Yes folks, Chinese New Year is just around the corner. The current year of the Rat will make year for the year of the Ox. The CNY preparation is hectic, just like previous years – mostly last minute shopping of new clothes, buying CNY decorative ornaments for the home and angpows to prepare.
My wife had bought new clothes for herself and our two kids and just yesterday at JUSCO Mid Valley, I managed to buy clothes for myself. Nothing fancy, just a new pair of LOIS jeans and a CAMEL brand collared tee shirt.
Chinese New Year for me had always been another normal day as my mom and dad never done anything grand to usher in the new Lunar year. We’d, my sisters and I just received angpows from our parents and that’s that.
But this time I guess it’s different because I will be celebrating Chinese New Year with my two munchkins,Ee Ee and Wei Han. It’s time for me to hand out Angpows to my two adorable kids and I guess it’s a time for me to reflect what I’ve done.
I’ve always wondered whether I’ve done enough to give the best to my two kids and of course to my wife. I’ve always wondered whether I am a good Father and a loving Husband. I am constantly wondering about the future of my kids and my wife. I am constantly wondering about whether I’ll be still employed. I am constantly wondering whether I’ve done my best as an IT Manager for the company I work for. I wonder whether the company we I went for a job interview will call me and say “Mr.Chin – when can you start ?”. I wonder whether current global recession will ever stop. I wonder how low can the Oil prices go as current it’s hovering around USD36 per barrel. I wonder when will there be absolute peace between Palestine and Israel. At times I even wonder whether there’s life after death.Yes folks , I am forever wondering about things – about life.
Sigh….all this wondering is making me a worry pot . Maybe I should stop wondering eh…and so I should stop worrying about things which I have no control of and would like to wish you
A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS CHINESE NEW YEAR