Happy Chinese New Year!!
May this year bring you good health and good times :)
For the Chineses, it is now the year of the Rabbit :) However, for some reasons, instead of the rabbit, it is the year of the Cat in Vietnam. I have no idea why, especially since all the other signs are identical ^_^; One of the biggest mysteries!
Once again, it was a mad rush to get ready for the New Year ^_^; Seems to have become a tradition LOL. However, everything would have been fine if it wasn't for the snowstorm we got, sigh. I spent 1.5 hours pushing the snow in a corner of our driveway! I missed the snow removal service by 5 minutes, ugh. Seriously, why did it have to snow on New Year's Eve?!? Yes, I know, I cleaned not only my room, but the house! LOL. Anyway, if I could have spent that 1.5 hours inside vacuuming instead, it would have been much better. In any case, we made it with few minutes to spare LOL.
This year, my sister and I were in charge :) Basically, they are three prayers places: 1) Buddha and ancestors, 2) for the Kitchen spirit and 3) Earth spirits. So we had to get fruits, flowers and food :) By the time my sister finished cooking, it was 10pm... It's about one hour of offering and we're not allowed to eat during that time. Then, when we could eat, we didn't, because it was 11pm and there were still stuff to take care of. We left home at 11.50 for the temple ^_^; Yep, cutting it pretty short. Didn't make it before midnight, but it was okay because there were still praying. By the time we got home, it was 1am and then, we finally ate supper... So yeah, it was a very busy CNY's eve :) Here are some pictures of what it looked like :)
Once again, Happy New Year!! :)