When the Clock Strike 12

I was surprised the sky in Sitiawan town during CNY is pretty quiet compared to Pontian. I’ve only witness one firework and heard a few firecrackers. The next 10 minutes, all went silent again. Suddenly my Mom exclaimed, “Let’s put firecrackers too!”

My Dad objecting, “You all not scare policeman ah?”

Mom: “Aiyah, fine RM100 only. Give them lor.”

Upon hearing that, in a lightning, I dashed out to the porch with my camera.

Time for some co-ordination work with hubby. Once he light the firecrackers, I command him to dash across the road and not dash to the porch just incase we bump into each other. He nodded.

On your mark…. (a bit kang cheong leh cos I’ve never shot a burning firecrackers before)

…get set?….



The burning crackers put me to a fright. I was taken aback by the spark and quickly backup. Aiks, standing beside me is my hubby. Now my poor son was all alone on the car. Haha! Luckly the little boy was quite brave. He did not yell for protection. In fact, he enjoy the sparks and occasionally cover his own ear with his hand.

That’s all about it. The sky went silent again.

The next morning, we had Bird nest for breakfast. Woot! Since my childhood days, we get the luxury of eating bird nest only on the first day of CNY. After Church service, we went over to my maternal Grandma’s house in Pangkor Island. aitelyu, the crowd at the Lumut Jetty was horrendous! We have to queued for about 1.5 hours before boarding the ferry. And pardon me, standing for 1.5 hours on my 2 inches heels is really killing my foot!

Model – Youngest Sis, Shoes – Belongs to me!

Remember last year I took the pictures of spiral joss stick? This year no temple visiting. But I’ve spotted some giant joss stick around housing area.

Like I say, I am attending a wedding function of a cousin of mine. This is a good opportunity too to catch up with some relative that I’ve not seen for the past 11 years! (asif!). Well, I do see them some other days but seeing each other on New Year day is something different. It’s the mood of festive season that bring us closer. Many was surprise that I am back on the Eve. Hmm… maybe I should do this more often. *evil laugh*

After 11 years (how many times do I have to rant this. *lol*) of not seeing each other, the once little cousin brother of mine suddenly became a grown up man.

And of course some have new boyfriend since last year and I didn’t know about it till now. And, and, some getting married this coming June and I’m the last person to know. And, and, 2.5 years old know how to play game on the mobile phone. So kawai. See! Chinese New Year is the best time to catch up with each other. Tiok boh?

Knowing that on the 2nd day of CNY, I will be back to my in-law’s house again, I really feel homesick. I haven’t got the time to play a round of blackjack with my siblings 🙁 , and digged into the sweet and sticky nien kau with them. And this year, our kids didn’t have chance to fight with their cousins like how they usually do. There are always an ending to a happiness. While I crawl into our heavily stuff car, my siblings was busy chatting and laughing in the hall. I felt so sad and jealous. Sad cos no one send us off. Jealous cos I am not around to be in their conversation.

(Wah, si beh cheong hei. How to end the story leh?)

(Ok. Fast forward now.)

Not that I won’t be happy in my in-law’s place. Just that, after so many years not celebrating at home, I do feel homesick so my emotion kinda carried away. Back at my in-law’s place, all I do is eat and sleep! ….sheesh…. I have great SIL that cook awesome Hokkien food.

On the 2nd day, we had a round of Blackjack. And guess what? In my 11 years of gambling, never in my life I won so much cash. RM80!!! Fatt, Fatt, Fatt! What a auspicious number! Throughout the game, my cards is either double (ban lat) or picture (Picture = Ang Kong/Ah Pek = King/Queen!). And it was double and picture again! Jonk-er decided to chicken out cos other relative started to put some bets on my cards too. So it was like RM10 per bet and most of the time, my cards are all double winning. Well, gamble a bit on CNY day won’t die right? I do not have to pretend to be a saint. Christian also need to have fun right? At least I don’t go rob people on CNY day. I have my principal. My capital is only RM20. Once I lost all of it, I will called it a day. And I only gamble with relative for the fun of it. Not for the purpose of winning. But if I do win, I can’t deny my winnings wat!

Now that Jonk-er know I don’t play mahjong, I am back to my corner – i.e. catching up with SIL and munching on tit-bits. It is funny how conversation between 2 adults with school going kids is always about our children’s upbring and their academy.

At night, the kids was playing with some sparkles.

This sparkles is very unusual. I was told they are brought in from Sillypore. You know how our traditional sparkles produces nothing but sparks. This sparkles is so kawai. It has got SOUND EFFECT! Go figure 😉

We started our journey back to KL again on the 4th day (Chor Sei) of CNY. As usual the expected crawl near Seremban Highway welcoming everyone home. Blueh!

Today is Yan Yat that is 7th day on the Chinese lunar calendar. Yan Yat is also the birthday of all soul. Why was it so? Don’t ask me lor. Cantonese always called the 7th day a Yan Yat. So, Happy Yan Yat to all!

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  1. Zazu said,

    February 13, 2008 @ 7:30 pm

    Aisay! I didn’t know the Queen wuz in town.. can go visit! Anyway wishing u a happy and prosperous CNY!

  2. jazzmint said,

    February 13, 2008 @ 11:56 pm

    wahhhhh hong pau!!!

  3. yenjai.net said,

    February 14, 2008 @ 9:27 am

    Jessie show off her feet liao!

  4. sasha said,

    February 14, 2008 @ 1:33 pm

    wah manyak ONG !

  5. the Razzler said,

    February 16, 2008 @ 7:57 pm

    Queen ..

    Very good start and very lucky year of the Rat for you!! More good things will come along, I am sure!! 🙂 🙂

  6. Lil said,

    February 18, 2008 @ 2:12 pm

    ah if only you were in kg koh (kg baru part), there’s firework bonanza for nearly an hour!

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