Gong xi fa cai means Happy New Year in Chinese. Well, there are so many new year eves in this world 🙂
This time, we celebrated Chinese New Year. Some of us went back to our home country to have dinner together with our family. I remember when I was working in Jakarta,I didn’t go back to my hometown to celebrate chinese new year with my parents, I had chinese new year dinner with my youngest brother and my friend (I treated him as my own brother). It is a tradition that we have dinner together at the night before the new year.
My sons’ school also had a little celebration for Chinese new year and both my sons’ are in their chinese costumes. They looked very happy when they reached home from school. After school we had lunch together with my husband.
Few days ago, we just came back from Indonesia, we went to three cities, they are Jakarta, Malang and Surabaya. This trip is really tiring, but we enjoyed it, especially kids. But the wind was very strong. We had our dinner together at my parents in law’s in Jakarta, and on the next day, we had home visits, and we visited some of my husband’s relatives. Kids are very happy because there are some other kids, though they just know each other, but they can blended very well, as they played together, laughed together and enjoyed their togetherness.
The next day, we went to Malang, and visited my aunty and her family. We planned to go to Jatim Park 2, there is a zoo and I heard it is very nice place to be visited. We visited that place with my friend and his family. But the wind was very strong those few days, and when we reached there, the zoo was close, but the museum was open. Well the weather was not friendly at all. The wind was very strong and I have never been on this kind of weather before. We saw few things flied and our driver said that he saw a roof of a house flied. Once we finished our museum visit, we went back to Malang, and I had a chance to meet up with one of my friends who I have not met her since year 2000. She has a handsome boy now, he is 14 months old.
We only spent two nights at Malang, but my kids really enjoy to stay at Malang, because they can play together with their cousins. Their cousins are on the same age as JJ and TT.
The last place to visited was Surabaya. I planned to visit my auntie there, but she went back to her hometown already, but I still have a chance to meet up with her children. It was really precious time because we very seldom meet each other. The last time we met was around 3 years ago, on my youngest brother’s wedding. And I also had chance to meet up with my friends, who I have not seen them quite sometime, I met two of them around 10 years ago. This is really a blessed trip.
I know that I miss my hometown visit this year, because I don’t really have lots time, my kids have to go back to school and my husband also need to go back to work 🙂 But I am very happy with this holiday because I can meet up with them, and I am also glad that they are willing to spend their time to come and meet up with me 🙂
Since I stay overseas, for me, Chinese New Year is time to have reunion with family and friends.
At last, the Chinese New Year this time really gives me a very happy memory, Holiday is never enough but I have to be satisfied 😀
What do you do during Chinese New Year? Did you celebrate it? Was there so many Chinese New Year decoration at your city? Please share with us 🙂