Now I can say, for sure, that the new new year has officially begun.
It’s a quiet Chinese New Year this year due to the restrictions enforced by the government, for the right reasons.
No more than 8 visitors per day per households, and each person can visit a maximum of 2 households each day.
It’s a little less tiring, not having to prepare for the stream of guests coming for steamboat on Day 1 or to drive into Malaysia on Day 2. We got to meet up with a few friends we’d otherwise (usually) not meet in the first 3 days of CNY. We still got to spend quality time with our family, and that’s really all that matter.
Yes, we were baffled by why classes were still on on CNY weekend, but it was too expensive to skip so I booked a different time slot and venue for her. 🤣
I’m so glad it’s still a holiday for us today. My company gives off-in-lieu on Monday when a public holiday falls on a Saturday. The primary school is also closed today. We let Allie skip school today since her sister is at home.
No more visiting today so I took the girls to the big playground they’ve been asking to go!
We had a lot of fun, not just at the playground but also watching Allie attempt to poop in the squat toilet at the coffee shop.