Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Chinese New Year

With the CNY coming to a close in a couple of days, here's my take on what CNY really is:

- a time to really clean up the house and hide our mess so others can come see how well we managed to hide that mess,

- a good excuse to go out and get new clothes, a new hair do, and pamper ourselves with a manicure, pedicure and facial.

- a time to test our patience, esp when we go queue for that super-famous bak-kwa or nian gao,

- a chance for us to show off our cooking and baking skills,

- a time of transfer of wealth between parent and child,

- a good excuse to over eat,

- a time to meet up with relatives many of whom we only see once a year,

- and of course, a couple of paid rest days to spend with the kids.

What's does CNY mean to you??



iml said...

Agree, agree & agree. All gear up for some serious work for the next 10 months.

Ling That's Me said...

hehe! so coincident! I also wrote about what CNY has meant to the kids :D

Yan said...

CNY always means holidays, more than holidays for me. Yay!

But this CNY, it's giving "wind beneath the daughter's wings" to fly! Still Yay - because I have taken it quite well.

Stardust said...

Er... er... Hmm. I guess I won't know unless I'm preparing for CNY there in person?

Somehow, I find myself losing anticipation for CNY. I must be getting old.

bp said...

Hahaha, I totally agree with you on #1, and is that your top reason for CNY? ;p