Today is the eve of the Chinese New Year. It had been a tiring day doing last minute cleaning to make our house look spick and span.
We went to the airport at about 5.10 pm. to pick up my son Clarence and his girl friend Amanda who flew back from Penang to Miri by Air Asia. We then had our reunion dinner at the Han Palace Restaurant in Grand Palace Hotel. It was a seven-course dinner: Fatt Choy Yee Sang, Five Hot & Cold Varieties, Shark’s Fin Soup with Crabmeat, Crispy Fried Chicken, Steamed Cod Fish in Light Soy Sauce, Stir Fried Lamb Chop with Black Pepper Sauce and Stir Fried Prawns with Mushroom.
The food was good but not outstanding. For desserts, we were served fresh fruits and peanuts dumplings or tang yuan. And we were given a few mandarin oranges nicely wrapped in a small hamper.
It is 10 pm now. In two hours’ time, it will be Chinese New Year. And the whole Miri will be like a war-torn zone with firecrackers erupting everywhere and fireworks lighting up the dark sky. It will truly be a sight to behold!