As the Chinese New Year draws nigh, i will always get a lot of invites for drinking sessions from my buddies, which is kind of norm during the festive seasons and last night was no exception.
I was supposed to meet my buddies at 8.30 to my usual watering hole for another binging round, as i was making myself up to head straight out, suddenly i saw the faces of my family(my wife, my two sons) whcih were dimmed with dissappointment and my youngest came and clang on to me, and he uttered these meekly "Pa, you are going out ka? please come back early, i miss you".
I was thinking to myself, i was out Monday night and i must not do it tonight, and in keeping in line in one of my New Year's resolutions, that is to drink less and spend a lot more time with my family, i decided to go out for less than 1/2 hour (because i dont like to skip appointment) and came back home very early.
I managed to do just that, came back early and did the happy thing with my two sons, laid them down besides me on the bed, talking to them as there were having their bed time reading session.
Seriously, i could have made a lot of excuses to go out and drink with my buddies( as much as i would want to) but i knew there was a more important thing for me to do than "syiok sendiri (self gratification), my family has the higher priority for me than binging.
P/S : I can make excuse, but my family will cry hue