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31 January 2012

Prosperous Reunion Dinner with Family at Pacific Palace Hotel Indonesia

Last weekend I had a reunion dinner with My Lovely Family!

29 Feb 2012 was the 7th day of Chinese New Year where it's known as everybody's birthday!

Everyone grow older by a year on 7th day of CNY.

*am not very sure about the history behind the occasion.

But yeah I thought that's interesting!

In case you don't know, we, Chinese has a Chinese age!

Based on International calender, I am still 22 as My Birthday is on October.

By year, I should be 23 years old.

Based on Lunar calender, I am supposed to be 24 years old this year!

So if you ask me how old I am, my answer would be between 22-24! Haha lol!

Dad booked a table at Pacific Palace Hotel - Batam Indonesia.

A table for 10 with the menu shown below cost Rp 1.980.000 = about almost SGD 300?

It's actually very pricey! Then, why did my dad decided to book one?

there's a secret story behind which I can't share it here lol

In my opinion, the menu, food, service and entertainment were just okay!

I don't think it's worth the money.

Ehya! Instead of 10 pax, it was only 7 of us enjoying the reunion dinner.

Dad, mum, bro, sis, her fiance, my grandma and I !

The entertainer of the night :

An artist from Singapore- ah nam and two singers from Bintan?

Which I have never heard about any of them before.

Momy and I !

For me, the best part of the night is to be with all of the people I love!

We lao yu sheng too. What's that?

Yusheng, yee sang or yuu sahng (Chinese: 鱼生; pinyin: yúshēng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: hî-seⁿ or hû-siⁿ), or Prosperity Toss, also known as lo hei (Cantonese for 撈起 or 捞起) is a Teochew-style raw fish salad. It usually consists of strips of raw fish (most commonly salmon), mixed with shredded vegetables and a variety of sauces and condiments, among other ingredients. Yusheng literally means "raw fish" but since "fish (鱼)" is commonly conflated with its homophone "abundance (余)", Yúshēng (鱼生) is interpreted as a homophone for Yúshēng (余升) meaning an increase in abundance. Therefore, yusheng is considered a symbol of abundance, prosperity and vigor.

While versions of it are thought to have existed in China, the contemporary version is created and popularised[citation needed] in the 1960s amongst the ethnic Chinese community and its consumption has been associated with Chinese New Year festivities in Malaysia as well as in neighbouring Singapore. In Singapore, government, community and business leaders often take the lead in serving the dish as part of official functions during the festive period or in private celebrity dinners.

Source: Wikipedia

Entertainment: Some dances from Famous Dancer

Chinese Songs by Singapore artist and local singers

This is our “Pen Cai 盆菜 (A Basin of Goodies)”

A candid picture of me taken by my bro.

I decided to post it because I like how my nail shines here.

That's my bro!

Song, Song and Song..

Here is the God of Fortune! Cai Shen Ye!

Guess what? he shuffled in the middle of the performance =_="

That's kinda interesting but not new to me as I have seen MANY

videos on youtube that has similar performance.

I am so sorry but I don't like that presenter (in red) she's too loud! duh!

Mami and Papi!

Finally the dessert! =)

Here's a family picture that we took at the entrance!

The photo was given to us at the end of the event.

Here's a video that I recorded ;
What to expect? An opening dance by all of the waitresses, God of Fortune Shufflin',
Ah nam from Singapore and local singer singing, Lao Yu Sheng!

Anyway! Chinese New Year has *almost ended.
I received many compliments on how nice my new room is! =D *Happy*


  1. Nice post, Rene!
    After seeing the photo of your Grandma and Dad, I realised that your Grandma lives beside my aunt's house and my mommy said she was in the same class with your dad in either primary school or secondary school(she forgot which one lols)
    Anyway, keep it up of the blogpost! <3

  2. aw really? =) what a coincidence! hehe..


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