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拖拖拉拉地,我的‘新家’总算弄好了。

有空请到新部落坐坐。 地址是 : shirlschong.com , 英文版是 : shirlschong.com/en

这里不会更新了。

希望在我的新家见到你们啦!:)

Have been procrastinating, yet, finally things are kind of ready at my new blog.

Please come to say hello. My new blog address is shirlschong.com . By default, it is its Chinese version, please go to the English version at shirlschong.com/en .

I will no longer update this blog.

Hope to see you there ! 🙂

部落将搬家

啊,最近很忙。忙着为这个部落搬家。

其实,懂得网页整理和设计的人,可能一,两天就可弄好。可是,我从来没学过网络,看着那么多的technical terms 和 codes, 还真是摸不着头脑。小小一件事,都做不成,常常碰钉子,什么都出问题。

我啊, 性格固执又不认输,即使不眠不休,也要学一学。所以,天天十多个小时在网上不停阅读,不停尝试。没人可问,唯有参加很多网上论坛。令我感激的是,很多人都很愿意分享知识。真难得。

一个多星期了,终于开始摸出些头绪。嘻嘻,你现在问我一些简单的css, php, plugin, MySQL, loop, 等问题,我可能可以答得出来。连Ed这个网络老手,也开始不知道我在说什么。哈哈。

不过,我现在的黑眼袋又大又深。

嗯,等我解决一些技术上的问题,再过多一,两天,应该就可以了。花了很多时间来研究一些很专业的网页。到头来,我还是决定用回和这个很相似的设计。简单,就好。

等部落新家装饰好了,一定通知大家 ! 🙂

Coraline 片场

Coraline 片场

当我进戏院看《Coraline》 动画时,除了知道它有很好的影评,其余的是一点头绪都没。不是不留意,只是不想知道,多一份神秘,多一份惊喜。果然,导演Henry Selick没令我们失望,还大大地超越了期望。

《Coraline》的故事充满了丰富的想象力,虽有点迥异,可也不乏童真。 内容概要是,Coraline一家搬到一栋陈旧的大房屋。楼上楼下有古怪的邻居。在这新环境中,Coraline突然发现她另一个完美的世界…..

嗯,说到这里好了…..

《Coraline》是第一部3D(立体)停格动画片。虽然3D票价比较贵,但绝对是值得的。如果,你想看这部动画的话,一定要看3D哟!

开场前,我拿着那个3D眼镜,左看右看的,想看出个端倪。突然,屏幕的画面变得很模糊,Ed说,‘快戴上3D眼镜!”

“哗!好棒!” 我不停轻轻地在Ed耳边惊叫。不好意思,我这个乡村姑娘是第一次看3D。真的,好逼真。荧幕上的人物东西都变立体了,有时,好像要跳出来似的。

从那分钟起,我进入了Coraline的魔幻世界 - 和她一起在那神秘的世界探险,和她一起拿着像她的布娃娃,和她一起走在那樱花纷飞的花园,和她一起看老鼠马戏团,和她一起经历一切…

As I mentioned in my previous post, I wish to move this blog to a new domain. One day, I suddenly found my stuffs here are a little messy, moving will force me to re-organise them.

Also, I have been thinking of having a theme in my blog. I personally like blogs that have themes, for example, my favouraite blog theme is FOOD ! Heehee….There is always a reason to go back to that blog to find good food. Though I love food, I don’t want to manage a food blog. Just the thought of a food blog already makes me feel like I have gained some weights ! Haha !

I enjoy writing down my daily whining and blah-blah-blah. However, over the past 2 years, somehow I have evolved from writinng a blog only focusing on myself, to hoping to focus my enery in writing something I think will be useful for people, yet still maintain a nice personal touch. Otherwise, we can always go to many professional websites about certain topics.

So, for the past few days, I have been thinking – what am I really passionate about? What is that something I can give back?  Travel and life as an immigrant in two countries….I guess. This is something I have been doing for the past 15 years. Maybe, by sharing more stories about living (well) in other countries will help some immigatants or give some lights to those who wish to do the same. You reckon?

It is also about time for me to sit down and write all my backpacking and trekking experiences. And of course, food still within this category – travel and looking for good food, immgrant looking for homely food. Three in one.Yay !

Umm…so, theme is immigrant’s life and travel. What do you think? What do you like the most in this blog? I guess I have been doing this here anyway, just need to be more focus?

However, the headache is, what domain name I want ? I think and think and think, but still can’t think of a good name. My friends, may I borrow some of your brain cells and creativity.

  • shirls.com – taken.
  • msshirls.com – too chessy. Ed said, it sounds like a lingerie company !
  • xuefen.com – taken.
  • sihai.com – taken
  • shirlschong.com – how’s this? Out of this list, I guess this is the most logical one?
  • 2worlds3homes.com – umm…what do you think? I do live in 2 different worlds (east & west) constantly, and I do have 3 homes. But what if Ed and I move to another country, which is highly possible ! 🙂
  • shirleychong.com – taken.
  • whinywifey. com – heehee…this is only for fun. I like this because I am whiny. But it does not reflect my blog identity. It is more like a desperate housewife blog! So, it is NO.

Does anyone have any suggestion? Could you help me think of a cool, simple, easy to remember domain name? Please feel free to leave many comments and suggestions for me !

Last but not least, I think most of you who read my blog are bilingual readers anyway, right? So, I am thinking probably I should just write in Chinese intead of both languages. What do you think?

obama

受不了了!我觉得加拿大人对奥巴马的痴迷有点过火。

当奥巴马宣布加拿大将是他担任总统后第一个访问的国家时,这里的人从那时起,就不停地讨论,不停地分析。其实,奥巴马来加拿大一点也不出奇。加拿大是美国邻居, 也是最大的贸易伙伴。除了几任总统外,几乎所有新任的美国总统的第一个官方式访问国都是加拿大。

这些年来,尤其在布什当任的八年,加拿大人不太喜欢美国人,或更准确地说,是不喜欢别人把他们当成美国人看待。其中一个原因是,两国在政治,医药,移民等政策和价值观上有些差别。心底里,加拿大人不喜欢美国说话大大声,自以为是老大的态度。不过,奥巴马的智慧和和蔼的性格,使加拿大人为他疯狂。美国选举时,三分二的加拿大人希望奥巴马当选。突然间,加拿大人觉得加拿大和美国可以做很要好的朋友。这里很多对本地政府不满的人,甚至寄望奥巴马可以直接影响或帮忙改变加国不好的政策。

奥巴马今早将会到访加国。访问的时间很短,早上10.30抵加,下午4.30离开。才六个小时。可是,这几天的电视新闻节目,每隔一,两分钟就会提到奥巴马这个名字。CBC 将他们电视台访问奥巴马的片断,重播了数十次,数百次。CBC 电视台还邀请了很多专家博士们,将奥巴马说的每句话,每个字,分析又分析。我已可以将奥巴马的回答背得出来啦!看来, 很多人会湧到渥太华,只为一睹奥巴马的风采。

昨晚,我有点受不了! 把电视关上,还我清静。

我敬重奥巴马,也盼美加关系更融洽,更期待两国在政策上的讨论取得突破。不过,才六个小时。哎呀!这次只算是官方形式罢了,哪有时间把两国那么多的重要话题详细讨论,和谈出新的合作方案。

只是希望媒体们给我一些 ‘没有奥巴马的时间’。 只希望政治人物,媒体和小市民明白到,奥巴马虽可以改变很多政策,不过,如果我们不努力生活,做好本份,很多根本的社会问题也解决不了。 大家一起努力吧!

敬崇和痴迷是有差别的。

火锅情人节大餐 Hotpot dinner on Valentine's Day

情人节火锅大餐 Hotpot dinner on Valentine's Day

情人节快乐!

情人节快乐!

photo by : Evoo73

我对浪漫这个玩意儿没什么要求。我不喜欢情情爱爱的电影和小说。 对我来说,那些东西有些造作和肉麻,也不真实。 所以,Ed是个幸福的男人。不用花脑筋来取我欢心。

可是,昨天 (加拿大的13日), 当其他国家的情人庆祝着情人节时,我没留意到,竟然写了篇‘新年展望’的贴字!啊 !真是太糟糕,太不识情趣了!亲爱的朋友读者们,真不好意思。现在补上,祝你们情人节快乐。

我们今天怎么庆祝呢?嗯,什么都没。我们不要出去吃晚餐,因为人多,我不喜欢。那些什么烛光晚餐的,我不习惯。一碗越南牛肉河粉或一碟泰式青咖哩饭已令我很开心。Ed说,‘唉呀!忘了买鲜花给你!’ ‘不用啦!’ 这句话是真心的。所以,他就真的不买了。哈哈!

不过,我们当然有对彼此说 ‘情人节快乐’ 啦。其实,我天天都会对Ed说 ’I love you babe’ 。 嘻嘻。那不代表我是浪漫的人。我知道Ed很受不了这些肉麻的用语。他越讨厌,我越爱作弄他! 他是个木头,不喜欢这套 – 什么爱我啦,一生一世啦。他不说,我不逼,或者,我放弃逼他。心里知道就好。干嘛逼自己喜欢的人做他不自在的事。

嗯….或许,明天才去餐馆吃晚餐吧。

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Happy Valentine's Day !

Happy Valentine's Day !

photo by : blmurch

I am never a romantic person, and I rarely watch/read lovey-dovey movies or novels. Frankly, I find them a little awkward or quite fake. Well, do you really believe in real life men will do all those things the movies and novels tell you they will do? I don’t.  Hence, Ed is a lucky man because I don’t expect any of those things from him.

Anyway, because of I am obviously oblivious of the Valentine’s Day, I posted a New Year Resolution post yesterday (13th in Canada but 14th in most countries), instead of something romantic ! I guess this shows how unmindful I am to all the fuss by the commercials and media on this V-Day.  Nonetheless, to all my friends and readers, wish you all a Happy (belated) Valentine’s Day.

How are we going to celebrate today? Umm…nothing special. We don’t want to go out to eat because we don’t like the crowd. I don’t really care about the candle night dinner because I won’t be comfortable with it anyway. A good bowl of Vietnamese noodles soup or Thai Curry Chicken will make me equally happy ! Ed said, ‘ Oh no ! I forgot to buy you flowers !’ ‘ No worries, it is ok. I don’t care.’ So, he does not.

Yet, of course, we still say Happy V-Day to each other today. In fact, I tell him I love him everyday. Heehee…not because I am a romantic person. Ed is someone who hates this lovey-dovey fuss, and the more he hates it, the more I like to say it to annoy him ! On the other hand, knowing him well, I never force him to say those things to me, or maybe I just give up. What’s the point ? Since deep down I know how much he loves me.

Back to this V-Day, maybe we will go out to eat tomorrow. Shall see…

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元宵过了,新的一年正式开始。哈哈,人人的新年在阳历一月一日就开始了, 我的现在才开始。没办法啦,我这人总是慢半拍!

写了08回顾后,我拿了去年定下的新年愿望来看看,很惊讶也很高兴, 原来自己还真完成了好几项(除了第五项) 。虽不是每项都做足一百分,不过总算很努力。

今年的愿望和去年的很相似。

  • 第一 , 安康快乐。吃要吃得健康,继续煲汤,喝茶,学煮一手好菜给Ed (当然也给自己啦)。
  • 第二,修心养性,少发小姐脾气。
  • 第三,要更努力学好中医。回马时,继续向爸爸学习。希望今年好好研读《黄帝内经》和专注妇产科。
  • 第四,部落搬家。突然觉得这里的文章有点散乱,想搬家和整理一下。搬家时会通知大家。
  • 第五,这个嘛,要看我在哪个国家。基于种种原因,我正考虑着回澳十个月左右。如决定留在加拿大,要继续考药剂牌,还有好几张试卷。如回澳洲,要回大学读针灸学。这也是我一直想取得的学位。

五个够啦,不可太贪心。至于,去年没完成的第五项 (开一个中医知识部落格),再看吧。

Finally, the traditional 15-day long Chinese New Year is officially finished a few days ago. So, my ‘new year’ is officially started. Well, I know most people’s new years have started from 1st January.   But for me, who studied so hard for exam, I allow myself to start the new year later. Heehee…

To start a new year, I normally begin with a few new year determinations. Looking back at my 2007 new year resolutions, I am quite surprised and a little overwhelmed that I DID achieve most of them (except no.5) ! Although I can’t say I have achieved them 100% (those goals require continuous effort anyway), at least,  I have tried my best. For example, for someone so fussy like Ed, complimented on my cooking, I think I am doing ok 😉  .

To keep up with the flow and the continuity, this year resolutions are similar to last year.

  1. Oh happiness and health !  Continue my effort in becoming a better cook, eat more at home, drink more teas and boil more soups. All for Ed, of course, for myself too 😉
  2. Just wanna be a better person, so will start with whine less to my hubby !
  3. Continue to improve and deepen my knowledge and experiences in Chinese Medicine. It is my greatest treasure to have a dad who has more than 30 years of experience in Chinese Medicine, so learning from him is a must this year. Hope to focus my studies in Gynaecology and the thousands year-old classic <Yellow Emperor’s Canon Internal Medicine>.
  4. Move this blog to a new domain. I suddenly realised how messy this blog is, moving will help me to do some cleaning up. Will keep everyone in loop if I move.
  5. Ummm….this no.5 will depend on where I will be living this year. Due to a few reasons, I am considering moving back to Australia for 10 months. If I decide to stay in Canada, I will continue my journey to become a registered pharmacist here. If I go back to Australia, I may go back to university to pick another master degree. This time acupuncture, something I wish to do for a while.

Ok, five goals are enough. Don’t want to put too much on myself.

What about the no. 5 goal last year (start a new blog on Chinese Medicine) ? Ummm….shall see….

Our Darkest Day

Our Darkest Day

photo from www.theage.com.au

她风景如画,幽静闲逸,她让你心悦神怡。

她是Marysville 小镇,约有500名居民。离墨尔本只一小时车程, 常被视为度假和度蜜月的好地方。

我去过两,三次。一路上,两旁青绿高大的树林飘送出丝丝草香。她镇上的主街不长,有间游客咨询所,有一,两间小型杂货店,好像也有间邮局。 林木间,你偶尔可见到清幽的度假屋。当地人和蔼可亲。

可是,在2月7日,她被无情的大火彻彻底底地烧毁了….整个小镇只剩下十多间房屋….Marysville, 这个名字,现在只是灰黑一片,人间炼狱。不只她,还有很多很多漂亮小镇,美丽家园都被烧毁了。更可悲的是,很多珍贵生命和家人朋友都离去了….卖给我冰淇淋的杂货店老板还在吗?给我详细指示的游客咨询所自愿者还在吗?我不敢想…

在墨尔本住了十多年,一直视她为第二个家。现在远在他乡,看着那么多家园崩溃,真的无法想像当地人会多悲哀...

只想在此送上深深的哀悼...希望被影响的人们勇敢地站起来,再建立美好家园...

The Beautiful Yarra Ranges & Marysville Region Before the Bushfire

大火前的Marysville和邻近的国家公园 (2005) The Beautiful Yarra Ranges and Marysville Regions (2005) Before the Bushfire

咖啡和安娜

Coffee & Anna

咖啡和安娜

墨尔本是个咖啡天堂。在那,我养成了泡咖啡馆的习惯。有时,和朋友在那高谈阔论。有时,喜欢一个人,静静地喝咖啡,看报纸,读小说,发呆,晒晒太阳,看路人,看妈妈们带小孩们出来走走...总爱赖在那儿不走。

在多伦多,少泡咖啡馆了,冬天时更不用说。天天零下十度左右,没必要的话,出门嘛,可免则免。

以前在墨尔本时,13 或14度就会喊冷。现在,温度如攀上零度以上,我已觉得是一种幸福。这一,两天,是零上的温度,太阳偶尔也会冒出头来。我拿着《安娜.卡列尼娜》,走去附近的咖啡馆,做我以前喜欢做的...

【知食份�尋味地圖】

【知食份子尋味地圖】

常很想念我在马来西亚的一种生活方式。

每天早上,爸爸一定带着全家大小出门吃早餐。所以,我从小就不知道面包早餐这回事。我家这种生活方式依然如故。

刚到墨尔本时,早上看到牛奶,面包或麦片,就很想哭。我要云吞干捞面,怡保河粉,虾面,炒粿条或叻沙….再加一杯 teh, kopi 或 cum。 从那时候起,在墨尔本城里城外寻找马来西亚独特的味道成了我在澳洲的其中一个使命。

到底真的只是贪吃,还是吃在口里,想家在心里呢?我也搞不清了。

近几年来,墨尔本的马来西亚人越来越多,一些比较道地的大马美食也开始出现和普及。虽还差得远,可也解了我的思念。 来到多伦多后,至今只找到一间还可以的大马餐馆。可是,它啊,离家很远,我们不常去。

在现实生活里找不到那种牵肠挂肚的味道,我却有缘在芸芸博客中遇到金城。起初,我本只想去探望我另一位在有人部落写诗的朋友。那时,看到金城兄的笔名(知食份子)觉得很有‘味道’,就开始阅读他的文章。 他谈吃时,满足了我的味觉。看他娓娓道来许多没人知晓的大马小吃历史,演变和情缘时,解了我对大马的思念,引起了许多美好回忆。

金城兄很友善。我偶尔在他的部落稀里哗啦地说话,他都会一一回留言。最近回马,常在报章上看到他的文章,才发现他好像很有名。他的部落格也获得2007年度最佳生活品味部落格首奖。我误打误撞竟交了个知名作家朋友。很佩服他那没架子的友善。

花了一年半的时间思考策划,半年时间书写拍摄,他的第一本饮食杂志书要面市了。在此,祝福金城兄新书大卖,把那飘香的美味温暖人心,让食物传承背后的辛酸故事一代一代相传下来….

哈哈!事先说明,我没收金城兄一分一毫。好东西就要介绍,也想支持大马出版。加上,看多了金城兄的文章后,我和Ed的感情进步了,因为,我会跟他这爱吃鬼说食物的故事。

有兴趣的朋友可以预览内页 :

吉隆坡福建面

海南面

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雪(和)人的欣喜

家附近的雪人

家附近的雪人

最近,伦敦下了一场18年来难得一见的大雪。世界各国的报章和电视新闻都长篇报道。 我的伦敦朋友也在Facebook贴上很多照片,其中雪人最受欢迎。

这场雪虽为伦敦带来很多不便,可是人人欣喜若狂。我和Ed在电视上看大人小孩们眉开眼笑地抛雪球,堆雪人,滑雪,玩toboggan…我们也笑了。真的这么快乐吗?这里冰天雪地,我们见怪不怪,天天抱怨。

快乐这回事真的是相对的。

记得,我在多伦多看第一场大雪时,何尝不是一样欣喜若狂…

现在,窗外正下着雪...

With Family & friends in Malaysia (Jan & Jun)

马来西亚家人朋友 (1月 和 6月)

Dear English readers, please scroll down for English translation.

阳历年时忙考试,没回顾我在08年做了什么。
现在,试考了,农历年过了,回头看看,鼠年可真多姿多彩。

这两年来日子都很漂泊,去年可说是‘四海为家’的顶峰:-
在马来西亚和澳洲各住了三个月,其余的六个月则在加拿大。

Traveled with Ed in Malaysia (Feb)

和Ed在马旅游 (2月)

1月 – 大马
回马做家里的大小姐。
在爸爸店里帮忙和学习。
天天去巴刹,到处吃吃吃。

2月 – 大马
Ed第一次来马,第一次见家长。
我俩背包游新加坡,吉隆坡,槟城,马六甲和浮罗交怡。
Ed回加国工作,我回澳洲工作。

With friends in Australia ((Mar - May)

澳洲的朋友 (3月 - 5月)

3月 – 澳洲
上班。和一位好朋友住。
放工回家就和朋友追港剧。
很高兴和很多朋友相聚。
喝我爱喝的意大利咖啡和比利时热巧克力,
吃我爱吃的eggs benedict早餐。

4月 – 澳洲
继续上班。
搬进一间有三房,却只有一张床和一张椅子的公寓。
没有网络。看了很多英文小说。

Lonely apartment in Australia (May)

寂寞的公寓 (澳洲)

5月 – 澳洲
如4月。

6月 – 大马
回马。如1月。

Toronto (July - Dec)

多伦多 (7月 - 12月)

7 月 – 加国
回加国。见到Ed给他一个大拥抱 :“亲爱的,好久没见”。
享受我在加国的第一夏天。

8月 – 加国
阳光继续普照。每个周末尽情欢享。
Ed告诉我,我煲的汤和煮的东西已可以见人。Yay !
我这大小姐开始认真做好家务。

Toronto (2) (July - Dec)

多伦多 (7月 - 12月)

9月 – 加国
啊!结婚吧!

10月 – 加国
开始发闷。不如去学喝茶和学泡茶吧。

Gonna have fun in summer (Canada)

Hey 先生,来个胜利手势吧 ! (多伦多)

11月 – 加国
好冷。
决定参加考试,

12月 – 加国
好冷。
拼命苦读。
圣诞和新年快乐!

Toronto (3) (July - Dec)

多伦多 (7月 - 12月)

1月 – 加国
试考了,年过了。
2009 牛年要做什么好呢 ? ……

With Family & friends in Malaysia (Jan & Jun)

With Family & friends in Malaysia (Jan & Jun)

I was very busy with exam during the New Year, did not get the chance to review my 2008 year. Exam is finally over and (Chinese) New Years came and gone, finally, I have the time to sit down, to reflect on my 2008 year. Looking back, it was indeed a great and interesting year.

For the past two years, I have been dividing my times between Malaysia, Australia and Canada, and last year was my most traveled and drifting year. I lived 3 months each in Malaysia and Australia, the rest of the six months in Canada.

Traveled with Ed in Malaysia (Feb)

Traveled with Ed in Malaysia (Feb)

Jan – Malaysia
Went back to Malaysia and be pampered like a princess at home by my lovely family.
Learned from my father and helped out in his shop.
Went to pasar often and fully enjoyed the famous delicious street food !

Feb – Malaysia
Ed visited Malaysia for the first time and met my parents for the first time.
We traveled in Singapore, KL, Penang, Malacca and Langkawi.
Ed headed back to Canada, while I went back to Australia.

With friends in Australia ((Mar - May)

With friends in Australia ((Mar - May)

Mar – Australia
Went back to work. Stayed with a good friend.
Hong Kong TV series was our favourite passtime together after work.
So happy to catch up with many good friends in Oz.
Drunk my favourite Italian coffee and Belgium hot chocolate;
ate my favourite eggs benedict breakfast.

Apr – Australia

Continued to work.
Moved into a huge 3 bedroom condominium, however,
you won’t believe I only lived with a folding bed and a chair in the condo.
No Internet. Read many novels.

Lonely apartment in Australia (May)

Lonely apartment

May – Australia
Same as April.

Jun – Malaysia
Went back to Malaysia.
Same as January.

Toronto (July - Dec)

Toronto (July - Dec)

Jul – Canada
Went back to Canada.
Gave Ed a big hug, ‘Darling, long time no see! ‘
Enjoyed my first summer in Canada.

Aug – Canada
Went to nearly all summer street festivals and events.
Surprisingly, Ed started to praise my cooking ! Yay!
Finally, I had been better with housework.

Toronto (2) (July - Dec)

Toronto (2) (July - Dec)

Sep – Canada
Let’s get married dear !

Oct – Canada
Started to feel bored and restless. So attended Tea Sommelier classes.

Gonna have fun in summer (Canada)

Hey dude, you gonna have fun in summer ! (Canada)

Nov – Canada
So cold !
Decided to sit for exam.

Dec – Canada
So cold !!
Studied unbelievably hard for the exam.
Happy Christmas and New Year !

Jan – Canada
Exam is over, new years came and gone.
What am I going to do in 2009 ? …..

Toronto (3) (July - Dec)

Toronto (3) (July - Dec)

妹妹,生日快乐!

我和妹妹

我和妹妹

昨天,摇电话回家寒喧几句。后来,在自己的部落看到妹妹很久以前留下的留言,才惊觉忘了向妹妹说声生日快乐。

我这个妹妹是除夕晚出世的孩子。我俩年龄相差九年。我十七岁出国读书时,妹妹才八岁。出国前,常被中华独中沉重的课业压得透不过气来。加上自己好动的性情,课外活动常排满满。所以,和妹妹在一起的时间是少之又少的。

出了国后,每年也只能回家一次。每次回家,见妹妹一年年地长高长大。记得有一年,发现妹妹原来已高过我了。 前年回家时,妹妹身边也多了个人。

虽离家那么多年,庆幸的是,我俩的姐妹情好像没疏远,反而更亲近了。尤其是近几年,回家时,我总是妹妹前,妹妹后的。我啊,电脑笨蛋一名,常需读电脑的妹妹的协助。我也不是个有胆量在吉隆坡驾驶的人。妹妹的男友是好人一名,却不幸成了我的‘专用司机’。真不好意思。

我这个做姐姐的,突然变成了‘妹妹’,常需妹妹来照顾。这时,我才发现我这小我九年的妹妹真的是长大成人了!

妹妹成少女后,和我的长相越来越相似。父母的朋友有时还以为妹妹是我。等到他们搞清楚时,我可能刚好回家,他们就以为我是妹妹。我俩站在一起时,他们会搔头,到底哪个是大女儿,哪个是小女儿。

长相虽相似,可是我俩的性情却又不同。我外向好玩,说话大声,笑声更大。妹妹则较内向,害臊和斯文。我性情硬朗好胜,有时太过自我。如,出国读书,要出就出了,没为家人多想。妹妹则较会体贴到家人的感受。她也想出国读书,不过当时家境不允许,而且,爸爸的大女儿不要回家,她这小女儿就留在家人身边。

今年,妹妹又大一岁了。 年中也将毕业。 姐姐祝妹妹学业顺利,事事顺心,幸福安康。

妹妹,就如你之前留言说的,‘期待着你给我红包的日子’。我记着了,我欠你两个大红包,一个是新年的,一个是生日的。回家一定会给你。希望你结业后,有钱出国玩玩啦!来加拿大或澳洲的话,吃喝玩乐姐姐的 🙂

静静地过年

团圆�

团圆饭

今年的农历新年来得比往年安静。

记得,前年第一次在加拿大过新年时,还会跑去什么最大型的农历新年庆典凑热闹,也会开电视找华人新年节目看看。

今年,除了那件大红上衣,我可是什么都懒得做。可能是刚考完试,紧张的心情还未平复。还好,去年,我和Ed在马来西亚和家人过,总算热闹了一年。今年,静静地,也好。

不过,团圆饭当然还是不可少。就如前年一样,Ed的父母为我们准备了一顿丰富的晚餐。

Ed这半个鬼佬终于开始了解一些华人传统。要回家吃饭,也不再诸多推辞。他这个人以前是很怕华人礼节风俗的麻烦的。不过,吃了饭后,他还是自个儿到地下室看电视。

今天大年初一,Ed去上班,我在家上网。年又过了...