Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Chinese New Year in a nutshell


Here's my Chinese New Year celebration in a glance:

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Went for a scope at the specialist hospital two days before my Chinese New Year break cos I've been suffering from stomach pain (on and off) for the past 6 months.

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Results are out, I'm all clear! Just need to eat lesser and on time, doctor's orders. -__- This was when I just woke up from being sedated and having a camera scope go down my throat..

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.. arrived in time for the office Chinese New Year dinner!

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I like this candid shot. Pretty much how it is at the office everyday :D

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*****

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Reunion dinner spread on Chinese New Year's eve.

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First day of the Lunar New Year! Family portraits in front of grandpa's old shop.

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#selfie at the temple cos got good lighting lol.

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#selfie in the car wtf. I was still looking sickly and pale from the medication.. thank god for makeup to make me look presentable!

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Second day, we moved the party to my mom's side of the family, where all 4 cousins who are born on the same year reunited.

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What did I tell ya? :)

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In case you're wondering who's the person behind the camera all the time.

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Life-sized toy for us this year in the form of my cousin's baby boy.


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Mom (far right) and all her sisters, reunited.

Happy Chinese New Year, everybody! Trust you had a great celebration? Mine was okay, somehow not like other years. I guess this is part of growing up, you become less excited for the festive season lol. I dunno why but I was really not in the mood for the celebrations (maybe because I was not well the whole time and before that), I didn't even bother to buy new clothes. You can see from the photos I wore clothes from last year for the first and second day.

This Lunar New Year, like the Gregorian New Year, I wish for health and happiness. These two things (especially health) are so important. Especially after the whole hospital and scope episode, terrible terrible. Some more I went alone, which makes it scarier. But shout-out Farhaan and Kathleen who came to visit. And to Kathleen for babysitting me after I woke up from the sedation and chauffeuring me here and there.

May this new beginning be the start of a fruitful and meaningful year for you, on top of good fortune and luck. May you also enjoy good health in the new year and your family, safe and happy always!

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