Feb 3, 2011

Holiday blues

I hate festive occasions.

Today is Chinese New Year, and this is our first new year without people to celebrate it with. Some people said to go to Chinatown, and get a whiff of the festive air. But that isn't what CNY is about. It's the time of the year you whine about being married (because you have to give ang pows, instead of receiving them). It's about seeing your nephews and nieces all grown up and wondering where the years went. It's about seeing some people you don't really want to see, but doing so anyway knowing that that defines family. It's about losing money, almost happily, and eating too much and gaining weight, almost happily.

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