No…it is NOT “Happy New Year”!!!!!!! “Happy Chinese New Year” isn’t exactly right but better. Chinese people love wishes that bubble over with loads of sweet words like “wealth, happiness, prosperity” and so forth. So say it right.
Chinese New Year preparations aside, I am oh-so-not-looking forward to the whole interogation session. Mum’s side of the family is horrible compared to Dad’s side (who are always on vacation during CNY). Seriously. I know they are being kaypoh plus concerned (this is me being optimistic) but every year, it’s the same usual drill.
So…where is your boyfriend? Got one or not? If got, bring back la. If don’t have, when you wanna get boyfriend? So old ALREADDYYYYYYYYYY! (insert the insulted but pretend-to-be-happy look here)
(After a few seconds… )
So when are you getting married? You, young women should get married la. All this work and education for what? Women should get married!
(After a few more seconds… )
So…when are you getting married? Aiyo, don’t make me wait till I wanna go to the grave already la.
(After another few more seconds… )
So…when is the wedding?
It’ll be worse this year since my younger cousin got married last year. Heh. Trying to figure out some excuses here. Bleh.
Now, lets not even get to the comments about weight, children and all. Heh.
Oh…if you’re new to this, get used to it. It’s part and puzzle of the season. So yeah…Gong Xi Gong Xi.