Chinese New Year means a treasured opportunity to reconnect with loved ones.
These pictures are of my maternal grandparents and a master list of phone numbers in the house they once lived. My grandfather, affectionately known as "Ah Kong", passed away when I was 12 years old. My grandmother or "Ah Ma" followed some ten years later.
Sadly, I never really got to know both of them. But every time I stepped into their house, I could feel that their spirits are still alive through their children (14 in total, some given away), grandchildren and great grandchildren.
As part of family tradition, relative members gather at Ah Kong's and Ah Ma's house on the second day of Chinese New Year, each household bringing a dish to share. It's a day of eating, drinking. chatting and perhaps a little gossiping.
All trying to catch up on lost time and reconnect as a family.