I did my Chinese New Year Shopping in one day

We completed our Chinese New Year clothes shopping in one day. We need another day for food shopping. And thats it! We’re all done. What a mad rush! But thats all the time we have.

How I love to be able to browse around slowly, picking up items for the kids and myself at a leisurely pace. Hah! Wake up! Thats just a dream. With so many things to do and so many outstanding tasks, if we don’t limit our shopping time for Chinese New Year, we’d never get anything done.

And so there we were, rush, rush, rush, pick, pick, pick. We managed to get the man’s hair cut on the same day, we managed to bring dad along and picked a shirt for him and we got clothes for ourselves and clothes and shoes for the kids. 

Now its just food shopping and we’re ready for Chinese New Year. Need to get some cookies, mandarins, barbequed meat and thats about it. How is everyone else’s Chinese New Year preparations coming along? As rushed as ours? 


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  1. Sasha says:

    i did Jaydens shopping clothes for weeks and weeks and totally forgot about mine. Now he has clothes to wear until he is 2. And nuthing for myself.

    Hahaha. Thats what we mothers often do. We always think of our babies before ourselves.

  2. J Leese says:

    Since I left Malaysia, I stopped buying new clothes for CNY. After having my own family, I do shop for food or each family bring a dish. Now that I am in UK, I make sure we sit down and have a better meal and this year, it will be steamboat. 🙂 Nice and simple.

    You should try to come back during the CNY period to experience for yourself again the nice, festive, atmosphere. Really “lau juak”.

  3. FireHorse says:

    Let’s make a date, this time when I come home, let’s go shopping take our time browsing ask hubby to look after kids, and buy one item for ourselves. You help me choose I help you choose, deal?

    That sounds like a wonderful idea. Deal! *shakes hands*

  4. Mae says:

    Like every year, it will be CNY shopping at the very last minute. We never learn but I think I also will take one day to buy all the foodstuff.

    We never learn too. Its usually last minute but then thats usually when the interesting items are out too. Otherwise you buy those from last year’s selection or collection.

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