January 24, 2009

A quick switch from Red jumpsuits to Red Lanterns

The reindeer have left and we now see ox's taking main stage!
I can't believe how quickly everything around us has moved from Christmas to Lunar New Year within just days!
Despite having been mobbed with Chinese themed projects and a million new year cookies to decorate; I cant deny how I still see penguins in my dreams! Haha Christmas 2008 haunts me till this day.
The malls in Kuala Lumpur are always first to bring life to each season or celebration. Skyscrapper Christmas trees have been hoisted away post boxing day and replaced with steamers of red and gold; cherry blossoms and many auspicious Chinese symbols, often depicting good health or good fortune. Chinese new year is a fun time; it's about family, a boost of good luck, delicious Chinese delicacies and cultural traditions we seem to neglect at other times of the year! haha, Well it's how i see it at least.
I'm just SO glad its the year of the Ox; it starts me off easy... I'm not looking forward to the year of the dragon or the horse.. or something crazy like the rooster! haha Ox's are fun; they are cute, brown..and delicious. hehe.
Everyone goes home to be with their families this time of year. I had my share of fighting through the war-zone of congested highways as well! The TerroR!
I can't wait to decorate mom's living room and kitchen with red trimmings and fun cookies! It's not generally something I do voluntarily; but this year, after having missed CNY in 2008; I'm really looking forward to being a part of it.
I remember how I made such an effort to get into a New Year mood in Orlando. Haha funny-ness; I miss my dear friends in America; they helped me make it through my 2008.
Can't help but wonder if I'll ever see them again. Hmm..
Anyhow; Chinese new year is 2 days away, and I still do have many loose ends to tie before I can fully enjoy myself. I still have deliveries to complete; accounts to check and designs to quote...ahh. i shan't speak about them. Frustrates me. Can't worry about all that at 2 in the morning.
It's sleep time for Su! YAY!


Jennywenny said...

Happy new year! GET SOME SLEEP!


sooooo cuteeee.thanks sharing.do u know follow ur blog from pasturkey...bye happy weekend......

missklicious said...

Awww, I love your CNY creations. They are so cute! I don't think I could bear to eat them.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Y3K food & travel said...

Hi Su,

Wishing you a Happy & Prosperous Chinese New Year Of The Ox!

Richard & Catherine

Anderson Tang said...

the cowies are so cute!
where u sell it?

Eve said...


I am still amazed by how CUTE they look. The ox with its nose ring haha.

EADotCom said...

I have been following your blog on and off for some time now. Since end of last year, however, I have bookmarked your site and follow you on feedreader. It's only TODAY that I discover you're from IPOH! http://cookingismypassion.blogspot.com/2007/02/was-it-happy-chinese-new-year-for-you.html Somehow I feel good about that Hahahahaha! I am based in Kota Kinabalu now, but my parents are in Canning Gdn. Saw them last month.... :) Enjoy your well earned hols

SIG said...

SO sad I missed the order for this batch of cookies. When I checked my email, most were gone. :(

Kathryn said...

Happy Chinese New Year Su!!! Remember your fun party last year? I hope everything is going great for you dear!

chaki said...

Dear Su Yin,

I just found your blog and I love your art. I just kept clicking to see older posts. ADORED the Naomi's birthday one! So exquisite. And also your food photography. I would love to have a few tips about how to take better photos of food, etc. If you can write a blog entry about that, I'm certain many others would be interested. Thanks.

Erin, pastryprncess@yahoo.com said...

Hi! I am in New Hampshire in the USA and I love your work! It's all very cute and very original. I was wondering, where do you get the cutters to make the super tiny little circles and teddy bears? Or do you just cut those things out by yourself?