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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 🙂

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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...

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喜喜!新年快乐!

恭喜恭喜!新年快乐!

试终于考完了!不过,身体还没轻松下来。现在,要好好休息,什么都不多想。:)

今天,我和Ed去他父母家吃团圆饭。难得农历新年,我特地穿上新买的大红上衣。过年嘛,好意头。嘻嘻!Ed看我那红得耀眼的上衣,灵机一动,要我坐在家中的红椅子拍照。

哈哈!好主意!就让我以红色来向大家拜个年…

祝大家牛年快乐,心想事成,身体健康,天天开心,一切安好。

祝单身的,今年遇到心上人。已婚的,祝婚姻快乐,早生可爱的牛子牛女。已有小孩的,祝小孩们快高长大,无忧无虑。

上学的,祝学业猛进。工作的,祝事业有成。努力勤奋,站好工作岗位。别多担心经济衰退,船到桥头自然直。不幸失业的,塞翁失马 焉知非福。穷则变,变则通。另一份新的工作,或搞个小生意,转个行,或更多时间陪家人,或终于有时间读书深造等等,你可能会更开心。祝你在新的一年里,有好转机。只要不被小挫折打败,继续努力,将来一定会有好成就!:)

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当全世界在倒数新年时,我则倒数我的考试。尝试不去多想,只想给自己一个无忧无虑的假期。还好,倒是真的很享受和家人朋友的美好时光。 现在,要回来奋斗了!只剩下十天左右!雪芬,加油!

朋友们,祝我好运吧!

While the world was counting down for new year, I was counting down for my exams. Tried not to think about it, and told myself I deserved a restful and joyful holidays, so I did. I had my share of wonderful times and dinners with family and friends (hope you all too), and now, I am back to study. The exams will be held in less than 10 days !!!

Wish me luck, my friends… 🙂

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Ok, I heard about this, however, it is just so sad to hear it again during this so-called ‘once-in-a-century’ economic downturn, while many (many) others are worrying if they would still have their jobs tomorrow, while pensioners are losing most of their money for retirement, while some people might not be able to pay their food and shelter bills tomorrow, while many people working their fingers to their bones for their CEOs….

During a dinner, a friend told me, after the new year, he received an order from the boss to go back to office to fire 10 workers. At that time, I felt that the economic problem is really hitting home, but I forget it probably never hits the top CEOs’ homes ! Or time will prove this….

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From Yahoo! Finance News

“TORONTO – As many Canadians nurse their post-New Year’s Eve hangovers and ponder what further economic storms await, Canada’s top corporate executives can take some comfort in knowing they have already earned as much as the average worker will earn in all of 2009.

A new analysis by the left-leaning Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives concludes the country’s richest corporate executives will have pocketed an average of $40,237 by 9:04 a.m. Friday morning.

“By the time your computer has finished booting up on your first day back after the New Year’s holiday, the average CEO would have already banked what took the average Canadian worker an entire year’s worth of work to earn,” the report states.

“Many of the top 100 include Canada’s big bank CEOs, who recently received billions in federal government bailout money to purchase mortgage loans.”

Prepared by economist Hugh Mackenzie, the report finds the top 100 CEOs of publicly traded corporations averaged more than $10 million in pay apiece in 2007, the last full year for which figures are available.

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Year 2008 has been eventful for many of us and for the world. While all the glories, worries, uncertainties, downturns, triumphs, happiness, challenges, violences, joys, have flown by, I wish the world and you all a very happy, wonderful, healthy, peaceful, fun and fulfulling new year ahead ! Like the boater, waking up early, setting out eagerly and wholeheartedly, with hard work and sweats, yet pleasure in the heart, to welcome a new dawn….

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