Two weeks ago I was asked to make parcels for Man Yue. What is Man Yue? It’s the first month celebration of newborn. This is a strong Chinese culture in which mom has to take 30 day home rest after giving birth (can’t leave the house and has to be bundled up from head to toe, if possible not to wash hair too) and baby has to adjust itself to the new world. Then at the end of the Man Yue, you suppose to celebrate. People shave the baby hair and give regiment to make it grow thicker. The old folks keep the tradition alive with red eggs, home made glutinous rice and ang ku cake. The young generation makes the tradition simpler with a quick order by phone or internet.
Here’s my version of Man Yue parcel, a modernize of traditional culture.
|by Twist n Swirl|
|by Style Fragments|
|from Singapura daily photo blo|
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