Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Chap Goh Meh

It's chap goh meh (the 15th day of the chinese lunar year) and it happens to be a holiday! Wow, another year has passed and I shudder to think that age is actually catching up slowly, but surely.

I'm no longer that energetic person I used to be, going here and there and visiting here and there. I'd rather stay home and just take it easy. Actually, I attended the Selangor open house for the first time in my life at Sunway two days ago, not even knowing what I went there for. I was taken in by my aunt who told me to take my mum and kids to see some lion dance performance. The lion dance troupe were superb but the crowd was madness.

I remember CNY the way it used to be when I was little. My grandparents house were in the middle of some kampung, surrounded by lots and lots of trees and neighbours were far apart. My grandma and aunts would slaughter dozens of chicken and ducks and prepare a grand feast. We were always so excited on the first and second day of CNY, waking up early, shower and dress in our new and beautiful clothes that my mum would make for us.

Most of my 13 aunts and uncles would turn up at my grandparents' place. We kids will have a hell of a time, running around the kampung like we always do. Firecrackers were aplenty. We also observed the traditional CNY stuffs like not sweeping on the first few days of CNY, not washing our hair on the first day, and eating what we call CNY food which actually bore meanings.

Those were the days....



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4 comments:

chanelwong said...

Happy Chap Goh Meh to you too...

Celebration in small town n city are different...

slavemom said...

CNY definitely brings more meaning n fun for the kids than the adults.

Sasha said...

cny is good for the kiddos but not fun for the adults anymore.. kinda like too lazy to moooove... rather just lie down and zzzzzzz

MamaJo said...

When kids grow up, then, it getting easy to manage them liao ar?? But, of course, then, pressure and stress of them schooling, etc....start rolling to our brain again...haha..never ending worries, that's for sure :P

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