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年廿八
從我開始記事,我就意識到,中國人最大的節日——春節,其實並不是從春節那天,也就是大年初一開始的,而是從大年廿八開始的。而且不是從歡樂開始,而是從辛苦勞碌開始。我甚至有點怨恨中國的這個“除舊迎新”的古老傳統。就因為“年廿八,洗邋遢”這樣一句完全沒有邏輯的順口溜,我們就要過年前兩日,把家裡所有的東西都洗一遍,擦一遍,就算我現在已經出來工作了,還是逃不過這個厄運,每年都要提前回家,幫手搞清潔。無論你屋企係未邋遢到需要搞。
而我媽,一個傳統中國婦女,就對於這種強迫性的勞動樂此不疲,奉如宗教。我曾經嘗試挑戰佢,“媽,我覺得呢種搞清潔好冇意義,點解每年都要搞?”她頭也不回 的說,“你點解日日都要洗面啊?”我立刻反駁,“專家話,其實人唔使日日洗面咖,咁會破壞皮膚水油平衡⋯⋯”我還未講完,媽媽就鬧我“你就淨係識得駁嘴,快的過去抹乾淨張凳!”

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年廿八 

從我開始記事,我就意識到,中國人最大的節日——春節,其實並不是從春節那天,也就是大年初一開始的,而是從大年廿八開始的。而且不是從歡樂開始,而是從辛苦勞碌開始。我甚至有點怨恨中國的這個“除舊迎新”的古老傳統。就因為“年廿八,洗邋遢”這樣一句完全沒有邏輯的順口溜,我們就要過年前兩日,把家裡所有的東西都洗一遍,擦一遍,就算我現在已經出來工作了,還是逃不過這個厄運,每年都要提前回家,幫手搞清潔。無論你屋企係未邋遢到需要搞。 

而我媽,一個傳統中國婦女,就對於這種強迫性的勞動樂此不疲,奉如宗教。我曾經嘗試挑戰佢,“媽,我覺得呢種搞清潔好冇意義,點解每年都要搞?”她頭也不回 的說,“你點解日日都要洗面啊?”我立刻反駁,“專家話,其實人唔使日日洗面咖,咁會破壞皮膚水油平衡⋯⋯”我還未講完,媽媽就鬧我“你就淨係識得駁嘴,快的過去抹乾淨張凳!” 

 

Nicole
Wednesday at 12:05 PM
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You had 塞龍舟(coi3 lung4 zau1) , the Dragon Boat races in the Mid-Autumn as well? I thought it only happens in Dragon Boat Festival. Lucky you!:wink:

英文教师在佛山
Thursday at 07:14 AM
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You guys just missed the Mid-Autumn Festival. The Dragon Boat Races in Foshan (Faatsan) were fabulous! But, thanks to you I'll be prepared for Chinese New Years.


It was a bummer in Japan, they're in to the Western new year's celebration.