Tuesday, February 1, 2011

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 2011


Went to uni in the morning to settle
some admin stuff for my Master Program
Realise that I've taken one of the module!
Means next semester I'll be more relax..
Or I'll probably take up something interesting.


I hate night classes
but most post-graduate courses are at night
FML


Special thanks to my mate, Chris Harvey
who helped me print out these CNY Bunnies


My Chinese New Year Eve Reunion Dinner
with my family and Libby Chong
Hahhaa...


Vegetarian Fried Rice
from Happy Days (West End)
Sarah gave me a FREE egg today cos its Chinese New Year
Wasn't much, but appreciate it!
所谓 过去心不可得,现在心不可得,未来心不可得
分别心当然也不可得


Was watching this while eating Reunion Dinner
康熙来了:康熙小年夜 ─ 2010最佳演出再回锅表演 [20110201]


I think I'm gonna quit Facebook's Simply Hospital
At this point of time in the game
I'm spending more on repairing than earning
Very soon I'll go deficit-then-bankrupt
Bad game design.. I suppose everyone quits at my level


I'm also watching 流氓校长
Starring: 黄鸿升(小鬼), 曾之乔, 吴孟达, 张本瑜 etc
Its a Taiwanese 偶像剧 so don't expect too much plot
However I find its a rather good pastime to watch this series
cos there are relatively few romantic scenes
and a lot more comic relief compared to other 偶像剧s
Rating: 3/5


Had been Spring Cleaning my room very thoroughly..


Wishing everybody a HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 2011! =)
According to the Lunar Calendar, its the Year of the Rabbit
and this year it falls on 3 Feb 2011 (Thursday)


Chinese people believes that there are 60 dieties in-charge
of human world affairs and they change shift every year
We call these dieties 太岁(aka 太岁星君, 岁星, Jupiter)
Each duty-diety conflicts with a couple of zodiacs
For example, this year's duty-diety is 范宁将军

The affected zodiacs are
Rabbit 值: same zodiac as diety, easily frustrated and ill, should not go travelling
Chicken 冲: conflict with diety's zodiac, difficulties in work, troublesome matters
Rat 刑: conflict with diety's zodiac, troublesome and monetary matters
Dragon+Dog 害: slight conflict with diety's zodiac, sabotages, backstabs, failures when close to completion of tasks


This is my template for this year's
Chinese New Year cards
for my family, friends and relatives


This year I'll probably be having CNY steamboat/hot pot
Last year we had one at Jay's place at West End
but this year, he's gone to Adelaide for work

Back in Singapore, we usually eat this for CNY eve Reunion Dinner
with our families, after the dinner we will get Red Packets
(Yes.. Money inside of course)
For CNY eve, the kids will stay up the entire night
Chinese believed that this practice will give parents longevity


I will also be watching Lion Dance in Brisbane
The Lions are much taller
because most Lion Dance/Martial Arts Groups
here have Anglo-white Australians who are bigger in size


Back in Singapore, kids love Chinese New Year
cos we get to buy new clothes and get Red Packets
from seniors, employers and married friends/relatives


Everyone puts on weight after Chinese New Year
because there are so much good food
My family would have lunch before visiting
my paternal side family who will serve us Hakka dishes
(like Braised Raw Beef, Hakka Meat Balls etc etc)
after that we will visit my maternal side family where
we will have Hokkien dishes (like Pork Belly Soup etc)


Also, its great joy to play with my cousin's babies
There seem to be constantly new supplies every now and then
As we do not see them poop/cry,
watching their little hands and feets and innocent reactions
is a very rewarding experience!

FIN!
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2 comments:

♥Shalny♥ said...

Happie Chinese New Year! :)

lunaticg said...

Wish you a Happy Chinese New Year too.
Thank you for sharing this new year story.
Wish you will be Prosperous and Healthy in this rabbit year.