Thursday, February 17, 2011

My Chinese New Year and Lion Dance

Today is the last day of chinese new year, so i better get this post done, before it get long overdue again.

Like i mention previous, this chinese new year is a quiet Chinese New Year for us. Actually, every year also a quiet one, unless i go back to my hometown then that will be another different story. :)

Before chinese new year, i don't have any yee sang, once start on reunion lunch, till today i cannot count how many i have already. This whole week had been eating since Monday, chinese new year gathering with friends, family dinner, company chinese new year dinner, then today chap goh meh dinner.

Overall my chinese new year not too bad, we had some friends come over to our house for visiting, although we don't really celebrate it, since no one at home, but it is more like once a year to catch up with friends and gathering more than chinese new year things.

Now, let the pictures do the wrap up for my chinese new year this year.

We had a mini steamboat late lunch at home on the forth day of chinese new year, while Esther Law, my aunty come and visit us.

First day chinese new year, we want to do some shopping, but too bad, the shop that we want to go was not open, so end up we were at Pavillion, and this is MY very FIRST trip to Pavillion. hahahah, so no more "suaku" ya?

got picture to prove, finally this "kampung girl" had been to Pavillion. :D

my three boys at the Pavillion entrance, to beat the drum and hope to get more "luck"

On the second day of chinese new year, we are invited to my good old friend house for the chinese new year open house. Blur me, i mixed up the date, i thought it will be on the third day, till one of them called me and remind me.

me and my two good old friends from college! Jackie and Irene.

Cruz, the social bee, met some new friends there, he is so happy, can you see he is full of sweat? He so adore his new found friend, he keep asking me to bring him to Irene's house, he thought this boy is staying at Irene's house.

This year, my boys didn't have a chance to see lion dance, i checked most shopping mall, they hardly have show during chinese new year or those have one, we missed the timing. My boys disappoint, then i told them, just wait the one at daddy's market. Some of you, if you read, you sure know every year there will be lion dance at TTDI market and without fail i will blog about it once a year. LOL

This year also no exceptional, there was one on last Sunday, before chinese new year, some mummies already sms me ask me is there any Lion Dance this year. Last year, Elaine was there, and this year, Elaine, Barb and Patsy came and one of my friend join us too and i was surprise to bump into Zara's mama there too! Just like a mini gathering !
It's a long lion dance this year, we spent about 4 hours there. This time, beside the normal lion dance, they have acrobatic lion dance outside the market.
Now...let the pictures do the talking again. ~ pictures from Elaine's camera, blur me again, too excited till i forgot to bring my own camera!!!!!~ Thanks Danny for the lovely pictures.

setting up the stilts...

lion standing up high...

look fierce?

After the lion finish his "stunts", time to light up some fire crackers!!

eight long strings of fire crackers....light and RUN RUN RUN!!!!!

pi plak pi plak pi plak....

Now back to the market, another round lion dance.....

Rabbit in chinese character..

Fearles with the lion head...

Cruz with the lion head..

finally a group picture of the mummies and the kids, too bad Agnes left early, and we didn't take a picture with her.

The last round lion dance at hub's stall.....another 4 strings of fire crackers setting up.

Cruz, Tessa and Fearles...looking at the lion dance...

look at Amber and Ashley, two of them really enjoy themselve, dance together with the lion!

father and sons with the confetti

lion "jumping" up high to eat the "vege"

light up the firecrackers, they light up too early without give us "warning and make all of us run-for-life. LOL!

Look at the aftermath, everyone choke by the smoke!!

Everyone of us are tired and with hunger, we spent too much time to wait for the lion to come down to the stall. But everyone of us had a fun time and all of us went for a very late lunch at nearby coffeeshop. It's a fun fun day!

Here i would like to wish everyone a very Happy Chap Goh Meh and Happy Chinese Valentine's Day!!!


Cynthia said...

Happy Chap God Meh to you and family too! I can't believe the shops were open on the first day of CNY!..Awesome pics! Looks fun fun fun..don't stop eating,just because CNY is ending!

Cynthia said...

yikes, meant to say Goh Meh, not GOD Meh..oh well you know what I meant!

Pete said...

Wah, nice CNY!
Happy Chap Goh Meh!

Small Kucing said...

Happy Chap Goh Meh :D

CH Voon said...

cool! nice CNY :)

Happy Chap Goh Meh to you and your family.

reanaclaire said...

Hey, i saw the happy mama-s... so nice u all can get together and have fun .. esp when your kids are all around the same age!

Merryn said...

yikes.. me malu malu! Have NEVER stepped foot in Pavillon!!!!

I crave for Steamboat... sobs.. been ages yo!

Yee Ling said...

Ahaha..finally u ve been to Pavillion...kam cheng.i also first time went there..LOL.

prince n princess mum said...

Kids love lion dance, don't they?

Mummy Moon said...

Very nice lion dance performance!

mommy to chumsy said...

hahhaahahahahhahahaha.....the last photo really cracked me up. i remember everyone including myself running for dear life :D

Bananazą®‡ said...

It was a great pleasure meeting up with you and Suituapui and not forgetting Little Fearles & Little Cruz today for the very first time. The first *cut* or rather *bite* or *byte* is the deepest as this was my very first encounter with bloggers other than those whom I knew as friends/bloggers. Paiseh never been to Pavilion very the malu-ing [Merryn you are not alone]. Annie Q you looked so so much younger in person compared to your pixz.

Annie Q said...

Cynthia: thanks thanks, hope you do have a good chap goh meh too!!
Yea yea, i know what you mean, sometime we are just typing too fast, and it slip our finger, don't worry. :)

Pete: Happy Chap Goh Meh to you and your family too, hope not too late to wish you, although it already over.

small kucing: thanks and happy chap goh meh to you too!

CH Voon: Thanks Voon, hope you have a great chap goh meh in Russia too.

reanaclaire: yea yea, mama can chat and kids can play together.

Merryn: hahahhaha, now i beat you Merryn ( i mean already stepped foot in Pavillion :D)
Steamboat, i thought around your area has a lot nice steamboat?

Yee Ling: Give me 5!!

prince n princess mum: Yea, kids just love lion dance, but some kids scare of lion dance. I think those younger age one.

Mummy Moon: Thanks, yes, it is nice. :)

mommy to chumsy: hahahhahahhaha, we all run for our dear life, and till i cannot get hold of my boys!!

Bananaz: Hey!! Really great and surprise to meet you today unplanned! It is my pleasure to meet you, someone so "mysterious" and i am so lucky i got to meet you in person! I have to thanks STP, if not him, i don't have chance to meet you. :D
Thanks for your compliment, next round coffee on me ok? :D

suituapui said...

Ooi, Bananaz...wah, clever2 you sweet talk pretty lady hor! Muahahahaha!!!!

Glad to be able to get together with you and the boys for lunch, Annie...and thanks for the treat. Next time I go KL, we arrange a real meet-up...and Bananaz can treat. Wink! Wink!

jacss said...

wow...looks like the lion dance was kinda grand at tdi market ehh, yearly affair kah?? sure bis ong-ong after this :P
not only the kids looked happy...i see a lot of happy big kids too!!