It is this time of the year whereby those who celebrate Chinese New Year will be running around doing visits from one house to another. Let it be relatives’ house or friends, it is the ‘thing’ to do during this festive season. You get to eat tons of cookies, mandarin oranges and drink gallons of packet drinks, beers, whisky and wines. Best of all, you get to collect ang pows (or red packets) from your relatives or married ones.
However, I took a different approach this year. Instead of doing visits, I decided to stay at home and rest. Instead of going relatives’ house, I decided to have an easy life for a week. I took an addition of 3 days off right after the Chinese New Year. Theoretically, I got 1 week off including the Chinese New Year holidays. My friends have been cursing me because of my so-called long holidays. *evil laughter*
Well, part of the reason I took these annual leaves is to clear my annual leaves before my employment contract expires (14th March 2008). And the remaining reason is for me to really rest at home and to do some errands. I managed to get the fat car fixed (after what it did to me during Chinese New Year’s Eve) and get my Nokia N95 slider fixed. They (Nokia Care) replaced the faulty one with a new slider. It is pretty tight right now during sliding motion. Besides, I went to an opening ceremony of a new company which will be under my friend’s management in Damansara Perdana.
Taken using Nokia N73
On top of that, I get to have my precious sleep (literally) and consumed delicious foods that I have been craving for a long time. Besides, I get to spend more time with my camera, managed to increase the shutter count and get to know my 50mm lens more. But of course, all of these comes with a price, that is the laziness to go back to work and the extra weight that I gained over a week. Oh well, for me, it is well worth it..
So, what did you do during Chinese New Year?