I did not attend the Genesys Chinese New Year (CNY) lunch on February 3. I did nurture apprehensions of me being dubbed anti-social, but it was a staff event, most of whom I meet almost every day.
I opted for vegetarian food – mushroom soup, variety after variety of mushroom-based dishes, fried tofu, noodles, cauliflower fries, desserts (fruit purée/juicy fruit salad, sticky peanut cake), etc.
This being the first Friday after Ash Wednesday (Feb. 10), I wanted to avoid meat. Also, I am not accustomed to going beyond my comfort zone.
The non-vegetarian food included what will have been a succulent, rich range for those who love it – abalone with mushrooms, cod with lemongrass, crab meat, roasted pork, cabbage-wrapped chicken with ginseng and countless more dishes.
It was a good experience – I got to meet a few of my former colleagues with the companies they represent being Genesys partners.
G Joslin Vethakumar