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Happy Chinese New Year

Just wanted to greet one and all a happy lunar new year (or chinese new year whichever way you want to call it). Ah, how time wastes away unknowingly when you’re not having fun. This festival last year for me was filled not only with polished images displayed on those large Houston screens for rent, but also with anxiety and fear for what it seems to some (especially for myself) the start of the rotting and wasting of youth and life away time of every Singaporean son. Continue reading

A Different Chinese New Year

This year’s Chinese New Year celebration felt different. It wasn’t because of the lack of red packets or new clothes. It also wasn’t due the lack of food or entertainment. It felt different, for the atmosphere was changed. The gathering was, I would say, a success; people came and exchanged greetings, laughing at jokes cracked in discussions, giving away red packets to the young ones. The place was bustling with activity and talking, but ironically there was a faint silence within the house. It couldn’t be heard but could be instantly felt. The gathering was gloomy and quiet. Continue reading