Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A New Year's Post

Let me see.

It's been 10 days since the first day of Chinese New Year, and that would make this post on Chinese New Year more than a bit late. But, since celebrations actually last for 15 days then I'm not overly late so I'll just go ahead and wish everyone a Happy New Year. Don't let all the roaring (it is the year of the Tiger, is it not?) make your voice go hoarse.

How was your celebrations (and the off days that went with it?)? For the first time ever, the whole family managed to go to Klang to celebrate this auspicious occasion. That's thanks to cheap airline tickets and a rather long-ish school break. It's a nice change from the usual routine during New Year celebrations here in Sabah.

Anyway, apart from the customary New Year's eve meal (which my mother-in-law single-handedly prepared!), we managed to visit a friend's house and also make our traditional 'pilgrimage' to Mid Valley Megamall on the second day of Chinese New Year. We were expecting the place to be rather quiet, and at first when we arrived there it seemed that way. Quite a number of the outlets were closed, and the place wasn't as crowded as usual.

Mid Valley's Centre Court with its Chinese New Year decorations. I like!

Decorations at The Gardens.

But, after walking around The Gardens and deciding to have lunch after that, we found that we couldn't find any restaurant to eat that wasn't already full! So in the end, we ate at the food court at The Gardens which was not too bad. And after that, it was more window-shopping.

The next day, it was reunion time with my brothers and parents (who also decided to fly over). This would be the first in a number of years as well that my brothers, my parents and I would be reunited for Chinese New Year. Can't find a better opportunity than this to have a family portrait together.

One big moderate-sized family.

Happy New Year everyone!


maslight said...

Waw, ang paws XD Happy CNY ;)

TS Lim said...

Klang BKT for CNY. Sounds like perfection to me. Haha.

Nick Phillips said...

Yeah, the mall these days are not as empty as it was in the CNY's of days gone past.

A little late I know but Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family :D

Perry R. Lim said...

maslight: Thanks. Too bad, no more ang pows for me.

Perry R. Lim said...

TS Lim: Yes, it is! :)

Perry R. Lim said...

Nick: Thanks. Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and family as well.

Audrey Wiles said...

really nice pics.. esp the family one.. ;-) wishing u prosperity n health always