Chinese New Year falls on 26th to 27th January 2009. Following tradition, I will be wearing my red polo collared shirt of my company attire for the occasion and will probably look around for a pair of Boot or some good walking shoes. My family and I will be in Hadyai, south of Thailand for the season. We will travel there by a van from the 24th January to get away from all the nosy relatives who might be wondering why I am still not married in my late thirties. Well, I am enjoying life now, no worries and not tied down to minding kids. Also I can holiday as and when I like with no strings attached.
My whole family will be there, my parents and two younger sisters who are working and very successful in their own ways. We will treat sumptuous dinner on each night one by one for the 3 nights that we are staying in Hadyai. Life has been good to us and it is a blessing that we still hold a job each in this economic crunch and global recession. Each day we are greeted with news of people losing their jobs by the thousands all over including Malaysia and factories closing down. Hence, we need to be careful with our money and not to spend too lavishly.
I would also like to take this opportunity to wish my Chinese readers a “Happy Chinese New Year 2009″ and remember to save up for rainy days.