A grace filled Chinese New Year

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It is a blessing to celebrate the first day of Chinese New Year as a family. All of us celebrated mass this morning in our very Chinese-y decorated church at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Penang. Everyone in new clothes. Added bonus is atm joining us. Alleluaia!

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I met two bloggers this morning. Lucia of MentalJog and another person. He is in the photo here, as a cantor. Guess who? Yvy, you should know? Funny how small this world is. He is a blogger who used to stay in Canada and now, back home after graduation. I knew him as a blogger first, and now personally met him as we are from the same church.

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After mass, we sang the Gong Xi song in English! Hahaha, I can never get used to sing Mandarin song with English lyrics. Oranges in trolleys waiting to be blessed and distribute to all of us.

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After mass, we dropped by my eldest sister’s home. Kids monkeying around the garden, hanging on the swing like bats. The right corner is my nephew.

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Ok, ok, can’t help posting my pic. 🙂 We took so many photos at my sis’s place and my sis even changed two new clothes just to pose for the camera! Oh boy, she loves the camera. Hahahaha. Even got her daughter-in-law, daughter and I into the mood of camwhoring.

The sun is burning outside. People are visiting each other. I am at home, in shorts and t-shirt, drinking F&N orange, blogging and this is bliss!

Me gonna start cooking for tomorrow lunch and dinner. Lunch = whole kampung of my in-laws, dinner = my siblings and their children. Easily over 40 pax of relatives coming.

Hope everyone is having a good time!

15 Replies to “A grace filled Chinese New Year”

  1. I guessed as much it was you in that pink top sitting at the corner, and lo and behold IT WAS YOU!

    many thanks for the ang pao and have a blessed CNY 🙂

  2. wah lilian!!!! so PINK!!! 😉 lol look like young tai-tai only lar. 😉

    HUH???? that guy in blue is pras??? why look so different wan?? or am i seeing the WRONG guy in blue???

  3. WAH! That’s one HOT PINKY MOMMA with a cool shade!

    Gong Hei Fatt Choy!!!

    Wish you and your family a peaceful, safe and healthy year ahead.

    Wish your hubby strong-strong and always lucky.

    Wish your children quick-tall-grow-big, smart and obedient, healthy-healthy.

    And wish you youth-always-stay, heart-think-work-done, all problems meet-knife-edge-get-solved.

    Yours truly,
    doc

  4. Cocka Doodle – *blush*

    Lrong – What? Japan no lunar new year celebration hor?

    Simon – Yeap, met Centerpide in person.

    doc – Your wishes so chim and I don’t need to use blusher for the rest of the year liao. Thank you, sifu! *Serves red date tea.*

    zara’s mom – Thank you. Hope you have a nice celebration too. Church? Well, I guess Jesus will knock-knock on your heart, pull your sleeves a little and you will be back worshipping Him. In His time. But it is good to bring Zara to be baptised, no?

    Yvy – Yeah, it’s him. Probably the mike is blocking part of his face. My camera zoom not so cun and I dare not make too much sibok-sibok action of taking photos like the church official photographer likedat.

    tony – Kung Hei Fatt Choy to you too.

    anastasia – Probably they use the season of Advent theme? I haven’t seen a priest in pink yet. Our church priest doesn’t wear pink robe, only green, red or purple. Wish to see one, one day. Must be cute.

    wuching – 🙂

    centerpide – Hey, I like your post on CNY. Glad you feel the mood along with us Chinese. I suppose we are one church, one body and one soul in Christ and hence, the unification? Whoa, did I sound too ‘deep’?

    Jayelle – Tks. Sorry to read that your family can’t celebrate this year. And I am touched to read about the reunion dinner at your aunt’s place.

  5. Your nephews hanging upside-down remind me of my childhood…….. If my kids are doing them – well I am sure to scream !
    Dennis

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