Happy Ma Year!

Sorry peeps. I know I went MIA since last year. Really sorry because I was really busy with work.

Yep. But it’s good to know that my work ends on the 9th of March this year. That means I’ll be able to enjoy about 3 weeks of freedom before having to return back to school, this time as a Polytechnic student.
Before posting any updates on myself, I shall wish everyone a very Happy Lunar New Year! This year’s the year of the horse. Hence I wish everyone to be as active as a galloping horse and may you reach your goals as fast as a horse. (Don’t know if I really make any sense here. Haha.)
(Image: cmeds.se)
I don’t know how long this post is gonna be because I am going to be like posting my updates for the past one month and beyond with this post. (Ya, that’s the consequence of not updating your blog regularly.)
Ok, maybe not.

Since my title wrote ‘Happy Ma Year’, I should post about how I spend my Chinese New Year this year. I will post on another blog post regarding the things that happened prior to CNY on another day then. ๐Ÿ˜›

So apparently, I was ill for the first few days of the Lunar New Year. (That’s really sucks) However, I am still able to enjoy most of the celebration, aka. going out for visiting.

Okay, I wrote this a day before Chinese New Year’s eve? How’s my calligraphy? I really think I should try and improve my skills. Hmm.

How can one don’t attend Reunion Dinner on Chinese New Year eve? Here’s a photo, and for those of you who are hungry now, skip this photo.

I must admit that’s really a lot of dishes for the steamboat since there are only three people eating the Reunion Dinner. (Yes, who say Reunion Dinner always need to involve a whole lot of people? As long as the entire family — the parents and the children — sits down together and have a meal, it is considered as a Reunion Dinner.) I must also admit my presence on the dining table is becoming rather rare ever since I went for work at a retail shop (yeap, imagine working 8hrs and 12hrs shift), hence this year’s reunion dinner become so much more meaningful.

So as usual, my family spent the entire CNY eve afternoon preparing the offerings for the prayers, which was to be done at the strike of 11pm, and also the reunion dinner food.

Let’s skip Day 1 of CNY, because what my family practically did was to sleep through the day. And look at my hlaf #ootd:

Erm… Ya. A mask and a singlet. That kind of sums up my first day of the Chinese New Year while everyone else was like having fun at their relative’s place or enjoying local scenery outside.
Okay, here’s a literally #ootd for you. Oranges of the Day ๐Ÿ˜›
And guess what I’ve done on this day.
Okay… Those who want my signature please line up, no pushing! ๐Ÿ˜›
Fast forward to Day 2.
Yes! My mum decided to bring me to my aunt’s house so… Here’s my first #ootd of this lunar year:
Cool eh? That was my first time wearing suspenders. And oh ya, I was trying to dress in a retro fashion.
Ah. Something like this.
Went to my aunt’s house to have more steamboats (Omnomnom!) And get to see a lot of my maternal side relatives and that means… More angbaos! ๐Ÿ˜€
Then I got bored… Hence…

 

 

 

Sorry, zi-lian over-load here. Oops. ๐Ÿ˜›
Okay. Let’s skip to Day 3.
Never had chance to do an #ootd for Day 3 because I decided to go to Brendan’s house in a rush after finding myself feeling rather better (Yes… I was still sick, actually, I am still sick at this point of time when I am writing this post).
4.30PM, I decided to set off while the rest had been there since like erm… One in the afternoon?
Yes. As promised, we took really a handful of photos.

 

 

 

 

Finally get to meet them after like 342364567320 years. Ps uh. I was busy with my work so didn’t go to meet them previously. Oops.
Ohya, and thanks Mrs. Pang for the angpao! Haha!
And here we go, fast forward to Day 7, aka the birthday of human. As a tradition, South-east Asian Chinese will tend to ‘lou hei’ on this day!

 

Yes, we ought to keep such tradition going!
Time flies, and today is the 9th day of the Lunar New Year. The Hokkiens will celebrate the birth of the Jade Emperor by doing offerings on the night of the 8th day of the Lunar New Year (practically at 11pm, when it is actually 9th day of the Lunar New Year according to Chinese customs).

 

Chinese New Year is always the time when I get to learn more about my own culture and to continue the traditions and also, to pass such traditions to the next generation.
That’s basically a summary of my CNY. ๐Ÿ™‚ Again, Happy Ma Year to all!
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