Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Happy Chinese New Year!

New year means different things to different people. To us, it means a brief break to feel like kids again. For those 20-somethings (barely) from chinese families, you'll know exactly what we mean.

Yes we still collect Ang Pows (red packets given from married people to single, regardless of age), we gamble alot just like we used to (although the stakes are a little bit higher) and we also follow our parents around and pay our respects to our elders.

In other words, not much has changed in this routine since we were kids, and thus, every year, we feel like kids again, just for a few days. Here's a brief pictorial of my CNY


All three elements of CNY in a nutshell - oranges, money and lots of sitting on floors


Really cheap wine, usually free if you order a set meal. Separates the real connoisseurs ("No thanks, I'm driving") from the real chinamen ("Wah... not bad wor this wine. Free somemore from FRANCE!").


Found the morning of Chinese New Year. Quickest photo essay. Ever.


A bench I found in my hometown in the middle of a residential area. Lemme zoom that in for you...


Happy Chinese New Year, fellow chinamen!

Note: for those of you who ordered cards last week, you might have to wait a few days longer as our printer has closed for Chinese New Year. They'll be open tomorrow so the cards will go out to the post office tomorrow, which means within Malaysia you should get your cards within the week, and by the first week of Feb for everywhere else! Sorry, Malaysians really do love a good holiday :)

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