It’s the thought that counts…

In 2017, my young and handsome blogger-friend, Nick, came all the way to Sibu from Sungai Petani, Kedah to pay me a visit.

It so happened that my mum was admitted into a private hospital at the time and my sis had to be with her there while I had to keep my dad company at their big house at night. That was why I could not spend as much time with him as I would like to but I did the best I could. He did say that he would like to come again but that was before the pandemic and at this point in time, I really don’t know when that will be possible.

Every year, without fail, the sweet and thoughtful boy would send me a Chinese New Year card…

CNY card from Nick in SP

…and this year is no exception…

Signed, sealed, delivered

…and inside, he wrote this…


Yes, I took him to try our kompia when he was here and all the local Foochow delights and of course, we did stop by Payung…briefly. Owing to time constraint, I did not manage to take him to a good place for kampua mee but I think he did make his way here himself for my favourite in town.

Unfortunately, I did not manage to send out any Chinese New Year cards this year. I hope Nick and everybody else will forgive me for that but honestly, I had every intention of sending them. Why, I even took all the cards…

Chinese New Year cards

…out but before I could write and send any, there was the emergence of this truly horrifying cluster at a longhouse here that infected so many people not only in Sibu but throughout the whole of Sarawak!!! Since then, Sibu has been in the Red Zone and is at the top of the list in the total number of cases every day.

I guess I shall just have to put back those cards and hopefully, I shall be able to send them next year. As they say, it’s the thought that counts and rest assured that everybody is in my thoughts all the time. Thank you so much, Nick, for the card and all the good wishes – I certainly look forward to seeing you again someday…soon. Qong Xi Fa Cai to you and all your loved ones too – a Happy & Prosperous Chinese New Year!

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

8 thoughts on “It’s the thought that counts…”

  1. Yes, it is the thoughts that counts and I bet Nick understand the situation in Sibu now. Very alarming to see the Pasai cluster cases in Sibu each day. Praying and hoping that everything will be over soon and I doubt when will that day be. Take care and stay safe.

    It has gone beyond the Pasai Cluster now, all over town. Looking at the number of cases, it seems like everybody is a potential carrier. Scary!!! I don’t know why people do not seem to care and keep going out. Like any other day, crowds and traffic jams everywhere. Terrible!!!

    Kuching is quite all right now, should be green soon!

  2. Luckily able to reach your house…. I found that the address I wrote got some mistake…. Hahaha….
    Happy Chinese new year, wish u and family heng ong huat!!!

    Got kah? I did not notice. LOL!!!

    Thanks again, wishing the same to you and all your loved ones.

  3. That’s really thoughtful of him. This is like a forgotten practice that is still highly appreciated. 🙂 It would be nice to receive it by mail.

    Yes, sure is a lot more meaningful than sending greetings online. The thoughtfulness, all that comes from the heart, the effort definitely mean a lot more than a mere click of the button.

  4. Wow… I remember him, yes! Nick…. so nice of him to keep in touch with you… sending out cards too.. how many young people still send out cards these days? I, for one also never send for so many years already! Yes, better stay home and send them out only when the pandemic is over.

    Now retired, so much time on your hands, can buy and send cards to everybody to make sure they do not forget you! LOL!!!

  5. So lovely and nice of Nick to send you a card. Hope you get to use and send out the cards next year.

    Hopefully. Praying that things will get better and we can get to do what we want.

  6. So nice of Nick to send you cny card every year consider he is still so young. Nowadays young people cannot be bothered. I am sure your family and friends can understand why you are not sending CNY cards this year. For me, I did not send out any CNY card this year, this year is different, everybody also no mood.

    Yes, he is a very nice boy…and yes, the pandemic sure ruined everybody’s mood.

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