I decided to spend the Chinese New Year in my hometown Penang. The MCO and interstate lockdown had prevented me from meeting my friends and relatives for 2 years now. I must admit that I have been very happy so far because I managed to carry out my reunion of school mates at the Nona Bali Restaurant. Some 30 school friends turned up and we all had a bashing & happy night laughing away like small kids. The next morning, my wife and I were very excited to meet up with my silent reader CK Yeoh and his sweet wife. They both were so kind to invite us over to have a dim sum meal at his lovely home. I felt so honoured to meet someone who had been reading my blog posts for some years now. I felt so paiseh that CK Yeoh had even read my rantings over and over few times. We had so much to chat and shared many topics from the colon surgeries of his wife and mine which occurred almost the same time, just 2 months apart, besides talking about the spiritual enlightenment. I left his place with a happy heart because we finally met up after exchanging emails and texts for sometime. My wife loved their modern designed house near the shores. It was the first time I ever heard my wife saying that she liked a house design so much, until she took her phone out immediately to check its selling price! She had never done that in her life after visiting many homes. I believe there must be some good vibes and energy flow that attracted her. She is looking for a suitable place to stay when I have decided to retire in Penang in the coming years. I will post more about our visit to CK Yeoh's place in future.
Today is the Chinese New Year's eve. So much rush and madness was happening before I left KL at 4.30am to beat the traffic jam. My other friend left KL at 5.15am and was caught in the snail paced traffic from Slim River onwards. 45 minutes apart made such a huge difference. We have checked into this hotel in the city which commands the panoramic view with the seaview and my old school, right below my hotel's window. So much good and bad memories of my schooling life came flooding back. Honestly, I never really enjoyed my school days at the Christian Brother's school because of many silly reasons. I probably enjoyed studying in America as I had lots of freedom there.
This hotel has many beautiful props and Chinese New Year's decorations at their lobby. I was thrilled that I could just snapped photos for my blog and facebook.
Have you bought all the auspicious oranges for Good Luck?
Ang Ang Boh Hai Lang! Have you bought your Red Dresses?
Wear new red bras and red underwears this New Year! Can buang all the soei.
Have fun guys and enjoy your reunion dinner!