21 February, 2013

新年来咯!Happy CNY! Part TWO

Separated my CNY post into two because

(1) I'm afraid it would be too lengthy and jam up some people's browsers
(2) I was too tired to continue.

Haha. Okay! I shall continue!

NIGHT OF CNY DAY #1

We actually went to a funeral of my mother's good friend. I haven't been to a church since my graduation from church kindergarten so the feeling was quite... surreal.


CNY DAY #2

Went to visit Ah Sim, and I spotted a super cute and lazy cat at the void deck/lift lobby! Momo was walking towards it while I was preparing my camera, so I went into the "妈妈!!等一下!!不要太大声!"mode for fear that she will scare the cat away.

But turns out, the cat was super chill la! I had the chance to go super near and take photo. The cats in that estate always very chill sia. More interesting than zoo.


And here's a candid shot of my Ah Sim!


After that visit, we went out for lunch together. Since the start of CNY, my stomach had been a real prankster, so I started to feel very uncomfortable after the meal. Bro and I went home, while they went to visit my parents de garden.

Later that evening, my parents' friend came to our house to bainian! Well.. We didn't do spring cleaning for nothing. Heh.

And the auntie brought along her daughter and newborn son! She told us some stories about the baby, and how astoundingly cooperative he is. For example, he was quite weak, so she brewed some Chinese medicine for him. Those black liquid... You'll know what I mean if you've ever got a prescription from sinseh.  So it's super gross stuff!!!

But she said he just drank without any complain, and he didn't even cry! Super hilarious! Something I can never do. 


You know how newborn siblings would steal the limelight in face of strangers and visitors? I guess it's always harder to be the elder, to have a bigger heart and tolerate being... neglected at times. But I have to say, that elder sister was quite gracious, and also showered her little brother with love.

Apparently they are about 7 years of age apart. Wow.


My dad has a super uber soft spot for babies so throughout the whole visit he was just playing (and partial terrorizing) the baby.

Funny thing happened, when the baby gently gripped my dad's palm... then lowered his little face... AND BITE MY DAD WHILE HE WASN'T PAYING ATTENTION.

Suddenly my dad was like, "OUCH! OW!! OW!!! You bite me~~"

Super hilarious. Apparently he assumed that the baby hasn't grown any teeth yet. Bwahahaha~~

But after biting he faster let go and give my dad a super innocent face la. So no one blames him. Awww...


Another funny incident is that his momo was telling us, her hubby taught their children the snake's fist (O_O?). So after that the baby keep using the snake handsign poke people and play the keyboard in our living room.

He concluded his kungfu session with a signature kungfu pose. Super cute laaa~!

Side by side comparison. 
Kungfu panda picture credit: opposethetrend.blogspot.com

After that he started to feel sleepy so... end of show!


While the adults were talking.. I was kinda hungry and bored. So I went to my brother's room and sneaked out a cup of milk tea from China! Since he's not around.. I should finish them for him... right?

I'm so nice, I know right...

Dinner that night was bakwa plus porridge. Momo took the time to cut into small pieces and snack nicely for me! So I had to make her effort count, by taking an artsy photo. (:


That more or less concludes my CNY. This year I got 12 angbaos, with a total of about $350. Kept the red packets my parents gave, and deposited the rest into my account liao. More Cotton On shopping! To be fair, I have to, because there are four weddings this year. Need nice clothes!! Hahaha

Ending with a photo of my big face! Really thanks to the Watsons Collagen Day Cream, my complexion was better than usual! I used it as a night cream, because I have oily skin, and the formula is oily. Would make my face look shiny in the day. But the effect is good! 


Some tips on Staying cough-free and sorethroat-free after excessive festive snacking-

1. Chew Properly
Chew your chips into small pieces before you swallow them, and will have less chances of cutting your mouth or tongue by accident, causing inflammation, swelling, throat discomfort.

2. Drink salt water
As in, Warm water + salt. Good to fix heaty symptoms.

3. Cure after every indulgence.
After eating chips, drink water. Drink LOTS of water. Or Pipagao. Or honey with lemon drink. Don't wait till your throat starts feeling tight and itchy. It's too late then. 

4. Keep in Balance
If you had super sweet stuff, drink some bitter herbal tea later. If it's super salty stuff, drink more water. No scientific basis, but think of it as a balance la. Too much of anything is never good.

That concludes my CNY blogpost! Woohoo!! =D

I had muchhh fun editing the photos. (: