Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Happy Chinese Lunar New Year! The festival traditionally begins on the first day of the first month (Chinese: 正月; pinyin: zhēng yuè) in the Chinese calendar and ends on the 15th.

The preparation for Chinese New Year is so exciting just like Christmas! There are so much happiness and joy, of course with all the yummy goodies. There are also lots of CNY traditions to follow. My favorite key traditions I adhere to are buying new clothes, shoes, pajamas for the family (Can't say whether it's an excuse for me to indulge in shopping or not). However, one of the traditions that I find really silly - not to buy shoes within the 15 days of new year? Something to do with fortune and wealth stuff? I bought 5 pairs of shoes till date and just 2 more from yesterday! I'm a shoes addict, that's it. :D

One must have New Year tidbits like Pineapple tarts, Kueh Bagkit and Pineapple tarts or otherwise, or it really wouldn't be the New Year. The favorite things to do over CNY is of course as simple as it is. A season where all gather together as a family with lots of love spread over this season! Hope you all have a great Chinese New Year that symbolize the start of a fresh new year with good health, family harmony and wealth!

she loves shark fin!
on the eve
Day 1
the girls simply adore looney girl
Handsome little Z!
Day 2
Little Missy doing her signature pose
Homemade "Yu Sheng" (by mother-in-law) topped with abalone! YUM!
Aunt J's family

1 comment:

britt said...

beautiful and adorable children!