Thursday, February 25, 2010

農曆新年

...decoration at work...
probably the MOST important part of CNY is the reunion dinner on the eve,no matter what you did or where you were if your a true blue blooded Chinese you dropped whatever you were doing to come home for this dinner as a sign of piety,respect and love for your family and especially for your parents. whether its a lavish spread or just a simple one its sitting down together as a family to eat together,if we lose that then our way of life is missing something important.
Note to self-packed on a least a few kg in first week alone.
thanks mom for another great Reunion Dinner,dad would have enjoyed it as usual.
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...midnight in Seria...its magical as any area with Chinese people will light up fireworks & firecrackers as the clock approaches 12am...in Brunei we are now allowed to 'play' firecrackers/fireworks with own safety and responsibility in mind,on this night you can literally see people burning their $$$ up in flames as some of these big fireworks cost a lot.

...one of the best things about CNY day#1 is waking up to the sound of lion dance drums & firecrackers...the house next door always book lion dance to come bless the house. I'm grateful to the government of His Majesty for recently allowing again lion dance in public & to go from house to house for these activities. Believe it or not many years ago such things were banned(?) and CNY atmosphere in Brunei was very quiet & dull but in actual fact i believe the local Malays really like these lion dance as well cos its unique,colorful and something exciting.

my old Nike is busted up with the heel pads gone liao so i needed new sneakers for my regular hikes after work so I've been wanting a pair of classic look Adidas for a long time now and there were some pretty good offers at Hua Ho Yayasan,i've really grown into these and i now realize why these style of sneakers are so popular-I'm now a converted Adidas sneakers fan LoL. Anyways also CNY tradition is to wear something new during the celebration.

Baby girl Ke$ha doesn't like em though and showed it :(

...these were taken at the Seri area at one of the kopitiam restaurants where i usually have my work lunches,i like the red lion.
Chap Goh Mei (Hokkien means 15th night) will be on Sunday 28th Feb...last night of CNY 2010...another CNY come & gone just like that...sigh how time flies.

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