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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….

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在新加坡的牛车水拍到这张照片 – 米奇老鼠向大家拜年! 🙂

今年是鼠年,家喻户晓的米奇老鼠顺理成章成了大主角。

除了大型模型外,很多新年春联或摆饰都有米奇。

Ed这半 个鬼佬开始时,不明就理,还错以为迪斯尼公司大花手笔在亚洲拉客。

我解释后,才恍然大悟。

好啦,费话少说,要在大年初一祝大家新年行好运, 万事顺利和身体健康! 🙂

I took the above photo in Chinatown in Singapore – Mickey Mouse and friends send their best wishes for Chinese New Year.

Apart from the huge models, we also saw Mickey in many new year decorations. Initially, Ed who is quite westernised, was quite confused and wondered why Disney spend so much monies for Chinese New Year this year. I told him this year is the year of Rat according to Chinese calendar, that’s why mouse is the main character this year. Only then, he realised why Mickey Mouse has suddenly become popular.

Anyway, on this first day of Chinese New Year, I wish everyone has a great year ahead with abundant joy and prosperity and excellent health. 🙂

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(dear English readers, please scroll down for translation)

在年三十晚,我和Ed回他父母家吃团圆饭。

Ed在加拿大长大,性格很洋化,农历新年没洋历新年重要。我则相反。要不是我跟他说回家吃饭很重要,他可能就免了。

他们一家从香港移民来加拿大已有三十多年。刚来时,语言不通, 生活艰苦。那时,华人很少,华人的物品当然也少。这么多年可能也没有好好庆祝过农历新年,加上这里也没有公共假期。传统要保也难。

所以,这里不讲究 – 没要把家里佈置得红东东,没要穿红的, 没什么都要新的。 当然没新年歌之类的。

Ed在美国工作近十年,从来没回加拿大过农历新年。我则刚到这里,是他家里的新宠 – 华人, 懂得读写讲中文,懂得一点点的传统。 虽然,我在澳十二年,家人一直在马。我也每年都回马过年。想起来,我可能比他们老人家还传统。

因为难得Ed和我都在多伦多,加上碰巧是周末,Ed不用上班。他俩老人家煮了一满桌的好菜,有龙虾,冬菇江鱼翅发菜,清蒸鱼,白切鸡,芥兰菜,及冬菇鸡汤。吃了一整晚。 我与他父母谈谈马来西亚华人如何过年。Ed什么也不懂,只是在吃!

我虽然想家,想念马来西亚的新年气氛 可这里也算有个丰富及像家的团圆饭。

这里的卫星电台也有播贺岁节目。

晚上,给妈妈摇了个电话。 电话线很忙,很难才打到。 马来西亚已是年初一。 没说到几句,妈听不清楚,因为一家大小已在“疯狂”地及很吵地打麻将!

放下电话,带着那一点点的新年感觉入睡...

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