Monday, January 30, 2006

Gong Xi Fa Chai

On Chinese New Year eve, instead of dining at our place (the initial plan), we had it in MIL's because BIL was bringing 6 of his friends from the Philippines to join the dinner (we only knew later that these 'friends' were actually his new girl friend and her family/chaperon). No pix to show for the dinner since it was quite kelam-kabut (Malay: chaotic) to be having so many people in the house for dinner (normally it's just 6 of us). On the first day of Chinese New Year, as usual, we visited MIL early morning, and then it was lunch with my family. Zara did the GONG XI, GONG XI sign while addressing the family, and she also served tea to my side of the family (since this is our tradition). All I could say is these 2 days were really hot! Next few days there'll be no blogging as we'll be going for a holiday (unless I got so bored and there's free broad band connection in the hotel).
HERE IS TO WISH EVERY ONE
A HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!
GONG XI FA CHAI.
新年快乐!

29 comments:

yl said...

all the best for the year ahead!!!! little Zara grow up healthily and *wink wink* another siblings?? either way, wishing you and your whole family a health and 顺顺利利 doggie year!!

earthember said...

Zara's gong xi is cute! She looks sweet in that little dress too. Keong Hee Huat Chai! And have a great holiday too.

Mama BoK said...

Have a wonderful holiday..!!

L B said...

Gong xi fa cai, and happy holidays!! Remember to wallop lots of longan nut and lotus seeds!! Bring back 6 babies...

sesame said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Interesting your family has this tea serving tradition for CNY. I've never heard about this for Hokkien families though. Maybe I don't hear enough...haha. Enjoy your holiday!

Fannie said...

Agnes, Happy CNY to You, Zara and Hubby! :)

wHOisBaBy said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family!!

Cocka Doodle said...

Have a good holiday,ZMM!

mom2ashley said...

yea.. it's always hot during cny though...have fun

Passerby A said...

Gong Xi Gong Xi!

Have a great time!

1+2mom said...

Wah so traditional style to get the ang pao!!

Happy Doggie Year to you and your family!! Have fun on this New Year!!

P said...

Gong Xi Fatt Choy!

Cheers!

jazzmint said...

gong xi gong xi..looks like zara is collecting lots of angpau :)

kelly said...

Looks fun..what a festive atmosphere! :)

Sue said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai :) Hope you're having a nice holiday... CNY sure very hot every year... maybe it's coz of all the red we put up hehehe...

Helen said...

Gong Xi GOng Xi to you!! I wish you'll have a wonderful time on your holidays!! lol

Zara looks quite a big girl in her New Year dress!!

I agree that the heat is really hard to bear... especially for those who had to go bai nien in the afternoon!! BTW, I hope this year your family potrait will be taken without much pain knowing your hubby has a spanking high tech camera liao!! lol

Tracy said...

Here's Tracy, Pappy and Destinee wishing u and ur family KUNG HEI FATT CHOI!

Irene said...

Gong Xi! Gong Xi! Have a happy and fun holiday.

I love the tea ceremony.

louyau said...

Happy New Year to you ! Can i want ang pow? HEHEHEHEH

blurblur said...

Have a great Holiday! :))

Gong Xi Fa Cai! :)

Mei said...

Happy New Year and congratulations on the template - it's looking good.

Failer said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai!!

Angpow on Friday!!

Mother Superior said...

Happy Lunar New Year, Agnes! Think I didn't get to wish you during the weekend.

Zara's Mama said...

Thank you all for you well wishes!!

TWO LITTLE FELLAS said...

eh- i noticed my last message was not saved?????
I still want to jot down my wishes to you "Gong Xi Fa Cai! Wishing you a bow-wow Happy Doggie year!!!"

Allyfeel said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Can't stand the heat. It was like in the oven if we were out in the street. Full blast aircon is a must. Phew!!!

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