Growing up as a Chinese, Chinese New Year has always been a time for family gatherings.
This is especially so for my relatives who love to show off during family gatherings by cooking dishes with expensive ingredients. Every dish at the reunion dinner must have abalone, and this has been the same for many years.
I understand that abalone is a luxury ingredient and that it is a sign of prosperity. However, this has been the same for many years, and I get tired of eating the same ingredient 7 times during the reunion dinner.
My relatives want to act rich, but that means I have to suffer. I mean, I get it. It is a sign of prosperity and wealth, but eating the same ingredient over and over again really takes away the joy of a reunion dinner. I used to look forward to reunion dinner, but now it has become a chore.
The funny thing is that my relatives think that they are acting rich by cooking abalone. However, it is not really the best way to show off. I mean, there are other expensive ingredients that can be used to impress people. For example, lobster, sea cucumber and shark fin.
My relatives always say that abalone is the best way to show off and act rich. But I beg to differ. There are many other ways to show off and act rich. You can have a lavish dinner with expensive ingredients or you can show off your wealth by buying luxury items.
And that is why I am so tired of having the same ingredient 7 times during reunion dinner. I understand that it is a sign of prosperity and wealth, but it does not really impress people anymore. It is the same ingredient every single year, and it does not show off your wealth.
I understand why my relatives want to act rich during Chinese New Year. But I really wish that they would come up with something new and more creative. Showing off your wealth should not just be about buying expensive ingredients. It can also be about having a lavish dinner or buying luxury items.
But until then, I will have to suffer through reunion dinner with the same ingredient 7 times. I can already feel my stomach starting to turn at the thought of it.
EAT LIAO REALLY WANT PUKE.