February 12, 2018, by Lisa Chin
An early Chinese New Year Celebration
Our annual Chinese New Year celebration for postgraduate students was held on 7 February 2018. It was a celebration in advance before everyone is off for the holidays. The postgraduate students seemed to appreciate the avenue to have an early festive luncheon in celebration of the Chinese lunar calendar’s most important festival.
Although the food was delivered late, it did not break our tradition of stirring and tossing Yee Sang, also known as Spring Toss. Yee Sang literally means ‘raw fish’ but its pronunciation in Chinese carries an entirely different meaning which is ‘increase in abundance’. Thus, Yee Sang became a tradition synonym with abundance, prosperity and vigour.
We would like to once again apologise for the food delay and we sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding. Nevertheless, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who came and celebrated with us.
May the Year of the Dog be filled with auspiciousness for all of us! Gong Xi Fa Cai