Gong Xi Fa Cai

Thank goodness Chinese New Year is only celebrated once a year. It is so tiring to prepare for CNY (this coming from me who doesn’t even cook for the reunion dinner). We tried to shop for clothes a month in advance but it was so difficult with the two boys tagging along. They always got distracted by their surroundings especially the Lion Dance performances. This year we managed to catch the Lion Dance for more than five times. The boys very happy lah. They can sit there for a good 15 minutes waiting for the performance to start. You have to sit there early otherwise you wont have space to see. 
CNY Lion Dance performance

The above pic is Ayden trying to catch the oranges tossed by the Lion. He saw the Lion throwing lokams here and there and he quickly put up his hands trying to catch one. Hehe. 

CNY Lion Dance

The above pic was taken today, our final shopping day. I managed to buy a blouse, Darling bought a pants and the kids… haih.. the kids bought this:
CNY Shopping

A scooter for Ethan and ‘I dunno what that is called’ for Ayden to keep them occupied in the kampung. Ethan can even bargain with us saying he will pay us back using his angpow money! Tsk tsk.. 

Chinese musical performance

The boys also love to watch the Chinese musical performance in front of Parkson and will pester us to bring them there everytime we go shopping. They will also ask us for money to contribute to the donation box each time they are here. 

CNY Shopping for kids

Bought a matching tee for both Ayden and Ethan just for the sake of the word HAPPINESS printed on it.

Honey Lokam

Last but not least, went to grab some lokams, packet drinks, cookies and some other stuffs before heading back to kampung tomorrow. 

Every year we told ourselves to start early so that we don’t need to do things last minute but every single year we ended up doing things on the very last day!

Anyway, Gong Xi Fa Cai to all my lovely readers. Have a lovely festive break with your family and loved ones.

I’m still under 5 feet tall so yes, you can still give angpow to me :D

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    Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family! Gong Xi Fa Cai! Ethan knows how to bargain, will pay you back with his ang pow money is a smart point use for negotiation.


    Merryn Reply:

    Gong Xi Fa Cai to you Mun :D

    All his angpow money is in the bank now. Haha.


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    Happy Chinese New Year to you and family !!


    Merryn Reply:

    Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family, Chris :)


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    I done my shopping yesterday!! Haha. But today we went to the mall to collect hubby’s altered jeans.

    Aunty loh. Under or above 5 ft, you need to give ang pow loh. Haha.

    Gong xi fa cai!


    Merryn Reply:

    Haha. Yeah… under or above 5 ft oso still need to give angpow dy me. Hehe.

    Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family, Rose :D


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    No such thing as start early one la! XD …Wei I envy Ethan and Ayden for getting such toys to distract them!

    Gong Xi Huat Cai to you and family!


    Merryn Reply:

    Next year I’ll start before Christmas as CNY falls on the 28 January 2016 >_<


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    Nice! Happy CNY to you and your family Merryn! :)

    Gong Xi Fatt Chai!

    Have a great and prosperous new year!


    Merryn Reply:

    Thank you Huai Bin.

    Happy Chinese New Year to you too. I am enjoying your fireworks and firecrackers videos as usual :D


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    Qong Xi Fa Cai!!! Enjoy!!!!


    Merryn Reply:

    Happy Chinese New Year to you Arthur. Have a great and prosperous year ahead :)


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    Wishing you and family a Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai, Merryn.


    Merryn Reply:

    Thank you Mummy Ling.

    Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family too. Have a great year ahead :D


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    I have yet watch any lion dance performance this year ~>_<~
    Gong Xi Fa Cai to you Merryn & family!


    Merryn Reply:

    You didnt wait for the one in One Utama that day?

    Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family, Choi Yen.


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    That scooter is cool, I had one for April when she was only 2 years old, when May was born, I got another for May too. Now, I gave away both of the scooters.


    Merryn Reply:

    I don’t think I will give away this as I myself am enjoying riding it. LoL.

    Happy Chinese New Year to you and family, Yannie.


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