Sunday, February 10, 2008

Gong xi fa cai!

That means "wishing you many good luck and fortune" in Chinese and that's what we greet each other during our Lunar New Year! Following the Lunar Calendar, we celebrated our Chinese New Year on 7 Feb 2008 this year to usher in the auspicious Year of the Rat !!

7 and 8 Feb was a public holiday and we were out busy visiting and reuniting with friends and relatives that we have not seen for a while. It was a busy time for everyone! Springcleaning, shopping for new year goodies, packing red packets... etc (Distributing red packets or "ANG POW" by the married to the younger children and the unmarried is a Chinese custom to show that one has reach independence and to give good wishes to the younger) It was a good time to gather and reunite with friends and family ! May spring be a good start for everyone and wish everyone a Happy New Year ahead! GONG XI FA CAI!!

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