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Thean Teik
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:24 pm    Post subject: Keong Hee Huat Chai Reply with quote

Good Morning Saudara/Saudari,
Keong Hee Huat Chai to all Chinese members and anyone who will be celebrating the Chinese New Year. May you and all in the family have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2010.
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Thean Teik
PS There will be Lion dances and so forth in downtown. But, it's too cold and messy to drive for this 'Kongkang'.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Pheh

Here is wishing you and family a "Gong Xi Fa Cai" too.

With a week to go, they have already started this "Lion dance" thing in Seremban town and KL all organized by the money makers viz. Carrfour, Tesco and other shopping giants !

Hope you all have a good "Spring festival" - Assume that is what it is all about !!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good Morning Chin Fook,
The dances here won't start till the New Year. I don't know where the money collected goes to. I have no business to ask since I don't contribute or ever gone down to see it. Gua betul2 kongkang. I just don't like the crowd, noise and traffic jams.
Have a good time but do take it easy if you are on road. And when you are at the table do eat one extra portion for me. OK?
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Thean Teik
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Pheh,

This year the 3 of us are taking a flight on the 2nd day of CNY to Can Tho, south of Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate the Vietnamese New Year with Mother-in-law - for 9 glorious days catching up with Pho Bo, Pork Rib noodles and MIL's steam boat with live eels and fish.... that is, hopefully the noodle stalls will all open for business by then.

The Vietnamese celebrate the 'spring festival' just like the Chinese and being socialists, gives a 1 week holiday for most govt run companies.....

The last time we went back, even the supermarkets and departmental stores are closed on the 1st 4 days!

In your case, I presume it is strictly a family affair - at best with Asian neighbours??? A lot of Chinese restaurants will be opened I am sure.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last time we went, have a look at the food....

Back in Vietnam, it is a case of eat first, then worry about the cholesterol and uric acid afterward..!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good Morning Chin Fook,
Have a safe and wonderful trip. The food look delicious. Please do not forget to eat one extra portion for me. After that maybe you can run a few miles to get rid of the LDL.
There are lots of Vietnamese here. If fact they took over Chinatown. In 1982, I used to shop in this grocery twice a week. It's the same ritual at the checkout. Each time the lady (owner's wife) will tell me the bill in Vietnamese and I'll go "I'm sorry, I don't understand." She would raised her voice "You no Vietnamese?" You would think that she could recognise me after a few trips but it's the same story for a year. It was a pain but it's the shop closest to the office and on the road that took me home. Later I found another a few blocks away and the Vietnamese owner for whatever reason recognised me as Teow Chiew and spoke the lingo. Unfortunately he decided to close shop and moved to Calgary.
Vietnamese and Chinese shops used to close for business on the CNY but no more. Everyone is chasing after the $.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kong Hee Huat Chye to one and all. May the tiger year find you happy and healthy.

Since the lunar new year falls on Sunday, we get to have reunion dinner on Saturdy. Daughter, soninlaw, grandchildren, brother and sil will gather this Saturday. Try to continue tradition handed down. Never know if this will continue after SS and I are gone. I have asked my daughter to at least give the children and pow.

Cheers.

muiheng
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

atancan wrote:
Kong Hee Huat Chye to one and all. May the tiger year find you happy and healthy.

Since the lunar new year falls on Sunday, we get to have reunion dinner on Saturdy. Daughter, soninlaw, grandchildren, brother and sil will gather this Saturday. Try to continue tradition handed down. Never know if this will continue after SS and I are gone. I have asked my daughter to at least give the children and pow.

Cheers.

muiheng


Dear Mui Heng

A Happy Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and family as well.

Rest assure while you and SS are still around, the kids will be back for reunion.. after that, cukup lah... they have their own families to attend to.

I am speaking for myself. Last year we had our last reunion among all the brothers and their families while our Dad was still around. When he died, this year, my big brother who is already 72 y/o decided that he should have his own in his own home having reunion with his children...

As my own kids are living in the UK, my wife, little David and I will join our youngest brother's family to have reunion (The house where our grandma and parents' "san jii pai" are placed so we can "jong hiong" in respect to them....

Good also 'cos David has learned how to say "Gong Hey Fat Choy, Hong pow dau loy" ! Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:58 am    Post subject: Gong Xi Fa Cai Reply with quote

Here is wishing all Chinese member Casuans :

A very Happy and Prosperous

Gong Xi Fa Cai 2010!


and a peaceful rest during the holidays!


From Lai Chin Fook, Phan Kim Loan and David Lai

On the 2nd day of CNY, the 3 of us are flying back to Vietnam to spend the Vietnamese New Year with my mother-in-law.. Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gong Xi Fatt Cai to all and may the year of the rabbit brings you and family good health, happiness and prosperity.
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