Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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Something I look forward to every year!

With those thin brows and chinky eyes, you’ll definitely think I am of Chinese origin. Yes, you’re right! Both my maternal grandparents are half Chinese.

As a Chinese, or as someone who is of Chinese descent rather, I always look forward to the Lunar New Year. Lunar New Year is the first day of a secular, sacred, or other year whose months are coordinated by the cycles of the moon. It’s that time of the year when I can binge on my favorite Chinese food. My grandmom prepares home cooked Chinese food for a week, isn’t that something to look forward to? We’re not that very traditional since my dad is of Spanish descent but both my parents were born and raised here in The Philippines, the traditions and values are mixed up already.

We just usually go out for dinner on the night of the Chinese New Year, go see the traditional dragon dancing, go see some fireworks and what the kids love myself included, receive some hong baos. There are plenty Chinese families in the country so celebrating Chinese New Year isn’t something new. Chinese, Japanese and Koreans alike celebrate Lunar New Year depending on their traditions.

Do you celebrate Lunar New Year as well? How? Gong Xi Fa Cai!

 

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Be pretty, be happy, be you! H~

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