Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year - Year of the Tiger!!

While everyone write wishes for Valentine's Day, I'd like to take a few minutes to wish everyone

Year of the Tiger!

May this year brings you happiness, good health, wealth and security!!


  1. Thank you, nath. Happy Chinese New Year! I wish you all the best! :)

    Ohhh.... and wine, roses & chocolates for you too. *g*

  2. Happy new year! I love teaching my kids about this holiday, it is fun :)

  3. Happy New Year Nath!! Hopefully you got your room clean in time. :P

  4. Hey Nath -- Happy New Year! Please don't forget to give me a red envelope. I'm switching the tradition this year, anyone younger than me must give me an envelope instead of the other way around! Lol!

  5. Hey nath, Happy Chinese New Year to you too! I don't know much about the celebrations involved. What do you do to celebrate the New Year?

  6. Happy Chinese New Year Nath!!


  7. Happy Chinese New Year, Nath! There was a parade here yesterday that was so much fun. The dragon wad beautiful!

  8. Thank you everyone for the wishes :D

    Hilcia - LOL, nobody to offer me wine, roses and chocolates...

    Kris - That is so fun that you teach your students about this holiday!

    Ames - Thanks!! LOL, it wasn't as bad as January 1. It actually didn't take me that much time :D

    Isabel - Thank you :D

    Tabitha - LOL, no way! You're not only older, but you're married!! So I'm definitively getting a red envelope from you, Tabz and not the other way around :D

    Leslie - Well, my family doesn't do much, because we don't have much relatives around. Basically, we clean the house b4 new year (cleaning on new year is very bad, especially if you're dusting... dusting away the luck). Usually, Chinese New Year is a clean start - so clean house, new clothes, new hairstyle. My family usually goes to the temple, pray, get horoscopes and etc. Adults/married couples give red envelopes containing money to kids and single people :)

    In Asia, Chinese New year lasts from 1 to 2 weeks. With lots of activities, parade, etc. Here, well it's a lot more subdued.

    Cindy - Thank you Cindy!!

    Brie - Lucky you, Brie!! We don't have a parade here :( Too cold.

  9. Happy New Year Nath
    Are you a Tiger? I'm a Sheep. Hubby & son are Snakes. Jason's alway been fascinated with the Chinese horoscope & keeps a calendar in his room.
    I like the 2 week celebration idea.

  10. Happy New Year, nath! :)

    My husband is Filipino, which I think must be the only asian culture that doesn't celebrate Chinese New Year. I guess they were corrupted... err.. influenced by the Roman Catholic church when the islands were conquered by Spain. Anyway... two of my closest, dearest friends are Chinese, so I get to celebrate the lunar New Year, anyway. :p

    Hope you got lots of red envelopes! Or at least one that was fully loaded! LOL.

  11. The only thing I was familiar with was the parade. I like the cleaning part. It makes sense too - kind of an out with the old, in with the new idea right?

    Thanks for sharing nath!

  12. Mary - Nope, not a tiger. I'm a pig :) I think chinese horoscope is cool too :D

    LOL, I like the 2 weeks celebration as well. Wish it could happen here :D

    Christine - Hmm, if I'm not wrong, Japanese don't celebrate Chinese New Year either. But I don't know why.

    LOL, thanks for the wishes :D

    Leslie - Yep, that's exactly right. Out with the old, in with the new :)

  13. Happy New Year, Nath!

    ::hands over virtual red envelope::


  14. Renee - Thank you :D LOL, only virtual? :P

  15. ACTUALLY, I have a real envelope for you that has been bouncing around my house for the last couple of months, now that you mention it! I need to send it off to you!