Second question that they will ask is what I am doing currently. Not that many people in my family nor extended family understands my job nature. It never fails to amuse me whenever they ask me that question. After telling them, they have this confused look (why bother to ask me when you don't get it?). Always cracks me up.
It seems to be a little harder on them ( frankly it doesn't for me, as I already stated it right up on my blog, I am starting to appreciate my singlehood and the freedom it brings me) when their children, aka my younger cousins starts to get married and settle down. Why? I am glad that I have met and underwent my career counselling course. It is comforting to know that there are people out there who thinks being single, happy and comfortable with this status quo is normal. That life does not have only one route - study, work, get married, have babies.
The only thing that I look forward to chinese new year is the holidays. Not even the ang baos (red packets containing money that represents blessings from the elders and the married) - because it is weird that they still give me ang baos at my age.
However, the weirdest thing that happened to me this year was my younger cousin giving me ang bao. First, according to chinese customs, during the first year of marriage newly-wed couple need not give ang baos. Second, she is much younger than me, but I am considered peer with her. Why the ang bao? Determined to keep that ang bao and return to her the next time I see her.
Anyway, the holidays are coming to an end and Monday blues is descending upon me at this moment. Arrrggghhhh...