Sunday, February 1, 2009

8 "Fortune" Things To Do During Chinese New Year!

Ho Chiak!

Hie guys! Still in Chinese New Year mode? As I am typing this post, I'm tuning to My.FM's Chinese New Year songs. My gosh, time flies too darn fast. It's already the 7th day of the new Lunar Calender. Barely a week ago we were busy preparing for the big day and happily feasting ourselves with sumptuous reunion dinner...and now we are in for another round of foods! Yupe, today is the 7th day of CNY which is also known as "ren" day or loosely translated as People's Birthday. So family members will again gather up and "Chiak" (eat as in Hokkien)!

Happy Birthday everyone!

We are half way through this festival (15 days in total). Yes, just HALF! And we still have another 8ight days to enjoy ourselves; 8ight more days to pamper our greedy mouths with delicacies and beverages; 8eight more days to indulge ourselves in gambling; 8eight more days to release all those firecrackers!!! Did I miss anything? As for me, I've been gambling with my family members every single day! How about you? Did you miss any action these few days? Don't worry, you still have 8eight more days to"redeem" yourself!

Aww...aren't they cute?

We all know that Chinese New Year is all about a new beginning! To some it marks a new lease of life! Did you do enough to give yourself a great head start? So here's 8 things you should do to usher the Oxen into your life.

8 "Fortune" Things To Do During Chinese New Year!


1~Clean your home to "sweep away all the bad luck" accumulated over the past year and get it ready for good luck to come in. *don't do this right now, it should be before~lar!*
2~Decorate your home with bright colours to bring life and fortune. Use lots of red and the number 8 to symbolise good luck with wealth. *red is so INNNNN during CNY*
3~Offer a sacrifice to the Kitchen God as "good behavior" which will be reported back to Heaven. *Ouh~bribery huh!*
4~Have a reunion dinner on Chinese New Year's Eve. This is an important practice for the Chinese community. *Of course it's not restricted to new year eve only!*
5~Oranges and tangerines are given out throughout the New Year to bring wealth and good fortune. *I have received tonnes of it*
6~Wear traditional Chinese clothing in red and gold to bring wealth and fortune. *It's time to get a little retro*
7~Set off firecrackers. The loud noise is meant to scare away bad spirits and prevent bad luck. *Don't worry, the police will understand!*
8~Give Ang Pows to children. Usually, the married give red envelopes filled with money or treats. These are usually given to the unmarried from the married. *My days of receiving and pows are numbered*

OK, thank you! Bye bye!

And of course, Chinese New Year can't do without our favourite Chinese New Year tune right? Don't touch the dial! HIT IT!!! Enjoy this number from Astro!


Gong Xi Fatt Cai!

39 comments:

foongpc said...

So when are you getting married? If get married, let me know so that I can visit you in Melaka during CNY and collect my angpow. I think I'll ask my bug life to join me. Haha!

Since when did you join Entrecard? Welcome to the club! Drop on me often yes? : )

Tekkaus said...

Foongpc-->Haha =) Hopefully in 1 or 2 years time. Okie, will let you know then you can MBL can visit. =)

Will I've been entre for quite awhile. But only now I'm active again! Don't worry will drop in you often. =)

Raj said...
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Raj said...

This is the nice Trend of China they are still enjoying New Year this year may be beneficial for you guys...


Tekkaus said...

Raj-->Yeah! The chinese can't get enough of the CHinese New Year. LOL~ =)

levian said...

giving angpao soon eh? :p i received sms-es that wished me happy birthday yesterday, n yes, i was so confused. they really should start stating what day it is for such sms-es. XD

Harmony said...

I did'nt set any fireworks.. but i sure heard a lot this year.

Tekkaus said...

Levian-->Haha =) Yeah! Soon as in another 2 or 3 years I guess. Yep. they should have let you know right?

Harmony-->I didn't play any too. And of course I have seen a lot of it too. =)

My Bug Life said...

How was your CNY celebration? Where's my angpow?? :)

Tekkaus said...

Mybuglife-->Hie! Thanks for dropping by. My Chinese New Year is just so so lor. Nothing much. =) Your ang pow? hmm...Have to wait until I get married lor.=)

GAGAY said...

i have fetched a lot of reminders from here for the chinese new year..thank you so much!

gagay

Tekkaus said...

Gagay-->You are welcome. Glad that you found some information here useful! =)

HappySurfer said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai, Tekkaus, and may the new year bring you lots of happiness, health and prosperity.

Tekkaus said...

Happysurfer-->Thank You! Same to you. May the new lunar year bring you lots of happiness, health and prosperity! =)

QuaChee said...

nice of you to have the list having 8 things haha! gong xi gong xi! hope ur having a great one, tekkaus! :)

Tekkaus said...

Quachee-->I'm having one. But I'm sure yours is a blast! =)

Life Ramblings said...

all of us tend 2 indulge a little 2 much during the festive season. n yes we've anor 8 more days 2 enjoy ourselves with more glorious food. thereafter, i'll b giving my body a good spring cleaning and good perk up.

Tekkaus said...

Life Ramblings-->You'll be giving yourself a good spring cleaning. Interesting. Do tell me how you gonna do that. LOL :D

JayceOoi said...

Happy CNY. ^_^

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Tekkaus said...

JayceOoi-->Happy Chinese New Year to you too. =)

acura said...

Eating is definitely a big part of CNY. I think you miss out one more thing....gambling haha but not too often, just for fun once a year. Anyway Happy CNY

Tekkaus said...

acure-->Yes. No doubt about it. We live to eat right? At least for CNY! LOL :D Yep, gambling is important too.

levian said...

fall for it every year. must be my shallow memories. :p missed those loud fireworks so much this year.

Tekkaus said...

Levian-->Yeah! Perhaps the economy is not that good anymore...so less fireworks these days. Ha =)

cibol said...

ha ha ha .. well some of my customers are still wearing read everyday since cny .. tarik ong I guess .. ha ha ha

Tekkaus said...

Cibol-->Yeah! Red is in mah! It signifies wealth. So wear red lor. If possible underwear also red o. LOL =) Thanks for dropping by. =)

Jenai said...

Xin nian juai le..Hope you enjoyed the Chinese New year.

levian said...

i'm on! i'm on! your ec i mean. :p

Tekkaus said...

Jenai-->Xin Nian Kuai Le to you too. =) Thanks for dropping by.

Levian-->Haha =) Hey, thanks for advertising ya! =)

JL said...

Ehehe, I do celebrate CNY (which I did) but since I'm not taoist/buddhist I don't offer sacrifices to the Kitchen God. I ate a lot of oranges though, does that make me wealthy enough? XD

Tekkaus said...

JL-->Ouh, you are a Taoist! I see. Yupe! You sure is healthy, with lots of vitamin c in you! =)

levian said...

thanks for advertising in mine as well. we should exchange links, i haven do that for quite a while. :p

Tekkaus said...

Levian-->Yeah! I would love to exchange links with you. =) It's been awhile for me too. Will let me know when I have added you ya.

Monica said...

Hi Tekkaus! Happy Chinese Niu Year!!!

Tekkaus said...

Monica-->Thanks! =) Happy new year to you too. =)

Constance said...

CNY ending in 2 days...
awww... :(

Tekkaus said...

Constance-->yupe, it gonna end so soon! =(

molly said...

2morrow is ChapGohMeh lor, last day of Chinese New Year. After that will be busy removing all the lanterns, decorations, lime trees and keep for recycle next year!

Tekkaus said...

Molly-->Yupe,2day is Chap Goh Meh oredi! Time flies like a plane! So tomorrow all your lanterns will be in the store room again lor! =)