Chinese New Year is around the corner and I am sure everyone is busy preparing, cleaning, shopping and getting ready for this auspicious festive. What I like about CNY is reunion dinner, where everyone comes home and gathers on table, feasting on good food. I always enjoyed helping in the kitchen cooking dishes for the reunion dinner, even before I was married.
After married, I spent most of my CNY reunion dinner in Kapit with hubby's family. I remember on my first trip to Kapit in 2004, we had our reunion dinner at home. Shark fin soup, steamed fish, roasted piglet, were some of the dishes prepared. We had a catering from a local restaurant while my MIL cooked hot & sour seafood soup and a vegetable dish to add to the menu. It was a big feast. I remember I ate a lot. First time as new member to the family, everyone kept picking food to me. I were too full beyond description till I could not move. And I had a hard time slept that night.
Not only having difficulty in sleeping, I had heartburn and indigestion. Must be overeating and maybe the super hot & sour soup that cause the heartburn and indigestion problem. I took some Chinese pills to soothe the discomfort but still I had a sleepless night on the eve and having the wake up so early for church mass that started at 8am, I looked like panda.
Since then I have to remind myself not to over eat. Do not eat after 90% full.