Happy winter solstice! Family good health and happiness!
橫讀， 跳讀， 倒續，
♥ ♥ Here is the winter solstice tomorrow I'll take eight tablets of sweet dumplings on Oh! ♥ First: health. ♥ ♥ Second: comfort. ♥ ♥ Third: Phuc. ♥ ♥ Four grains: margin full. ♥ ♥ V size: money. ♥ ♥ Sixth wealth. ♥ ♥ Seventh: Fushun. ♥ ♥ Eighth: a success. ♥ ♥ Your direct-reading ... ♥ Read-across, ♥ reading, ♥, and have my full blessing ♥ ♥ ♥
To celebrate, round dumplings with bean paste filling is cooked in sweetened ginger syrup and eaten with family after prayers. It is the last festival of the year before a new year starts.
This must be a new take on the dumplings: choclolate filling.
In my household which is Teochew (my married family) we
do not celebrate. I remember my late mother to visit me
shortly after I got married and asked me "Mei Mei, did you
quotong? (celebrate winter solstice) or cho chuek" I realised
then, that winter Solstice had passed and not a round
dumpling passed my lips hehehe....
Winter Solstice is also my only brother's birthday: happy
birthday, Bro, everybody is celebrating with you!!!