Friday, February 23, 2007

Chinese New Year

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!
Well, it has been a Piggish CNY for me so far. Ahhh...the blessed life of a pig! Hehehe...so aside from being a pig at home over the past two weeks, I have been spring cleaning the house. Man, I didn't realise that the things which I have moved back from the condominium in Cheras have been lying in the exact place where I left them since 9 months ago! Since those things are mine, it is only natural that no one dared to move them for fear that I would blame them when I cannot find my things. Hehehe... So, after ploghing through the piles of old notes and magazines for 3 days, I had a valid excuse to rest for the rest of my holidays and to do my assignment slowly. ^O^
This year, for the first time in the 20 over years of my life, my grandmother did not spend the Chinese New Year with us. Well, as to why she didn't spend the New Year's with us: it is a long story involving hunger, depression, cold-war and Oscars. Hehehe..I think I can actually write great playscript with what I observe happening around me! :P All those ingredients can surely make an award-winning piece, don't you think? Hehehe...
So anyway, we had a quiet but happy CNY. Sure, it feels funny not to have Grandma and the family, cousins, second cousins and third cousins coming to visit, but it was rather pleasant. I still remember how I had to find a place to rest after greeting the nth vistor, only to find my room invaded by my aunts and cousins who wanted to rest too. This year however, my family and I had the chance to rest and only start greeting visitors (my uncles and aunts) in the late morning.
True, you may think that this is not the way to celebrate CNY but when you think about it again, what is there to celebrate REALLY? There's no spring in Malaysia and we can no longer scare off the "evil monster which comes every spring" with fire crackers anymore. The whole point of celebrating CNY(that is to welcome spring and to ward off evil for a better year) seem to be no longer "celebrate-able"/applicable here in Malaysia. The only things that mean "CNY is here!" these days are the mandarin oranges, new clothes and for those who are unmarried, the ang paus.
Of course, I am not saying that I do not enjoy receiving ang paus, having the occasional new clothes and eating the mandarin oranges by crates! It's just that, CNY no longer feel like CNY anymore as I grow older. Even gathering with friends no longer sound as attractive as before (but I think this year's gathering was great. Will blog about it later)...I think I am growing OLD. Oh noooooo....
Ok, I'd better go tie two pony tails, wear new clothes and try to enjoy CNY like before!! Haha...yes, I'm still very young! :P

1 comment:

Adrian said...

I'll go for the ang paus.....the bigger the note the better.. =3 As for me here in ukraine, i kinda miss the lion dance esp the professional ones where the lions actually do some acrobatic stunts...