Saturday, February 20, 2010

捞鱼生 & Happy Birthday everyone!

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. Explanation above is extracted from Wikipedia.


I had 2 sessions of 捞鱼生 sessions with my friends (different groups) in one day. It was fun! As we tossed the yusheng, we will say auspicious wishes out loud, like great career for the new year, great health, great fortune etc. Everyone's mood is heightened during this tossing session. My first 捞鱼生 session was held at Waraku @ Heeren with my adorable friends. I always feel 10 years younger hanging out with them.

Yusheng session no: 2 @ Noble House

Dinner at Noble House was fantastic. Loved the Peking duck, the duck's skin was fragrant and crispy but unhealthy. I need to hop to the gym soon after savouring these delicious dishes. The company for the dinner event is amazingly entertaining as usual. Great food, great company on 20th February 2010 is truly unforgettable. Today is also 'Ren Ri' (人日); the seventh day of zheng yue (正月) aka the day of man. This is the day where all human beings are created according to chinese customs. For more detailed explanation, you can refer to Wikipedia . So, to my dear visitors who are celebrating the Lunar New Year on this wonderful day, Happy Birthday to all of you and Huat Ah ( local explanation: To prosper!!). 


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