Tuesday, March 20, 2007
A night at the Cesar Grand Hall
I went to another Chinese New Year Dinner last night. This time was at the Cesar Grand Hall of the Orchid Garden Hotel hosted by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Yes, I know, the Chinese New Year has long been over and I don't know why was the dinner held this late.
Again, there were lots of people there that me, my sister and my uncle have to squeeze with other people in the lift.
We are free to sit at any table we like so my uncle chose to sit at the table which is near to the exit so when the event comes to an end, we can get out more easily without having to squeeze with other people again. Before I sit, I can already see some lion dance performers walking in and out of the hall, all of them looking very busy.
As we found a place to sit, we saw this huge tray (pictured below).
Of course, as we were sitting there, we're wondering what might be inside of the huge tray. So one of the 'uncles' sitting at our table opened the cover and see what's inside the tray.
And as you can see, there were various types of dishes, fried rice, curry, sweet and sour fish, tofu and deer meat. Everyone in the table thought the deer meat was beef so no one ate it until the truth was being told to us.
The next thing I saw was this packet of ang-pows. Do you have any idea what is it for?
In my opinion, I think you have to put some money inside, hand it to one of the lion dance performers, and...
The lion come dance in front of you!
And to my surprise, I saw Sandra and Karen there, being members of the lion dance troupe. I was like WTH?!
And here you can see, Sandra busy-ing with the lion..
Oh yea, it took me this morning to realize it is Karen's birthday today.. Anyways, Happy Birthday Karen!
:: Posted by DENCORPORATION at 10:25 AM