Thursday, February 3, 2011

The difference between now and then...

Chinese new year 2011

On the days of CNY, you see no one on the street along your housing area...all you see is many cars parked by the house front, people just lay inside the house all doing their private things, away from the others. People are just content with watching TV, online, facebooking, or sleeping. Or simply said, is an environment of "you-do-your-thing, i-do-mine, don't-come-bother-me!!!. I would rather spend my time watching all the rubbish programmes and movies on ASTRO, or talk or play games on the stupid iphone, even surfing the net!"

CNY on 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s as told by some old folks i met.

Everyone will be spending their time OUTSIDE their house, not INSIDE. They'll sit under the tree in front of their house, under a bench, with children playing fire crackers by the roadside. The old folks will invite their friends to gather at someone's house, and start the talking cock sessions. The uncles will gather on another table next to the bench. From afar, you see that bunch of uncles similar to a bunch of ants assembling together on a hill of sugar. Then you hear the yelling of "Pee--caahhhh!" once in a while, followed by laughters. That, is the mini Genting Highland of the village.

the aunty is not missing out too, They too have their own gangs to play on mahjong...

the younger ones, will come out and play with all sorts of fire crackers. Some are so loud that it scares the hell out of everyone. The leftover debris from the fire crackers, red in color, could pile up on the floor until five to six inch thick...

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