Sunday, September 24, 2006

Month 8 in Lunar Calendar

After the 2 month 7s in Lunar calendar passed, we are in the month 8. (Opps, of course la, impossible we can skip to the 9th month! Or can we? I mean there are 2 month 7s this year, could it be possible to have no month 8 next year? haha)

Anyway, if month 7 were a scary month to you, what about month 8? Or maybe lunar calendar is just totally meaningless to you.

I am quite sensitive towards month 8 in lunar calendar. When I was a kid (not too long ago ^_^), I knew it is month 8 when I saw the red envelope / engagement candies appeared at my house. Being the youngest child, I always got the chance to attend dinner together with my parents. LOL! And the engagement candies would be mine!!! Ok, I shared it with my papa most of the time, he can have the one with nuts (I do not like that one). Lucky thing my bros did not fight with me for the other one. Probably guys do not like sweet stuff? Oh, there is this belief that little kid will become stubborn if they eat the engagement sweet. My uncles and grandma always nagged me if they found me eating the candy. Then they would tell my mama to stop me. However, my mama might have realised the fact that stubborn is a taurus's nature and she never stops me from eating it. hehehehehe...

The first wedding invitation I received is from my ex-employer in 1999. That was my very first time attending a dinner on my own. And that was my first time get to know how does the fish lips soup taste. *Sigh* I hate fish lips because people tend to replace fin soup with fish lips soup! To me, attending dinner means to eat fin soup bo! Although the concept is not right at all, fin soup is always in the menu of the dinner last time. And that is why I like to attend all the wedding/birthday dinners when little lo. Somemore, people will always reserve 2 bowls of the soup for the cute lil' sweet kid like me that time. But we cannot compare with last time la, all the price increases, so I can only sip the fish lips soup and imagine the fin soup in my mouth lo.

Ok ok..enough of the soup matter.

Last Friday (the very first day of month 8), I received an invitation card from a colleague. Just hours ago, my dad got another one from his old friend. The date for the 2 weddings is the same. At first, I thought we are going to the same dinner since this colleague's soon-to-be hubby is Kuching hakka ma. But they are different.

Woo...I believe there would be more to come. This is just the beginning...^_^

17 comments:

ycfoo said...

every wedding dinner got candies one meh? kch is diff with miri then, we don't have tat practice here neh~ n... eat the candies then become stubborn? real one or they just frightened u nia scaring tat u would lost all ur teeth? keke... n... me oso STUBBORN TAURUS neh!~

Red Sponge said...

erm no no ... i mean the engagement candies =)

Erm, I can show you when i got one...

heee...there is such belief lor...ya, my family has lotsa belief/myth. HAHA...One of the funniest one would be in here.

Yeah *5* taurus is stubborn!

zeroimpact said...

Here is just the card and then you go and give ang pow, no go also give ang pow
I've went to countless time liao, though I'm still very young... some say I look like 3
LOL
But the food, it's just so high in calories
Heh heh heh

Mr.Goober said...

ehhh..
i dunno about engagement sweets..but i only remember ppl telling me about eating junk foods will make kids stubborn ;)

Red Sponge said...

zeroimpact, i purposely skip the ang pao part but u still want to mention it! ;p

Ya...I know why u r 3! LOL

Take what you like to eat only lor. Like me, I will only go for certain dishes. haha

Red Sponge said...

mr. goober, haiyer...no wonder u r as stubborn as taurus. Hmm...my mama din say that. She only scolds me when I skip the meal after having junk food! ;p

VampireM said...

i oso like the candy... both types..

papercrazy said...

Virgo and Aries also stubborn............

I like going to wedding dinners merely because I like to see how well-dressed and pretty/handsome the bride and the groom are...:-)

Pink Cotton said...

eeww.. i nvr heard anyone saying eating engagement sweets will make a kid stubborn le...

*sigh*

we better start saving money from ang pow lorrr...

zeroimpact said...

Wahahaha
It's like a tradition already
:P

Chen said...

fish lips soup?
apa tu? :D

I just receive 2 wedding invitations :)

ycfoo said...

redsponge, i think i know wat u mean d lar.. engagement candies, i know i know... haha... din read properly the other day :P

or2ng3s said...

u can share d engagement candies with me too!! i like the nut part also.. kekekek..

say on this engagement candies ho, when i was a kid i like to eat bo, but usually mom not allow der bor.. maybe just like ycfoo said ho..become stubborn later. :P

Red Sponge said...

vampireM, oho...then u must be no share share with ur dad lo! ;p

papercrazy, nod nod nod...They always look tired though shng until very pretty and handsome. Not easy to be bride and groom ho?

pink cotton, save money from ang pao? nan dao...*wondering*

zeroimpact, treat it as a wish for the newly wed couples lor =)

chen, ORK...u havent tried that? ah duuuu...it is very popular here wo...

ycfoo, good ger! =)

or2ng3s, AHA! finally someone knows about this myth! 'x'!!

Pink Winnie said...

u r same with me..everytime when have opportunity go 4 a dinner, the 1st thing i think is the fin soup.. yummy..hehehe..

Red Sponge said...

pink winnie, kekekek...yum yum! but someone said we are cruel wo.

Pink Winnie said...

most of the food we eat got life 1 ah.. then every1 of us is cruel lo.. meat, fish, vege,, all have life.. how to say ne..