Chinese New Year 2014

Chinese New Year this year was pretty fantabulous- slightly more amazing than previous years if I forget the fact that I gained way too much weight.

Day 1

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OOTD with our excitement on Day 1!!! Chinese New Year is definitely one of my favourite holidays hehe.

Spent 初一 as usual at my paternal side, these are at least the relatives that I can identify with, that I can call by name, that I don’t have to frantically “Eh korkor 他/她叫什么?” I think it’s sad how we drift apart from some relatives as time goes by. The more you grow up, the more you realise that the only people who will always stick around are 1. Some true friends perhaps and 2. People you are blood-related to.

But no doubt I always find myself hit with an inferiority complex because goodness knows why I was fed to my size HAHAHA all my relatives are crazily slim! If I were a pig I’d be highly desired because of my fat content but no I’m a human and no one eats human for their meat!!!

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The people of my generation HAHA yes I happen to be the youngest. I’m not sure if that’s something to be proud of because I have always been a pain in the ass with all the legal restrictions. I can’t enter pubs, I can’t watch NC16 movies, I can’t shit and I can’t shat. But I’m turning 18 soon!!! That’s still almost 4 years away from hitting the casino, so I guess I’m not that old yet 🙂 Looking forward to the day I can enter a casino though, not because I’m a diehard gambler but because I really really really want to see how it is like inside a casino HAHA. Watched too much Mahjong movies and 赌场风云 when I was young!!!

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Okay standby for our 鱼生, one for the adults and one for the children HAHAHA. One had more abalone and one had more salmon LOL.

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The aftermath of our 捞鱼生. Only lately did I find out that this customary practice is supposed to be done on 人日 but hehehe it's better early than late right? I always love the salmon slices HAHAHA I'm usually (still) the treasure hunter after everyone has left the table with a filled belly LOL.

As usual we caught our midnight movie after the entire day of gambling and CNY what-nots, and we caught The Lion Men this time! Truth be told the movie looked much better in the trailer and…. let's just say I expected more. The day ended pretty quickly, and it was rather upsetting because I'm sure it's quite a widely-known fact that your Chinese New Year is almost ending after Day 1.

Day 2

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wHAT WE DO AT HOME featuring my oversized arms! Trying not to repeat any photos I already have on Instagram and most of the time it doesn’t turn out too beautiful HAHAHA.

Went over to my maternal side that day! Honestly I’m not exactly close to the families present, so I guess awkward interactions and “Happy New Year!” ”身体健康!” “学业进步!” “一切顺顺利利!” formed the bulk of my time there. Actually it’s not something to be proud about, I recall when I was young our relations were a lot better. I was definitely bored of all the customary greetings and just the idea of Chinese New Year itself, but I talked more. Maybe it’s simply because I blabbered a lot as a child.

These days it’s just short superficial interactions, food, laugh and take more food, and then we are on our way home. I guess some things can’t change if you don’t practise it from young. It’ll be quite strange for me to go up to my old cousins now and ask how’s their year and everything… right.

Went home and took a really long standard NgHuiPing nap of about 3 hours before being awakened for dinner at the hawker below my home. And guess what

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I MET TAN JIAWEN HAHA it was such a cool coincidence because her 拜年 house happened to be my childhood friend/her cousin staying here! This sexylady keeps saying that she has fat arms. Nonsense also got limit one hor!

After dinner I stayed around my neighbourhood, packed my table (had no idea they were coming over I didn’t pack my horrible mugger table omg) and left for Jae’s house hehe. It was the weirdest gathering of people…? Thinking about it, it was really a strange group HAHAHA. Nevertheless we played mahjong until like 2am before leaving because of me hehehe ooooops. Looks like girls will always have curfews no matter what. Thanks Jae for having us and hope you had a great 18th birthday that day 🙂

Day 3

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The day I dressed like a tablecloth. LOL. The dress is actually quite nice leh… but I just look like a walking table in it HAHAHA. We went to Prosperous Kitchen for our Day 3 meal, which we usually have at Prima. Guess there’s a change this year! Not too sure whether it was a good change though, LOL.

Slept the whole day away- was too tired from sleeping at 4am the previous day HAHA. Afterwards relatives came over to play mahjong again 🙂 And siblings & cousin went around Clementi just walking and doing shit, drinking bubble tea, for instance walking into NTUC and making fun of the products. Time you enjoy wasting is not time wasted 🙂 These are probably the memories I’ll miss the most when my siblings get married in the future 😦 I can’t believe my brother is 28, my sister is 22, and my cousin is 25 HAHAHA goodness I think all of us still behave like we are 12.

Day 4

The long awaited steamboat with 4G! I have been so fat from the entire week already and it’s just more eating and more eating HAHAHA. Shopped for our own food at NTUC, I think grocery shopping with friends is so much more fun HAHAHA.

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Cathy’s favourite “Take bacon very nice one trust me” ok HAHAHA WHO COMPLAINS ABOUT MEAT REALLY???

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While waiting for our food to cook, terrible placing I chose, such that I had to be the person constantly lifting and putting the lid back HAHAHA. Next time I shall be smarter and sit beside the sofa where there’s no table for any support HAHAHA. No la kidding hearts.

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After the dinner outside Jia Wen’s house! The lighting looks really good here HAHA.

Thank god for the 4G girls, thank god I met them, thank god all the time. Everytime we separate to go home it’s always damn sad because they are so retarded and loud and noisy HAHAHA. It’s a well-known fact that we aren’t very favoured by the entire level but I guess we find joy in being disfavoured HAHA. I’ll never pick another class omg where else can I find these crazy girls :’) I hope we’ll always stay close, I hope we’ll always find the time to go out together 🙂

After the steamboat lunch I left swiftly to go to the 春到河畔 exhibition at the floating platform. I was like what HAHAHA the whole place was so small and the food stalls probably took up much more space than the exhibits. But aiya it was not a bad thing lah it’s better that I’ve been out taking photos rather than staying home the entire time HAHA.

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The most adorable people in my life. Thankfully I know they will never read my blog or I will never say this HAHAHA. Skipped dinner that day because my tummy was so damn enlarged from the steamboat LOL.

This pretty much sums up my Chinese New Year- took a lot of polaroids and looking through them in my polaroid album makes me so happy hehe. After the long holiday I guess I’m ready for another battle with school for a few months! Thankful for such a fulfilling holiday, and despite the fact that I did no shit but to read a book on Empress Dowager Cixi, I’m happy happy and more than happy 🙂 Oh, there’s still the visit to Mr Lawrence’s house next weekend HAHA!

I was looking at the selfies I took to track the growth of my hair… and to conclude it I miss my short hair. I feel like snipping off my tail again but the prospect of having to bob around with an overgrown head turns me off.

Further so when I have to put on that pretty-gay big hairnet for my beret.

Ah well I shall hold that thought for a while… maybe I might snip it off again hehehehe

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