Another chill day today. Woke up at 130pm (Yikes! So late!) and had some homemade bihun for lunch. Followed my aunt and cousin to City Farmers to purchase a new dog bed for Lucky (aunt’s dog). Then again to walk the dog in the park like a lot of other days. That night, there was a Chinese New Year event going on and my family and relatives decided to go check it out. There were food stalls and stalls selling chinese new year outfit and decorations had been set up along the path. The big event that night was the horse racing. It’s the very first time I’ve seen a live horse race! I love horses and I always thought I should watch one at least once in my life. But really, I didn’t find much joy in cheering on the horses. I guess I just prefer horses wild & free! If I ever get a horse, I’ll dress us both red-indian style and bring it out for rides. HA!
Anyways, I found more fun sinking into my ‘5 Love Languages’ book by Gary Chapman. It’s a very interesting book and definitely a book that would really help you in your relationships. Be it your spouse or boy/girlfriend, you can even apply it to your children, parents, friends. My main love languages are Quality Time & Words of Affirmation. The book helped me understand more to why I felt the way I feel. While reading, I realise things about myself that I haven’t realised before. It’s pretty awesome. You can always take your test here for yourself or for your child.
The evening faded away to the sounds of the lion dances, and then slowly to lovely fireworks shooting up to the sky.
I was never really a fireworks lover, but that night I seemed to really enjoyed it. I was thinking about how amazing it is that this ‘fireworks’ can shoot up in a straight line and explode into so many colours. It’s interesting how it sometimes changes colours or formations in midair too! Some pop and then sizzle at the very end. Some pops first, and then pops again after some time. How do they actually time it that they could make a few the exact same way? With red turning to yellow and then to green and blue and purple.. you get the point. The fireworks that night was extremely long and it really filled the sky. Most fireworks I’ve seen are only shot right in front of you. For this one, it huge and it covers quite a lot of the sides as well. So it’s as if I’m sitting in a dome of fireworks surrounding me.
Really really beautiful. Probably the only one fireworks session I really enjoyed just sitting and staring into it (except for when I was a kid and fireworks are new to me).
My aunt loves her dog like her very own son. In Day 5, I wrote that we went to buy a dog bed. After coming home, she decided that the dog needs another one for the master bedroom. So we went of to another pet shop – Pet City to hunt for that 1 bed. In the end, we went home with 3 new ones in the bonnet. Different shapes, sizes and material. One for the master bedroom, one for the living room, and one for the car. Right next door to Pet City was Sammys (a second-hand shop). Mom and I really enjoyed checking out these second hand shop ever since we visited UK. It’s like a treasure hunt. Me being a crafter (visit Craftysupermom), I love giving new life to old things, and places like these can sometimes be gems. We don’t really get much of these in Malaysia.
Later that day we dropped by Harbour Town (now called Watertown) for a little shopping. I managed to buy a new dress in the shade of blue! Yippee! I found another top and skirt I really like, but couldn’t make up my mind then as the price is not really cheap and the top was a tad bit bigger than I’d like. Bell tower was the next place we visited. Unfortunately, the bell tower was closed as the surrounding area was under construction. We walked around the area till it was about time for dinner and headed to Aberdeen Street for Sinabro Korean BBQ.
After dinner we had a surprise birthday celebration for my cousin, watched some home videos and played a few rounds of monopoly deal before bed. That’s all! See you on the next post!