I deleted the previous entry because I think at this happy festival, I should write something cheerful and joyful. What I have written in Chinese is basically what I have experienced during these several days in Spring Festival. Although everything comes so traditional and ordinary, I think I cherish every moment I have with my familes. I always have a feeling that someday I will lose these mements… I don’t know. Perhaps I am pessimistic from time to time. The highlights of my reunion dinners with my relatives on both Mom and Dad’s sides are:
It was great to watch the spectacular firework above your head!!! It was a pity that I didn’t bring my camera. Although the fireworks didn’t last long, the joy and ecstasy on people’s faces were just indescribable. The rumble of fireworks in the sky submerged in the exclamation of the crowds on the ground.
I had a chance to sit in my cousin’s car as well as my younger uncle’s car. I guess they had a successful year last year. Both of them have upgraded their autos–one drives a FORD, the other drives a Lexus with GPS screen next to the gear shift. My uncle told me that it took him a long time to figure out this gadget as there were so many bottons but very useful though. Wow, it’s my first time to sit in such a fancy auto with GPS–of course I feel strong sense of accomplishment, even though sitting at the back side. No wonder it is said that auto is the identity of one’s social status. On my way home I saw a chain of eight cars collision–wow, really spectacular. It should be the first on-road accident I witnessed in Year of Dog.
Misfortunately, my cousin-in-law’s motorbike was stolen today after the reunion lunch with us. I was so sad to know that as this should be the third motorbike he has lost. Sigh! As Monk said to Sherona, "suck it up"!
I am going to travel to Tianjin tomorrow. I will update my space after my return. As I wrote in Chinese, do I anticipate this trip? Yes and no. Well, let’s see what will happen…
Happy Chinese New Year!!! Have a good life in Year of Dog–my year! ^0^