So because I've been away from cyberspace for so long, it's now time to catch up on some long overdue updates!
Zara at 5 Weeks
About 2 weeks after Zara had her Cukur Jambul, we decided it would be apt to also recognise her Chinese heritage by celebrating her Full Moon. For those who don't already know, this is basically just a celebration of baby's one month anniversary.
Zara's Abah all dressed up for the occasion!
A Full Moon is usually only a family affair, and for those who aren't able to join in, the customary ang koo ker (sticky red cakes filled with lotus seed, peanuts or red bean paste), red boiled eggs and sometimes, a roast chicken are delivered by hand.
We decided to buck tradition somewhat with Zara's Full Moon, thanks to Mum, who wanted to throw in her Australian roots to the already mixed proceedings with a teatime feast that included lamingtons, corn quiche and avocado salad, apple danish, sausage pastries and a whole bunch of other yummy stuff (thanks Mum!).
And to fulfill the traditional end (and my Uncle's craving for ang koo ker), we sent everyone home with a halal box of ang koo ker, red eggs and egg tarts, which I discovered at Bee's.
It was a simple do but Mum outdid herself with the table settings and by baking everything herself, which I feel bad about because normally I'm the one standing right next to her putting everything together.
Sar Kor and Sar Chek enjoying the Aussie Full Moon Feast
In the end, we had a good time, and everyone was excited to meet our little grumpy puss, who despite being dressed very sweetly in white, was sour faced most of the evening. At just five weeks, she must have been stressed out by all these strange people wanting to coo at and carry her. But she was still a hero and held up well!
Zara happy that it's over! Hi 5 Mummy!
Happy (very) belated one month birthday my little Zara!