Happy 2010 Chinese New Year

It's Chinese New Year & I do admit that as I grow older, I look forward to this celebration even more.
With each passing year, my reasons to celebrate stack up like wrinkles.
Call me old fashioned but I love returning home to my parent's house to have a reunion with my siblings.
Every time I return, they grow a little more &, one fine day, they will have flown the coop.

One particular highlight is going out as a family & visiting relatives during CNY.
I especially love visiting the older frailer ones who once played a part in the story of my life.
Every year, they turn greyer & greyer. It's as if a cold permanent winter is slowing setting into their lives.
They have very little time left in this world.
Is it too much to spend a just few minutes with them each year?

I love sitting next to them, looking carefully at them, touching their beautiful white hair, their lovely wrinkly skin, staring into those big blank familiar eyes & reminiscing the good old days when they were younger & stronger.
The little bits of memories we share will continue to live long after they've gone.

Remember your family members this Chinese New Year.
Blood is indeed the thickest.
Children, dont make such a big fuss when your parents make you go visiting with them on the first & second days of CNY
Get your priorities right. Family comes before friends.
Friends will come & go. But family will always be there whenever you need them the most.

On a lighter note, enjoy this CNY video from the infamous NameWee.


  1. You're old cause only old people enjoy those cliche new year stuff.

    Namewee ricked that song!

  2. Happy CNY Jarod!
    I loveeeeee to visit my family too during raya celebration. so I will usually visit them first, n only after that i'll think of my friends. since I am soooo much of a family person, I am excited to have this kind of celebration too!

    enjoy urself!!

  3. This is really a thoughtful post. I literally cried while reading this. :'( You are so right. Family always comes first before friends.

    Have fun during this festive season! Have fun visiting, chit chatting with cousins, eating "kam", playing rocket or pop pop or other types of firecrackers. Paling penting sekali, have fun gambling!!!

    Xin nian kuai le!!

  4. I agree, Jarod. Family before friends. I don't get why many children/teenagers don't see the importance of family.

    All they have in their minds are friends. It's true that friends rock, but they may leave. Family, on the other hand, will always be family and will never, ever leave us.

  5. Happy Chinese New Year Jarod! :-)

  6. hope it's not too late to wish you Happy Chinese New Year Jarod! Enjoy your holidays :)

  7. Happy Chinese New Year Love! :)
    Hope you had a good one.


  8. Vio: The songs is pretty good isn't it? haha~~

    Izzy: Glad to know that you think the same!

    Jessica: What have you done to show that you love your family lately?

    Jon: Family is indeed important & they need to KNOW that they are important. =)

    Rosyada, Tasha & Sarah: Thanks! =)

  9. It is a little too late to wish u but Gong Xi Fa Cai anyway :) . I read this post with some emotional cost when i reflect on the years past and wasted opportunities.

  10. Let the past remind you of what's more important as you live long into the future.

  11. Anonymous21/2/10 07:18

    Belated Chinese New Year greetings to you... What are your plans for Chap Goh Meh?


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