First day of CNY
For many years, the first day of CNY was traditionally spent staying at home at my in-law's place, doing nothing but munching tons of crunchy junk food and watching hours and hours of TV.
For a change, we spent a few hours in the evening at the cool highland, Genting Highlands (which highland, if not Datuk Lim Goh Tong's?). Daddy had thought that the highland may be a place to relax quietly as most would be back at their hometown. He was wrong when we were greeted with throngs of people,just like us wanting to get some cool air or just to take the opportunity of a festive long break to 'hike' up there. We opted not to let the kids play at the outdoor theme park but Daddy had generously bought the kids Ezy Card to play at the indoor amusement centre.
|A magnificent night view of KL from Genting|
Third day of CNY
We normally would visit Daddy's late uncle's house in a remote village at Tampin to 'bai nian'. Most of the time, we would spend a few hours and leave before evening. This year, the men seemed to have more issues to talk about and we ended up spending the night until 10+pm. The fun time came at around 9+pm when the kids started to play the ever popular fireworks.
|Playing outdoor at a village, a new experience|
|With adult supervision, the kids were having a whale of a time with the fireworks|
|CNY, the time for kids to have loads of fun|
Fourth day of CNY
|Hoe, pouring the plum sauce for the yee sang, for the first time|
Hoe, being the oldest grand son for the Daddy's side, was given the 'privilege' to pour the plum sauce on the yee sang. He had never done this before.
Fifth day of CNY
Finally, it's visiting (or bai nian) to my house. After usual makan (eating) session, Daddy suggested to the my nephew and niece to hang around longer to play fireworks, much to their amusement. Staying in an apartment, they've never played fireworks since many,many years ago.
A small fireworks outside our home
This was also the first time any kids ever played at our house since we moved in. Quite an enjoyable experience for me and a fun time for the kids and their cousins. While the fireworks were 'in action', my oldest niece, See, was video-chatting with her boyfriend (who was in Singapore) whilst allowing him to witness the CNY fun via her phone.
I didn't know that the pop-pop which are popular among small kids can even attract my oldest sister and my Mom. As you can see from this video, my oldest sister was having so much thrill throwing pop-pop. So, in my family last night, the pop-pop attracted players aging from 9 to 75. What a record!
'Yee Ma' going ga-ga over the pop-pop and enjoyed terrifying the kids and the poor ladies who went 'screaming' away at each pop.