Monday, January 28, 2013

CNY countdown

12 more days to go and it will be Chinese New Year. During these few days, the shopping malls will be filled with people rushing to complete their CNY shopping. As for me, I am not buying any new clothes or shoes. I just need to get some items to give my parents-in-law when we visit them during the first day of CNY. Nothing expensive, just some simple symbolic food items such as mandarin oranges and peanuts.

So are you looking forward to CNY? :)

29 comments:

  1. Yup, waiting for one week holiday!!! =]

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  2. 小影, thanks for dropping by. Good to know that you are having a one week holiday for CNY. :)

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  3. Is the Chinese New Year also called the Spring Festival or something like that?

    I guess you get to celebrate 2 New Years back to back. Nice!!

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  4. of course the angpaos :D but I also have yet to buy new clothes. Still not in the mood since we haven got our allowance yet. Hope the allowance are in soon, I am planing to buy my parents some things too

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  5. I just have 2 new clothes..not buying any more.
    that's a lovely small corner of plants!
    Pre-CNY is always busy for me!

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  6. Hello "Are We There Yet!",

    Yes, CNY is also known as the Spring Festival. I agree that it is nice to celebrate two New Years back to back. CNY is the new year according to the chinese lunisolar calendar. :)

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  7. Hi Dora, hope you get your allowance soon so that you have ample time to shop for your new clothes and things for your parents. :)

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  8. Thanks wenn, it is my spouse's plants corner. I think it is nice too so I took a photo to remember it.

    Hope to see some photos of you in your new clothes during CNY. Huat huat for your shop during CNY! :D

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  9. Happy Chinese New Year...

    Regards,
    http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

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  10. Thank you and wishing you a Happy Chinese New Year in advance too!

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  11. Mun,

    Gong Xi Fa Cai to you first! :D Your little garden is so full of CNY 气氛!Yay~~~

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  12. 38? you are 38? omg... i didn't realise that! no wonder i cannot find your blog all the time! i kept hitting lifeafter30.blogspot.com!

    anyways... CNY is as usual for me... no relatives visit because we don't want to negative people into my family's lives and reduction of angpau. hey! i can collect from you. =)

    so how r u?

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  13. I wish you will invite us to your house one day. I want to see your beautiful garden so much. Hehe! I'm looking forward to CNY as we have another road trip with family this year. Hope nothing as scary as my recent road trip. Hehe!

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  14. Hi Elizebeth, Yes, you are the first to wish me. Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family too! :)

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  15. Haha Renaye, 38 was back in 2009. Now older. :D I think you live quite near me so yes, you can collect an angpow from me this CNY! I am fine, thanks for asking.

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  16. Hello Jennifer, that's exciting - to have a road trip with family. May you have a great time then!

    Hehe, I only have a tiny garden, not worthy of your visit but perhaps one day. :)

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  17. I remember making a big, paper dragon for CNY, when I was a kid. And a friend's mom, who was Chinese, gave us tiny red paper envelopes with a penny for luck.

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  18. Hi Jamie, this year is the year of snake so the decorations for this year is all about snakes. Nice that you experienced some bits of CNY before such as getting the angpows (red paper envelopes containing money). :)

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  19. How fun! A snake theme! I didn't realize the red envelopes were called angpows. I have some good memories of learning about other cultures and their holidays. I'm definitely going to celebrate Chinese New Year with my girls when they are old enough to learn from the experience.

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  20. Hi Jamie, yes, that would be nice - to celebrate CNY with your girls when they are older so that they can learn about the holidays of other cultures. Ang means red and Pow means envelope in Hokkein (a Chinese dialect).

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  21. I didn't buy for myself. just baju for the boy

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    1. Yes, I agree that adults do not need new clothes every cny but children do because they outgrow their clothes so quickly.

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    2. ya lo....so fast ...every year new clothes

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  22. I'm not Chinese but the tikoy is what I love most on CNY...:0)


    xx!

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    1. Hi xoxo_grah,

      Thank you for dropping by. I like to eat fried nian kao (tikoy) sandwiched between a piece of yam and a piece of sweet potatoes.

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  23. Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family.

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    1. Thanks! Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family too!

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