My Pai Ti Kong journey

Since I got married to Darling it is a MUST to return to his hometown on the eighth night of Chinese New Year so we can pray cum midnight for the ninth day of Chinese New Year aka worshiping the Jade Emperor aka Pai Ti Kong. Did I get that right?
Anyway, just like previous years we went back to Seremban last night after my last class. We arrived around 11.30pm and Ethan was already asleep in the car then. Darling carried him upstairs and he continued sleeping. I did not help out with the preparation of the prayers as we arrived very late. OK, so that was just an excuse. I’m the worst Daughter In Law in the world! I don’t help out.. period! *May I be a better daughter-in-law next year :D*
So Ethan was asleep upstairs while they got ready to pray. I got hungry but I chose to ignore it. I tweeted instead. I read on FB and Twitter that everywhere was like a war zone with fire crackers and fireworks going off every minute and polluting the air. But it was eerily quiet on our side unlike the eve of Chinese New Year when Ethan slept thru those loud exploding fire crackers!
Anyway, cut story short. After their prayers, Darling brought an AngKoo Kuih for me! Yeay! I was really hungry as it was already 1am then! So apa lagi? I gasak that kuih and surprisingly, it was delicious! Hehe.. I remembered eating those previous years and not like it! Hmm.. must be I was happy last night! Haha.. :P I even had another at 1.30am!
I continued tweeting and FB-ing and finally slept at 3am…
The next day (that is today) we woke up and went back home to where my heart is – PJ! :D

It was raining and the first thing Darling did was..
Hung up the fire-crackers..
Lit it up..
Bang bang boom!
Bom Bom Bom!
The red cloth at the end of the crackers..
The aftermath..
Now you see, Darling lit the crackers while I took pictures. Where was Ethan? He sat at the door watching everything unamused until the crackers started exploding! Still… he was unamused! o.O Darling carried him and he said, “So loud-lah Daddy!” And that was it.. haha.. No koala bear or anything!
SO that was my Pai Ti Kong journey. I don’t recall much about the prayers but I remembered clearly the AngKoo kuih! Sedap!

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    Oh…..The angku Kuih looks yummy.U never join the praying?…I miss my hometown so much as my parents are praying last night too, How I wish I can fly back to Medan to join the praying.

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    woah….the fire crackers is real long! Must've burned for a while…nice!!

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    aiyoh, you are really not a good daughter-in-law lor, everybody busy praying and you locked up yourself Twitting and Facebooking.. next time must help out and join in the fun ok?? :p

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    Missed a good ang ku!

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    I miss the angku kuih.it is nice to have this kind of celebrate. I like it so much. Happening right?er… why you isolated yourself from the happening event????

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    I think I know why you didn't join in the praying. :) Most DILs are like that lah..you are not bad.P/S: This year we didn't go back Melaka.

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    this year I didn't go back n pray with my mum but I got ang ku from my neighbour.

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    You'd better help out from now onwards. If my son marries a woman who doesn't help out…it will be divorce! ;p

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    Those firecrackers like small fart, compared to what we have here in Sibu – but I hate it! Old man cannot tahan bising! Tsk! Tsk!I thought wife will always follow hubby home for reunion dinner (not just on the 8th day and whatnot) – no question about that. Already kahwin keluar bah…

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    hahaha…tweeting and fb-ing are more important than Pai Ti Kong. hehehe….

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    u dint go help them, understandable. :) whoaa so brave one william, my dad dnt even dare to lit it! :/

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    wahh…me long time never play fire crackers…war zone here in subang jaya!! but then previous years i'm here…no such war zone also… as though the fireworks ban had been lifted =P

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    Great you are tweeting & fb-ing with Ti Kong praying for peace and harmony to the whole world izzit? haha. Ohhhh! The fire crackers are real noisy caused lots of noise and air pollution.

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