Location: Home Sweet Home, Grampound Road
Photographer: Rowena Castillo Nicholls
Videographer: Rob Nicholls
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO MY FAMILY, RELATIVES and FRIENDS!!!
It’s been an enjoyable evening. Just me and Rob. We had our midnight dinner. Our 1st starter was LENTIL SOUP. Our 2nd starter was POMEGRANATE and CLEMENTINE salad. Our 1st main course was NOODLES with PORK and CABBAGE. Our 2nd main course was ROAST PORK and WILD RICE. We're sooo stuffed. We could not manage to eat the dessert. No more space in our tummy. We'll just have the CHOCOLATE CAKE, CHOCOLATE MOUSSE, MACARONI SALAD and the ULTIMATE CHEESEBOARD today.
We’ll just be chilling out at home and we’ll continue eating the rest of our food. Yum yum yum…
I have 13 different kinds of ROUND-SHAPED FRUIT on my fruits tray. In the Philippines, 13 round fruits are traditionally are eaten on New Year’s Day since 13 is considered a lucky numbers. The best part is that fruits are filled with lots of vitamins and nutrients and can also protect against certain types of cancer. LENTIL is for luck. With their coin-like appearance, lentils are a natural symbol for luck. BLACK-EYED PEAS is for success. Black-eyed peas represent success because each pea represents a coin and a whole serving equals prosperity. PORK is for progress. Eating pork on New Year's Day symbolizes progress in several countries, as the pig is known for pushing forward. NOODLES is for longevity. A long noodle represents a long life. CABBAGE is for prosperity. Greens of any sort symbolize the almighty dollar. Have some cabbage and prosper in the New Year. POMEGRANATE is for good health. With so many delicious seeds inside a pomegranate, it's easy to understand how it represents an abundance of health, fertility and prosperity. ORANGES is for abundance. The Chinese culture considers oranges to represent good fortune, wealth and gold. In addition, oranges naturally ripen this time of the year, so you'll also enjoy an abundance of vitamin C. GRAPES is for happiness. Try the Spanish and Portuguese tradition of eating 12 grapes at midnight on New Year's Eve - sweet ones supposedly lead to 12 happy months. Gold, Yellow and Brown are the colours for 2017, the year of the rooster.