(it means ATTENTION larr~)
(it means ATTENTION larr~)
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Well, it's been a really extraordinary Chinese New Year indeed and there's many reasons why I said that.
1) Didn't get drunk
2) Had to work to get an ang pow (no kidding)
3) Cuzzies don't look cute anymore
4) I don't look cute anymore *sad*
5) Played childhood games
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There, see. I managed to get it to 10. How cool is that?
On the first day of Chinese New Year, it is customary that the family must visit all father-side relatives and I believe most of my generation, our parents have lots and lots of siblings (average of 8). With that, it's easy to say that our grandfathers were really *ahem* 'strong'. Unfortunately, the same can't be said about our own parents as the results can be seen clearly (average of 2). ahaks~
Chinese New Year 2006 family pic
That was bad. Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that I have lots of uncles and aunts. So naturally, most of my parents siblings would meet at the oldest sibling's house. Thus, we went to my oldest aunt's house. Collect ang pows. Chit chat here and there. Run away before old people start talking about relationships. Repeat for all houses visited. ahaks Here are some pictures of my dad's side.
food... food... food...
morons... morons... morons...
used-to-be-cute cuzzies and my niece
cuzzie Keith Tan and cuzzie Rachel Liu
of course i cant get drunk if i keep drinking that
dad and older uncle comparing spare tyres
I love the spirit of the holiday and I do love the food that comes with it. ahaks~ But you know, every year feels so routine that the meaning and the spirit of it seems to slowly fade away...
Geowayne, Su Pheen and meeeee.. meeeee!! MEEEE!!!
And now for my mother's side. Second day of Chinese New Year is reserved for my mother's side as the Hakka tradition dictates. I may not speak much of the Hakka language but I do my best to honour the traditions. After all, without the traditions, what is there left of the Chinese people's pride?... Damn I'm good at those one-shot profound moments.
cuzzie of year '86
Well, basically on the the second day of CNY, my family would drive down to a place call Asahan. It's somewhere near the Jasin town but I guess none of that matters. It's a kampung area after all.
3 sisters (the oldest bro is a really huge buffalo)
I love my grandma. I enjoy going back to my roots and reflect on my soul. I like going to this place called Asahan and unlike many youths, I like going to my grandma's house. Hmmmm~ This calls for... *drum roll* FLASH BACK!
we used to be cute - now we're old
Since I was small, cute little kid (i'm still cute) I would always come to this place call Asahan, visit my grandma and play with all my cuzzies. It's always fun coming here as there's no limit of our 'play-space'. You see, my grandma's house is connected to a primary school, literally. So we can go to the school any time we like and do as we please. Muahahahaha~ It's big enough for more than 15 kids to play hide and seek all day long. We can eat there, sleep there, and shi.. never mind. *sigh* I miss those days.
But, it's a special CNY. Why? Because all we old farts decided to play tag in the canteen! Imagine 7 huge buffalos running around a small canteen, sometimes jumping up the table, crashing here and there - utter chaos.. but still fun indeed. ahaks~
scary-dog-staring-chick chasing me *gasp!*
fun times eh?
the silhouettes of old times
More pictures and post to come. On the next episode : God-sister Elina Special Birthday and The Konn Manns Invade Sagil Waterfall. Just have to wait for bro to upload those darn pics.