CNY Moscow

CHINESE NEW YEAR is fondly celebrated at home in KL all my growing up years, and now also in Malacca after I got married.

While the celebration away from home is just not the same, we do have some fond memories of CNY when in Moscow (and earlier in Washington DC and later in Hong Kong).

RED ALERT… guests in red attires during our CNY open house in Moscow on 18 Feb 2007.

RED ALERT… guests in red attires during our CNY open house in Moscow on 18 Feb 2007.

The ladies posed for a pix.

The ladies posed for a pix.

(L) The men who were also colleagues, having a good chat away from the office; (R) Other guests.

(L) The men who were also colleagues, having a good chat away from the office; (R) Other guests.

(L-R) More neighbours, friends and colleagues.

(L-R) More neighbours, friends and colleagues.

Doctors in a row… (L-R) Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor ; Dr. Faiz Khaleed and then-doctor-in-the-making Melvin.

Doctors in a row… (L-R) Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor ; Dr. Faiz Khaleed and then-doctor-in-the-making Melvin.

Some of the guests in the living room upstairs (photo courtesy of KathrinM).

Some of the guests in the living room upstairs (photo courtesy of KathrinM).

Before and after pictures of the main dish – a whole roasted lamb and pilaf rice.

Before and after pictures of the main dish – a whole roasted lamb and pilaf rice.

Festive cookies and kuih, many kindly contributed by neighbours :-)

Festive cookies and kuih, some kindly contributed by neighbours 🙂

A week later on 24th February 2007, we held a CNY lunch for the local staff, thankful that they came despite that Saturday being a very cold snowy day… then again, what is a little snow to the locals, anyway 🙂

CNY lunch at home on 24 February 2007.

CNY lunch at home on 24 February 2007.

The local staff partook in karaoke and even entertained on the piano.

The local staff partook in karaoke and even entertained on the piano.

M was the only child there and got quite a bit of attention from the guests.

M was the only child there and got quite a bit of attention from the guests.

More photos with the local staff (24 February 2007).

More photos with the local staff (24 February 2007).

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