Back in Indonesia, we celebrated various different cultures and beliefs. One of them is the Lunar New Year, or better know as Hari Raya Imlek by our folks back home.
Yesterday, February 19th, marked a new beginning of the lunar calendar as we welcomed the year of the goat! Permias Purdue was given the opportunity to collaborate with Purdue's Windsor dining court on advising the specialty fares to be prepared that are synonymous with Lunar New Year celebration in Indonesia.
Meanwhile, today, the Permias family gathered to have a Lunar New Year dinner together. It was a wonderful way as we could finally have a breathe of fresh air after a long week of school and working. Being a special occasion, Permias Purdue had ordered delicious Chinese food from the local restaurant; and to show our gratitude for the tremendous efforts we have been receiving, registered Permias members were welcomed to join the food for free.
Although we are far away from home and were not able to collect our red packets, we could still gather in the warmth of the family away from home! This was the first Permias Purdue event for the spring semester and many members were able to catch up with one another. Apology to the venue host if we were a bit too loud , it was a challenge to not let the fun exploded especially as we had prepared a few minigames, including orange hunt (it's like Easter egg hunt with a twist!), chopstick challenge, and Chinese-zodiac-theme-bingo. The Permias Purdue family members sure have many talents, including cooking! The participating dishes for the cooking competition included roast bbq pork and gado-gado....yum!
Thank you everyone for celebrating the lunar new year with us! We hope you all had as much fun as we did. It's still chilly out there so stay warm and all the best for the spring semester! 谢谢你们！恭喜发财，新年快乐！