Thursday, February 07, 2013

New Year Blues

Sigh. I always get the blues this time of the year. More so that during Christmas or any other holiday. Simply because growing up, Chinese New Year was THE celebration of the year for my family. And so, being a gazillion miles away, in a place with no littlest feel of the festivities, in the freakishly cold, does make one feel quite homesick.
Especially when many other friends are gloating on Facebook that they are travelling back for CNY. Sonsofbitches.
Someday, I keep telling myself. Someday, I'd like to bring my girls, ALL my girls (Kris, Alli and Ava) back to Malaysia during Chinese New Year. I'd love to show them the sights and sounds and smells. The high-pitched warbling of the CNY songs. The smell of the incense. The unescapable redness everywhere. When nightfalls, the popping of the fireworks, accompanied by the laughter of kids.
The glorious, glorious food.
Sigh, I'm making myself cry.
Perhaps in a few years when they are old enough to absorp it all in. I've love to show the girls what their daddy grew up with. What his "Christmases" were like. Someday, but not this year.
This year, we're saving most of our trip time and budget for my sister's wedding in November. We'll see if I survive the flight.
In the meantime, hope the rest of you are enjoying prepping your homes for CNY. And stuffing the Angpows with cash. Just do yourself a favor; don't spread bad luck by using the wrong red packets.


20 Comments:

Blogger taleanski said...

Awww sorry you can't be back here for CNY! I know how it feels to be away and not get to be part of the festivity.. but at least you have your family there. :)

Ugh yes the angpao. I hate it. And do you know BN is getting PSY (the gangnam style dude) to perform in Penang at the cost of 3mil ringgit?!! All in the name of attracting young voters to support them. -___-

6:45 AM  
Blogger edina monsoon said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai Vagus!!! sorry you couldnt make it this time back home. HOpe your CNY was stil memorable one

5:27 PM  
Anonymous mumbler said...

gong xi fa cai! from singapore! :))
and are those red packets with najib real?? no right??

8:54 PM  
Blogger vagus said...

Believe it or not the najib angpows are real. Seriously who'd wanna receive those huh?

9:31 PM  
Anonymous mumbler said...

you must be joking. i would take it as a sign of misfortune to receive an angpow with najib's (or any politician for that matter) face on it. gross! haha.

12:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

telenkans
Gong Xi Fa Cai Vagus!!! sorry you couldnt make it this time back home. HOpe your CNY was stil memorable oneki

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gong xi fa cai! from singapore!
:))
and are those red packets with najib real?? no right??

4:11 PM  
Blogger vagus said...

Yup, I bet many would see the Najis angpows as bad luck. Hah

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