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Finally, after some incident that causes interruption on the posting schedule, I get to write about one of the best trip and CNY I had so far. It was so fantabulous not of its luxurious, not of the fantastic location but the laughter, the fun and the families get along part that created the utmost atmosphere of it.

Just in case you do not know where Hainan Island, it is the most southerly province in China with its well known beautiful 1,529km coastline

bitches beaches. The monsoon tropical climate also plays the part on reasons that boost its tourism especially during the winter time when everywhere is cold and here you still find sun and warmth under comfy chilling air.

The map between Malaysia and Hainan Island

It was a 1 week breakaway trip where I will break it into 3 portions. The very 1st section was the 1st 2 days of our Chinese New Year where nothing much other than meeting up the relatives, praying the angkong (God), praying the ahkong (Ancestors), the reunion luncheon, dinner, drinking, gaming (you know what I mean), photographing, fireworks, fire crackers, etc. It sounds so old skool but I found it the best session of the trip falls into these 2 days. Maybe I’m such an old skool person, yeah, sigh~.

The itinerary of the trip. there are some places not in the map also

Although 36 of us went on this trip, only my immediate family members went on to my paternal relative side for the very first CNY meal. The rest proceed to my maternal relative side for lunch. Nothing too interesting with the food but they do have expensive red wines and high grade Chinese liquor serving along the meal. They are rich mar, used to expensive stuff or just to show off I don’t know. I have to agree with money couldn’t buy taste. The fine alcohol was served in plastic glass cup, WTF. The luncheon was a good one anyway.

Awesome wine

The luncheon on the 2nd day was in the so call “ancestor’s house” of my mom. There were more relatives and livelier comparing to the lunch we had the day before. Massive photography session after the lunch.

The luncheon of 2nd day

The dishes, partial only (lunch+dinner)

This was how many of us

When the night arrived during the CNY, it is always some get around dinner ended up with some chitchat session as usual. We had both dinners in my maternal uncle’s house. Something we did after the dinner that was slightly unusual if back in Malaysia was fireworks session. I DO mean SESSIONS.

warm up session

Hardcore session. check out how huge the firework is

more fireworks pictures can be found here or in facebook

Oh ya, fire crackers. The explosion cracking sound ‘pritpatbadabong’ which once boosting the atmosphere of CNY in Malaysia can be felt here almost every second. No prayers no meal will end without the lit of fire crackers. And and and, the burning is colorful, nice.

The spirit of CNY

That’s the very first 2 days of the trip. I’ll share more on the places we visited as shown above soon.

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  1. -eiling-

    What is bitches beaches? Oh btw, I’m a hainanese so next time if you wanna go to Hainan again, why not take me?!! I envy your pictures. Wished I could experience it too!

    February 24, 2009 at 8:04 am
  2. pinyin

    hey.. i love the pictures of the food u captured and combined them into one piece…great!! i missed those vegetables..awwhh… and not to forget the babi lar.. wahliu… saliva coming out.haha.

    February 24, 2009 at 9:33 am
  3. suzie

    Unforgettable trip of coz. I love the map of itinerary u did. Very nice pics arranged here & I agree with Pin Yin on the food pic. Good post & looking fwd to more.

    February 24, 2009 at 9:19 pm
  4. Myhorng

    eiling, married me and i’ll take u to experience all these.

    pinyin, yeah the vegi and the babi is goooooood

    suzie, so formal ar?

    February 24, 2009 at 9:28 pm
  5. Anonymous

    lau ler…that was very nice of u 2 do your home work.i tks u for that.i find it very interesting.i wish i could do something like what u hve done..whatabout my fav pic..all the second generation…cousin..the youngest of 8 yrs and the oldest of 44yrs young..keep coming….ok..i’m waiting….fyi..i’m trying 2 get the ticket for 2 2 bermuda soon…ban ban tan…ok….

    February 25, 2009 at 12:07 am
  6. KY

    waaa damn a lot of food!

    February 25, 2009 at 1:46 am
  7. Yin Mei

    memories, memories…to be preserved forever.

    I like the map thingy too!! At least now i know where exactly I was =)

    February 25, 2009 at 10:35 am
  8. Myhorng

    Anonymous, i assume you are some orang muda in bermuda island lar. thanks for the compliment though. more fav pic can be found in facebook and i believe u r in there to check it out.

    KY, indeed. we love food don’t we?

    YinMei, cheers, seem like i have been doing some good job huh. ;) thanks

    February 25, 2009 at 4:57 pm
  9. jessemyw

    the photo where u took while every1 was having the ‘makan’, i thought only happens in movies…
    wana hav tat kinda makan experiences too…
    my dream vacation would be to go to china :p

    March 6, 2009 at 5:06 am

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