Another two weeks' time and all the chinese folks around the world will celebrate Chinese New Year! Since young, celebrating Chinese New Year is the largest annual festival for me. Ever since I own my own home, I've told myself to keep the tradition alive!
Things I do to welcome a blissful CNY:
1) Scrub, Wipe, Clean, Mop the House
I'm a lazy fatty, i only cleans my house on a weekly basis. Also, having 2 furbuns at home doesn't make things easier, especially during their shedding season. So before CNY comes, I will clean my fan, exhaust fan, scrub my kitchen floors, windows, iron grills and finally wash toilet!
2) Bake Cookies
I tried. But failed terribly!
I tried making cookies for 12 servings. It supposed to turn up to be Nutella Cookies. Either i'm retarded in following the steps, or there's problem with the recipe, my cookies turned up cute but rock-hard... My real teeth almost crack while biting it! So i mix in milk and oil and baked the remaining mixture, into muffins lol. My muffin taste good though!
3) Change Sofa Covers, Bedsheets, and Curtains
It's not a must, but since I havent been changing them for some time, so I'll just change it now. Kekeke!
4) Decorate The House
Angpao packet as the main tool, there's loads of DIY angpao home decoration for kids that can be done. Since I'm lacking Angpaos this year, I've only managed to make an Angpao Fan to blow in good fortune into my house!
Then the rest of the decorations, relies on
Xixi, Haha and YangYang which was brought home by my sister. I have no idea which colour is which.. so yeah~
If i have the time and more Angpao Packets, i'd love to make more DIY decorations!
Haha I would like to showcase my dad's DIY Angpao Lantern. Only he would have the patience to create such extravagant decoration like this.
5) Filling in Angpaos With Money
I haven't prepare the money for Angpao, but will have to! Giving Angpao to younger generations, and unmarried individuals are a custom. It's a form of blessing, in hopes that they can grow up healthily, and wishing the things they do, will go on smoothly.
Thanks to Nando's Malaysia for the red packet and the vouchers! Let's see which lucky 5 relatives will have this voucher from me!
How is your CNY preparation?
Oh ya, Valentine's Day is coming too! Any romantic plans? Mind to share?
Can't believe actually how fast time evaporates away! A new year has come and i havent been blogging in a loooooong time.
This year will be the Goat year? Seriously the Chinese have all sorts of labelling. Sometimes they call it Sheep or Ram year. I just don't geddit sometimes! I don't really anticipate CNY already. Perhaps, the truth hits me. As much as I hate going go Melaka to wash the dirty toilets, mop the dusty floors and sleep on cockroaches infested beds... I miss sitting at the livingroom, on the dirty sofa, with my Ah Kong.
This weekend, marks AhKong's 1 year deathsary...I haven't step my foot in that house for 1 year now. I wonder, if there's any changes to it.
It's really nostalgic and saddening, to know what time can do to us. We were born, we grow, we live, and then we aged. Then you all know what's next. This is why, i vowed to be happy, to be kind and grateful to whatever i have achieved everyday.