As our usual tradition, the entire
Cheung clan assembled at the homestead in Aruba for our annual
New Year holiday.
We travelled to Aruba together with the my sister's family.
For our first dinner there, Ah Mah bought some Caribbean
lobsters. She bought
three from a street vendor. They were a total of 13 pounds and
Mom prepared them Chinese style (chopped and fried in ginger and
garlic). They were de-eeelicious,
and fed 11 people and we even had some leftovers.
The boys and me in the open patio.
At the New Year dinner hosted by Auntie Lim, Debbie delighted us
with her violin playing. She has only been playing for three
years and has had
The lively violin music caused Pete and Ali to break into some clowning around
Stephanie holding a paper flower making class with the help of Auntie R.
In 2004, Hurricane
passed near Aruba and changed the nature of Baby Beach.
We were glad to personally visit to see that
most of its natural beauty has remained.
We were invited to brunch at the Radisson by the Posner's, and were
able to catch the morning greeting session
with the exotic birds.
As is Mom's tradition, she holds an annual New Year dinner of our
own. Here she is frying up her
famous stuffed egg-plant. Yumm!