22 Dec '11, 7am

An Sg Dad posts: Chinese Christmas #DadsforLife

An Sg Dad posts: Chinese Christmas #DadsforLife

It has been a mad year and a bit, and last night I was com­ment­ing to Naomi that I feel as if I’ve been run off my feet. It could have been tired­ness from work. It could also have been the beers and wine I took try­ing to ame­lio­rate the tiredness. I decided this week to observe the tra­di­tional Chi­nese obser­va­tion of the win­ter sol­stice because it was prob­a­bly the only Chi­nese cus­tom my mother observed dili­gently and con­sis­tently. So last night, Naomi and I went and bought rice flour to make the gluti­nous rice balls (tang yuan), pan­dan leaf for the syrup/soup and beet­root to make the col­or­ing for pink tang yuans. It was a dou­ble treat for Kai espe­cially as he got to make the tang yuan him­self before wal­lop­ing three help­ings for break­fast (Starch and sugar is an awe­some com­bi­na­tion for an active 2.5 year old, and I left for work so Naomi cou...

Full article: http://miyagi.sg/2011/12/chinese-christmas/

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