In my corner of the world the lunar New Year is just a couple of weeks away. With that comes all the cleaning, scrubbing and sorting of stuff in the house so I’m busy with domestic chores. Today for example, I spent the entire morning scrubbing the grime and filth of the past year from screens and glass doors. I had to convince myself all the while that what I’m doing is important work. Why? I can think of a lot of other things I would rather be doing than getting my hands and nails dirty. But a housewife’s gotta do what a housewife’s gotta do. Three hours later, exhausted and tired I sat looking at my handiwork – I can’t help feeling happy about the clean and shiny doors. I guess all that work wasn’t nothing afterall.