Gong Xi Fa Chai 2010

Double Celebrations In Sibu

The Year of the Tiger began in Sibu for me and my family as we spent the Chinese New Year Holidays here. We went to do the customary visiting of Open House held by our friends. It was an enjoyable celebration shared with all Sarawakians alike, what more with the family turning up in full force. At the stroke of midnight, Sibu Town lit up as celebrants let loose a barrage of firecrackers and fireworks. Checking with my friends in Kuching and Miri, this scene is replicated in major Cities and Towns in Sarawak. The lighting up of fireworks has been a regular activity during festivities with the intention of scaring away some evil spirits and bad luck.

Fantastic fireworks light up the skies in Sibu at the stroke of midnight to usher the Year of the Tiger

Not to be missed every year ~ Toasting the Chinese New Year with Mr. John Goh of John Goh Blogspot and family

Family attending Datuk Tiong Su Kuok's open house at CCK headquarters in Sibu

Family posing with the Board of Directors of CCK - its good to see the company I started working with (while waiting for my Form 5) results progressing well in the corporate world. The experience I got from hard work here opened my eyes on what hard life and labour means. No numbers of text books will be able teach me more on the meaning of life. Meeting fellow workers aged 18 years old (sometimes younger) who are already married with families. I should say that experience and working in a freezer (in zero degrees celsius temperature packing fresh frozen prawns for export everyday) made me more determined to study harder.

Visiting our Chinese friends whom we grew up with at Nanga Beguang

Teaching Shania the meanings of Ang Pows - she still does not understand what comes in those red packets and why people give money away. "I told her its for you to buy toys and they want you to buy the toys and books you like."  That part she understands I think as she smiled.

So to all my friends, Nadai Nama Nama wishes you a Happy Chinese New Year, Gong Xi Fa Chai and Valenties Day. May the Year of the Tiger bring more prosperity and Good Health.


Unknown said…
Gong Xi Fa Cai.. used to enjoy the CNY moments in Sibu and your dad still looking young & strong as ever..hehe.
Gong Xi Fa Chai :)

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