Chinese New Year is a time of family bonding, catching up with friends and also gossiping.
What? Gossiping is not a Chinese New Year tradition? Alamak.
Oh, it is something we do daily? OK lor.
Since this is the Year of the Chicken (What? Not Chicken? Is Rooster? Rooster is not a Chicken meh?), I present to you “A tale of two HDB flats” by Darles Chickens.
Gossip Tale #1
A: Charlie’s family sold their 5 room flat.
B: Aiyoh, why like that? Bad times need money har?
A: They downgraded to a 3 room flat and they no longer have a home loan to worry about. Fully paid.
B: Wah! Quite smart hor?
Gossip Tale #2
X: You know Dickens from our primary school class? I met him recently.
Y: Oh, what happened to him?
X: His family upgraded from 3 room to 5 room flat already, you know?
Y: Wah! Must be doing well! …