According to the Chinese Lunar calendar, 2013 is the Year of the Water Snake.
Ancient Chinese wisdom says a Snake in the house is a good omen. People born during the Year of the Snake are purportedly contemplative, intuitive, introspective, refine and collected. They are good communicators and are great mediators. They are also attractive and graceful, exciting and dark at the same time. So which of you guys are Snakes?!
And what does Gong Xi Fa Cai (or Gong Hei Fatt Choi in Cantonese) mean? The literal meaning is: Wishing you Prosperity! Basically, what those ancients were trying to say in a roundabout way is:
H A P P Y N E W Y E A R !!
The Chinese New year is the longest and most important festival in China and most probably to all the overseas Chinese. It heralds the beginning of Spring – thus it is also known as The Spring Festival. It is also the festival of Reunion. Families from far and wide, No Matter How Far, travel to reunite to celebrate. As dictated by tradition, larders need to be fully stocked…new shoes and clothes need to be bought – preferably in bright red, gifts and ang pows prepared for the children and the elderly, house spring-cleaning is a must and there must be food galore on the table. In fact there must be a food overload so that there are alot of left-overs – symbolic of “never having to do without”.
I used to luuve Ang Pows. Because I was on the receiving end. After I got married, it was another story, since married people must do the giving, as instructed by those wise ancients!
David has Ang Pows for us! When I came across this pic a couple of weeks ago, I was wishing those red packets David was waving at us, contain the happy news of a new song. Better than $$$ riight???
Holy Guacamole…..VOILA!!! He is giving us, not just ONE song….but A WHOLE NEW ALBUM!!!!
Let’s do a happy kungfu dance to thank David!!
And invite a truly skilled kungfu master, Jackie Chan, to join us!!
And also some CNY Food and frivolous Fun! Shirley sent this to me and I want to share it with you guys! Thank you Shirley!