Tuesday, February 18, 2014
It's January 31st and it's a holiday. Yes..the whole nation was celebrating the Chinese New Year or Imlek as we call it or Seollal in Korea. Though we're not Chinese, but the hype of having the holiday was in us. Since it's a long weekend...we're able to meet other relatives who turned out to be coming from other cities: Cilacap, Balikpapan (Kalimantan), Jakarta, Bogor and others...
It's more like Lebaran or Muslim Celebration since we also had snacks on the table...and all. Okay..this one, our sister-in-law and brother-in-law also came all the way down from Bogor and Jakarta to Jogjakarta. Oh, my classmate, Nina--who's also principally my wife's best friend--also paid a visit to our home. Yep..this Imlek felt more like Lebaran to me.
A communal feeling we treasure is one of the strengthening factors that glue and tie us together.
Happy Imlek & Seollal 2014.