I have shown you CNY decorations in the malls in Penang. I think I am going to show you some decorations from one mall in Kuala Lumpur. Which mall, I am not sure, I have not decided yet which mall to go to for my last minute shopping. But before that, I am going to show you some decorations in a typical Chinese family’s home in Malaysia. More specifically, my home.
In case you have not already know, I am actually from Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, abbreviated as KL. I work in Penang, an island 360 kilometers/220 miles/4 hours drive north of KL. Every year for Chinese New Year, I would make the 4 hours drive back home. Driving home from Penang to KL for Chinese New Year is fun. Normally, it is people from all over the country flocking to KL for work, so during CNY, everyone leaves KL and there would be massive traffic jams in all directions. I, on the other hand, is going into KL. So, this is what I see when I drive home for CNY, every single year.
I get to cheer the poor folks on the other side of the road on, and at the same time I get the feeling that I am a superhero in those action movies. (I say this like, a million times already) You know, like there’s monsters/terrorists laying waste to the big city and everyone is trying to leave desperately, and there’s one idiot superhero (me) who tries to get in.
One thing I hate is when some people say this to me: “Oh, so you’re going to visit your parents on Chinese New Year?”. Wrong statement, mate. I am not visiting my parents, I am going home on Chinese New Year. My parents’ home is my home.
Anyway, back to my home in KL. You know, if it is up to me, you wouldn’t even notice that it is Chinese New Year soon if you visit my home. But it is NOT up to me, so these are what I saw when I arrived at the front gate of my home.
Please ignore the unsightly top of my car..
What about inside the house? No worries, mommy’s got it covered as well..
Yeah, we’re ready to usher in the Chinese New Year!