Traditionally, most of us would have now started to springclean our house. Then, we start to think what we shall do for the family reunion dinner. The next day, we would visit our parents, and we fight to figure out which relatives we like to visit. We wait for invitations to visit colleaques and friends. And, we anxiously wait for our children to come over with their children. Not forgetting we enjoy exchanging oranges and give angpows. We enjoy the goodies, the bak kwa and Green Spot drink.
As the year passed, some of our children feel it is better to spend this holiday to escape the tradition and chore of visiting relatives. The cruise ships are full with bookings throughout this season, and family members explore going down under to Australia, a short trip to Bintam or regional Asean. For many of us, Chinese New Year may now be different from what it was before when we were 16, 30 and 45.
At around this time, we think what event we can hold. Usually, we land up with a sit-down round table lunch or dinner. If the event meets our club’s objective, we can go for it. I guess there are limitations at this time, and costs are likely to be high, and most people would have their plans. But, we can still celebrate this Rooster year together.
Think of a gambling table, some satay or prata or even chicken curry. Think a little further than Singapore. Maybe a country club function room. Maybe someone’s house or apartment. How about dancing on a Sat afternoon?
If you have something in mind, share with us. Suggest a date, a place and cost.
Closing date for suggestions: Mon 23 Jan 2017.