Friday, January 21, 2011

The Chinese in me?

The rounds of meet-ups and catch-ups aren't done. The baking duties aren't done. And I am not complaining. I am actually enjoying all these activities, and of course, seeing the friends.

I am careful about not over-doing the merry-making during the ang moh year-end holiday season. I never embraced the oft-touted giving spirit of the season or the notion of starting a brand new year with renewed hopes and goals at the end of the month-long binge drinking.

For the Chinese one, I am happy to go the extra mile. I don't complain about the tong tong chang music that fills the air. I smile at the garish red and gold decorative what-nots. I am intrigued by the fuss and fluster that go into making sure the multitude of deities-in-residence are happy in every household.

I have roles to play out for the Chinese New Year. The ones I don't like, I junk them altogether where I can. Where I cannot, I compromise to where the annoyance is minimal.
The rest I gladly fulfill.

I think *gasp* the Chinese in me is showing. And I am happy about that.


tuti said...

for some, life is less complex.
for some, one cannot say their made their own life complicated. i think chij gals are a tough breed. *high 5*

JoMel said...


talk about what aren't done, i can give you a whole list from my side too! Tiring man, but die die still want to do! :D

sinlady said...

tuti - ^5 sista! heheh

jomel - hey, you champion lah! haha

wildgoose said...

I've always preferred LNY since I was a kid. It's kind of sad though that people are giving up traditions more and more and avoiding the LNY. It's good to know that there are people who still appreciate the festival. I need to get started on my prep though! *gasp*

sinlady said...

wildgoose - it is refreshing that the people who follow all the rites and rituals are doing it because they believe in it :)

not to late for you to prep! i don't know what i am doing...