As usual, Juan Or refused to eat anything when at the paternal grandparents' house. Don't know why but he seemed naughtier in many ways when he's there. So he ended up playing masak-masak (cooking) with his cousins only - Juan Juan and Ah Xuan from My Little Sprouts.
CNY Day 1
Juan Or was all dressed up, drank him milk and preparing to go for the open house at Papa's boss' house. By the way, the red packet Juan Or is holding was given by Mommy.
So we had our brunch at the open house and as usual, Juan Or refused to try any of the food there. The food served was buffet style. There were mutton rendang, big prawns (but they were rather tasteless!), mix vege (very good!), satay, laksa, shaved ice-cream (good!), char kuey plus a few dishes more but Mommy can't recall already. Anyway, Mommy dared not take photos there because of the many watchful eyes. ^_^
After the open house, we went to Juan Or's paternal grandparents' house and stayed there for dinner as well. Again, as usual, Juan Or refused to eat anything there so Mommy had to pack some food back home for him to eat later on.
We went ot Mommy's father's house and then to Mommy's maternal grandmother's house in Klang/Port Klang for visit and as expected, Juan Or fretted and cried a lot, so we did stay that long for each visit. After all the visitation, Papa decided to bring us to Jenjarom to visit the Dong Zen Temple, famous for its beautiful garden, especially during Chinese New Year.
Juan Or's favourite at the garden is the fountain.
There were other things to see too, such as....
....but Juan Or refused blatantly to enter the hall. Instead he chose to cry and cry and cry!
So we had no choice but to go back immediately. In the car, Juan Or quickly dozed off to sleep. Papa drove us to The Summit for lunch at MacDonalds before heading back home.
Back at home, Mommy cooked an abalone dish and kai lan vege for dinner, plus a soup dish (ABC soup) as well. This was our first home-cooked CNY meal!
Here'a closer look......the kai lan vege dish....
......and the abalone dish. There are altogether 5 abalones in the can which cost RM80 (after discount given by one Chinaman shopkeeper), so 1 piece costs RM16! *Gulp!*
We went visiting as a big family to Papa's side of relatives in Seremban. Overall, Juan Or behaved quite well (though not too well all the time!) when going into people's house. Mommy managed to capture a photo of Juan Or together with Juan Juan.
By evening, we went back to our own home and Mommy cooked dinner again. Since there was not much time left for preparing dinner, Mommy cooked can food again - pacific clams - but this time with fresh shitake (instead of dried mushroom) and eryngii mushrooms. For vege dish, Mommy cooked kai lan again because the vege cannot last that long in the refrigerator anymore.So, this is our second CNY home-cooked meal.
By the way, this is also our first Chinese New Year in our own home after moving out from Juan Or's paternal grandparents' house. ^_^