Happy 2011

I welcomed 2011 with a big warm hug 🙂 This year is going to be such an exciting year that I am so giddy with excitement.

A lot of exciting things are happening. I vow to enjoy each day, one day at a time.

Just like Christmas is celebrated on Christmas Eve, my family always celebrate the New Year during New Year’s Eve.

A sampling of the food offering. Noodles for long life and sweet sticky rice for sweet tradition.



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More round fruits.


We start celebrating at dinner time and it goes on until the strike of midnight. I’ve learned over the years to pace myself when it comes to food and drinks since it can be a 5-6 hour celebration.

To entertain ourselves, we take lots of pictures. I love taking pictures with my family, but especially of my one and only niece.

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Then we dance….

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Then we drink and eat desserts…

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Then we play video games

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Then if we are still awake and standing at 11:59 pm., we start counting down to the New Year. Fun stuff!!

This morning breakfast was a mix of cooked oat bran topped with sweet sticky rice and peanut butter.


I love this sticky rice dish. It is made with cooked sticky rice, coconut milk and brown sugar.


Topped with the extra coconut glaze. Love it.

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I have a really bad case of sore throat this morning and cough, so the drink of choice is ginger juice with lemon and honey + medicine and vitamins.

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Another New Year’s day tradition is watching the Rose Parade in our pajamas. One of my favorite float this year was the 55 feet tall “30 Years of Pacman” float.

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Happy New Year. I wish you a healthy New Year and more blessings in the coming year. Cheers!!!


  1. Looks like you had a lot of fun celebrating! Happy new year!

  2. A great celebration for sure! Your family makes some AWESOME food! I want that rice. Your niece is totally adorable. We played Wii ast night too! Happy New Year!

  3. What a wonderful way to ring in the new year! I wish that we had some kind of tradition with my family but honestly, I can’t make it past 10pm! I am just not a night person. 🙂

    Happy New Year Lea! I hope that 2011 is a fantastic one for you!

  4. Happy New Year!!! I hope you have a wonderful 2011 filled with many blessinggs!

  5. Awwwwww – such cute pics!
    Your niece is adorable 🙂
    Happy New Year, girl!

  6. Looks like ya’ll had a great time!
    Happy New Year!!!!

  7. actorsdiet says:

    your family is so cute! i wish mine played video games together!

  8. Annette (Defiant Vegan) says:

    Hey Great Pics and Happy New Year to you and yours.

    I got up early to watch the Parade as well and they were beautiful.

    I have a sore throat as well and I’ve been drinking my Throat Tea with Ginger Root and my Superfood.

    Was getting a sore throat the very next day after Christmas I got up when I went to bet and noticed it so I drank my Superfood next day it was going away and another round of Champagne and partying so there you go that cancelled out my Medicinal Tea and what not and my Throat is just thrashed. LOL

    I should have stopped after Christmas but nope did I listen? O.o

    Well I hope you feel better.



  9. Happy New Year! Love seeing all the good food! We played Wii after eating dinner too! So much fun. 🙂

  10. Can I please come eat at your house during the holidays?! Your food looks so exotic and amazing. The sticky rice and noodle dishes especially are making me drool.

  11. movesnmunchies says:

    that sticky rice dish looks YUMMY! looks like you had a great celebration 🙂

  12. Happy New Year! I hope you are feeling better!

  13. your family is sooooo cute!

  14. Happy New Year!

  15. Your niece is the cutest thing EVER! Looks like a fun night 🙂


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