In the spirit of Chinese New Year, this post will be entirely in red, since the Chinese view red as a colour of prosperity.
Just had a reunion dinner with my relatives and family at my grandparents’ house.
Will be heading back there tomorrow to celebrate the Chinese New Year, and to collect hongbao or ‘red packet money’. It is something I look forward to (collecting money, that is).
So to everyone celebrating Chinese New Year out there, Gong Xi Fa Cai!
And to the couples out there, happy Valentine’s Day.
To those not celebrating Chinese New Year or Valentine’s Day, well, a Gong Xi Fa Cai to you too!
Now I have an excuse to stay up until the wee hours of the morning. Tradition dictates that children should stay up late until the morning of Chinese New Year so that their parents will live long and prosper.
And I have an excuse not to do any housework starting from 12 midnight until after Chinese New Year. Any cleaning will means that I’m ‘sweeping’ out the good luck.
Staying up late, no housework, gorging myself on food and drinks and collecting money from relatives (it’s good to be single sometimes), what’s there not to like?
So I wish you a happy Chinese New Year once again. (Yes, I’m a lucky bastard, it means I get to celebrate New Year twice. So it means I can reset my resolutions).
Gong Xi Fa Cai!
(Taken from HaikalRamlee Blogspot)
Happy Chinese New Year to you too!
I too will be attempting to stay up late, despite green light from my mum to just go ahead and sleep and not worry about baseless superstitions. Oh well.
Thanks! Happy Chinese New Year to you!
Haha, my parents told me not to stay up late as we’ve got church tomorrow. Why do Chinese New Year needs to fall on Sunday?!