Saturday, January 21, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year Everyone!


Home Sweet Home would like to greet everyone a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year. So what you should normally do in your homes prior to the celebration?

1.) Clean your house to get rid of bad energies and attract positive aura.
2.) Decorate your house with red lanterns as color red is believed to scare bad
spirits and chase them away.
3.) Fill those platters with Mandarin oranges and other citrus fruits.
4.) Fill those trays with candies and dried fruits.
5.) Get a hair cut and prepare your new red clothes.

Well....well...well...these are only common practices by our brothers and sisters in the Chinese community but true or not true, there's no harm in trying. :)

Have fun!

9 comments:

  1. Happy Chinese New Year ate Krizza! :)

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    1. Same to you Algene! Thanks for being here even if you're busy. :)

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  2. Happy Chinese New Year, Krizza! Festive ba ang celebration jan?

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  3. Gong Xi Fa Cai KM! Yup. Cambodia and Vietnam are really celebrating Chinese New Year. Patay ang mga business dito for a week pag Chinese New Year. Close lahat mga stores, shops, etc. Strict ang tradition nila na dapat nasa bahay ang mga tao. :)

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  4. That must be fun! Kami Naman dito since Chinese pastor si hubby we had Chinese new year celebration as well just today at church. Hong pao (angpaw sa pinoy) for everybody and ate dumplings and tikoy for lunch. Sarap!

    Shin Nien Kuai Le! [mandarin for Happy New Year)

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    1. Wow, aga nyo pala nag celebrate! Buti ka pa nakatikim ng tikoy. Hahaha. Gong Xi Ga Cai! More success in your blogging career. :)

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    2. You know medyo nag-isip lang ako ng konti kanina, kasi they are Christians and then they celebrate a lot of superstitious beliefs kinds of celebration. But then alam mo, I talked to my husband about this at naliwanagan ako. They did not entirely followed the real Chinese tradition na may mga meaning lahat but they changed the concept into a Christian way. Lahat ng ginawa kanina ay ineliminate na lahat ng pwedeng ieliminate na against sa biblical teachings, related everything to God instead of other gods and only enjoyed eating together. I was delighted to know about it and I actually have a blog sa Women's Choice. Ayun, dumaldal na pala ko. haha!

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    3. Ako naman kasi Ning, para sa akin wala din naman masama kung gusto mo maki participate sa kung numan yung traditions na yun just for fun and for the sake of celebrating. ang mahalaga alam mo kung anu talaga yung faith mo. Sometimes kasi, we can't avoid but to show support sa mga taong nasa paligid mo. Like in my case, I am working in a predominantly Buddhist country. When they invite me to visit their pagodas, I just give in but then syempre my faith is my faith. Siguro yung sa akin parang sight seeing na lang. One way kasi of understanding other people is also to understand their culture. Napahaba na ata. Hehehe

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  5. Haha.. I like the way we discuss about this. Gaya ng sabi mo, you give in with their practices for sight seeing, that's fine. Ako lang kasi, I won't paypay(bowing to the dead) kasi that will be against my faith as a Christian. Sight seeing na lang din ang beauty ko. I don't judge anyway about how they do this. Tutal wala na sa mga in-laws ko din ang ganitong practices. May mga particular things lang naman. Haba na naman noh? haha. Magkaisa tayo dun sa 'my faith is my faith'. Yun ang faith nila that they practice, and so I will practice my faith also. Kaboom ako nito sa Miss Universe pageant if ever!! Haha!

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