One More Week – Lunar New Year!

Hooray, it is going to be Chinese New Year soon! Just one more week (or so), we will all be wearing new clothes and visiting our friends, relatives and other undesirables....

Hooray, it is going to be Chinese New Year soon! Just one more week (or so), we will all be wearing new clothes and visiting our friends, relatives and other undesirables. Not! Joking lah. Anyway it will be a good break for all of us, especially the Chinese. You know, the Christmas and New Year celebrations were extremely tiring for some of us. Spending the entire night partying and getting drunk is not as easy as it looks and we did it twice in just within one week. One must really rest after drinking so much alcohol and eating so much junk food. Hey, we are all not getting any younger so make sure you take care of your health. And with the cost of healthcare going through the roof, we will find taking care of our health doubly important. Don’t want to be a burden to our families right?

Anyway, what are your plans for the New Year? Don’t tell me that you guys are going to spend Chinese New Year just visiting friends and relatives? What’s the fun in that? Plus, we are getting a four day long weekend to enjoy!  So it is actually Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. And seeing that Monday and Tuesday are the actual Chinese New Year holidays, Saturday and Sunday would be relatively free for most of us. For me, I am going for a session of Mahjong with my friends on Saturday and maybe going out with some other friends on Sunday and having a good time. Not really sure where we will be hanging out. Hmmm….hanging out sounds so much like when I was younger. Perhaps the correct term is chilling! Of course, Sunday evening will be for the family reunion dinner. Who can miss that one? But I expect the restaurants will be overpacked and the service standards will go down for that night. I am not being cynical or anything, but this comes from my previous experiences with past Chinese Reunion Dinners. So don’t keep your hopes up for a really enjoyment evening. I would recommend you guys to have a simple reunion dinner at home.  That’s the best butI doubt most of us have the time or the energy to cook anyways.

Well, I really hope that we can forget about the economic problems facing our country and enjoy ourselves. We should not cry over spilt milk right?  Let’s hope our economy can turn around and we can go back to our old free spending ways.  I am sure that the Chinese New Year celebrations this year will be more subdued than even last year but that is just life. Sometimes we are on top, sometimes we are at the bottom. Some of us go for expensive french cooking courses, some of us eat economic rice (which might not be cheap at all) at the local hawker centre. :-(