Friday, June 19, 2015

Dumpling Day

Yesterday, for the first time, we brought the kids to the beach to celebrate the Chinese rice dumpling day.
In the olden days, folks would throng their beaches on this day and throw rice dumplings to the sea in accordance to the legend of the poet Qu Yuan.
But we did not have any to waste and our Lumut beach was quiet with only a handful of Chinese people. There were perhaps more folks who were there to fish, jog and rake out some clams.
Definitely nowhere as exciting as Kuala Belait or Seria beach.
But Eu and Qi enjoyed themselves and were especially thrilled to be driven home half naked as they were soaked through and full of sand.
Today, as we were having breakfast in one of the Seria’s kopitiam, we overheard a customer asking for dumplings. The shop owner drily replied that the dumpling makers needed their rest as yesterday they  “..Cho tau pan sze” (do until half dead!).
And that marked the end of dumpling day for this year!

*Originally posted in another blog on the 29th of May 2009*



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