Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Tell-A-Tale (Part 5): A Young Rascal’s Lunar New Year

Everyone was busy preparing brunch
But I was watching the holiday cartoons on TV

Mum insisted on being vegetarian on the first day
.....ok, mum.
But I sneaked out the leftover roasted pork
.....from yesterday’s reunion feast.

I gave my best greeting, my most sincere smile
But I was really hoping for the ang pow.

No gambling was allowed
But I won some (play with the younger ones, they are easier)

I told Grandpa I’ll stay at home
And promised Grandma I’ll visit
But I scurried out for movies and fastfood…with the rascal cousins.

Dinner was the same old withered vegetables
But I was already full with fries and burgers.

Dad yelled at me for finishing the arrowhead crisps
But I blamed my visiting friends instead.

I will stay far far away from the fireworks, I promise!
But I was the one to ignite the firecrackers.

Everyone was fast asleep
But I was still counting my ang pow money.

Long gone are those good old days
But I’ll remember every moment…always

There won’t be much this year,
But the old rascals will still be up to no good, I fear.

Here’s wishing everyone a wonderful Lunar New Year, wherever you are.

Pic (1) : The Curve, Mutiara Damansara
Pic (2) & (3): NiuZeXui, Ara Damansara


Xiu Long Bao said...

Are you still that rascal till today? Remember no babi, no gambling, no firecrackers.

Happy cny :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

hahaha..funny..yes i find gambling with the young ones funny and a great laugh..seeing their faces as they lose their rm0.50 and rm1 of their ang pau money..

ekeng said...

Gong Hei Fatt Choi~~
Wish you can get many many ang pow on CNY..

wenching & esiong said...

Wishing you a Happy Chinese New Year too!! Those photos look amazing! They're really really pretty.

ai wei said...

nice pic!!!

happy happy happy CNY! ~
where's my Ang Pao?!

Simon Seow said...

Xin Nian Kuai Le

team bsg said...

here comes a sentimental drooling very colorful imaging gourmet
happy CNY !

ling239 said...

i love the flowers along the roadside at NZX ~

Gong Xi Fa Cai ^_^

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

What wonderful memories
What rascally tales
What childlike remembrances
your story unveils.

Happy CNY, Nic.

Alexander said...

Happy Chinese New Year!

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♥ ♡ Alvin ♡ ♥ said...

haha!! No babi? or no baby :P

新年快乐!恭喜发财! 万事如意!


Big Boys Oven said...

Gong Xi fatt Cai! May you have loads of fortune this year! Enjoy you festive holiday with load load of food and fun!

Jackson said...

Hahaha... good way of celebrating CNY!! Gong Hei Gong Hei!!

Anonymous said...

happy chinese new year!!

Nic (KHKL) said...

i am actually blogging from a cyber cafe...how strange...will read you guys' blogs when i back on monday (limited time)... :)

xlb: same old rascal, with a bigger tummy and more facial hair..haha!

happy cny to you! kampachi when ar? hehe...

joe: welcome to the rascals club...you give them back the money or not? haha! happy cny!

ekeng: happy cny to you too! this year dun have much lar...malu to ask already..hehe...waiting for yours..hehe..see you soon, dude!

wenching & esiong: hey, happy cny!!! i thought u guys are on holiday again..long time no post, eh? hehe...thanks for the compliments too!

ai wei: happy cny to you too! ang pow ar?? hehe, you will receive my red bomb first before receiving my ang pow..hehe

simon seow: Xin Nian Kuai Le too you too! and Wan Si Ru Yi! When's your next quiz?

team bsg: i didnt have much cny dishes this year, so i hope the pics are good enough to wish everyone an "appetising" new year! :) happy cny!

ling239: me too! feels like japan in spring.. a glowing garden at night...too bad it was noisy lar...haha! happy cny to you!

lyrical lemongrass:

it was easy
the rascal was me
those days before puberty
i was really, really happy...

happy cny to you too :)

alexander: thanks! i'm not sure if you are back in singapore or still in uk, but happy lunar new year wherever you are!

alvin: happy lunar new year to you too! how's the highway stops? hehe...no babi on first day lar...baby? lagi cannot lor..hehehe...

big boys oven: Gong Xi Fat Cai! i will try to eat in moderation...tummy getting bigger..haha! wishing you guys a very successful year ahead!

jackson: Gong Xi Gong Xi! Here's wishing you a very successful year ahead too with your cafe! got yee sang or not? hehe..

ladyironchef: happy chinese new year to you too!!! had any good yee sang this year? let's meet up for makan someday :)

Anonymous said...

Hehe, I know it's funny and all, but I also found it strangely nostalgic. I think as I grow older, I lose the excitement for the CNY-ness of the festivities.

Have a great Year of the Rat, Nic! :D

Hazza said...

gong xi fa cai!

~Christine~Leng said...

Gong Hei Fatt Choy to you Nic! :)

Precious Pea said...

Wishing your Rat year filled with more luck, more wealth, good health and happiness.

Nic (KHKL) said...

kenny: actually, that was part of the objective..to create a nostalgic feeling, especially for those around my age…hehe…

Here’s wishing you a great year ahead too!

hazza: gong xi fa cai to you too! I presume you are not coming back to Malaysia for the holidays but hope that you’ll have lots of cny goodies there!

christine: happy chinese new year to you too! And to chris too…best of luck in your studies, girl!

precious pea: thanks! here’s wishing you a year of good health, lots of wealth and of course, lots of good food too!!

Jason said...

Hahaha... this is what the Chinese call "dai guai tao" (big ghost head) :P

Happy CNY!

Xiu Long Bao said...

mr, asked u to make up ur mind during CNY for the kampachi visit now have to wait till i come bck to KL...unless u sponsor me bus ticket..kekeke

Nic (KHKL) said...

jason: omg! no lar...i was always the one kena buli by people lar...*evil grin*..hehe...

happy cny, dude!

xlb: aiyah, miss, no time leh this cny...nevermind, there are many other japanese restaurants in singapore...i'll be making a list...hehe

wmw said...

Gong Xi Fa Chai...eh, now after puberty, you not happy meh?

Nic (KHKL) said...

wmw: Gong Xi Fa Cai! with extra assets come extra burdens lor...hehehe...

JOjo said...

Haha, well written poem!
Was really bz over the new year, but still wanna wish u a Prosperous New Year ahead!

Hope this is not too late, at least is not Chap Goh Meh yet =p

Nic (KHKL) said...

jojo: no, not late at all! still got lots of cookies in the house..hehe...

here's wishing you a very successful year ahead!