Friday, January 25, 2008

No Mood for CNY

Chinese New Year is just around the corner and I always get depressed during this time of the year. I am not in the mood to do anything. To make it wrost Diana is not here and my sisters won’t be coming. They plan to go to Japan in April to visit Diana so they decided to come here only around autumn.

It will be my 8th year away from home. I really feel lonely as there is lack of festive mood here compared to Malaysia. Back in those years I will be busy baking cookies, we sisters will be busy making kueh kapit, kueh rose (beehives), shopping for new clothes, cleaning up the house and planning what to cook for our reunion dinner.

I promised a few friends 'Bak Kwa' so I better get my butt up and do something.

Anyone can tell me how I can cheer myself up? Oh well, I guess I will be making a lot of phone call home to Malaysia.


Salt N Turmeric said...

oh my dear. i feel for u. its hard being away fr family and home esp during festive season. i kno theres nothing much i can say to cheer u up but trust me, computer, internet and webcam do help. chin up my fren.

Geraldine said...

We are all in the same boat. My last CNY was 12 yrs ago. Its ok lah.... we have our hubbys who loves us so worth the sacrifice.

Why dont' u have a CNY party with some fellow Msians in PA? You know if I live there I'll come charging to your house.

stay-at-home mum said...

Cheer up! Have a little party with your friends there. I know its not the same, but we must make the bast of what we have. Go ahead and make those NY goodies.

Zue Murphy said...

Gert, you have been bitten by this cold, muggy and horrible weather bug. Don't worry honey, I'll cheer you up for your CNY. I can call you all day long if you like to until my phone battery went dead. I can go to your house and we should have fun baking or shopping. Or perhaps just eat out, try some restaurant somewhere. Be strong my dear. I know you miss Diana very much. She will be back before you know it. Time do flies.

Cat Cat said...

I'm in the same shoe as you leh... Aiyo, why so no mood eh..?? I have been going home every year for CNY but this year, duit tarak... Aiyoyo, so depressed man.... **Give me some tissue please**

Beachlover said...

I know how you feel.This is my first year going back to Kay El to celebrate CNY wt my family.All those year in NY,I just hang out at Chinatown with friends and after Elliot come to my life ,I drag him with me to Chinatown makan makan.How about drag Carlos to PA Chinatown jalan jalan and makan makan.Nevermind la,I post CNY celebration in Kay El for you to view:))

Rita Ho said...

Gert ... same here. I talked to my mom yesterday and we decided that I will cook whatever she is cooking, so that we are celebrating apart but in sync! I hope she is not thinking "difficult" dishes!

So good of Zue to come over to spend the days with you. I think that is awesome and you girls will have a ball!

At the same time, how about blasting some tung-tung-chiang CNY songs all day long? Play them real loud so that your neighbours will call the cops and those handsome trio will come round! Haha ...

ICook4Fun said...

PJ, susahkan kita ni tingal jauh jauh from family. Apa boleh buat. Kita kahwin orang sini :)

JOAT, if you are coming i will have the party :) :) Yeah, I am really lucky to have Carlos and it is worth the sacrifice.

SAHM, I will start making some goodies this to keep myself busy :)

Zue, I am so glad you're back. Boleh talk to you everyday. Thanks for being such a good friend. CNY ni you kena kerja :) Yeah, we should plan something for CNY.

Cat, you pun sama jugak ya!! At least you went home last year. I dah 8 tahun tak celebrate CNY kat M'sia :( Mari, kita sama sama nangis :( :(

Beachlover, you are so lucky to be home for CNY. Is a working day for Carlos so I don't think we will go to PA Chinatown. Can't wait to see all the festive pictures :) Have a wonderful time back home.

Rita, I don't have 'tung tung chiang' CNY CD lah ha haa...great idea though. I have to arrange something with Zue. We wanted to make the 'beehives' cookies together :)

Rita Ho said...

Gert ... no need to own the CDs. Just go to one of the many live radio or music websites, tons of tunes to choose from. Is beehive cookies the ones that use similar batter to love letters? They are addictive to eat!

Kak Elle said...

gert keep the spirit up afterall just think of autumn when they come visiting again:)

gong xi fa cai

NorthBorneoGirl said...

Gert: I know how you feel about being away from family especially during festive season .. anyways hope you feel much better, you've got friends! take care and cheer up :) *hugs*

Unknown said...

call your family member and chat with them.I do understand how you feel.I miss going back too.:(

ICook4Fun said...

Rita, I will do that :) Yeah, the beehives cookies is similar to kueh kapit but this one is fried.

Kak Elle, thank you. I will.

Envy, thank you for being my friend. Thank God for the internet :)

Sweetiepie, you miss home too :( I've been chatting with my sisters this past few days :)