Chinese New Year getting not-so-exciting every year. Recently I have a drink with an old friend. He told me that, he started to feel that Chinese New Year is just a longer public holiday. He don’t get the excitement at all.
True. While I was jogging with my mom and wife the other day. My wife and I went to look for a drink, so we stopped by a kedai runcit, without thinking twice, I grab a chair and sat down, start any conversation with the owner, who is a Malay.
He said “Tahun Baru Cina sudah dekat ni, banyak bagi duit lagi kah?“. Then I told him that I don’t know why would Chinese giving pocket money on Chinese New Year. He told me he has no idea too, it is just a simple holiday but people making it complicated. He told me that even Hari Raya started to give “duit raya” also.
Seriously, nothing, I mean nothing in our daily life is not purposely commercialized. Everything is commercialized, even the birthday of Jesus has become the “the big fat red shirt guy coming your house to give your present” day.
So why wouldn’t I devote more time doing something more beneficial than to see things that has been twist for commercial usage???