The year of the water dragon started with a bang!
Teluk Intan neighbourhood fireworks
This year we left for Teluk Intan one day earlier than usual, i.e 2 days before Chinese New Year Eve, on Friday the 20th. We left Ampang at 3.30 pm.
Traffic was heavy on the N-S highway and came to a crawl near Slim River all the way to Bidor. What made it worse was that it rained cats and dogs and I could hardly see the way. In fact, I couldn't see the road at all! It was scary. In the space of some 10 minutes there were three accidents, one on our side of the highway and two on the opposite side which made the crawl even worse.
New year's eve, we had a reunion dinner of sorts with some relatives at the Restoran Lucky Anson.
|A Section Of The Restaurant Before It Soon Filled Up With Dinners|
|What Do You Call It?|
|Abalone And Shitake Mushrooms|
|Butter Fried Prawns|
|Khong Wen And His Better Half Louisa Came All The Way From Singapore For The Dinner|
As usual, the CNY started with the distribution of ang paos. As during the previous CNY, I once again missed the lion dance troupes that came a calling in the neighbourhood in the early morning when I again slept late into the morning.
|The Ever Auspicious Kam|