Monday 30 December 2013

Joyful 2014!

The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy.Psalm 126:3.
This is my New Year wish, A Joyful New Year. I do not want it to be happy, for happy is only a fleeting moment, a temporal moment depending on circumstances and other people.

The word Joy comes from the Greek root word chara which means to be exceedingly glad. The bible says in James 1:2,"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds," Everyone of us, rich and poor, has trials in our lives. There are  much sadness,bitterness,betrayal and anger in our encountered trials, but why God wants us to consider it all  joy?
James 1:3-4 gives us a clue,"Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."This deep abiding joy comes when we persevere trials with God's help and our faith matures and is strengthened.

Joy is true contentment that comes from internal factor like our faith. So even in the midst of our lives of many ups and downs, joy is still present, giving you peace and contentment.

       A Joyful New Year to One And All!

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. This seems like a rude thing to do in a restaurant. Almost everyone was doing this in this famous roast goose restaurant. I don't think it helps to disinfect the cutlery but we did it for some fun while waiting for the food.

Sham Tseng Chan Kee Roast Goose (深井陈记烧鹅)

One Dim Sum(一点心)

Teochew style soon kueh

Mango and coconut roll

Mak's Noodle(麦奀雲吞麵世家) 

Hing Kee Claypot Rice (興記煲仔飯)

Oyster Pancake

Chicken and Sausage claypot

Australian Dairy

Scrambled Egg and Toast

Cold Egg White Pudding

Kam Wah Cafe

Chicken Wings

Flaky Egg Tart

Bo Lo Yau



 Garlic Prawns

Tai Cheong Bakery

Buttery Egg Tart

Eating good food is Happiness. Eating with our loved ones is Joy.  The joy of having eaten good food with our loved ones is cherished in our hearts forever.


  1. now that you mentioned, i recall that i've come across some old chinese restaurants who will hand over a bowl of hot water and people will just rinse their fork and spoon in it..not so much nowadays but it's quite a norm to 'soak' the tea cups in a dim sum restaurant...:D

    wishing you a joyful new year!

    1. Lena, A Joyful New Year to you and family too!

  2. Hi Lian,

    Wishing you and your loved ones a great 2014 ahead! Cheers!

    1. Alvin, A joyful new year to you and family:-)

  3. Happy 2014, Lian!

    What a great way to start a new year! Feasting!!!


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