Surprise! I’m TaeRi 태리 :)

But… But… There was no appointment. Can you believe it? The stork delivered without making prior arrangement! This has never happened to anyone in my family (extended inclusive) even though Vanessa, my younger daughter, was nearly born before arrival nearly 3 decades ago. In Australia, around four to five in 1,000 births are recorded as … Continue reading

Reunion Dinner – 年夜飯 (團年飯)

The New Year’s Eve Dinner is very large and traditionally includes chicken and pork. Fish (魚, yú) is also included, but intentionally not finished, and the remaining fish is stored overnight. The reason for this stems from a pun, as the Chinese phrase 年年有魚/餘; (nián nián yǒu yú, or “every year there is fish/leftover”) is … Continue reading