs. I find it VERY interesting to know how others differ, especially in their food habits. The closest we are to an area that offers the foods of different nationalities is about 45 miles away.
    1950 days ago
    Thank you for sharing !
    1950 days ago
    I guess I did not realize how much the whole Asia Pacific celebrated Chinese New Year! I knew China, Korea and Japan all celebrated Chinese New Year, but did not think of Malaysia. I now realize many of the other Asian Pacific Countries Celebrate it too! Thank you for all the information.
    1951 days ago
    Thank you for a very informative blog!
    1951 days ago
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