Another hour to spend and to be alone before it reaches the second day of the Chinese New Year. It's funny that the supposed to be big big festival of every Chinese on the earth doesn't seem to be that special to me anymore, comparing with back then when I was a kid.
20 years ago...flashing back. Woke up early in the morning, opened up the closet, new clothes were on the body next. "Yumcha" session with family in the town, lion dance, fireworks, visiting grandmother's home the following night. All the relatives were there, the noise that they made was hardly noise to me, I could still remember that. Happiness and joyful laughter would be the better terms to describe that.
20 years later...back to present. Everything has changed. Well now I am wearing old clothes, even when I was outside in town. No more yumcha, no fireworks, no home visiting. Tomorrow's lion dance...urrr I don't have much expectation..sadly I just don't wanna see it.
Why has it changed so dramatically? Culture is not eternal, to me. People come and people go. Some of my relatives are no longer here, some of them have their own family far away from home . It is quiet in the town as if it is just an ordinary day with not much festive atmosphere.
Spent half of the day in Ipoh, shopping with family, watching an awesomely good movie, Underworld. It's packed with fantastic actions and gore scenes. That's what wins the thumbs-up for this movie. Mom would like to buy some artificial flowers as ornament for the new home. The sales girl has sweet smile and silky straight hair. Although meeting up with her for only a short while but she has already left a good impression in my mind. She forgot to pack the small ornament that my mom has put at a corner of the cashier table. Her tongue was sticking out, followed by a soft and polite voice, "sorry". If there is a chance, I would like to see her for once again.... *supposed to be a secret of the day* *grinds*
Back at home, it's all lonely again. Staring at the computer and Facebook's layout that constantly updating itself, with no specific purpose. Didn't even ask myself what I was doing there. A day has just passed like this.
30 more minutes to another lonely day. Ohhhhhh I am so gonna go somewhere else and meet with friends but...... Oh well, Happy Chinese New Year to me, my family, my fellow close friends. You all are awesome. Enjoy the big days, let me go through the loneliness for you all. XD