Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese (Lunar) New Year to you all! May you have a prosperous year filled with much love and joy. This year it's the Year of the Dragon.

I'll be in Malaysia to spend time with relatives for this special occasion. It would be the first time I've been back for Chinese New Year in about 10 years, and I'll be spending it with my mum's side of the family at my Grandma's house in Kuching, Sarawak.

Lets hope I get to see some Lion Dancing! When I was yo
ung these Lion Dancers would go from home to home and perform, so it was such a wonderful treat for to see them at my own front yard.

Also, it'll be the first time my husband goes to Borneo, so I'm taking to climb Mt. Kinabalu in Sabah.

As we're married, my husband and I have to give out ang paus (literally red packets). Typically, they are filled with money to give out to young relatives. I loved receiving them as a child (let's hope now that I'm grown up, I'll still receive some)!

Thankfully there's only one child in the next generation so my husband and I won't bankrupt ourselves. We'll probably be giving one to my grandma as well, so I bought a pack of cute ang paus!

I love cats, and so does my grandma, so I think these will go down very well.


  1. This tradition is too neat, and I greatly admire it! I hope that you enjoy yourself greatly and have a wonderful time. I always thought that this tradition of the Chinese culture was..well, to put in plain words, *awesome*!

  2. Hahaha, bankrupt XD, wow that is not so much! ;o we are with 10 (dad's side but we don't see everyone with new year 'cause some live in abroad ;p) and 16 (mom's side) :'D

    hope you'll enjoy yout trip ^^

  3. happy lunar new year! i have no idea your mum's side is from malaysia :) those kitty red packets are so cute.

  4. Happy New Year!! They are the cutest red envelopes!! :D <3

  5. Happy Lunar New Year to you!!

  6. Hope you're having a fantastic time back home in Malaysia! The envelopes are the cutest I've seen year! I love cats too~ XD

    Happy New Year, Penelope! May the upcoming year be a fantastic one!

  7. Happy dragon year!! Have a great time back in Malaysia!! All the best for dragon year!!

  8. I remember receiving those red envelopes when I was a kid.;D

    Happy Chinese New Year!:D

    ***** Marie *****