Well, it looks like I am housebound this Chinese New Year (CNY). Although I am somewhat recovered (80% recovery by my own assessment) from the herniated disc, I have to rest and not do anything to stress my back.
With this condition, I cannot bake cookies. What a bummer. But never mind lah. Perhaps this is God's way of giving me a relaxing CNY. I can absolve myself from the usual obligations and simply LEPAK to my heart's content heh..heh... Must think positive mah....
So how are you doing? Those of you celebrating the festivities must be quite busy running here and there getting supplies, delivering gifts and perhaps baking and cooking up a storm. Not to mention going for pre-CNY makan and all.
My auntie in NZ has been baking.
Her kueh bangkit, unfortunately according to her, were a failure. Knowing my auntie, she will try and try again until she gets it right.
The only thing resembling CNY in my house are these. Oh yes, my brother (who ran away to Kuala Terengganu without telling me) also gave me bak kwa which I have stashed in the freezer so that they last longer.
My other brother dropped by today to give me a box of oranges (including a box for our younger brother) and a packet of large frozen prawns (ooohh..la...la....). I had nothing to give him except for a couple of packets of cashew nuts, almonds and a bottle of macadamia nuts.
I had the same thing for dinner, all the while thinking of this.
This was the Sumo Chicken Pizza from US Pizza via Grabfood which I had some two weeks ago. Prior to that I had another pizza which I can't remember the name.