Childhood - Tis the season to look forward for firecrackers! It's not so much on angpows as these will likely be 'kept' by the parents.haha... I remember I started savings a portion of my daily pocket money early, so that the amount will be enough to buy lots of firecrackers. And, during the late 70s and early 80s, firecrackers were darn cheap. I can get those 'fountain' firecrackers or a few 'moon travelers' from 20cents onwards.
Teens - This will be the time to collect as many angpows as possible and I always look forward to CNY visits. It's also a time to hang out with my buddies and visiting their homes. The later teen years will be more on planning to visit some pretty young thing's home and it's a hell of a plan which usually didn't materialize. LOL . And, of course, I do enjoyed shopping around for nice clothes, get a good haircut and watching CNY movies with friends.
Now - Tis the time to send my kids back to visit their grandparents and let them bond with them and their cousins. It's also a time to shop for their tiny clothes and well, there's really lots of shopping to do! It's about catching up with my old buddies and relatives back home. Basically, it's a time to get together !
Happy Chinese New Year 2010 to everyone !! Gong Xi Fa Cai!!