happy chinese new year (Gung Hay Fat Choy)! wishing everyone a healthy, happy & prosperous new year. i know i’m looking forward to a year of good things ahead. i’m a little late about spreading the joy but its never too late, even with a bowl of clementines. hehehe
unfortunately, i was unable to make it to my family’s annual new years eve dinner due to the blizzard. which is sad because i was looking forward to some good food, but mostly to hang out with my dad. i mean traditionally its celebrated for 15 days but i’m sure i’ll visit soon once when i find more strength to dig out another 4ft of snow that lies in front of my garage door. I’m literally beat up from shoveling 3x yesterday.
a few traditional things you should do today (but not mandatory): wear red or something new. go vegetarian but seafood is ok. Eat sweets. visit a temple, personal shrine ok. give lucky money (red envelope), if your married.
things you shouldn’t do: sweep or clean (cause that should have been done the day before). use scissors or knives. eat meat. curse. argue. bad behaviour.
Some things i just can’t explain but its just things i was told not to do since i was young so it just kind of stuck with me. most of time, we’re forgiven for not following all the traditions because we grew up in the states. *shrug*