On the second day of the 10 Days of Chinese New Year Celebration, I followed the path of a Year 8 native Mandarin class through their journey of dumpling making in the newly built cooking room located in the primary school. Dumplings are one of the delicacies of Chinese New Year and symbolise reunion. Even though most students had little to no experience in dumpling making, the students had an adventurous time fiddling with them to create all sorts of shapes and made sure that they didn’t break open, the reason for this is because if broken, it would not be a ‘complete’ reunion. “I have made six dumplings today and they were delicious!” exclaimed Daniel Hawkins, a member of the class. The students gathered together around the steaming pot as Ms. Xie kindly deliver the finished dumplings one by one, each excited to get a taste of their very own handmade dumplings.
- Frederick Tsao 8P