Today is Dumpling Festival @ DragonBoat Festival.
*Click on links to learn more about the history of these Chinese Festivals*
Most families eat rice dumplings in the shape of triangular, with fillings inside. With choice of meat or vegetarian.
The older generation still makes their own dumplings. However I make terrible ones with the rice fillings spilling out all over the place! My MIL barred me from helping her with them. Which in this case, is fine with me :P
My job is only to EAT them!!!
My MIL makes great bak-zhangs (dumplings) with fatty meat and lots of chestnuts. Whenever we go over we'll definitely takes lots of these home and have them over the next couple of days. As a meal or a snack.
We also celebrated my Almighty's Queen birthday last night. With a great vegetarian buffet at one of the hotels. Didn't manage to take any pictures of the food, we were all starving by the time there was a table available :P
We bought her a set of mother of pearl earrings with matching pendant. I hope she likes them :)
It occurred to me recently, while making a video slide show for her consisting of our family pictures that age is catching up with my Almighty Queen. It scares me! Serious!
It's hard not to notice both my kids are growing up everyday...FAST! But it slipped my mind that at the same time, everyone else grows as well.
Call me chicken! But it's a scary thought for me to see my very own parents getting old with age.
My Other WSS here.