The reindeer have left and we now see ox's taking main stage!
I can't believe how quickly everything around us has moved from Christmas to Lunar New Year within just days!
Despite having been mobbed with Chinese themed projects and a million new year cookies to decorate; I cant deny how I still see penguins in my dreams! Haha Christmas 2008 haunts me till this day.
The malls in Kuala Lumpur are always first to bring life to each season or celebration. Skyscrapper Christmas trees have been hoisted away post boxing day and replaced with steamers of red and gold; cherry blossoms and many auspicious Chinese symbols, often depicting good health or good fortune. Chinese new year is a fun time; it's about family, a boost of good luck, delicious Chinese delicacies and cultural traditions we seem to neglect at other times of the year! haha, Well it's how i see it at least.
I'm just SO glad its the year of the Ox; it starts me off easy... I'm not looking forward to the year of the dragon or the horse.. or something crazy like the rooster! haha Ox's are fun; they are cute, brown..and delicious. hehe.
Everyone goes home to be with their families this time of year. I had my share of fighting through the war-zone of congested highways as well! The TerroR!
I can't wait to decorate mom's living room and kitchen with red trimmings and fun cookies! It's not generally something I do voluntarily; but this year, after having missed CNY in 2008; I'm really looking forward to being a part of it.
I remember how I made such an effort to get into a New Year mood in Orlando. Haha funny-ness; I miss my dear friends in America; they helped me make it through my 2008.
Can't help but wonder if I'll ever see them again. Hmm..
Anyhow; Chinese new year is 2 days away, and I still do have many loose ends to tie before I can fully enjoy myself. I still have deliveries to complete; accounts to check and designs to quote...ahh. i shan't speak about them. Frustrates me. Can't worry about all that at 2 in the morning.
It's sleep time for Su! YAY!