The New Year is round the corner….. Fat Dragon & I are still working off the excesses of last X’mas weekend ~ with food holding on to the lead role … OMG, the food ‘cast’ was endless, we had turkey, siew yok, 2 different pastas, roast chickens, assam fish, butter cakes, fish fillets stuffed with mushrooms, Bonafie pies, strawberry tarts, pigs in blankets, bruscettas …….. washed down with some toddy (yes, fermented coconut juice), wines, coffees & teas. Needless to say they have all made handsome contributions to our waistlines. My sincerest thanks to organisers of this year’s lunch and dinner organisers for pampering us with yummy food & lavish gifts ….
Ironically whilst we were having a hullabaloo time … the 26th of Dec marked the 5th anniversary of the Tsunami …. Excess vs deprivation … Celebration vs. Mourning .. A sobering thought indeed.
…. and in the midst of this glorious food fiesta, YP came up brilliant suggestion! She felt that on X’mas days some time in the future, we should actually go to a home for the elderly or even an orphanage with gifts & goodies as a ‘pay it forward’ gesture. Why not? Why don’t we share our excesses with the underprivileged. We could always wine and dine, after … in celebration. Not too much to ask really.
Could 2010 be the start to a definitive new year, one filled with giving, instead of overindulging & stuffing ourselves? Hmmm… food for thought ~ pun intended.
I salute YP for coming up with this suggestion. It’s a shame none of us thought about it earlier. Thanks YP …. !
p.s. Have a great 2010 everyone!