Saturday, February 13, 2010

Gearing up for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is always a busy time. There have been all the household preparations - buying the plants, stocking up on mandarin oranges, goodies and drinks, putting up some decorations, doing some cleaning and tidying up and lots of laundry. Then there was shopping for new shoes and new clothes and getting haircuts.

We drove up to Malaysia on Friday, where we normally celebrate the occasion with our extended families. We set off on Friday morning and arrived in KL in time for lunch at Yut Kee, thankfully there was no traffic jam along the way. After a good rest and relaxing swim in the condo pool, we went to see Richard's sister, Mary, at her clinic and after that, went for dinner with the family.

This afternoon we met up with Mary again at our new condo unit to give her a tour and we took the opportunity to let Ryan have a swim in the condo pool.

After that, it was time for the traditional Chinese New Year eve reunion dinner.

After dinner, we went back to Richard's parents home and stayed up with them until past midnight (when the Chinese New Year rings in). This gesture is supposed to give our parents long life.

We will be in Malaysia till Sunday, 21 February and we have a packed schedule, which promises to be tiring but fun.


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