The Monkey is approaching!

I hear the shops playing Chinese New Year songs,

While lively jingle bells is still playing;

I hear the distant sounds of breaking branches,

And realize the Monkey is fast approaching!

The Chinese New Year spirit is in the air,

And shops are selling Chinese New Year décor;

The Christmas tree has been safely put away –

Time to buy rhyming couplets for the door.

Chinese New Year goodies are already on sale.

They are quite expensive – shall I go JB?

May be I could bake my signature Marie cake –

But wait! I think I have lost the recipe!

The incumbent Goat is ready to exit,

While the Chinese New Year countdown goes on;

The happy Monkey will soon make his entrance,

While we look forward  to more babies born.

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Happy preparation for the CNY!

Author: Jassmine Teo

I came to know about the SHC from eNN (Seng Kang). My interests are varied. I write on the forum regularly to improve my writing. In my autumn years, my priority is voluntary service. Hope to meet like-minded people and help initiate a programme/project for the disabled like the hearing impaired.

4 thoughts on “The Monkey is approaching!”

  1. The monkey here is here. So fast. I haven’t had the chance to catch up with many members, as I have been very tight up with my work.

    It’s nice the new year is here, and I take this opportunity to wish everybody a Happy abd Healthy Monkey year. Recently a Myanmese friend sent me a video, and in it, the video stresses the importance of enjoying our future and not to worrying too much if we are sick and getting old. I wish you same too, and once I lay hands on a PC, I shall Share that video with you.

    I hope some of you will take the initiative to organise a Lunar New Year gathering, as we have done in most years. Do not wait for others.

    So, be a good monkey. I shall be a good goat.

    Terence Seah

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