Sunday, February 17, 2008

Mountbatten Chinese New Year Dinner 2008 - Weekend Snapshoot #11

Tossing yu sheng (raw fish dish) 捞鱼生,发财呀!!

About 200 grassroot leaders and residents of Mountbatten gathered at Katong Community Centre for a Chinese New Year dinner. All the grassroot leaders are volunteers and to reward them for their hard work during the year, the adviser hosted the dinner for them.

The dinner was not free for grassroots leaders, they paid a nominal S$5 while their spouses and residents paid S$20 per person. Everyone was encouraged to come in Chinese New Year attire. Many were dressed in red including yours truly. hehe.....

A buffet dinner was served and it tasted awful. Before dinner, there was a tossing of yu sheng (a colourful Chinese-style raw fish salad).

Singapore is a multi-racial society, therefore many Indian and Malay friends join us for this Chinese New Year dinner. They had fun participating in the tossing of yu sheng too.

Our Indian and Malay friends joining in too!! 连异族朋友都来捞鱼生!

Entertainment was provided by local and foreign artistes. There were singing performances and an acrobatic show. The little Chinese girl's body was so flexible that she could contort it into different positions without much effort.

This little gal's body is so flexible! 小姑娘的软骨功好棒哦!

I was surprised that during this 2-week Chinese New Year period, many China nationals and Malaysians come over to perform. I wonder if they have permits to do so? They are raking in big bucks as there are many organisations and companies celebrating Chinese New Year every night.

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53 comments:

  1. the pic of the girl (is the right word contortionist?) is so cool. happy new year to you.

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  2. Toss toss toss!!! Hope you tossed it high, with good health/luck/wealth following you throughout this year :P

    *nudge nudge* Did you wear a cheong-sam? heehee..

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  3. Ouch,... that last photo made my whole body ache. Pretty talented though. Great photos, sorry the food was awful. Have a great week.

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  4. Looks like it was fun! Sorry the food wasn't good! :(

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  5. The acrobatic girl is amazing. That's a great shot you got of her. Sounds like fun but it's a shame that the food wasn't good. Speaking of food, you asked if the muscovy ducks on my sight can be eaten, ha. As it turns out when I was trying to find out where they are originally from (Brazil), I kept turning up sites with recipes for muscovy duck. The ones at the lake are so aggressive and tough I fear they'd eat me before I'd eat them. Have a great week.

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  6. Ooops,food should have tasted good since people paid. That girl made me winced, lol!

    You asking about the performers who were from other countries, we Filipinos are questioning about the proliferation of so many, like tens of thousands or even more, SK people living here. I don't know what permit they have but it seems that they have taken over our cities. Seriously. Ask your Filipino friends about these.

    Have a great week, ECL.

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  7. So one needed to pay for the dinner and it tasted awful? I wouldn't go!

    BTW, I've tagged you yesterday and hope you will like it. Thanks!

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  8. Oh if only i could move my body half that way, wonderful weekend shot

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  9. Cool! She is so flexible. I've seen a lot of Chinese circus and acrobats show and they really amaze me. Happy WS.

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  10. Lou ah... kung hei fatt choy... sum seong see seng... pou pou kou seng...

    *eats*

    So, how high did u go? Got stand on the chair ah? Haha...

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  11. Looks so much fun, especially the tossing part, sorry to hear though that the food wasn't good. Have a great week ahead.

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  12. Where is the photo of you all in red? The Lady in Red?.... Ah? Ah?

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  13. owh, i missed the low sang lunch with my colleagues last week. i particularly liked the salmon best. hehe.

    mine's up. have a great week :)

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  14. Oh, that's one thing I missed when I was in Singapore during the Chinese New Year...we were working, no play :(

    and indeed, that little girl was really flexible, whoa!

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  15. Nice photos and Happy New Year. One of the things I used to enjoy about teaching ESL was that the kids put me in touch with the rhythms of other traditions.

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  16. i love chinese new year because of the ampao hehehe. I used to have a dance group and we perform in our companys chinese new year in taiwan. It was great and they love it! of course we get a lot of ampao. hehehe

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  17. Okay, I admit..the flexible girl was the highlight for me in this post!!

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  18. i love the pic of the chinese girl...:) happy WS

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  19. Thanks for taking us with - the pics and the girl was spectacular!

    Sorry you did not had good food - you should come in dine with us in Oslo in stead :lol:

    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

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  20. Interesting tag line for your blog.I'm sorry someone is trying to hurt your son. I don't know much about Singapore, but I don't think I would want to live there or last very long there.I would speak my mind and probably be killed..

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  21. It sounds like fun, even though the food wasn't good...I can't believe how flexible that girl is!!

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  22. Thanks for your comment. Wasn't missing in action, just moved and had to get settled in. Was hoping it would be a little warmer farther south,... it's not. Seems I have moved into the tornado alley where TN chick lives,.... was working in that area that day and it was pretty scarry. Am glad to be back to photo hunters though,... I missed your humor! lol. Have a wonderful week.

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  23. That picture of the girl is awesome! It looks like you had a lot of fun this weekend! :)

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  24. wow, super pictures particularly the dancer...and how i love the cheogsam!

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  25. What a cool summary of the celebration you attended. I'd never heard of yusheng before, and I always like learning something new.

    The little contortionist made me grin. One of my kids is limber like that (like I used to be), so it looked very familiar! :o)

    Best wishes to you for a happy new year!

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  26. That's a good photo of the Chinese girl. How does she do that? Ouch!

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  27. Thats was an awesome New Year do'wish I was there too.Nice photos!

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  28. So many ppl 捞鱼生, so merry! and got entertainment somemore. Fun leh!

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  29. looks like fun and that girl who has flexible body, Wow! amazing.
    Happy New Year!

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  30. I do like the veggies in the yu sheng toss but not the raw fish! :O
    Is Weekend snaphot site working for you?

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  31. It looks and sounds like so much fun. Too bad the food was awful!

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  32. i really like the last picture...thanks for dropping by to my site...have a great week sis!

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  33. picture no 3 shock me! an elastic body

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  34. It must have been a fun-filled night. Sorry the food wasn't good but the show must have been great. I admire the young girl's flexibility.

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  35. Wah, lor yee sang! I want to have that but I need to wait to have guests to help me lor yee sang! :(

    Where did the contortionist come from? China?

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  36. impressive reflexes by the little girl!!

    come to think of it, i'm yet to have any lou hey this CNY!!

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  37. Ouch!!!oh my goodness gracious.. to be that limber...in my dreams :)

    Ellen
    www.ellens-treasures.blogspot.com

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  38. The food could always be better perhaps but remind yoruself it could always be worse as well. I am astounded by the contortionist. She reminds me of some of the acrobats in the Cirque du Soleil. It isn't everyone who is that flexible!

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  39. Dang!! I wish I'm flexible like her..lol.by the way I have small give away at my blog you may want to check it out..;)

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  40. wow, what a bendie that girl is!

    red is good. red is ONG. I didn't get to eat any yue sang this year though... aiseh.

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