Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"Kambing Is Coming"

I saw this greeting at the shop last night - "Kambing Is Coming" and I often used this word "You Kambing?" and "I Kambing" in my text messages. Every Chinese New Year Festive was always very tension for me to prepare so many stuffs with so many last minute shopping.

This year, the routine has changed a bit with our reunion dinner being planned at my sister's new condo on the hills of Mont Kiara. We will lift our sickly mother from bed and wheel her to the dining table as she seems to have gained better appetite over the past month. The worst chores for me for the past 10 years was getting new bank notes but the last 2 years was a breeze after my sister joined a large listed company as the HR bitch! Their group has a large foreign banking chain here and new notes would even be delivered to her table! Wow! Meh! Meh!

My lovey wifey made some cookies this year and the most unique cookies is her Spicy Chocolate Cookies!! Yeah, my guests will be served some plain water in case their mouth catches fire and sparked. Oh well, the taste is good with just a slight tinge of chilly taste for a change.

Adding on, my wife made so many lanterns and CNY origami folded from my many red packets that I have collected over the years. I have photographed a few just to show off to you all and do tell me which one you love or hate, okay!



1. I will display all these 9 big Gold Fishes to swim on my dining and coffee table amongst the CNY snacks.
It will represent Enough Gold & Wealth!
I love these fishes as they look cute and alive.






2. This lantern with lots of blooming Mei Hua to bring Spring into our home. This is my Lovey Wifey's favourite.






3. Gold Nuggets Lantern for Abundance of Wealth! 
Ong Mali..!






4. This is a huge pineapple for more Prosperity and Wealth! 
This pineapple is 1 foot tall, very juicy and will be my "Ong Lai" for 15 days.




  

5. This is a big lantern to bring plenty of bright lights along the journey.
All will be Good, Safe and Harmony.
The height is 1.5 feet tall.




   6. The Ball Lantern with blooming Mei Hua for a Happier Spring festival.
The height is 1 feet tall.





I wish all my blogger friends and silent readers 
A Very Happy & Prosperous Chinese New Year 2015.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE! 



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38 comments:

  1. Eh, I like your title already.. I also always use this "kambing" as coming, I don't know how it started, I think it started from my mum.. She always says "kambing" as coming, "jeelo" as zero, sarcastically la of course, teehee..
    Oh this year's reunion dinner would be at your sis's condo? Would it be difficult to carry your mum to her place? But I guess that's not a problem, since there is lifts and all, dumb me! *phiak*
    My reunion dinner with my parents was done last week, at my mum's house, with just simple food like mee siam, fried noodles, potato salad, curry chicken and yong taufu.. Simple and nice la.. Whereas reunion dinner with the in-laws would be tomorrow, the actual day, what else..
    Ooooo, lanterns !! I love the goldfish ones la of course, they look so cute and creative neh !!!

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  2. Happy Chinese New Year to you and family Anay!

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  3. All the lanterns that Letchumy made are so nice. I like all of them actually. Yannie only made one lantern this year. I made the symbol of 8 to hang at my house. But, Yannie made lots of cookies. Yannie is still baking today and tomorrow.

    Anay, why no come comment at Yannie's cookies? Yannie no use the orchid flowers as background anymore, as Yannie values Anay's input. lol!

    By the way, Letchumy is a good home maker, she has given all the CNY spirit, right?

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  4. This year lots of wishes also use the word kambing, haha!

    I also wish you and family a happy and prosperous chinese new year!!

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  5. I like all the decorations! Very creative of your lovely wife. I am very curious about the chocolate and chilli cookies :) Here's wishing you and your family a very Happy and Prosperous New Year! I hope that your mum will regain her health again.

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  6. Good afternoon TM, the weather is soooooo hot in Singapore... Sweat sweat...

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  7. Happy Lunar New Year to you and your wifey...

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  8. All, i like, i like, but i loves the gold fishes the most, kakaka....

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  9. Next year, i must plan a trip to KL, be TM guest, can or not? wink wink hint hint wkakakaka....

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  10. I was going to comment that you are so talented in making those lanterns... and then I read the entire post. Your wifey is so talented!

    I cannot wrap my head around the idea of spicy chocolate cookies. It is probably something that I would not touch knowingly LOL! :D

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  11. I love the goldfish too, so nice and lively! Here is wishing you and your family a happy, wealthy and healthy 2015, huat ar!!!

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  12. Happy New Year and Gong Hei Fatt Choi to you and your family!

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  13. why does Anay always like to say "I am kambing" and "you are kambing"?? that is supposed to be pronounced with a silent b ke?? this reminds Thambee of a blogger that loves noodles so much but has long lost and gone MIA from this blog.. Anay missed this blogger so much ke?? muahahaha xD

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    1. glad that your mum is getting better and she is able to join everyone for the reunion dinner after the birthday bash for Anay!! this would surely be a very meaningful year to celebrate togetherness of the family.. everyone is sure to enjoy the dinner tomorrow.. :)

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    2. wow, Thambee is truly impressed!!! Letchumi has got a pair of such skillful hands that can make so many wonders out of the angpow packets!! those decorations really look complicated and would need an expert to make them into shape and look nice!! love those giant gold fish and also the lanterns, they are very lovely and beautiful..

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  14. new notes automatically appear on your sister's desk?? wow!! she knows magic!! muahahaha.. so nice you don't have to line up at bank counters to fight with many other people for the new notes.. and guess it's very enjoyable to keep stuffing new notes into the angpow packets - but at the same time crying over how much you have spent?? hehehe~~ please bring one, yes just one and I won't ask for more, when you visit Thambee later~~~ LOL!!

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  15. Your wife is really talented. I like the big lantern best. Spicy Choc Cookies? Wow! Really unique!

    Your mother must be really looking forward to the reunion dinner, to see all of you. May she feel much better on that day to enjoy a scrumptious meal.

    Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family! May all of you enjoy good health, prosperity, peace and happiness!

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  16. Love or hate ya?? I don't hate any of them, they all so nice, but the one I love the most is the gold fish one, they truly look like the read one, like "swimming" on the wall, hehe!!

    Happy Chinese New Year to you and your familly!! =]

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  17. Very pretty diy, Tan! I would love to try some of those fiery cookies!! Just popping by to wish you & your family a Happy CNY! xoxo

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  18. wow, they are all lovely! Some of them do look complicated but nicely done!

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  19. Happy CNY! Wishing you and your family good health and prosperity in the year of the kambing!

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  20. Hi hi hi! Hehe.... Long time, eh.

    I enjoyed my day of CNY too. Although it was a personal celebration with myself, not the whole family. Of all the origami, I like the gold fish and pineapple ones! Most liked is the goldfish actually

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  21. Happy CNY to you and your family mate!

    May you have health, wealth and everything else in the Year of the Goat (or Kambing)! :)

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  22. Happy Sheep/Goat Year, Twilight Man! I've just told Lina as well that the China goat / Japan sheep difference confuses me, so I just call it the year of the ibex. That's suitably African, no?

    PS: The goldfish are the cutest.

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  23. Wow..your wifey is really clever and innovative! Happy Chinese New Year to both of YOU!!

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  24. Hope you had a great time, TM! Happy New year!

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  25. A bit late, but better late than never. HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR OF THE GOAT TO YOU AND FAMILY!!! :)

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  26. Thanks for the CNY card which I received last week before CNY. Did not have time to blog about it but will blog about it soon :)

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  27. Hope you had a wonderful and enjoyable CNY holidays. It's back to work for me boo hoo! I miss my holidays, pineapple tarts and angpows!!!

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  28. Happy"kambing"year~~
    The Gold Fish decoration is cute!

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  29. So many beautiful handy paper crafts, your house will definitely filled with great CNY mood putting on these!
    Gong Xi Fa Cai to you & your family!

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  30. Thank you TM for your Chinese New Year card, I received it already, and really really thanks for the sticker, I had pasted them on my wardrobe wall, thank you :)

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  31. Hi! Your wife is very good at to make Origami art goods. I like the No. 3 Gold Nuggets Lantern very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Goat xi fa cai, Twilight!!! :D :D :D Have a good one! I see you've revamped this place. Nice and clean now!! :'D

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  33. nice work. seriously, i have to admit that i have totally no talent in origami. i tried to make a paper rose this Valentine's day and it took me hours before I was able to come out with one.

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  34. I wanna learn from Letchumi how to make these.

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    1. I will pass to you all the old ones okay? Take a look before discarding them

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