Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Gong Xi Fa Cai! (Gung Hai Fat Choy in Cantonese)

Hong Bao Na Lai!

Today is Chinese New Year's Eve...which means you gotta clean the house (or at least take out the trash), give or receive hong baos (red envelopes), and eat dumplings. My mom used to make dumplings every year and a few of them got wrapped with a shiny dime inside. Getting a dumpling with a dime meant that you would have good fortune for the rest of the year.

Since blog posts without photos are no fun, here's a photo of Eddo's Halloween costume. He was Chinese Good Luck Fortune Cat. Notice that he spray painted double happiness on his shirt. So chinky!

eddo's halloween costume

Good fortune to everyone this year!

1 comment:

eddo said...

I remember I would *always* get the ones with the dime, but I think it was because the one who eats the most has the highest chance of getting the dime....