Chinese New Year Post

Watched two Jackie Chan movies. Despite the years that passed, his movies remain fantastic. Also finished my final touches on a project I’ve been working on for the past week, and I can say I am satisfied with its final outcome. You can check it out in a few days once it goes online here.

Its Chinese New Year once more, and this year belongs to the Ox.

Yeap… the animal which is big, and nasty.. the Ox.

Anyway, unlike Hari Raya, Christmas, Gawai or any other celebration… you don’t get free food on the first day of Chinese New Year…. unless you are close relatives to the celebrant.  It’s not because the Chinese are ‘lokek’ or ‘haji bakhil’ or stingy… Nope. You should not have that misconception.

It’s rather because, Chinese put their families first.  So, they treat their families before they treat others.  It’s not a bad thing, and I think it’s a very good thing for this to happen.  It should be practiced by most of us… and if you are a Catholic, you’d know how the church is pressing for ‘families’.

You will however get free food maybe on the 2nd, 3rd or 4th day of New Year…. and rest to be assured, they will ensure you leave with a ‘full tank’.

Anyway, I’m way too old for any Angpao… but I’ll be visiting a few houses this New Year.

Happy New Year to all… May you live a healthy and prosporous life!!

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