CNY Day 2: Purple Lion

I have no visiting to do today and I’m just relaxing myself at home, watching TV, accompanying my parents and tweaking purplewabbit.com. Please pardon the mess if you see one. I’m doing live tweaking.

As I was tweaking the site, came a purple lion! I’m not kidding and I’m feeling so ecstatic! I’m supposed to finish writing the entry for the first day of Chinese New Year but this is just too interesting to not write about it. So, I’m going to post this before I start writing yesterday’s entry.

Usually, either Mummy, Pappy or Iris would be the one giving away the ang pau since I would be behind the camera, taking pictures of my beloved lions. I do love them a lot. I’m a bit obssessed with it as well. But this time, Pappy was out, Mummy in the room being massaged and Iris in the toilet, which left me the only one to give away the ang pau and I just had to put down the camera. So, no picture of the purple lion but I’m still all happy and excited.

“KONG HEY FATT CHOY!!” A boy shouted.

I gave him the ang pau and greeted him “fatt choy” in return.

A Malay boy was holding on to the lion’s tail and he said, “Ada air tak? Nak minum.”

For the first time in my entire life, I’m seeing this happening. Normally, they would go away after getting their ang pau. But this one asked me for a drink. Lion must be very thirsty.

Okay, so I ran my way to the back and got an apple-flavoured packet drink. But I thought I ought to get two, one for the Malay boy, another for the boy who greeted me.

I was on my way to the front when the same boy said, “Tiga!”

It was for another boy who’s behind the lion’s head.

So I handed them the packet drinks and they seemed happy.

“Thank you oh, lenglui. Thank you!”

That doubles up my happiness!


I thought I saw a purple lion. I did! I did! I did saw a purple lion!

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