Sunday, March 20, 2016

Spring Festival 2016

I always look forward to going back home for Chinese New Year. There are many reasons to it.

First thing first, the reunion dinner. I see most people go out to have steamboat or dinner outside in a restaurant. My family? We never failed to make home cook dishes.

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Secondly is my cousins and brothers. We basically hung out almost every night before bedtime.

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Well, something different for this year – the boyfriend went back to Sibu with me. I am glad that he mixed well with my family members. I am really happy to see that my family members like him. Oh, guess what? It was my grandmother’s very first time to make curry for reunion dinner. Reason? Him.

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Thirdly, friends gathering. We are only able to see each other once a year and that is Chinese New Year. We are all in different places – Bintulu, Melbourne and Penang.

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During this year’s Chinese New Year, we were able to celebrate our mother’s birthday again. Now that she’s staying alone, it’s not a wonder why she’s so happy – the companions.

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And finally, we will always have another round of bi family reunion dinner as our farewells.

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No, I don’t go back once a year. I usually go back twice a year. The next time would be June and I cannot wait to go back…

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

2016 New Year Eve

I had my New Year Eve in Kuala Lumpur with my beloved people – family. All of us decided to gather together – my mom from Sibu, my baby brother from Singapore and myself from Penang. It really was a great get together.

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Too great that I did not even want to come back to Penang. When I bid farewell to them, I failed to hold my tears. I think I have really been away from home for many years – 11 years! No doubt we are close but, distance brought us even closer.

When we are away from our home, our family, we will definitely learn that they are the only ones that are irreplaceable. You need them in your life and they always come at the right time and will always support you regardless how ridiculous your plan is. Well, that’s what happened to me :)