Malaysia Airlines organized an yee sang dinner for bloggers at Mum’s Place. There were 25 bloggers in attendance occupying three tables – most of them familiar faces, but I met a couple of bloggers that I haven’t seen IRL before. It was fun! It’s my first yee sang dinner of the year.
The yee sang with salmon!
It’s a tradition in Singapore and Malaysia to lau sang during Chinese New Year. It’s supposed to kickstart an auspicious new year by collectively mixing the ingredients with chopsticks while chanting phrases like “prosperity in the year to come” and all that. :)
I just like the colors of the dish and the community aspects.
Steamed rice was served and a plethora of dishes came in quick succession after that. I love the huge prawns – very juicy and succulent.
Another highlight is the Assam Fish. It’s fabulous!
Other memorable dishes were the chicken curry, vegetables, delicious beef slices and the desserts. I had a banana split.
Camwhoring time was scheduled after dinner.
Lots of familiar faces here…
…and people I haven’t met before or haven’t seen in a long time.
Miscellaneous group photos.
Eh, dun la mug me after I just got mugged.
Miss Wai Fong who hosted the dinner. Thanks!
MAS was also very receptive to suggestions on how to improve their service – I offered an experience when I was flying KL – Melbourne on New Year’s Eve and nothing happened at 12 AM. Most of the passengers were left hanging, awake and waiting for some sort of in-flight celebration, but the New Year passed with nary a peep. They took note of that, so I hope your NYE’s flight would be filled with merriment (or at least some party favors and an announcement). ;)
MAS was kind enough to give us all some home made pineapple tarts and a gift pack containing a diary, a DVD and a nifty red USB drive that can be twisted around your wrist like a bracelet. Nice!
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Eevon just sent me the wittiest offline comment a.k.a. text message this morning alerting me to a disastrous typo. Okay, it’s DIARY, not DAIRY. Amended. :)