农历新年 [ A very Malacca Chinese New Year]

Spent Chinese New Year in my mother’s hometown, in Malacca. We stayed in my grandmother’s old fashioned bungalow, featuring nyonya furniture, stained marbled tables, and a verandah overlooking a field. When the breeze blows throughout the house, there is a good feeling. You can hear birds in the morning. Bunked with cousins in a room.

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the morning after
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sleeping on mattresses seemed ages ago.
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sleeping beauty still caught between dreams and reality.
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Yee Sang time. The higher you toss the dish, the more you invite prosperity. “Ong (luck)” mari (come)!
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After the performance, the lion dancers handed me oranges on the way out (huat ah!!). I put both in my bag, but one burst open on the way home. 😦
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Our “ong” ended up all over the table.
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First time I’ve seen a darklight lion dance.
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Choi San (God of Prosperity) is raving this year.
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