Was not really looking forward to 初一 because it felt like a normal day to me. Actually it felt worse than a normal day because shops are closed, which means I can’t go out to enjoy the solitude of sitting in a cafe with a hot chocolate.
I did consider going for visiting with my mum (yes, I was that bored), but I thought she had went by the time I woke up. So just when I was about to resign to fate and nua the day off, she came back and I was stuck between going or staying again 😐
There are pros and cons for both. The only incentive of visiting is of course the angbaos, but I will have to deal with the typical questions of “When getting married” and etc. This is probably the age when you hate visitings the most.
I can blog if I stay at home, but spending the day at home will probably make me feel sadder, which is why I had not been at home for the past 4 CNYs. In the end, I did my usual 3 coin spins and it was 3 straight heads, which means to go! And off I went~
As usual, 初一 means 大姨’s house, where everyone would gather. Of course by now, the ‘everyone circle‘ has downsized to mainly the aunts and uncles; the cousins have also reached the age of not going for visiting, like me. So yea, I made my rare appearance and created a big hoo-ha. Positive ones, thankfully.
I think the last time I went for visiting was 2011, so even my little nephew has grown twice the size (that his mum can’t recognise him when I showed her the 2011 picture) and he even have a sweet little sister now!
Total angbao earning for the day was 50 bucks, but minus off cab fares to and fro, it was only left with $36 😢 At least it kept my day occupied before I was off for River angbao!
This is one of the thing I remember the most about River angbao, cause I remember bringing the golden flakes (used to be flakes, now just tiny strips) home when I was a kid. But I definitely don’t remember aunties opening up umbrellas to catch the “gold“!!! Like seriously?!
Had a hard time taking a proper shot with the umbrellas there! Really kiasu! And they really caught a lot of the gold strips, as though they are real gold, leaving none for others! I did not even catch any. But I know 财神爷 won’t let greedy people 发! 😤
Finished touring and it was time for a smoke break! 😛
And the real holiday starts now~!!!!!!!!!!!!