This CNY is a quiet one for me. There are lesser friends that I’m meeting this year as quite a few of them that are not traveling home due to family commitments. And as you get older, more friends are getting married or having children and its harder to get in touch as before.
I’ve never visited any relatives during CNY for as long as I’ve lived because our family is the only one that’s residing in East Malaysia and every year we celebrate only as a family here. So, it’s really quiet.
There were no lion dance to visit the house on the first day so that adds to the quietness as well. In short, I just don’t get very excited anymore about CNY as compared to when I was little and younger. I also don’t feel like receiving angpows anymore because it makes me feel old. Hahaha.
This CNY, I’m just gonna stay home a lot and be with my parents. Go to temples and pray (luck not quite on my side these few days), go catch some lion dance performance outside and enjoy the peacefulness at home.