Happy new year again!
If you weren’t ready for the new year back on 1 January, here’s another go!
It’s the Chinese New Year today, the year of the Pig. It’s a time of new beginnings, signified with haircuts and new clothes, family gatherings and red envelopes of gift money. The colour red and tangerines with green stalks and leaves adorn the home, symbolising good luck and prosperity.
For the Chinese, food is the star of celebrations. There is no strict guideline, eat what makes you happy. My family and I will be having gluttonous amounts of dim sum, sharing stories and laughter.
From today onwards, winter will slowly give way to spring: brighter mornings, longer days. Have a healthy and prosperous new year!