Chinese New Year

Chinese cookiesWell, Chinese New Year finally arrived. The Chinese New Year definitely slowed down my studying pace as I celebrated with my family and friends.

Chinese New Year is a time for family and friends. It’s also time to eat. Therefore, most people actually fall sick after Chinese New Year due to eating too much unhealthy Chinese New Year cookies and drinking fizzy drinks.

Since I don’t have the luxury to fall sick, I watched my eating carefully. I didn’t eat many Chinese New Year cookies or drink many fizzy drinks.

My grandparents have all passed away except for my maternal grandmother. So for my paternal side, it’s actually nice to see the family getting together once a year and keeping the tradition alive despite my grandparents passing on. Seeing the family interact together is really nice because you get to enjoy each other’s company. Luckily for me, my paternal side family members are pleasant and nice.

Not everyone enjoys family reunions because, sometimes, family can be toxic and mean. I understand that. Therefore, to some, Chinese New Year isn’t a really pleasant thing. But since we are Asians and we understand that these traditions matter to our family, we follow it anyway.

Ang pausBut then again, there are a few things that everyone looks forwards to in Chinese New Year. Those things are Chinese New Year cookies and ang paus. Ang paus are red packets that contains money. Anyone who isn’t married receives an ang pau from relatives who are married.

Chinese New Year isn’t quite over yet because it lasts 15 days. However, I cannot celebrate for 15 days. Thanks to Chinese New Year, I am a little bit behind in my studying plans. Anyway, I do feel that I have rested on my laurels way too much during the Chinese New Year.

So it’s time to get back to work and focus hard on my studies now. It’s time to go full gear now since the exam is getting closer.

Carmen is studying the BSc Economics and Management at a recognised centre in Malaysia.

3 Responses to Chinese New Year

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