Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Happy Chinese New Year to all those who celebrate it. 
This festive season is one filled with love, joy and food. Loads and loads of it.
The thrill of waking up on the morning of CNY has however disappeared. My family’s really tiny and now without my parents around, there’s not much to look forward to. I guess for the most part, I still look forward to it because I’m aware of how precious these moments are. It won’t be too long before my grandparents aren’t around anymore and that would probably be the end of CNY for me. 
Spent yesterday preparing for the reunion dinner and then headed over to the island with baby bro and some friends. And today, we had lunch. Expecting a couple of relatives to drop by sometime over the next few days but with the exception of that, the celebration is more or less over for this year.
I don’t know if CNY seemed more magical when I was younger because we celebrated it on a grand scale or I was just too easily amused, like any child would be really. Either ways, I think it’s time to start my own traditions while I still feel in some way connected to my Chinese roots. Time to bug my friends into going for a yee sang dinner outing with me. Any volunteers? 

Grandma with her 3 granddaughters. Me being her favourite, of course!
GONG XI FA CAI everyone!!!

2 thoughts on “Gong Xi Fa Cai!

  1. FiSh SzeHui says:

    :) happy chinese new year to you and family! may dragon brings prosperity to all!

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  2. Mich says:

    Enthusiasms for festivals fade as we grow older. Especially when the family size is shrinking. But nevertheless, they are moments to be cherished while you're at it. Miss your blog ! Happy Chinese New Year, Charissa :D

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