On the second day of the new year, we attended the 80th birthday party of an elder in a 5-star hotel. It was also his company's 50th anniversary, a double happiness celebration for this entrepreneur.

A magician circulated among the guests, entertaining us with an inimitable range of magic tricks. At such close range, we thought we could catch his every quick move. Amazing that he could "get away" with his magic tricks, despite many pairs of eyes watching him like a hawk. LOL

The family custom ordered a special cake for the birthday man ..... a fabulous cake that came with a gold dusted dragon for an octogenarian. Wow.

After the buffet lunch, we were confronted with a heavy downpour. We walked to Ngee Ann City using the underground linkway to shop for Lunar New Year goodies at the Chinese New Year festive fair. We met our Hainan kinsmen who were selling pineapple tarts and other yummy festive biscuits. Bought some cookies from her to give our support.

There was an array of festive cookies and snacks to choose from at the fair. We sampled a few varieties of cookies and ordered some to present to our relatives.

There is an ongoing Winter Hokkaido Fair at Takashimaya Departmental Store where seafood from the island is flown in specially for this fair. I like the cooked squids and Saba fish best.

I might have to return for the seafood and Saba bentos as I had a heavy lunch and couldn't eat any more. LOL