Hello my friends, here is the first part of the post which focused more on the preparation aspect of Chinese New Year!
This second part is a continuation of what has happened then and until today (6 February and the 2nd day of the New Lunar New Year)
So nearer to Chinese New Year, I baked Pineapple tarts! I also have been doing it for the past few years! Here are some photos and I used the recipe I found online and customised it by reducing the butter so that the pastry wouldn’t fall apart so quickly.
So they turned out pretty okay, but the pineapple wasn’t cook so I placed them back into the oven to finish off and I think they’re pretty okay!
Other than that, all my online shopping came on time and I also painted my nails, influenced by my current love and fascination with space!
I swear they look better if you are able to zoom a ton with my phone LOL, but both the galaxies on my thumb looked really good and were my favourites!
On Chinese New Year Eve, we headed to my aunt’s house for Reunion dinner where we watched Aquaman! (I actually watched it already!)
This year for Chinese New Year, there were definitely more feels since there was a ton more of preparations done for this year’s festivities. There were also a ton of hustle and bustle.
Also, I feel the need to mention that my ex (who didn’t text me on New Year, texted me to greet me and I was trying to be nice and responded nicely, which he in the end brushed off), which made me feel like I was so insignificant. I mean I don’t love him, not anymore after everything, but there is also a little happy feeling when someone remembers about me when the world seems to forget my existence.
On Day 1, we started visiting the houses! We headed to my grandpa’s house, before staying a short while and headed over to my Great Aunt’s house where she cooked spicy curry (which was really good) and Mee Sua.
I wore the pink lace dress, with my blue flowery heels, Black backpack and solar system bracelet. Here are some photos! (I’m totally not model-worthy and am so awkward on camera 🤣
I swear my hair looks so good in that selfie, but my hair was an utter mess!
On Day 2 (today), we headed out to the columbarium and churches to pay respects to my grandparents, where we cleaned their photos.
At night, we had a steamboat dinner with my relatives on my mum’s side (and they are playing Blackjack right behind me at this moment). I honestly was angry just now, but bit it down. They were talking about being old and I was trying to lighten the mood, jokingly said that my dad called my mum old and my aunt had to chime in and turn things even more serious, saying “We all turn old someday”, making me seem like an idiot who doesn’t know that people age?
Not to mention, they all didn’t seem to notice my efforts even though I have been running around and helping out too, despite having to do my own stuff (book blogging & reading) which they don’t approve of. So I was really annoyed since I already don’t speak much and each time when I did, I was made fun off and obviously I wouldn’t talk anymore.
On a lighter note, I wonder how your Chinese New Year is going, let me know in the comments down below!