At this time of every year, everyone would be preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebration. The same goes to me and my family. Usually at this time of the year, my grandfather would asks me to go together for some shopping. To get snacks, biscuits, drinks and visitation gifts for people. Also, during this time, we will be preparing to fry prawn crackers and fish crackers. Then we will be cleaning tins to keep those fried crackers. But this year, everything is so different. This year, I won't be going out anymore to prepare for CNY instead I will be here in Penang waiting for CNY to come. Since my grandfather is no longer here anymore, I think my maid would do the frying but I wonder who will do the shopping for snacks and drinks. I hope my brother has time for it when he gets back next Thursday. Maybe on Friday night or Saturday I can go out and get some too.
Well, although we won't be having a merry celebration this year, but still, every member in the family will spend time fellowship together. Although my grandfather is not here anymore, but I can remember and will always practice what he had asked us to do. I know his biggest wish is to see the family members coming together once a year to reunite and fellowship together and have a great time. I remember every year after reunion dinner, everyone will be chatting and having fun, and my grandfather he will be sitting there looking at us smiling. I can also recall during Chinese New Year, we will be going around but my grandfather would be home watching TV most of the time except when we go for visitations. I feel regret why didn't we keep him company every year during Chinese New Year.
I know he loves it when everyone spend quality time with each other at least once a year and Chinese New Year mustn't be a miss. I miss my grandfather very much and this upcoming Chinese New Year will be a great memorial of him to me.