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Throwback: Taking Chinese New Year For Granted

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每年新年, 转眼之间就过了.

A year after I returned from my exchange in Helsinki, Finland, Chinese New Year was a little more special (and contemplative).

Read “Taking Chinese New Year For Granted“, and here’s a short excerpt:

“I always whine about my Chinese New Year obligations, and with few repercussions social media is a convenient platform to do so. In the weeks leading up to the festivities as the family went about with spring cleaning, not something I fancy, the prospect of meeting up with people – even the closest relatives – felt like a drain. A year ago I was in Helsinki, Finland, where visitations were not necessary and simple dinners were all we had.

Visitations are exhausting. I don’t have interest in the games of blackjack or mahjong, don’t fancy small talk about “how life has been” or “whether there is a girlfriend”, and consequently don’t ask much in return. I spend a little more time at the dinner table because the home-cooked food is usually good, and at the coffee table trying out the more exotic goodies and devouring the gummies by the handful. Between awkward chats we watch re-runs of Stephen Chow films while I blog or reply to emails on the phone.”

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