I miss home! *sigh* This is the second consecutive year I won't be going home for the Chinese New Year. And this year, I was especially looking forward to going home. Y'know, to show off the kid and all... :)
It's nice to be from out of town during one of these major festivals. The whole Balik Kampung thing is always something to look forward to. That grand reunion dinner, the food, meeting up with old classmates, the food, the noisy but always fun relatives, the food... Heh! Looks like this year, I might actually get away with not gaining a couple of kilos.
I know my mom is dying to see her grandson again. When I told her that Jesse was having trouble traveling by car and that we wouldn't be coming home, I could hear the disappointment in her voice. Yet, she put on a brave front and told us to stay put, "Don't put him through all that suffering if he can't travel." Do I have the best mom in the world or what? Anyway, my brother Jeff suggested that I burn a CD of Jesse's latest photos for his grandma's enjoyment. It'll have to make do for now until the boy gets the hang of the car ride.
So there it is. We're gonna be in KL for the Chinese New Year. And I expect to be tormenting Mae with my incessant whining. For therapy, I'd probably blog a little - maybe a mini series about Chinese New Year in Taiping. :) So stay tune folks.
And for all of you going home... I hate you! :P