Friday, January 29, 2010
It’s the time of the year again. Chinese New Year is just around the corner and this year it coincides with Valentine Day. Wonder how often that happens?
As usual it is spring cleaning time and shopping time at home front. Spring cleaning means we shall be cleaning the house inside/outside, top/bottom or wall to wall. Everything must be cleaned. Sometimes it involves painting but we did that last year so no painting this year. Phew! The important thing is that everything should be spanking clean and if possible, new. Yeah! If you can afford it, everything new would be the best.
That’s when the shopping comes in. Top among the list is buying new clothes including underwear (yeah!...don’t laugh..we go for red). This (new clothes) is very important and is the highlight of the year for some. My mom used to tell me when they were young, they worked hard the whole year to save up enough money so that they can wear new clothes during Chinese New Year.
Different generation, different thinking I guess. Personally I don’t worry if I have new clothes or not during CNY. I buy new clothes whole year through, so some of my clothes are still quite new for the New Year. Got to get myself a new pair of shoes though. Further, over the years, I seem to do more and more online shopping. It is more convenient and with online coupons there are great bargain without the hassles of driving to the mall, got caught in a traffic jam along the way, looking for empty parking lot and later in the mall struggle with other shoppers especially for items on special offer.
Wire jewelry will slow down just a little bit but who knows because its an addiction...LOL...