Happy Chinese New Year!!!
I shouldn't be here blogging right now when thefockers are all together in merriment in the next room.
Will join them soon but first, how was your CNY celebrations so far?
It's the 2nd day of the lunar new year now and so far, my reunion dinners with both sides of the family went pretty swell!
Small, but close-knitted immediate family reunion dinner
And yes, my maid IS part of the family. She has practically helped mom raise me ever since I was a child of 3. No matter how small this family might seem, this is one that I'm proud to belong to and it has always been this way 😀
I had fun playing with firecrackers at my porch!
Dad bought back lotsa different types. I don't know if it's even legal but I reckon these are the harmless ones.
We played with sparklers, fizzy firecrackers, pop-pop and other variants of such.
It was fun to watch it fizzle and sparkle into flames!
Oh and dad burnt his finger cos he lighted one of the firecrackers up the wrong way.
What's really fun was that we played it with our opposite neighbour too, they were Indians by the way. 1 Malaysia celebrating in the spirit of Chinese New Year! Nice sight to see
(Pardon the narcissistic tee. It was a gift)
Still have lotsa 'bai nien' (visiting) at other relatives' houses, lotsa 'kam' (Mandarin Oranges) to stuff my face with, more lion dances to watch, more angpows (red packets) to collect, more CNY cookies to binge on, more gambling to play, more lou sang (some signature CNY dish which idk how to describe)… and the list goes on.
The BIG dinner with the rest of thefockers isn't until tomorrow where everyone can gather together. It's gonna be held in conjunction with granny's birthday too. So, no pictures yet till tomorrow night! 😀
Long yellow noodles to apparently symbolize longeveity
To sum it all up, Chinese New Year every year, just like Christmas, spells nothing to me but family
As I will be leaving my home to the land of Down Under for roughly half a year, I would miss nothing more than the comfort and warmth of my own loved ones. But as they say, every bird has gotta leave its nest for a while and my next scheme would be rockin' up Melbourne one day at a time.
Here's to hoping I don't get homesick.
with a Choy Sun (God of Prosperity) soft toy!
In the meantime, I can't wait for Sunday's CNY reunion dinner with thehomies in Tannie's house.
Cheers! Gong Xi Fa Chai 😀
Goooooongggggg xiiiiiiiiii faaaaaaaaaaaa caaaaaaaaaaai!!! Ok, now where’s my angpau? 😛
Love zefockers and I’m a big fan of your mom 😛 But shhh.. don’t tell her. It’s purely admiration for her youthfullness and coolness, nothing more. Besides, she looks younger every year, how cool is that? You’re lucky to have your genes. But if something goes wrong, when you age and young guys bully you, just call your papa, he can throw some firecrackers at them… and smoke at the same time! How cool is that? 😉 You have an awesome family and you shine more and more. Not sure, what they put in your food, but it sure darn makes you 6666ay by the day. Keep on rockin’ the bunnies this year, k, hare hare hare.. I mean hehehe
ps: This was really silly, but what the hay.. it’s new year 😛
haha! i dont need to tell her, she reads my blog n its comments by herself 😛
and yea, my late grandpa has passed down his “young” jeans. Mom inherited it, and hopefully i do too.
LOL dad’s pretty damn protective by nature. dont give him any more ideas 😛
oh and i noticed you’ve gotten urself pretty involved in the chinese culture ey 🙂 who knows, mebbe next yr or the year after, u’ll be celebrating one urself too! hop hop hop!
Oops, hope your mum doesn’t read this comment, I was too silly. I lost face, haha 😛
she read!!! 😛 😛 and she laughed hehehehee
happy chinese new year jessica! nice reunion
same to u too! thanks 🙂 have a good one with ur family too!
Jess, Gong Xi Fa Cai! Qu Nian Kwai Lok! (I hope I got that right. If I got it wrong.. my apologies!)
And in honour of the Chinese custom and tradition, YOU should reward me with a BIG angpow since I’m 38 and not married (boo-hoo..).
Anyhow, have fun celebrating it with you family, friends, and boyfie. Cheers! 🙂
thanks!!! well hmmmm… since i aint that good in Chinese myself, i wouldn’t know if u got it right or not! 😛 but it SOUNDS correct when read out la 😛 hahaha!
LOL but i myself am not married how to give u angpow! no fair 😛 go buy urself a bride from vietnam muahaha.
and yes, i will have fun celebrating it with them, after all.. there are 15 days of CNY lol! 😀 😀 cheers!
wow! nice CNY celebrations! I like ur red hair btw! suits u! =P
hehe thanks! 😀 i hope urs went just as well too! 😀 gong xi fa chai!