Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Gong Xi Gong Xi...

Have you done your CNY shopping? Filled up your pantry with all the goodies? Changed some new notes for the red packets? Most importantly, renew your wardrobe?

We are doing something 'green' this year. No new crispy notes. After all, what is more important is the content in the packet, the sincerity of giving it away and the joy of those who receive it. We will use the cleaner and newer notes we have and will only resort to using new notes only if we run out of cleaner ones.

*Picture sourced from google search

As for clothes, I only have 2 new blouses this year compared to having more pieces previous years. But I have a new bag (my dream bag actually!) that DH bought for me for my New Year gift. Will reveal it soon. Isabelle has 2 new dresses being one from my good friend and one from my Mom. DH is going to buy some more for her. I can't wait to see her parade in them. DH is going to get his within these few days time.

Last CNY, Isabelle only know how to make the Gong Xi Gong Xi gesture. But this year, we have taught her to greet too.

And now what is left is.. count down to the year of Rabbit and celebrate the new year with my beloved family! :)

*Picture sourced from google search

6 comments:

I'm a full-time mummy said...

We didn't get any new clothes for the CNY also :P

As for new notes, have not been using crisp new notes since last year. People are generally more interested in the content inside than whether it's old or new anyway... ;P

Catheryn @ PinkBibs said...

Yes, you are right about the receivers being interested in the content regardless of new or old :)

lyncpf513 said...

i skipped the new notes this year too. partly cause too rush to do so. and agreed with u both. it's the content tht count. So no harm using recycle one!

Catheryn @ PinkBibs said...

Hi Lyn,
Yes, totally no harm of using older notes. Minus the long queue to change new notes at the bank too :)

LittleLamb said...

mine will be last min. O God..pls grant me more time.....hehehehe do show ur dream bag

Catheryn @ PinkBibs said...

Hi Little Lamb!

Last minute is not that bad, better than none :)

Dream bag... yes yes... soon... :)