the second chinese new year we had was in Chile where we had a little steamboat with some other Canadian Chinese in the backpacker's hostel. (2009)
the third chinese new year we had was in Australia where we stayed with a few Malaysian friends and we celebrated a great chinese new year, (2010)
and today, after the hard work we did from August 2010 till today, all about trying to survive in Singapore, trying to set up my business from zero, trying to meet up with friends (which we did not), trying to be 'feeling home'; it's about this chinese new year.
we worked hard from day 1 since we came back. we neglected many friends even when we came back because the $ and greed had overtook love.
i did realized that because if $ did not overtook love, we had been seeing all my friends that we missed during our RTW.
Everyone is busy for this chinese new year. we spend alot of $ on unnecessary things like cookies and decoration. Actually, we felt that it has becoming more and more meaningless.
I start to look around, have we forgotten the needy?
I remembered the old lady staying with is son. She always collects old drink cans from rubbish bins. I knew where she lived and decided to gave some of our goodies to her. Guess, i am the first person after so many years of her life visiting her during chinese new year.
If everyone would be noticing and observing around our neighborhood for the needys, these people would be much happier with you around.