Friday, February 12, 2010

Gong Xi Fa Cai

Tomorrow is Chinese New Year’s eve where the Chinese will be having their reunion dinner with the family. Whether you are having the reunion dinner at your house or at a restaurant, it is a time to feast on the abundance of delicious food with each dish on the menu having a symbolic meaning. So remember to eat “fa cai” to bring you prosperity, “ha” (prawns) to be happy and merry and “yu” (fish) to have a plentiful year.

I will be celebrating part of the Chinese New Year (which is celebrated for fifteen days) in Bali as I am joining the yoga retreat led by Azmi. We will be leaving for Bali on the fifth day of Chinese New Year and will be there for 4 days. I am looking forward to the trip as I have never been to Bali and going there for a yoga retreat means that I get to practice yoga in this land of mystic and enchantment as well as exploring what this beautiful paradise has to offer which would comprise of shopping, spas and Balinese cuisine.

Meanwhile, the first four days of the Chinese New Year will be spend collecting “ang pows” which would give me some extra pocket money to spend on the trip.

May the Year of the Tiger brings you all good health, wealth, peace, joy, love and light. Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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