Today is the first day of Chinese New Year 2012. After a year of hard work, it’s time to reap the harvest and enter the new Dragon year! Here’s wishing everyone, firstly, healthy body and joyful mood, good finances and fearless mind, and to our country, there’s only one word I wish for: CHANGE!!!! Enough is enough, and I’m way beyond angry of what is happening in Malaysia, but I hope to channel this anger into positive force to change the country into a better place for all of us! Have a fearless and powerful Dragon New Year everyone!
I have been really really busy for the past couple of months, busy organizing civil rights activities and also with work. Here are some pineapple tarts that I managed to squeeze time to make before Chinese New Year.
A friend of mine said that the one with the shape of the pineapple actually looks like dragon tail, so he called them Dragon Tail cookies haha…
In Chinese, pineapple is known as 黄梨 in Malaysia, which literally means “yellow pear”. Hence, this year I’m making this “yellow pear” tarts as yellow is the colour of democracy and media freedom in Malaysia, since Bersih 2.0. In Hokkien, pineapple is pronounced as “ong lai”, phonetically similar to “旺来”，literally meaning “here comes prosperity”. With these double symbolic meanings in mind, here’s wishing everyone a wonderful Chinese New Year celebration, eat lots, have fun and most importantly, stay safe and together we make this country a better place!
I’ll leave you with the photos of the tarts I’ve made, and I’ll be going back to my hometown Teluk Intan to visit my relatives and savour the local food, especially Chee Cheong Fun! Have a great holiday everyone!