Monday, February 14, 2011
Posted by Lim Kai Shin at 8:59 AM
Monday, February 7, 2011
On the second day of Chinese New Year, my family and I went back to my dad's hometown, which is in Temerloh, Pahang. We used to spend Chinese New Year there before my grandparents passed away. Now, the house is pretty much empty. I miss how my grandfather sat on his favorite rocking chair with a cigarette in between his fingers. He passed away when I was.. I can't remember. 14? As for my grandmother, she passed away when I was 7. I vaguely remember how she fought cancer towards the end of her life. I wish I had the chance to get to know her better.
|The blackboard my brother and I used to scribble on.|
|Wall of memories.|
|Found this in a drawer in the living room. I wonder how long it has been sitting in the drawer.|
I was so surprised to see my baby photo in my grandparents' room. I didn't know they would actually frame it up and put it by their bed. I also found a wedding photo of my grandparents. I always think it is a very sweet thing to be able to grow old with someone whom you love very much.
|When they were young and loving.|
This is a wooden shop. It used to be one of my favorite places to hang out with my brother when we go back for Chinese New Year because it sold fire crackers and all kinds of candies and ice lollies! :D I still remember the old lady's face every time my brother and I walked into her shop. So serene, so lovely. It was not open the day I went there. I am not sure why though. It could be because it's Chinese New Year, or maybe the old lady's not here anymore, maybe she is somewhere in this world where my grandparents are right now.
Every second day of Chinese New Year, a lion dance troupe goes house to house to perform and collect red packets around the new village. This was one of my favorite times during Chinese New Year because I love lion dance. I haven't seen even one this year. :(
Now I am back to college after quite a long break. It is gonna be a super hectic month for me and the rest of the Student Council. We are busy preparing for the Orientation Ball that is around the corner. After the ball, a new council will take over and I will have focus on my studies already. It's my last semester. I have to do well.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
The place is so beautiful. Various local movies and dramas have come here for their shooting purposes.
Alright, let's see what food we ordered. These are not all though, these are those that I was in time to take a picture of before they were devoured by my family.
|Vietnamese Rice Wrap aka Vietnamese Popiah|
|Fish n' Chips|
|Dol Sok Rice|
I wish I could give more details about this restaurant, at least the exact location, but there isn't any landmark that I know of near there. Oh oh.. There is a mall called Axis Atrium somewhere near the restaurant. So... That's Ampang right?
I really miss those times when my family and I used to go back to my dad's hometown for reunion dinner. Ever since my grandparents passed away, my family spend our Chinese New Year here in KL. I hope you guys had a nice family reunion dinner. For those who are not with your family for any reason, I wish you are doing well wherever you are. Have a happy Chinese New Year. To all my non-Chinese friends, have a happy holiday! :D
Finally, my Edexcel examinations are over. I don't think I did well for some of the papers, but there is nothing I can do about it right now. If worst comes to worst, I can retake the papers. Oh well, let's leave the past behind and get ready to celebrate what's ahead of us, Chinese New Year!
Went to Mid Valley to do some last minute shopping. I saw a handbag in Guess that day that really caught my attention, I went back to the shop today and found out that the bag is made of genuine leather. Only if that bag was made of synthetic leather, I would definitely buy it. I will not paying even a cent to support those horrific industries that kill animals for their fur and leathers for wealth. :(
I failed to get myself what I wanted to buy, a handbag and a few dresses, and ended up buying some skincare products and cosmetics. I should post up some review posts soon. :)
Posted by Lim Kai Shin at 12:58 AM