Everyone was busy preparing brunch
But I was watching the holiday cartoons on TV
Mum insisted on being vegetarian on the first day
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