Why I did not OPEN my house for CNY

Before Chinese New Year, many of my blogger friends hinted to me that I should do something during CNY and they’d be happy to drop by. They WANTED to drop by. But I’m so sorry folks, I was ‘suddenly‘ caught up with several issues that made my life upside down; hence the disability to prepare my home nicely for the festival. I did not even manage to shop for new clothes, Ethan and Darling got theirs though. Never mind… I managed to get mine at the eleventh hour after all.
Back to topic. My mother will definitely faint if she sees the way I keep the tidbits. I don’t even have a proper jar to store them. I love my mother’s beautiful cookie jars but I have nothing over here. I did not even buy any cookies to be served. Several years ago, I did some baking. These days, I don’t. Just look what I have in store should there be any guests to my place..
Bipang – Courtesy of my mother
Nga Ku – Not Mamarazzi’s but SS2 Pasar Malam punya. Mamarazzi’s long gone into my stomach dy..
Heong Peah – Courtesy of Fairy. But then again, I might not serve this to you guys because I want it all for myself :P
If I’m in a good mood, I might share with you the pineapple tarts. But knowing me, I might not :P I’m such a pineapple tart fan I don’t want to share! But I still prefer the original nyonya style tarts..

Darling bought this. I don’t really like. I prefer the traditional ‘love letters’, rolled and not folded. If you write your love letters that traditional way, you can send it to me anytime :P
Go to any mommy blogger’s house this year and you’ll be sure to be serve this – C2! :D
I’m not that bad~lah. Still got soya milk..
Or if you think of doing the twist, I got some Twister for you too..
What is Chinese New Year without the oranges? The main culprit for my endless cough..
Then again, all of the above won’t last long as I’ve this little fella who has been ransacking the table and eating bits and bits of it until very soon, nothing is left!

So that is why folks, I did not OPEN my house this Chinese New Year…

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30 Comments + Add Comment

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    wow….so much titbits. It's a pity there's no open house for folks to enjoy the titbits.

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    eh…so much titbits leh…can open house la…still have a few days to go :p

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    LOL… why let other ppl enjoy when can enjoy urself? LOL… correct anot, Merryn? I oso same…never open house. Waiting quietly for CNY to over, so that no buggers say wan come my house. *faint* rumah like kena bomb, open house? ppl pengsan! (quietly wait for CNY over!)i oso got many issues this year CNY… like u, din even go shopping… my anak punya baju, all ppl gv oso.

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    merryn, u have lots of tidbits lah :) enough for guests already… Happy CNY dear, hope u are feeling better :)

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    hey..at least urs better than mine…I dun even have mandarin oranges in my fridge…hehehe

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    i think that's too much sweets for me though… i love c2!!!

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    it is alright, i forgive u… but i dont understand why u said your mum will be surprised if she sees u how u put your biscuits.. i see nothing wrong only… all nicely packed.. and so much to serve the guests as well (provided still got remainder la) :p

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    I just welcomed anybody who bothered to drop by – didn't manage to clean the house, cook nice dishes to serve…nothing! Just served drinks…and they could help to whatever was on the coffee table.I guess it's the company that matters most – the interaction, strengthening of relationships… This year, you do not get to meet, next year – they would not come anymore…and they get fewer and fewer…and in the end, no friends left.

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    wah… many many food wor.. I got the folded love letters here… hehehe… want some? come before Sunday to my house la.. since you not open your hse, I open mine lor just for you.. :D

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    Merryn, not that bad lah. I'm worst coz my fridge is practically empty. No time to shop for tidbits at all.

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    Hahahaha! If you come to my house, I will serve you water and if you are lucky, some mandarin oranges. Oh, you get to watch some TVB drama serials if you like too, haha!! And visit my clean toilet *private joke*

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    OK, juz kidding there : ) I can serve some cookies, prawn crackers, mandarin oranges, and Shandy or Chinese tea (depends you are young or old lah!) If want more, I just dial McD or Pizza Hut Delivery, hahaha!!!

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    Hey, I am like you – I love pineapple tarts!!! I sure as hell won't be serving them to guests unless I have lots of extra ones, haha! I also prefer the pineapple tarts instead of the rolls. And I love nga ku! Yummy! I can write you love letters – price: RM10 per love letter. LOL!!

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    Aiyo! Luckily I didn't insist on visiting your house this CNY – nothing to eat one! Haha

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    But then again, nothing to eat never mind, as long as got angpow! Haha

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    I've been coughing since pre-CNY. Now post-CNY still coughing! What to do? Blame it on the good food and horrible weather!

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    Got people invite me to karaoke also cannot go. How to sing when coughing? : (

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    Wow! Didn't realise I spammed so much! Haha! let me count – altogether 8 comments! Wah! Nice prosperity number! : D

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    Happy CNY!

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    ppppsssttt..yours a lot better than mine. Me is really nothing at home! Only oranges and drinks. hahahahhahah, when my friends said want to come over, i told them, my house no tidbits to eat, only drinks. Actually, visiting sometime not just about "eat", can be purely visit ma. :)

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    Yeah! Why you didn't open your house? LOL :DI didn't eat any mandarin at all. I hate Mandarin…I don't know why! :/

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    hehehe me too!i bought nothing eheeheh cause i back hometown.. hahahaha (too late come back from Ukraine)i agree with u that it cause me cough as well.

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    hey..was it expected of u to open yr house? no worries la. meeting up at the mall is better..Gong Xi Fatt Chai.Ps: make sure Ethan drink lots of water.

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    @Annie… I agree… lol… if you come my house, it would be purely 'visit' Wakakakakakak! Wan come bo? Aiyoh, paiseh pulak, let's just lepak at Old Town or wud, wan bo? LOL…liddat oso called visit ma…

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    your cny stuff is better than mine. haha. i only ada drinks. no titbits at all! hahahhaha…

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    Gong Xi Fa Cai Pineapple cookies looks yummy.

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    happy cny

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    Wow, so much cookies!!! Especially the pineapple tarts, my fav! I truly understand why you don't want to open your house, haha! ;)

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    I like the pineapple rolls lor..must be melting in the mouth once put in it..hhehehe.I guess by now, all edy in your stomach =)

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    I have so many biscuits left in my house and I am the one who incharge to finish it…Altho I am not a big fan of biscuits. I also bought soya milk just incase I have guests.

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