Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Chinese New Year...

Time flies... literally. School has been on almost a month. And CNY is just around the corner. Add that to the fact that it's been a rather crazy month at work, tiring partly because we've just come off a long break.

As of this point, my school is not taking a Cuti Peristiwa for the CNY eve. One won't question it if not for other schools taking it.... a neighbouring school with hardly any Chinese students is even taking that day off. It's at such times that I am thankful for our CRKs. I guess my boss is practising what she learned from our last LDP... tak payah jaga hati orang,....... (the second part being tetapi jangan sakiti hari orang... I thought they are intertwined.) But obviously it reflects the contents of their heart! LOL!

So, this CNY... even though the Principal refuses (despite requests from the other admin people) to take one extra day off.... it'd still not put a dampener on my celebration. What goes around will come around someday... cos sometimes I wonder whether it's anything to do with she being a racist. If it's just being mean or unreasonable, or perhaps she is just trying to proof something... I'd find quite easy to accept as her flaw. But usually we can tell from the way such people talk... it's rather clear....

Anyway, this will be the first CNY without F-I-L. And also the first CNY is a long, long time that my bros will be around with their families. In the last few years, Mom and Dad have celebrated CNY at bro's place. Unfortunately my sis would not be able to make it. Else it would have been really nice.

I realize too that as my parents grow older, CNY has become something that they forward to... they look forward to us children going back, to see their grandkids and all that. It gives them something to do too, the preparations, meaning.... I was just thinking the other day. There are 2 phases of our lives where CNY is an exciting event.... when you are very young and when you are old. The in-betweens like me find CNY stressful....

But celebrations are good. CNY is a good celebration to have. It gives reasons for families to get together; from far and near. It also gives friends an opportunity to meet up, since most of us go back to our hometowns to spend time with our parents. It allows our children to play with their cousins, meet up with their aunties and uncles, grandpas, grandmas.... For a kid to have all that is also a blessing and we should not deny them that blessing.

And one more thing... hometown boy and hometown girl... it makes things very easy during celebrations like CNY... you travel only one place even if you're uprooted. 8)

Happy Chinese New Year to all who drop by.

5 comments:

SM Ting said...

Our CNY hol starts on 31st january right till the sunday. We have to saturdays for replacement. Actually we wld have preferred d leave on 7 n 8th feb ie during cny n not before. The silly jabatan ppl say it's fixed; follow d circular!!!
Blessed lunar new year to you and family! Oh ya...m reading Constant Princess now; bout Catherine of Aragon...another sob sob story. M in emo-land again.

AJ7 said...

We had to go back to school last Saturday for LDP!!! ... to listen to some Ketua Sektor tell us tak payah jaga hati orang!!! Aiyo!!! Anyway, a day of Cuti Peristiwa would have been appreciated. Point is, the PK, GK all suggested that we take one day.... but the boss being the autocratic lady she is, shot it down... so I was told. Aiya... nvm-lah. Just take CRK-lor.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai! It's happy time to celebrate with family and friends.

AJ7 said...

Thank you... 8)

PreciousPearl said...

hepiliuyer to you & your family!