There are just so many different school of thoughts when it comes to 过大礼 (Guo Da Li). In fact Mr Oops and myself were clueless right from the start. It was through reading and understanding before we finally come to an agreement on the type of betrothal ceremony we want.
I respect the intention of having of a betrothal ceremony. But the most annoying thing about preparing betrothal gifts is the massive number of items required for a "complete" ceremony.That sure gets on one's nerves.
If you want to have a better understanding of the betrothal gifts and the meaning of each individual item (specifically for the Teochews and Hokkiens), I feel that this website by topphotography.com.sg offers the best knowledge thus far. So do hop over to this website if you want the full complete list.
For this post, I'm not going to repeat what many other websites have been saying. I am here to relook at some prominent items in the betrothal gifts and offer you some alternati…
Project Xi Bing (wedding biscuits aka wedding cakes) is an initiative by Mrs To-Be-OOPS (which is me!) when it's time to scout for her own wedding xi bings. As there are too many choices when it comes to xi bing, I decided to focus mine on Teochew xi bings. I strongly believe that every cultural wedding traditions and customs are there for a reason. For the Teochews, the little round bean paste pastries (aka dou sha bings) and assorted sweets are given because it symbolises 圆圆满满 (perfect and successful marriage) and 甜甜蜜蜜 (sweet marriage). They are often packed nicely and distributed to relatives and friends. I tried googling on the internet for reviews but they were quite limited. On the other hand, my fiance's parents prefer the old school buttercream cakes. 2 very different types of wedding cakes! As such, my aim is to source around Singapore for xi bing with the BEST DEAL.
What will make up the BEST DEAL?
My reviews will be based on 4 main criterias: Packagi…
You haven't been to Taichung if you haven't visited Feng Jia Night Market! This night market is still one of the biggest night markets in Taiwan and also the budding ground for innovative and yummy street food. There were hundreds of stalls and food varieties. It did not help when almost every stall's food looked super appealing! I probably needed 88 tummies to finish tasting everything!
To help fellow readers who have limited stomach space like me, I had collated the 2016 Top 7 Must Eat in Feng Jia Night Market.Be warned... you would need to queue at every single stall!
1) JiaBar : The Secret Life of A Cat (甲霸的秘密生活)
What to order: Butterfly Pea Flower And Lemon Tea（蝶豆花柠檬茶）@ NT60
This bar in Fengjia night market sold alcoholic drinks and mixers. But their latest drinks would be the multi-coloured tea! Initially we were pretty skeptical about the drink because we thought it was just another coloured sugar syrup drink for gimmick purposes. Later on…