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Monday, February 11, 2013

Chinese New Year Celebrations at Tan and Tan Lawyers

Dear readers

Yes, it is the year of the Snake. As per Tan and Tan Lawyers' custom, we organised a lion dance to usher in the new year. This has been a tradition since our days at Wellington St. We have had lion dancers for the new year celebrations every year except last year when my mother in law passed away just before the new year. God bless her soul.

She would have enjoyed the refreshments and entertainment we organised this year.

As usual we invited friends and residents of the Westralian. It was great to see quite a few neighbours come down to enjoy the celebrations.

We were lucky to have Cedric Ng take some great pictures. Cedric is a good friend who has taken up photography as a hobby recently. His pics are great.

The only thing missing is the sound. Gwen, my friend has promised to send me her video.

The video will show the sound of the firecrackers, the drums, the smoke and mayhem that is the Chinese New Year celebration.

 As usual Annie and the rest of the staff were great in organising the refreshments for the guests.

Photos tell the story.

Lucky mandarins

Guests and refreshments

Sticky mochi for good luck

Lady Justice waiting for the lions

Our Ming warrior getting into the mood

Lighting the crackers

A small guest
Brian, our big guest
The crackers and lions

Entering the office with lots of noise
Climbing for the angpow
Receiving the lucky lettuce

Feeding the lion with angpow
The staff and sons

I am glad that I can still practise the slowly disappearing art of celebrating a new Chines New Year. Good night.

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