Monday, February 19, 2018

CNY story

Gone are those days where I could stay up all night counting down to the first day of Chinese New Year and still get through the day looking fresh and energetic. After 40 years I am no longer a spring chicken.

I were recovering from fever just few days before CNY. CN eve was rushing like crazy but luckily I did not need to cook for the reunion dinner.

Over the holiday, I watched my parents and my in-laws watching the kids. The kids especially the boys were at their highest adrenaline rushes when they met their other boy cousins. They would never grow bored or quiet for a minute. Meanwhile, my parents and in-laws are getting older, I realised. My in-laws looked tired and understandably as we had guests from outstation this round.

We have many gathering and feasting this year with both sides of the family. My father-in-laws, my dad and mum celebrating their birthdays this month.

It feels good to catch up as we don't do that much. We have our own life, family and matters to attend to so it is always heart-warming when everyone makes time and what is better than a wonderful and joyful reunion and visiting during the auspicious holiday.











11 comments:

ChrisAu said...

Oh.. get well soon! Same as me, CNY seems quiet nowadays and the kids were busy playing games on the mobile devices. It’s different from my time where we see liting up fireworks in the playground. Happy CNY !

Shirley Tay said...

Looks like you had a great time, babe! I'm still down with flu from Japan, coughing badly so can't enjoy CNY.... xoxo

Coffee Girl said...

Life starts at 40 they say. LOL Happy CNY Rose!

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Yes. It felt so different when we were young. Hahaha

suituapui said...

Red eggs? I thought Foochows only have those when they give birth to a son? No fish kah?

Phong Hong said...

I am worse, old chicken hah..hah... Feel easily tired and definitely was in bed before midnight. Looks like you had a good celebration with your family and loved ones.

mun said...

I hope you are feeling much better now. Gong Xi Fa Cai! May it be a good year for you and your family! CNY is fun for children especially when there are many children around.

mun said...

The longevity peaches look lovely to wish the elderly longevity.

Nancy Chan said...

So wonderful to have CNY and birthdays celebration all together! Kids love CNY but for oldies like me, we prefer to have a low key celebration!

Merryn said...

I had dinner with my parents and sisters on CNY eve. Then proceeded back to my in-law's. We came back to KL on the 2nd day, earlier than intended as little Ayden fell ill and we did not want to spread whatever virus he was having to the old folks. We stayed home quietly recovering. Hopefully no more getting sick after this.

Wishing you and family good health, wealth and happiness throughout the year.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Recently has been tired also, this year, CNY Eve, slept before midnight...