Tuen's Blog

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Chinese New Year

Written By: Tuen - Feb• 06•08

This is our third Chinese New Year celebration in Australia; but this year is our quietest and least ‘celebratory’ New Year.  There are a few reasons for this.  Firstly, unlike the last two years, we don’t have the extended family in Australia.  This year it’s just us.  Our parents and siblings are back in Singapore.  What’s worse is that we don’t even have the complete family here because Melissa is also in Singapore.  She wanted to stay on there for Chinese New Year in order to collect ‘ang pows’.  The other reason is that today is Ash Wednesday.  A mournful event that happens to coincide with Chinese New Year’s eve and our reunion dinner, thus dampening somewhat the joy of the New Year.

Well, we shall do our best to observe both these significant events: Chinese New Year, and Ash Wednesday (in that order…  :) ).

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One Comment

  1. christina says:

    Happy New Year to Mary, You and the children. We will be thinking of you as we eat all the pineapple tarts, bak kwa, kueh lapis, love letters, yu sheng, mandarin oranges, nian gao, dried shrimp rolls, aiyah….what else eh…..next year come back and celebrate CNY with us lah….oh one more thing….gambling sessions….hahaha…..

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