Tuesday, March 02, 2010

CNY 2010

Chinese New Year's over and it's now the exam period for school-going children (except kindy, I guess). XY is having an "assessment" today and tomorrow, on 4 subjects -- BM, English, Mathematics and Science. She hasn't done much revision as we were travelling again last long weekend.

This year, I went back to my hometown a little late (on the 12th day of CNY) coz there's a long weekend and to celebrate my mom's birthday in advance (actual day tomorrow). It was also good to split the travelling so the kids (and us "old folks") can have a good rest in between. For the past few CNYs, we drove back to KL from hubby's hometown (down south) on the 3rd day, then catch a flight up north (to my hometown) on the same day. With the hot weather, lack of rest and lots of unhealthy food/snacks, it's very easy to fall sick, especially for the kids. I'm very glad they've been doing fine so far, although they ate quite a lot of cookies, chips, sweets and what-nots.

Here's a summary of our activities during CNY :

Johor, hubby's hometown
Eve of CNY ~ drove back to hubby's hometown. This is also considered late. We usually go back a few days before the eve but hubby was away on a business trip and only came back on Friday night.

2nd day ~ MIL's side of the family came over. There were about 30 odd people in the house. But it wasn't too chaotic as there're only 4 kids below 10 years old. :-)

3rd day ~ FIL's brother and family came over.

5th day ~ left hubby's hometown.

Kajang, home sweet home
6th day ~ visited my aunt and cousin sister in Shah Alam. Also to see the newborn baby girl (my cousin sister's granddaughter). In fact, we've all been promoted. I'm now a grandaunt. How cool is that?

7th day ~ gathering at BIL's house with some friends.

12th day ~ back to my hometown.

Penang, my hometown
13th day ~ mini bloggers meet at Ko Fu Loft, Gurney Plaza. Details in the next post.

14th day ~ small gathering at my house with schoolmates. Then family dinner cum birthday celebration for mom at Starview Restaurant. Can't comment about the food coz I was having stomach discomfort. General comment -- food's ok and the serving's big.

Chap Goh Meh ~ fly back to KL.


Bryan and Brandon's Mama said...

We missed you at Jacc's place! Looks like you had a busy CNY! Why is Kajang home sweet home?

slavemom said...

PL, coz that's whr our vy own little plc is. :)

michelle@mybabybay said...

Wow, you cover north and south in the same CNY.

Mummy Gwen said...

Luckily, none of your kids fall sick during CNY. Good Luck to XY on her assessment.