CNY 2013

by - 2:09:00 PM

HELLO THERE ! I am back in Melbourne and probably because of the excitement and also the spamming cousins on my whatsapp group chat, I'm not feeling too homesick.

So anyway this blogpost will be about my Chinese New Year. This year's CNY was particularly different for me. First off I didn't do much of bai nian (visiting houses) nor did my house have a CNY party. This year's CNY was filled with events, birthday dinners, wedding dinners, farewell parties etc. Also this CNY was my big bro's first CNY in 6 years !!

Chinese New Year Eve

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The usual Fo Tiao Qiang for reunion lunch after a hectic morning in the kitchen.

Following reunion dinner by the tennis court.
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All the siblings are back !

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 Supah cute dad purposely made everyone say a list of Chinese idioms.
Example when you say 年年有余  my dad will say 我喜欢吃鸡肉不喜欢鱼肉 LOL

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$$$$ face.

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Fireworks. Love Sitiawan and also the view from my house. EVERYONE seems to be able to afford at least 2 boxes of fireworks and we were literally SURROUNDED by fireworks in the sky. Up until the 3rd or 4th day there were still fireworks all around.

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Also we got good, or bad news whichever you prefer when we found out Gucci is pregnant !
Gucci is my female Beagle and she's pregnant with Beagle + Poodle pups. She gave birth already and I'm really hoping the pups will have short legs and curly hair. That would be too cute.


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The typical foo chow tradition. Red wine mee sua for brunch ! 

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Love this picture of the siblings. Everyone looks so good here !

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Got my dress from Hi Style. Surprised to find such a good buy in Sitiawan ! 

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#OOTD for a relatives 80th birthday. 
Dress : Korean boutique on Russell St

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Because my relatives always stay at my place during CNY, we ran out of rooms, so the poor kids had to sleep in the living room lolol

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Not forgetting this. 

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Family friend's church wedding. 
Top : Hi Style 
Skirt : F21
Heels : Step. 
Almost everything on me except the skirt is from Sitiawan. I don't have to travel anywhere to shop anymore !! 

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Ring from my niece who is selling fashion stuff online. Check her out ! 

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#OOTN for the wedding dinner. 
Dress :
I am honestly very impressed with Zalora. There may have been complaints about them but my experience with them was just amazing. Not only did they respond to my questions immediately, my purchases also arrived in perfect condition, and in less than 3 days. Not forgetting the free shipping, I love free shipping. 


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Cousin bro's farewell party as he's leaving for Brisbane. 

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Played cards till wee hours of the morning. Bird nest for concentration and for luck. 

It was Valentines Day and I didn't have a date, but I did roam around the town with my bro and cousin bros, helping to prepare my cousin bro's wedding. IMG_8812 copy
This is absolutely the cutest !!!

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While waiting for the car to be decorated. 

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Poppers was amazing enough to give me a V-day gift !! The cookies were really delicious, I think I ate most of them lol 

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My little niece who has the best looking parents ever. Almost looks angmoh ! 


The most hectic day yet : cousin bro's wedding.

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I really had tons of fun, watching the brothers get tortured and  honking our cars around Sitiawan at 8am in the morning. 

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Dress from mysister'scloset

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Both my brothers ended up being heng dais. 

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One of the many tests they had to pass : Wasabi + chilli. 

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and also dance to an oppa gangnam style parody lol

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So happy for the couple!!! 

IMG_8961 copyAt the wedding dinner with siblings and grandma. 

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After that we went home and played cards again
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So that almost sums up my whole CNY. If I could name the best part of my holiday back in Malaysia, it would be the time spent with my family. Even if I constantly get spam notifications on Whatsapp because they have so many things to say in the group chat, I actually find it comforting to know that I have them to talk to if I want to talk lol. 

 I've been cooped up in my apartment for a few days now because Melbourne is so freaking hot and I haven't had the chance to really talk to anyone. Which explains why I have so many things to say to my friends I meet on the streets.

Today is the last day of CNY and to celebrate Chap Goh Mei, I had steamboat with the girlies last night and 8 flavours Korean BBQ tonight !!! I'm so excited. Not just for dinner but also for uni, can't believe I'm stepping into uni !!!!!! Will update more on what I'm doing in Melbourne soon. Till then, byee ! 

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