Stories and Thoughts

January 19, 2009

Dance of the Lion

19 JAN 2009: Company's CIO came all the way from US for a day visit to our Malaysia office. Our MD sent out a reminder email last Friday asked us to be in the office earlier on the day itself, but I was late unexpectedly. Put the blame on my sister that she woke me up at 7:30am to reverse my car, which blocked her car. Since 7:30am was 30 minutes earlier than my usual "wake-up" hour, I thought that I can take another 30 minutes of short nap and the clock showed 9am the next time I looked at it. Damn.

It was lucky that nothing much happened before I reached. The CIO gave us some speeches (as usual) and that's it. Had a lion dance session at 3pm, organized by our company's social committee for early celebration of Chinese New Year. Good job to the social committee.

Was wondering how many companies/household out there still practicing the lion dance tradition during CNY? Any idea?


25 comments:

Danny said...

so i assume that ur office is evil-free after the lion dance huh? ;p

TZ said...

wow! your boss is so chinese... i thot ur big boss is from US :)

Twilight Zone said...

Your office so BIG lah outside! Can park aeroplanes too! Did all the devils jump into the pond? LOL

wayne said...

ur CIO must be super impressed by the lion dance. Most of the Americans like traditional Asian things.

arh... i wan ang pow

Chris said...

Actually i kinda like to watch Lion dance , hehe..

~LeuMaS~ said...

haha~ u r so damn lucky...
or maybe becoz ur company gonna have the lion dance, so they dun wanna show u black-face to spoil the celebration?

K|E|E|N|Y|E|E said...

Danny: Eh, hopefully la. Been listening some scary stories about this office that I wouldn't dare to stay late alone. Hope the lion dance works..:)

TZ: My boss is Ang Mo la. But you know, Ang Mo likes this kind of thing.

Twilight Zone: Yeap, my office is quite spacious. Like a single storey banglow wo. Wanna pay a visit someday?

wayne: They enjoyed it very much. Ang Pow? I'm not eligible to give that yet wo.

Chris: It was nice. Do they still practicing it in Ipoh?

LeuMaS: Yeah, so lucky I was. Actually is because they were busy with meeting and didn't notice that I was late. :)

[SK] said...

it's always risky to just think of taking a short 30min snooze in the morning, most of the time it turn out longer than that!! haha..

wow, lion dance huh?? so your company will be very "wong" lor??

K|E|E|N|Y|E|E said...

SK: You are so right, better not to sleep back next time. My company will be "WONG"? Hehe, will let you know la if I get 50% increment.

Chris said...

Yeah, i think so.
Sometimes still can c..

yamuna, yogini said...

Had lion dance at my hse last year but scrap the idea this year due to landslide tragedy. Happy Chinese New Year.

*Anton* said...

Financials me be bad, but for those chn businesses, a lion dance is a must-have to usher in the New Year with hopes of good business. ^_^

+Ant+

K|E|E|N|Y|E|E said...

Chris: Ah..maybe I shall pay Ipoh a visit someday during CNY. Even my hometown (Serdang) is getting more commercialized nowadays that I hardly can see lion dance around.

yamuna yogini: Thanks for dropping by. Happy CNY to you too. Landslide tragedy? Hope you are doing well, always.

Anton: It's all about affordability man, not a neccesity to do the lion dance thingy. Please take good care and most importantly, have a great and wonderful CNY.

lcfu said...

there`s a lion dance in front of pavilion last weekend... so nice *7yrs havent seen it since i went to japan*

LAURENCE said...

haha~
i like watch lion dance~
:p

Medie007 said...

wa... your company so nice. :D i mean the landscape. lol

happy cny!

K|E|E|N|Y|E|E said...

lcfu: Pavilion had lion dance? WHy I didn't know about it as I'm their regular customer. Bad...

Laurence: Sure you can see some next week. NO worries.

Medie007: Yeap, my company has quite a nice landscape. Resort style la. :)

Jason said...

I work partime at this company, they have lion dance every year. :)

K|E|E|N|Y|E|E said...

Jason: Nice, bet you enjoyed it very much, don't you?

joshua said...

Wow. This shall bring lotsa great fortune and prosperity to your office huh?

Hopefully a big fat bonus comes your way too! lol

Glog said...

The lion dance is a great Chinese custom to get rid of evil I presume but all the more, perhaps your overseas CIO would be the main reason why they set that up!

K|E|E|N|Y|E|E said...

joshua: BIG Bonus....Haha. hopefully. Keep my fingers cross. TQ.

Glog: You are such a smartie. Guess that's the main reason too.

Serm said...

my grandma used to invite those wandering troupes of lion dancers to perform at her place, since her passing none of the us bothered to continue the tradition...which is kinda sad in a way haha.

[ B a B y M e R V ] said...

You can see a lot in Penang. It's the not to be missed traditional culture. Other than that, not sure lor!

But why soooo early to have lion dance de? Just becos of CIO ar?

K|E|E|N|Y|E|E said...

Serm: Agreed, it's kinda sad when we lost some of our chinese tradition here. Perhaps you should persuade your parents to do it instead?

BaByMeRV: Penang? Mm..now I have another excuse to pay PG a visit. Well, guess lot of you guys here are too clever, I think CIO is the main factor as well. :)