Jan 4, 2012

Hello 2012

Allo Allo!
Firstly, Happy New Year to all of you!!
We are soooo behind on visiting and blogging and its all thanks to the momster..
Anyways we're back and hopefully she'll be able to keep up and get blogging again else i would have to seriously consider hiring somefurry to replace her! If only the keyboard keys are not so close to one another, my paws are not suitable for this type of work..

Our new year celebration was a blast! I'm sure if you've visited Zackt's blog, you'd be able to see some of the actions on New Year's Eve. Mommy was quite occupied with cooking and serving plus entertaining that she didnt have time to snap pics. Thankfully Zackt's mommy brought along her flashy box.

Friends and fur buddies came over to our place for food and watched the fireworks at midnight. We pups get our share of the yummy cheese platter and managed to steal some of the beef stew which was left unattended..! :))

Just before midnight, everyone had chilled soba (buckwheat noodles), which is a Japanese custom. It is usually eaten as the last item on New Year's Eve. It symbolises the passing of the old year and the looking forward to the coming year. In Japanese culture, soba noodles have always symbolized good fortune. 

On New Year's day, we had rice cake breakfast. We just chilled at home and mom got a little sick but is doing better now. That left the dadster doing the cooking and cleaning around the house, while i did my part, which was lying down next to mommy, making sure she's all warm and comfy. :)

Here's some of the pics which we managed to snag;
mommy's home made beef stew
 some flowers for the house
korean pancakes, made by Zackt's mommy
mixed salad...
 handrolled sushi, made by mom's Japanese friend
 me in my annual red bow tie
Morning sun on New Year's Day
This was taken at the Japanese Association. 
It's called an Ikebana. (flower arrangement)

Kadomatsu (pine gate)
Traditional Japanese decoration for the New Year, usually in pairs, placed in front of the house, to welcome ancestral spirits and to bring good luck and prosperity. 

Mom and dad lunched on Japanese cuisine...(without me!) 

Our morning walk today;



Here's wishing that the new year will bring abundance good health and happiness to all!!


Cheers,
Maxx and mommy

8 comments:

Priscilla said...

Wow, your New Year celebration sounds so yummy and beautiful! I love chilled soba. Soba is my favourite noodles and I always order it whenever I dine in a Japanese restaurant. Well, I'm in love with Japanese cuisine, and I think it's the best cuisine.

Love those ikebana, beautiful flower arrangements!

ra husky said...

Happy new year huskerboo Maxx!! Play bows,

RA

The Army of Four said...

What a celebration! We loved seeing all the different food and flowers!
Luv,
Dave

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We love your new look, Maxx - and that blue background is one of Moms favorite shades of blue.

We love seeing the different ways different cultures celebrate. All that food looks sooooo good.

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

Did you get to try the Toshikoshi Soba, Maxx? #1 says she never understood why the Japanese all kinds of cold food when it is already col;d outside!!! I know it saves labour on the day but it requires so much of it before!

Woofs,
Tommy

Shane Kent Louis said...

happy New Year! I love your food, it looks so delicious and yummy woof!



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24 Paws of Love said...

Sounds like it was a wonderful way to bring the New Year. Such interesting traditions. We love hearing about them.

Happy New Year to you and Maxx and to a year of peace and prosperity. :)

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

WOWOWOWOOOOOO!!!
Soooooooooooo many delicious stuffs!!
We're drooooling!!!
HAppy happy happy New Year dear friends!!
WE LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!
Sweet golden hugs and licks!!
Mwahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh