Chinese New Year 2013

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We just got back from a hectic day of visiting. It’s the first day of the Lunar New Year 2013. This is the year of the snake, according to the Chinese zodiac. This year, we went visiting as a family of five. Isaac joins us for the first time this year, because at the last Lunar New Year, he was not even two weeks old, too little to wander out of the house yet.

Year after year, Chinese New Year becomes more of a routine for us adults. There a certain order of activity, and we sort of just plough through the programme one item at a time. The little children, on the other hand, are totally excited and clearly had a great time. Great food (or snacks), fun games, and other children to play with. Perfect recipe for them.

Isaac hasn’t started to walk yet. But he’s astounding everyone with the speed at which he crawls around. He is so eager to “get around places”. I’m sure he’ll be so extremely delighted once he figures out how to walk, since it will become so much easier to “get around” then. (Of course, initially, all babies will realize they can crawl around faster and more efficiently than they can walk…)

For me, the day did not start out so great. I missed my coffee this morning, and combined with the bright morning sun, I think that’s how I ended up with a bad headache/migraine. It was eventually quashed with a bunch of Naproxen Sodium (Synflex) tablets, which thankfully I had a big stash of.

We’ll have another day of running around tomorrow. Time to hit the sack and recharge ourselves.

Wishing everyone a Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year. For those who don’t celebrate Chinese New Year, well, enjoy the long weekend holiday!

Speaking of the long weekend, have you noticed all our recent Chinese New Year days have always fallen on or adjacent to the weekend? Apparently this has happened continuously since 2006, and will continue until 2018.