HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!!
Happy year of the Horse!
This is my first time spending Chinese New Year away from home. Although I wish I could get ang paus and mandarin oranges and CNY cookies/snacks. But nonetheless it was fun!
On Thursday night, CNY eve, Fanny, TennJoe, Kiri, Jo and I cooked dinner! We made super yummy chicken rice, stir fry vege and soy sauce chicken!
|Forgot to take photo before digging in oops!|
Friday night (chor yatt), a bunch of us went over to 'Sentosa' in Flushing for Malaysian dinner! Tummy satisfied.
|Long Beans Belacan, Char Kuey Teow, Tepanyaki Tofu, Kangkung Belacan, Hainanese Chicken|
39-07 Prince St #1F, New York, NY 11354
11am - 11.30pm Everyday
BRING CASH IF YOU'RE GOING THERE. They don't accept cards.
Saturday night I attended this CNY dinner by NYSA (New York Singapore Association). It was held in Royal Seafood Restaurant in Chinatown. The NYSA organizes CNY dinners every year. I found out about it from Fanny and decided to go (with the permission of my parents cuz it's not cheap). Singaporeans & PR students only need to pay USD30, so I had to pay USD50. But I would say it was totally worth it.
First of all, this was what I wore for the dinner. I haven't worn a Cheongsam for the longest time ever. Bought this last CNY though.
Cheongsam : Carrefour
Maxi Skirt : Charlotte Russe
Thigh High socks : Ebay
Heels : Charlotte Russe
Make up basically like the one I need for my Christmas look, but I replaced the lipstick with ELF Studio Moisturizing Lipstick in Pink Minx. Its a really pretty natural pink color
Maxi Skirts make my legs look so long
My heels from Charlotte Russe. Love how unique the heel is. plus it's a chunky heel so it should be a little comfier than stilettos.
Now to the dinner! It was actually pretty awesome!
|Lion Dance by Columbia Lion Dance Troupe|
|Typical Chinese restaurant and it was packed!|
I forgot to take a photo of the Yee Sang lol.
|Free flow Tiger beer|
|The bomb. This chicken was absolutely amazing.|
|The steam fish. Omg. Best fish I've eaten in the US.|
|Fanny and I!|
They had lucky draw (Raffle as they call it here), grand prize was SQ round trip tickets to Singapore. Obviously didn't win anything at all lol. Nonetheless it was a good dinner!
103 Mott St, New York, NY 10013
11am - 10pm everyday
After dinner we went for ice cream at Chinatown Ice cream Factory.
They have all sorts of exotic flavors like Durian, Red Bean, Mango, Pandan, Lychee etc. Obviously I bought the Durian one haha. Not very strong durian flavor but enough to suppress my durian cravings for now haha.
I shall post my hair post soon after this!