Happy CNY!

Happy Chinese New Year!!! I wish everyone a prosperous year and good health.

First off, I cut my hair. It feels short, but it’s not short. Just shorter. It’s kind of an in-between length now, and I’m not sure how I feel about it. Part of it was me being spontaneous, the other part of me desperately wanted a change. So this is the outcome.

I’ve spent the last 7 days working. It didn’t feel like anything really, but now that I have some time to relax it’s beginning to catch up to me. Honestly though, this is not even close to what it was like last semester (when I was taking courses as well). I feel like I have so much time these days that I’m beginning to run out of ideas on how to spend my time. Watching movies in bed is always relaxing, but I’ve already watched 20 movies over the past 3 weeks. I’m running out of good chick flicks to watch.

So after work on Friday, I had some time to spare before Mel’s farewell. I went to Fairview to do some shopping and ended up buying a new coat. It’s a beautiful belted wool coat from Aritzia – more accurately, it’s from their in-house brand called Wilfred. It’s perfect! I’ve actually had my eye on it for about 3 years but was never willing to fork out the money to get it. When I saw it this time and it was the only and last XXS that they had, I knew it had to be mine. Needless to say, I’m very happy with this purchase :)

Mel’s moving out of the city to London. We had a small get-together at Milestones with some old Chapters’ people, just to catch up and stuff. I had their seasonal special steak with shrimp and to my surprise, it was actually really good! It had been years since I last dined at Milestones because they used to have a horrible menu. After that steak, I think my opinion of the restaurant has changed. I’d definitely give it another go sometime.

Saturday was my dad’s Chinese birthday. I was summoned home for dinner that night, having to miss out on dinner with Kevin and Winnie while they were back in town from New York. After work on Sunday, my family went over to my uncle’s for the annual New Year Eve’s dinner. It was a small family dinner this year (although there was plenty of food). I had a talk with my aunt after dinner and was sad to know that she was still quite depressed from losing Mr. Leung last April. I wish there was more I could do for her. My cousin’s younger son, Vincent, is now 4 years old. Wow, time is just flying by. Vincent is super cute and smart. I had a good time playing with him and just watching him. I can see him grow up as a really good and caring person.

And that’s what I love about family get-togethers; being able to see how everyone is doing, watching kids grow up, spending time together as a family. Of course, there’s having to dodge the questions of “Where’s the boyfriend?” and “When are you getting married?”. If there ever comes a day when I actually have someone special, I think I’d really like for him to meet my family. Maybe. I dunno.

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