Thursday, January 12, 2023

Spring Cleaning For The Chinese Lunar New Year

Chinese New Year comes once a year and when it comes, my head gets reeled up without fail. Getting new Red Ang Pow notes and new clothes to wear would be lingering in my head. 

This year, I will not be going anywhere, owing to the condition of my poor health. I have been eating restricted diet yet you could see that my body has shrunk thinner due to the side effects. It may take many months or many years to gain back the robust health I once had. This is the very sad truths of receiving the strongest chemotherapy injections after the surgery and cancer relapse within 3 months. It was the most terrible nightmare which I wish to erase the year 2022 from my life. I am still struggling to bring up my platelets count which is dangerously low for too long now. Every 3 weeks, I had to follow up in hospital for Antibody infusion which costs around RM13,000 per visit.

I have been keeping myself sane and positive by getting busy with my bereavement business and to fulfil my 2023 resolution to declutter and sell off every piece of antique in my hand. I am also back into antiques hunting for my wealthy collector friend who resides in Cayman Island. Besides this, I am also helping my childhood friend to sell off all his heirloom antiques from Malaysia's most prominent Peranakan family which had to be auctioned at Christie's or Sotheby's in Hong Kong. My friend is reluctant to visit Auction House again as the last one nearly gave him heart attack. He pointed out that the scenario was way too tension when Chinese tycoons were bidding for his heirloom antiques before the hammer came down. I could imagine the tension and would enjoy sitting there someday. 

It's just 10 days more to Chinese Lunar New Year Celebrations! I hope you have spring cleaned your home and got all your sweet cookies ready. I am so glad that I am still alive to greet this coming Year of the Rabbit.


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