What I love about CNY
So, like I've said in the previous post, CNY is ending soon. Thursday would be the last day, 15th day of the CNY. I thought i blog a little about what I love about CNY.
Here's a little list of what I love about celebrating Chinese New Year
1. I love the season sales(okei, this is PRE-CNY but :P XD)
2. Family Reunion Dinner on the Eve of CNY.
A Chinese tradition where everyone in the family comes back to their parent's house or the eldest sibling's house(and for a married woman, it would be their husband's side of the family's house) and we all have dinner together and spend the rest of the night catching up/playing cards(some gamble XD)/drink etc etc. Spending a very fun time with the family.
3. The redness of everything and everyone. XD
See, red symbolizes success,happiness,wealth etc. Hence everyone wears red on the first day and what not. Black is a big no go but the rest of the colours are okei XD.(I guess? XD)
Paper fish cut-out of red packets hung everywhere just for deco :)
We even did mini lanterns etc etc EHEH.
4. Visiting long lost relatives. XD
Well, during new year everyone tries their very best to visit all their relatives, especially elders. I love visiting my grand uncles+aunties, they would always tell stories date back to the time of 30s/40s XD
5. FIREWORKS! NUFF SAID. xD
Fireworks lighting up the sky constantly and the sound of man made thunder in the air. Red fire crackers everywhere...
This shot 45 fireworks at a time, but like I've said I got very la..zy during this CNY so I didnt take any firework pics, instead I enjoyed it without looking through my lens EHEH. sorry?
6. Hanging out with friends like never before. XD
We always hang out but yeaah, during the festive season curfews get lifted(:P)and we get to hang out with friends who are oceans apart. XD Is most probably one of the times where everyone is on break at the same time :)
7. The stress-free life.(Well for about a week;). We get a week break from school/uni/college specially for Chinese New Year, HOW AWESOME!!
8. Amazing Food! We are allowed to uh stuff ourselves stupid with amazing food and CNY cookies and gain a few pounds :P XD.
One of the yummylicious food.
Yee Sang, only eaten on the 7th day of the new year BUT I have already eaten Yee Sang for this year's new year about more than 3 times? XDXD.
Yee Sang is usually only eaten during CNY. Having this dish means abundance so abundance in health,wealth etc etc..? XD
9. Receiving Ang Pau!(Red Packets)
Married couples (regardless if whether you just got married a day before Chinese new year :P or an old married couple)YOU HAVE TO GIVE RED PACKETS to unmarried people. XD Inside of the red packet contains moneeeeey(amount depends on the generosity of the giver) MUAAHAHHA. moneh =_= XDXD
Wiki's take on the red packet :- The red color of the envelope symbolizes good luck and is supposed to ward off evil spirits.
(ps, while I was blogging about this, I realized that I have no pictures of ang paus, so I immediately took some of it out and snap snap snap =_= XD)
I hope you lovely readers enjoy this. I had a fun time writing this, remembering back my CNY*sooo emo right??=_= XDXD*
This is what my Chinese New Year is usually like.
Need I say more? XD
Pictures taken by yours truly. All Rights Reserved
Till next time xxxxx