Hello after holiday blues; it’s been a while

It’s been a while since I felt this after-holiday-back-to-work feeling; and it started last night! No amount of ju-Yee-yiu managed to quell the dread. One would have expected to have grown out of it by now; but clearly not this girl!

This CNY has been very different, a marked change from my past 27 years, ahem, I meant 18 years. For one, this is the first year we started giving Ang pows. It’s customary for married couples to bless the children, singletons, or yet-to-wed couples and elders in the family with red packets. I truly enjoyed the process; especially giving (finally) red packets to our parents! That was a milestone.

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We also celebrated our reunion dinner with Denn’s side of the house this year, instead of splitting off to our respective families. It was teochew in all sense of the word, with braised duck, fish maw soup stock, home-made meat balls.

CNY visitation was thankfully painless with both sides allowing us to “discount” our usual route somewhat. So we hit up only the closer relatives, and were done fairly early. Over-eat became our middle names; and now have to work doubly hard to rid ourselves of our tummies.

Thankful for family. Only have shots of the lim side; the tans (myself included) were too busy stuffing face and forgot to take pictures. Eeeks!

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