It's Day 4 of Lunar New Year and everyone is in a joyous mood! The familiar faces and auspicious greetings among friends and residents in Queenstown to mark the start of a new year are particularly heartwarming. Today, we celebrate new year with our friends and neighbours at the Car Park in front of Blk 46-2 Tanglin Halt Road.
The Smiley faces from the Ushers
We are treated with mesmerising chinese orchestra performances, rifle formation, lion dances, chinese dances and Wushu by various education institutions and grassroots organisations within the large community. It is particularly meaningful to watch them like a renuion dinner with friends that you work with for the past year.
Lion Dance Performers
An entertaining dance performance
The kids and the Chinese Lantern Dance
They're very cute hor!
Performance by the grassroots! all red=auspicious!
Lunar New Year is an occasion where friends and family can reunite together over a meal. I have friends who are overseas studying and unable to come back home to celebrate the spring festival with their parents because of the hefty air tickets. While some of the defiant bunch may glee at the prospect of freedom where they will not be bugged by overzealous relatives asking "weird questions," they may not realise that time and tide waits for no man. For some older folks, this may be their last opportunity celebrating a new year with their loved ones. I have lost my paternal grandmother just before Lunar New Year several years ago and how I wish I could turn back the hands of time...
Never mind the emoing... Friends enjoying together!
The female gang!
Residents filling the seats in the gigantic tentage
We wish you a prosperous new year!!