汤圆day

AKA 元宵节

I can never recall what the actual name of this day is. It’s just 汤圆 day to my siblings and me LOL. We kinda remember festivals by the food we eat. Like 中秋节 is Mooncake festival, and omg I can’t remember what the dumpling festival is actually called. OH IT’S 端午节 right. This is quite terrible is it not teehee. My daddy would probably have my head if he knew.

Anyway as usual we went to my ah ma’s house to have dinner and eat 汤圆. I drove there both back and forth!!! One of the few times I’ve done so, because I usually feel too tired/lazy so daddy drives home instead. But I’ve been determined to prove myself so that I’ll be allowed to take the car out on my own. Tiny steps, tiny steps. Both drives were quite successful omg. First time my parents were q silent during the whole ride!!!!! HAPPY. I didn’t even have to ask if I was in the right lane that often or if I was going the right way. And they didn’t rly say anything about my driving skills omg. Happy happy 🙂 🙂

Sat around the TV and tried to talk to my cousins after dinner. It’s sometimes kinda hard to talk to my cousins because we lack common topics and we’re not exactly that close. That said tho, I still love them loads because family is family and there’s nobody else I’d love more. Okay except for the distant relatives whose name I don’t even know oops.

Okay actually the point of this post was to talk about the 汤圆. My ah ma makes by hand it every year and… tbh I never really liked it. But omg this year the 汤圆 was FABULOUS. Once I bit into it there would be this glorious burst of sweetness and then in the centre of the kinda tasteless flour and starchy meh-ness, there’s a rewarding little cube of slightly melted sugar. Then you bite into it and ALL THAT FLOUR IS INSIGNIFICANT IN THE PRESENCE OF THE. SUGAR. CUBE.

IS THAT NOT THE BEST TASTING THING EVER. I think I ate more 汤圆 this year than the previous years becos of how delighted my tastebuds were by the sugar hahaha.

No photos of the 汤圆 because it looks like every other photo everyone’s posting. But it’s special in that it’s made by my ah ma and shared by all her children and grandchildren ♥

Feeling kinda lucky because I’ll get to see my cousins again on Christmas. Even tho family gatherings are sometimes q awkward becos I don’t talk much to them, when I look around and see the faces of all these people who have seen me grow up, I can’t help but feel a little glow of warmth. It’s kinda like this is where I belong (to quote the NDP song).

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汤圆day

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