Chinese New Year’s Eve Reunion Dinner


I think they thought I was very slow at taking pictures and didn’t know I was taking video. Keh keh keh. [static] [music] [windshield wipers swiping] [raindrops] Hello! This is Akemi. Happy Chinese New Year! I wish you great happiness and prosperity. Well, it was pretty rainy around here towards the end of the traditional Chinese calendar year. In Southern California, it seems like February is the rainiest month of the year. [raindrops] Now, similar to how we spent time with my parents in my New Year’s Day video, on Chinese New Year’s Eve we spent time with my in-laws at our annual reunion dinner. Happy New Year, little budgie! When we first arrived, we were greeted with various old school Chinese candies. There was custard apple candy, sesame candy, and sesame peanut candy. The one with peanuts was my favorite. The wonderful dinner my in-laws prepared included fish maw soup, egg rolls, roasted pork, fried fish, sweet and sour pork, abalone, and homegrown broccoli. That broccoli was so good with a natural sweetness coming through. It was a very satisfying meal. I think they thought I was very slow at taking pictures and didn’t know I was taking video. Keh keh keh. Our reunion dinner ended with what my mother-in-law said is a dessert that symbolizes reunion: rice balls, filled with either black sesame paste or peanut paste, in a sweet, ginger syrup. That’s how we said goodbye to the Year of the Dog. Like I mentioned in my Moonlight Forest video, now it’s the Year of the Pig. On Chinese New Year’s Day, the clouds finally broke, a nice way to begin a new year. Thank you for watching this video! So, what did you eat on Chinese New Year’s Eve? Please comment, and let me know. If you enjoyed this video, please give it a thumbs up. For more content from the Akemi Emmy channel, please subscribe! OK, till next time!

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