Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome, year of snake…


Gong Xi! Gong Xi!

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Happy Chinese New Year to everyone celebrating it! Year of dragon (2012) came to an end, and now let us welcome the year of snake for 2013. Snake arrived! Don’t be scared. Snake is now portrayed as cute as possible in CNY decorations everywhere. Saw the Myfm’s version of the CNY’s snake? Very cute, right? But I think the design it too ‘forced’ (too fat and short), making it not looking like a snake at all. Whatever…Ulala…famous slogan for this Chinese New Year.

Now, last year is the year of dragon. This year, year of snake. Next year, it’s going to be year of horse. Then, after that, year of goat. That’s year, when I would turn 24. Ohh…I have gone too far. That is still so long from now. So, now, Chinese’s biggest festival began and would lasts in 15 days. Eventhough in Malaysia, we are only granted two days of public holiday (plus two days of adjacent weekend), but still we have more than enough time to spend the days with your loved ones (family, relatives, and friends). How are you going to spend your CNY?

Usual visiting to relatives, friends and neighbours for angpows and gifts exchange? Yes…that is a usual tradition every year. And that is also the time when we, the youngsters would face many similar questions (finished studying? have any boyfriend or girlfriend? haven’t married? how’s your job? haven’t had any baby?). That’s the first thing those people (your elders) would ask you during not only this Chinese New Year, but every Chinese New Year. Annoying right? But face it calmly, since this is the only way that your relatives use to start the conversation/ interaction (just to ‘break the ice’). Respect them.

Getting angpows is always exciting. But I’m sure I’m getting lesser every year. I don’t remember from when onwards, me and my family didn’t celebrate Chinese New Year at home anymore. I think for at least five years already. We would pick this time to go to oversea for trip every year, and so there is no time for us to visit our relatives. But still, some close relatives would keep angpows for us. Thank you very much. Remember, Chinese New Year is also the time (at least once in a year) for reunion with all the family and relatives. So, enjoy and cherish those moments with happiness. There are also some interesting Hong Kong Chinese New Year films to catch up (as usual in every year), but I’m going to watch those after I came back from my long trip.

Last but not least, I am here to wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year! May you have this year of snake with best in health, luck and in everything else all together! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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(All images in this post are from various sources throughout the world wide web)

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