13 more days to Christmas!!!

Hubby bought the kid a 1 ft-high tiny Christmas tree and he decorated it with a a pack of silver balls.

The Christmas tree now stands like the leaning tower of Pisa (coz it’s got 5 balls on the left and 1 ball on the right!!!) on a shelf in the hall away from the Little Crawling Screaming Destroyer. ;-)

He loves looking at the Christmas tree every morning and I also like this little reminder of home.

Oh my Gosh – it’s just 13 more days to Christmas!!!

The Christmas tree should be up at home, the wreath hung at the front door and I hope Christmas carols are playing on the radio. If I were home, I’d be playing Christmas-themed movies for the kids and singing Christmas carols every morning.

I know…I really love Christmas :D

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2011!!!

P/S We will be off the blog for the rest of December. Thank you everyone for keeping this crazy banana company here. Please take all my stories of China with a BIG pinch of salt.

Honestly, I don’t like to moan and whine about life here especially as there are some really nice people around me. I’ll make it a New Year’s resolution not to do that again for 2011, ok?

Here’s to a happy and healthy beginning for all…

See ya later, alligators :D

Kit

4 thoughts on “13 more days to Christmas!!!

  1. I can understand your frustration when living in China and you don’t really understand the language. However, you are doing great…

    Merry Christmas to you and your family… come over to Europe for Christmas one year… am sure all of you will enjoy it…

  2. Chew Lee – Thanks for understanding. I really appreciate it especially as *many* people seem to think that I’m enjoying life when it’s just the opposite.

    China is an amazing country but the cuisine, culture and language are definitely a challenge to me.

    Christmas in Europe will be such a treat for the kids :D Will have to see if their parents can scrape together that much money to fly the four of us over. Dream, dream, dream…

  3. I can fully understand that, because when I first moved to Germany, I didn’t know the language too. It was a struggle for me to adjust to the culture and integrate myself to the society… The only channel I watched was CNN, the rest were in German, which I didn’t understand a word… but slowly but surely, you will learn to love China – certain aspect of China, I am sure, it is a great experience to live in another country, other than Malaysia.

  4. Chew Lee – I know how hard it is to move to a new country, adapt to a new culture and keep your own culture alive too. You’re doing a fabulous job!!!

    Our move to China was full of negativity from almost all fronts, especially as we have young children to care for.

    Life in China is challenging because:
    a) I’m only used to simple, MSG-free Chinese food my Mum prepares – you can tell that I’m not an adventurous eater or a huge fan of Chinese food ;-)
    b) it’s a developing country with poor medical services and a lot of counterfeit products including medicines!!!
    c) Money, profit and survival are the driving forces behind almost everyone’s actions e.g. melamine in milk
    d) I didn’t understand the language
    e) I didn’t get the culture and
    f) the kids are always falling sick!
    g) I’m a terrible housewife…

    If you met me back home, you will see that I ALWAYS have a long packing/shopping list but now we have a system that helps a lot. And the system is “programmed” into my brain hahaha

    Slowly, I am loving certain aspects of China, the Chinese language, the Chinese culture and what it means to be “Chinese”.

    After all, my kids are Chinese! As a Mum, I will help them to know and appreciate their culture :D Thanks for encouraging me – you are my inspiration!

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