February 18, 2010
Every Chinese is having reunion dinner with their family on Chinese New year’s eve. Whenever you walk at shopping mall’s car park you will definitely hear Chinese new year song. Advertisement also related to Chinese New year. Somehow i do not have any Chinese New year feel.I guess it is partly cause’ I had grown up. When I passed by MPH bookstore, The television is playing the Lion Dance Troupe Competition, It made me feel I am young little boy again. I have tons of Lion dance video CD and i watch it every single day when i was young. I know almost the step and the tempo of the drum. Dad bought a few of lion heads , I still keep it at the top of my cardboard.
Many Chinese make it at a routine to pray their ancestors on Chinese New years eve.My family and I went to temple to pray my grandma who passed away three years ago.There were packed with lots of people and you can feel the heat inside the temple. It was very humid. Hot air blown from outside. Contact lens helps to prevent our eyes from smoke going in to our eyes.The atmosphere fill with jokes and laughter. Old aunties will chit chat about what they are going to prepare during the night’s reunion dinner.When i am bored , I will walk around the temple to look about the new death lot. Grandpa will tears every visit to temple when is time to pray my grandma.It was emotional for him.Browsing through my photos , I will realised I took photos in the same temple repeated same scene same angle, It was like taking an object again and again, no wonder I have so many overlapping temple’s photo .
After we had done praying grandma, we headed to grandpa house. We eat all those left over dish which we use to pray grandma. Drinking home cooked not very tasty soup , I feel yummy cause it satisfied my taste bud.It was just a few simple dished it satisfied and fulled my stomach. Flicking through newspaper which was outdated , while sitting on the Sofa.I can feel my back is sweating , although the fan was switched on. The hall was so quiet , only the television was making the noise.When times up we will just say good bye to my aunties and my grandpa.
Taking a bath to refreshed myself. Have the air conditioned switched on before I had my bath, so when i walk into my room i can straight away sleep like a dead pig on the bed. No alarm is set. Mum will wake me up when times up. It should be around 6 something to get up, to get myself ready for the reunion dinner.My contact lens was dry , cause’ of just woke up.Mum and Dad went out first cause I am going out after the reunion dinner. Definitely not clubbing ! not gathering with friend. so what else? I went to Than Lin every year. It is like a association of Buddhist which is located near my house. It is at the top of the shop house. So, every year there will be a chanting ceremony on the new years eve. I’m not very holly about religion but if it is once a year , why not ? I drove my car to grandpa house.
By the time I reached at grandpa’s house it was already 8.00p.m. I was quite surprise. They was just getting ready to put some of the raw dished into the soup. My aunt prepare one with Tom Yam soup which is spicy and the other one is non-spicy soup. My tongue seems to have hate Tom Yam soup for no reason on that night.
Taking out my SLR to take some photos. It did not give me any freshness to take photo anymore. Taking photo of the food and with all the steamboat thingy is what i do every single year. So, I took less photos .The abalone was nice which my aunt bought it from Hong kong, of course It taste different from the can food one.
Again! Again ! Again! sitting on the Sofa drinking the “longan” drinks. Drink half way, The door bell was rang. My cousin they all came.The house filled with jokes and laughter again. Now the house is quite noisy. I had some camera conversation with my cousin . He just came back from Abu Dahbi where he works there half year ago.
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