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‘Rat’s’ Celebrate!

happy rat year 2020
Chinese New Year or “Spring Festival
is the most important and the most popular holiday
for Chinese people and in the Chinese culture. 
And today marks the beginning
the year of the “Gold” or “Metal” Rat
On this auspicious day, NBC’s wish for you
is that you’ll continue to be
Resourceful,
Agile &
Tenacious. 
Have a Mice day!
恭喜发财
Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái
Wish you happiness and prosperity!
万事如意
Wàn Shì Rú Yi
May all go well with you.

lion dance

 

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Special mail to heaven!

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Hi there, Dad
Today marks 19 years since you left.  Thinking of you with love as I reflect how much we do have in common, though I look more like mom.
We both love….
~ coffee & tea. When I was young you used to pour the coffee into the saucer cos the coffee was too hot.  Oh, how I loved to drink from the saucer then.
~ snacks.  We love to snack while watching the television.
~ music.  We love Elvis Presley and we both love to sing.
~ animals.  Thank you for all the pets you had brought home.  I had dogs, bunnies, cats, fishes, tortoise though mom was not that enthusiastic then about having pets at home.
We were both good drivers and we admire antique and fancy cars. (I still like to drive a manual car).
We have a great sense of humour.  
We have a lot of patience. (But I think my patience is wearing thin since the day I got married, Dad. LOL!)
You were not a perfect dad.  You made mistakes and you had flaws.
And you had your fair share of trials and tribulations during your life journey here.
But that’s okay, Dad.  What’s important is that you were real, you did the best you could and your love was unconditional.
Thank you, Dad for being real and for being you – a simple, humble, kind, honest and generous person.
Much love and hugs, Pat
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