It’s the Chinese New Year: Year of the Ox! And I guess the Korean New Year, too. [I’ve always been saying “Chinese New Year” assuming that all the Asians who celebrate it are Chinese. But Bryan reminded me that Koreans celebrate it, too, and I guess they’re more PC about this because they call it the Lunar New Year.]
Oh, well. Here is another one of my attempts to recreate the Chinese New Year 氣氛 “atmosphere” away from all the family back home: rolled oat cookies! These super delicious yummies, first introduced to the YAP family by my Aunt Christine years ago, have pretty much had their presence in our YAP homes every New Year, along with the other typical goodies like pineapple tarts, little curry puff like cookies, coconut cookies, pork jerkies (bah-kuah; WAAaay better than beef jerkies), etc.
And as you can imagine, I’ve been gobbling down a mixture of these cookies and pineapple tarts that I made a couple days before, to “celebrate” the festive occasion. Got to hit the swimming pool or the running track sooon.
步步高升，身體健康！！(Reach to greater heights, and stay healthy! — well, do that after the Chinese New Year feasting.)