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21.01.2012 | 回鄉過年

[Volume 7 Issue 1, #1300]
感覺唔到農曆新年嘅來臨, 我覺得其中最大可能係因為我冇鄉下返.. 喺呢個城市土生土長, 眼見身邊啲朋友都頻頻撲撲返鄉下過年, 應該就係爭呢一個心急回家嘅感覺.. 雖然話好頻撲, 不過我都幾羨慕過時過節返鄉下嗰一種好特殊好過癮嘅情懷㗎, 呵呵~~ :)
i think one of the reason why i don't really feel CNY coming is because i don't have a hometown to go back.. born and brought up in this same city, i see friends around busy packing to go back to their hometown for CNY, i think the "shiokness" and anticipation of heading home could be what's lacking.. though may be very tiring, i actually quite envy about that special feeling of going back hometown for major festive, haha~~ :)
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  1. Balik Kampung feeling is very shiok one. I worked in Penang and Singapore before. Now, I also don't need to travel. But, my hometown has started to be a very happening town since last night.

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    1. yalor.. i never have a chance to feel the "balik kampong" shiokness, haha.. errr, wait, got one time when i was working in HK, yeah, i went home for CNY, so consider balik kampong also lah~~ :p

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  2. Last time, when I was single - yeah, even the trip on buses back to hometown for the festive season were very "shiok" one. If listen to festive songs all throught journey "lagi shiok". xD

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    1. hahaha, when you were still single!! at least 10 years back already right?? oh, you know what!! i love those raya songs.. balik kampong and selamat hari raya.. i know how to sing them ok.. :p

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  3. Now, the jam at the highway is too much for me.

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    1. eih, so how's the traffic back to raub?? i saw photos on FB, OMG, so scary!!

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  4. KLites would have a quiet town as the exodus begin for people traveling back to their hometowns.

    And my hometown will get jammed because of all the traffic from people going back to Kelantan. @.@

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    1. yah lor, so quiet outside my house here.. cos this place has lots of students from TAR college.. once it's festive season, the whole taman become so quiet, and not a lot of cars messing the place too..

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  5. wow! same thing happens during Hari Raya actually! humans are just like that! ;))

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    1. yeah.. i think chinese new year and hari raya are both the peak time for people to go back to their hometown to celebrate the festive with family..

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  6. "Shiok" for some and not so 'shiok' for some when it involves all the hassle and trouble rushing for tickets, sandwiched in trains etc. Those days remembered one incident gotta stand all the way from KL to Penang in the train that is considered 'shiok' or no 'shiok' bro haha.

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    1. wow!! really?? standing in the train all the way from KL to Penang?? hmmm, but maybe those days Bananaz was still young and energetic, so it's ok to still stand that long.. so in total, how many hours?? worse come to worse 8 hours of standing?? haha~~

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  7. I know people who go travelling every CNY without fail and they have been doing it for years. Personally, festivals would be best spent with family at home. To each his own, I guess.

    Happy New Year, SK!

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    1. yeah, maybe i shall consider doing that also huh?? so far, have always been staying home for CNY..

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  8. Wow your header pixz shows 'people mountain people sea' and you know what this term has appeared in SinChew JitPoh and the direct translation seems to catch on. Real packed like sardines my oh my!

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    1. hahaha, i think this photo is taken somewhere in China.. only they are qualified with "people mountain people sea", ours here might just be peanuts to them, haha~~ :p

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  9. Met a student from UTAR in our apartment lift and asked how come he is not back home at this time. He said just too bad cannot afford the expensive airfare back to East Malaysia as one year ago the cheap fares were all taken up. Poor boy got to celebrate alone in his apartment definitely NO 'shiok' for him.

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    1. oh poor thing!! i guess all his housemates and classmates would have gone back to hometown for CNY.. never mind, still he has local classmates that he can visit right??

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  10. 呵呵呵...没试过抢巴士票回家的感觉,没试过塞在马路上归家的感觉,没试过小地方突然人潮涌现...
    这就是回家过年的感觉...

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    1. 哈哈, 就是從來都沒有試過, 所以真的要到年卅晚全部親戚都來吃團圓飯的那一刻才可以感受到新年的氣氛.. :)

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  11. 原来你跟我一样都是不需要回乡的
    昨天我才在FB说呢。。。。

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    1. 呵呵, 所以你有沒有覺得很難feel到新年的到來?? :)

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  12. Have a safe trip home...and QONG XI FA CAI to you and your family. All the best and success in all you do in the Dragon Year!

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    1. safe trip?? err, i am not going anywhere, staying in KL lah.. haha~~ :p

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  13. hmmmm....i thought yours is at tj sepat there?

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    1. err, no lah, i'm from KL itself.. Tj Sepat was my mum's hometown, which we seldom go also, haha!! :p

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  14. Anyway ...guess if you are of KL, you speak cantonese gua? Then Kung Hei Fatt Choy!

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    1. haha, of course i can speak cantonese.. in fact my blog is written in cantonese what, you didn't notice this?? :p

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  15. Me too.. I dont go anywhere during CNY...just waiting for others to come back home.. :)
    Have a great GongXi!!

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    1. hehehe, nope!! you just went to you mum's house for reunion dinner didn't you?? haha.. same here, i don't go anywhere also lah, most of the time staying in house.. :)

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  16. 係吖,归心似箭嗰种心情只有游子才会感觉特别强烈。

    我今日中午已经返到家乡囉!

    祝你新年进步,岁岁平安,心想事成,恭喜发财!

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    1. 嘩, 果然行動神速!! 不過你鄉下又唔係遠.. 其實KL過年就最靜, 都係小地方比較熱鬧, 所以新年氣氛都另舍好啲嘅~~

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  17. oh first, it is Holiday here this monday muwahahaha so happy about the double pay LOL

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    1. oh really?? what is the holiday in philippines?? double pay?? you mean you are working also??

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  18. oh me too SK... especially during the Christmas and Newyear season... I have no where to go other than my real house... so no reason for me to go to the province because we do not have any

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    1. hahahaha!! it's the same case here, seeing friends around busy packing to go back to their own hometown, i can only stay back in where i everyday am, so dull right?? haha~~ :D

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  19. but i am aiming that someday... i will have my own house outside the city and live in a very quite province ... aw so refreshing

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    1. oh, you sure will be able to make that dream come true!! your own mansion and your own car.. so start saving, haha~~ :)

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    1. gong xi fa cai to you and your family too.. :)

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  21. My Hometown is forever in Subang Jaya and Selangor / KL area . . . haiz :P

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    1. yalor, so everyday also going back to hometown already, nothing fresh right?? hahahaha~~ :D

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  22. And I don/t like to travel far place lo . . . :X bad habbit right? lol

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    1. errr, ok lah, depends on traveling to where and for what purpose lah.. traveling overseas for leisure is of course ok, but traveling for business even near is not ok lor~~ :D

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  23. I think Malaysia is still not worst as China if comparing about Balik Kampung activities. lol

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    1. oh of course!! china is forever the mother of all crowded places!! haha, we can only be considered peanuts to them lah.. :D

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  24. I am glad that most of my parent relative moved into Selangor / KL area haha

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    1. my parents are both the eldest in their families, so relatives all come to our place instead, we don't need to visit them one.. hehe~~

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  25. Many many years ago, I joined the crowd for Balik Kampung activity - booked the bus ticket 1 month earlier, stuffed everything into my small luggage, waiting for the metro bus / commuter anxiously to Puduraya, trapped in north south highway traffic jam and reached my hometown 5 hours later.

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  26. I really looked forward to meeting my family, but then the hassle of getting back was nightmare!

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  27. Now I only grin sheepishly when my friends complain about their Balik Kampung journey, because I'm already back to my hometown 10 years ago :D

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  28. Still I would miss the "Balik Kampung" period... that's the beginning of the festival, right?

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  29. hahah.. next time cari a girl that got 'kampung' wan.. so you mah got 'balik kampung' feel lor..

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  30. For so many years, I was being stressed out by the highway jams to balik kampong! Where got shiok?

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  31. A normal 3.5 hour drive could take me up to 7 hours during the Chinese New Year mad rush!

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  32. In the end I decided, enough is enough and bout my air tickets many months ahead every year. It was a bliss ever since!

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  33. Now that my parents have migrated to KL, I thought I would save the hassles, toll and petrol.

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  34. I realised I was wrong since last year. The spirit and fun has gone! The Kampong friends are not there!

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  35. Here I meet the same fellas in KL all year and even on Chinese New Year! How boringggggg la!

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  36. Next year, I will drive back to my hometown with my parents in tow! LOL..

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  37. 冇錯,有時候都覺得好有趣。不過假期完咗,要返嚟嗰種失落感更加唔好受囖!

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