Archive for February 11th, 2008









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Gong Xi Fa Cai everyone! Happy Chinese New Year! For those of you who’ve been (and also those of you haven’e been) following my blog, I just want to take this opportunity to wish you all a prosperous year of the rat! May the year 2008 bring with it abundant prosperity, great health and overflowing happiness to all of you! 🙂

I haven’t had the time to blog as I’ve been flat out with CNY preparations – making and baking cookies the weekend before CNY, and then preparing for reunion dinner and a CNY party at my place on sat. Busy, busy, BUSY!! But it’s all good fun! I haven’t properly celebrated CNY in M’sia for 4 years (I think) and it’s really very sad to be away from family and friends during this time of the year. This year we gathered a close group of friends for reunion dinner – which was just a really small affair as we all had work and classes the next day (yeah, it’s really sad…no public holidays for us!) The big one was saturday night! You’ll be surprised how many people there are who haven’t gone home for CNY or have just returned from hols as classes start a wee bit earlier for them. Due to space constraints, we had to stream our guess list very tightly and it was indeed an accomplishment to fit 20 people (and a dog) in a small living room! it was potluck and the arraignment of mouth watering food on the table was enough to make anyone forget the misery of not spending CNY with family and friends back home! 🙂

Unfortunately, my designated photographer (Alan) didn’t do a good job hence I don’t have many photos in the slide. But I can tell you we had yee sang, prawns, duck, chicken, vegetarian dish (lo hon zhai), tofu, dumplings and the list goes on! How could we forget the cards – poker, Big 2 and blackjack, and of course mahjong! CNY is not CNY if there are no cookies, no food and no gambling 🙂 ! It was great just having people over and celebrating together. The sound of laughter, the continuous chatter and the overstuffed tummies made this night memorable. It’s been a long time since I’ve had such fun!

The song in the slideshow sounds a bit corny but wut-the-heck, it’s Chinese New Year! I used to hate these songs, and still do, but what is CNY without these bubbly, bouncy songs filled with blessings and wishes for the coming year! Once again, Gong Xi Fa Cai! 🙂 

PS: Don’t worry, you’ll only be listening to this song for 15 days! 🙂

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