Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Countdown






Chinese New Year is getting closer. Like most typical Chinese, I am also emtying my purse for decorative items for the house, Ang-pow (red packet with money), food and clothing. Apart from that I am also spending my time making sure that my house looks clean and attractive this year so that the prosperity god will visit me as he always does before.


Let me start the countdown before it is too late :

1. 14th - Shop for both big and small lanterns, other decorative items, 2 pots of lime trees and few pots of plants with flower.
- Send greeting cards.

2. 15th - Clean and arrange my wardrobe and get rid of all unwanted clothing.

3. 16th - Paint my gate.

4. 17th - Gardening.

5. 18th - Bake Cookies.

6. 19th - Change new cash notes from bank and get the 'Ang-pow' ready for my children, nieces and nephews.

7. 20th - To clean up my store room, windows, doors, grills, wash curtains, cushions etc...

8. 21st - Shop for my new dress, shoes, handbag etc...

9. 22nd - Send car to mechanic for servicing, make sure it doesn't break down during the New Year.

10. 23rd - Shop for dried food like - red dates, sea cucumber, fish maw, black fungus, tofu skin, rice ......

11. 24th - Make a visit to the wet market - Fish, prawn, chicken, pork, pineapple, mandarin oranges, vegetables, seasonings ....

12. 25th - Chinese new year's eve. I will be busy giving my house a thorough cleaning, to make sure all the ill-fortune are swept away and welcoming the good luck.

Yea it's a handful of chores, so as you'd have guessed, i'm not doing all this by myself. My "maids' will help me.

When I said maids I meant sons :)

This time I will split the job evenly so as not to get grumpy sons this festive season.


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14 comments:

Tammy said...

It sounds like you have a lot to do! Take some pictures to post of the celebrations.

Tekkaus said...

Can you do it? The list is so long! =) I'm sure you can.

Sweet Jasmine said...

Wow! what a handful of chores. I have not done anything yet to usher in the new year as my maid has recently run away.."sob"

Ai-Ling said...

And I thought that I'm the only one who hasn't done any preparation for this coming CNY. I shall start my ball rolling this Sunday, once I'm done with my final exam ;)

QuaChee said...

thats a long list. and ur making yr own cookies! :)

foongpc said...

Wow! You really have it all planned. So much preparation for CNY! Luckily I've shopped for new clothes during the sales last year. And I don't bake any cookies - just buy them from my usual sources. But cleaning the house - yes, that's one thing I must do before the CNY!

Cashmere said...

Wow! You sure have a lot of things to do... Well, good luck with that and I hope you'll enjoy ur New Year with your loved ones... :)

myfertilitydiary said...

Hi,
i still bz with my working, no time for me to make cookies...:(

Jacky 钟金良 said...

Nice planning. You would happy if you could do it one by one. Take good care of yourself.

Tina said...

that is some list .... so you baking cookies today then ;)

yes with tammy, take some pictures molly that would be cool :)

LEon said...

look like you have everything plan out. Shouldn't be too much problem since you list them out. Happy Lunar new year!

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Monica said...

I'm going back to Sabah on 22nd! so here's wishing you a Happy CNY in advance ;-)

Josette said...

Yes, that's a lot of chores but it's normal when it's near any kind of celebration. :)

Hope you have a great Chinese New Year!