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Happy Chinese New Year!

February 17, 2007

This week is really a week of celebrations! After Valentines’ Day, we are celebrating the Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year!But it is going to be a rather low-key celebration for my family. Because we’re actually in the mourning period of my grandma’s passing. And it’s the first time in my whole life that I’m going to celebrate the occasion without her.

But nonetheless, traditions will still take place such as the reunion dinner, where all family members gather together to have a good meal. This year’s sooo much quieter. Just me, my dad and my mum.

Long gone are those days where my entire family of 15 people gathered together at a table – chit-chatting, eating and just feeding each other with the huge variety of food on the table.

But well, it doesn’t have to be all sad and dreary. Calvin and I went down to Chinatown on the eve of Chinese New Year to visit!

Chinatown

The streets of Chinatown! The place was nicely decorated to suit the festival!

Chinatown

Chinatown

The both of us, took shots from the decors of Chinatown Point! Don’t we look cute?

Chinatown

The streets are still full of people doing last minute shopping. We managed to get goodies at a really good price!!!

 

 

   

Even though this year’s Chinese New Year is going to spent without both of my grandparents for the first time, it was nice to spend it with Calvin’s grandparents and family.

They showed me all that I thought I had lost. They made me feel a part of them, even though I was just a visitor. Their hospitality, just made me feel sooo welcome during this joyous occasion. 🙂 I really enjoyed myself a lot with a family that made me feel sooo comfortable.

Well, i hope everyone enjoyed their Chinese New Year holiday!

Cheers!

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6 Comments

  • Reply Calvin February 21, 2007 at 9:31 PM

    Hi Darling!

    Yes I’m so happy that our chinese new year was well spent!

    Hee! Chinatown was so fun eh.. I’m sure we’ll be visiting there every chinese new year!

    So happy that you got to meet all my relatives this year… Happy ah you so many ang pows

    Hahaha! Love you darling!

  • Reply -:-queen_pat-:- February 22, 2007 at 1:32 AM

    Hey Calvin dear!

    Yep, it was certainly a good time spent with our loved ones and family. Your grandparents are really such nice old folks! Hee.. Anyway, I’m glad to have met all your relatives :). Thanks dear for making me a part of your life..

  • Reply Jimmy February 22, 2007 at 7:39 PM

    Happy New Year! It’s the year of golden pig.. so here’s wishing you double happiness!

  • Reply -:-queen_pat-:- February 22, 2007 at 11:19 PM

    Hi Jimmy! Happy New Year to you too! Have a good celebration with your loved ones! Cheers! 😀

  • Reply weiming February 24, 2007 at 2:41 PM

    Dear Pat…I’m sorry to read abt ur granny’s passing, but @ the same time, I’m really glad ya coping well,esp spending the first of many cny to come with vino and his loving family in such a unforgetable fashion. Cheers~!

  • Reply -:-queen_pat-:- February 25, 2007 at 12:20 AM

    Hi Weiming! Thanks for visiting my blog! I have coped well with the loss because I know she’s happier now, with my granddad (they both went within a year). Yep, the first CNY was gd.. His family is indeed v hospitable! Well, I’m sure you have had the chance to experience that over the decade of friendship you both have. *envious* Hee.. Anw, Happy Chinese New Year! 🙂

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