The much awaited Chinese New Year is finally here! Here's what we've been doing the last few days:
Feasting with friends and family.
Tossing Yu-sheng for good luck.
Visiting Chinatown to soak in the atmosphere.
Decorating the house with flowers.
Stocking up on mandarin oranges and snacks.
Wearing colourful clothes.
And taking time off to rest. It was so unfortunate that my car broke down on Chinese New Year eve. Though I managed to get it to the workshop just before they closed for the holidays, it will stay there all week until the mechanics return to work after their break. The initial assessment showed that the entire gearbox needs to be replaced, so I am bracing myself for a huge repair bill.
The timing is really bad of course. This is the time of the year when taxi drivers take a break to celebrate the new year. I wouldn't be able to get a rental car during this period, so we've been relying on public transport. The train was so packed today and the weather is so hot, I'm not really keen on going out anymore.