CNY 2011 – Chinese New Year of the Rabbit

Chinese New Year has always been my favourite time of the year. When I was younger, it was because of the hongbao I’m gonna receive and the new year goodies that I can stuff myself with. Now its because we meet up with family and friends that we hardly see throughout the year and the yummy feasting.

Despite this year being the perfect days in terms of calendar (two public holidays followed by the weekend), I felt it seems to be more tiring than last year. Probably because we have to watch over Xavier during the house visitings like a hawk, stopping him from running and jumping all over the visiting house, eatting the goodies and drinking cold drinks as he just recovered from cough.

Tossing Yu Sheng at my 大舅舅 place is usually one of the highlights of the first day of Chinese New Year. This is usually done after feasting on numberous yummy dishes cooked up by various relatives. The energy level of this year’s tossing is lower than usual as it was done at almost midnight. Note for next year, remind my mum to bring the yu sheng earlier.

Before the night ends, we would take family portraits for memory sake.

More visiting on Day 3, this time to cousin Harry’s new house. It’s nice to meet up with cousins that we haven’t meet for some time over more yu sheng.

Here’s a short clip on Xavier doing his Gond Xi Fa Cai.

How I wish Chinese New Year would last longer. More photos can be found at my Flickr.

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