Ahaha, the kids and I mucking around on Chinese New Year's eve.. Whilst the folks were cracking up lame jokes upstairs. The fun I have with these kids, it didn't seem as though I was babysitting at all. Well perhaps I'm just an awesome babysitter? :) Why be anywhere else? THAN with these awesome kiddos :) though they do give me the heebie jeebies... with those dance moves, I wouldn't be surprise if I do see em in clubs (in the future). :)
So today, according to Chinese tradition.. whoever wakes up and serves tea to their parents first, receives the biggest "Hong Bao" red packets containing money. Certainly along with heaps of "ass kissing" aahaha, wishing them happy new year & giving thanks. :) As the married couples (in this case, my parents and grandparents) give away "Hong Bao" is symbolises/represents wish and good fortune coming to the year. Seeing as, "Gong Xi Fat Cai" means wish to prosper, a.k.a "I wish that you will be properous" we tend to say it ALOT, on this awesome awesome day.
Unfortunately for me, with my money-minded sister constantly plotting of being the first to serve the tea, just so she'd get the most money, there was no way I could stand a chance against her "devious plans"
"Shiek Er, why you still awake? you ought to be sleeping now"
"I'm chattin with my friends" =.=
"Oh oki, I'm not sleeping tonight..."
As I quietly walked outta the room, thinking I might probably stand a chance of getting the "big one".. There she was.. walking outta the room, and into the dining area, well my oh my.. secretly came prepared, hiding the kettle, cups, and tea. Looking as enthusiastic as ever, I jumped to the conclusion right away...... "As long as it has to do with 'money', this sister of mine will definately be first to sign up"
"Happy Chinese New Year!"