I just experienced how the people welcomed the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Snake. It is the most important of Chinese holidays that always celebrated by billions of people across the world.. Festive dance parades are held featuring colorful dragons or lions. On new year’s eve, there are family gatherings to celebrate and [...] read more »
It's already Year of the Water Snake! The whole world is currently celebrating the fun, cool, and colorful Chinese New Year.
Different countries have their own forms and styles of celebrating the Chinese New Year. Some reflected their rituals in the form of food. They may serve you Chinese foods like dimsum, siomai, mami, siopao, or tikoy. But in Russia, they have their own styles of serving food with a touch of Chinese.
Since 2013 falls on the year of the snake, the Russians serve their own salads ... read more »
Today is the eve of the Chinese New Year and I would normally say, "Kung hei fat choi" to my cat and to myself.
Today is no exception. Having been feeling overwhelmed the day before, everybody's normal cycle of blues came to pay me a visit.
Since today is one of my favorite days of the year, I went off looking for lions and a dragon. They will surely kick my blues away!
It is my yearly ritual to watch the lion and dragon dance in the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino on the eve of Chines... read more »
Kitkit had been asking to try out HappyCall, ever since my 2nd BIL and SIL bought a set of HappyCall products for us as a housewarming gift. His wait was finally over today. Though the way my 9 year old poured the beaten vege-egg and held the spatula looks awkward to me, I am still [...] read more »
No more cool weather in Manila, Philippines. Yes, it seems our summertime will come early this year 2013. As oppose to the previous prediction of our weathermen, we are to enjoy cooler temperature until March, it is getting warmer now especially at noontime. At least it is still cooler at night in my place.
I hope no intense heat come summer time. This could result to plenty of rainfall during rainy months and possibly result to flooding. I guess I am getting paranoid a bit. I had not been affected b... read more »
If you're a Chinese, you'll definitely know that Chinese New Year will be here in like, 9 days?If you're not a Chinese, you'll know it now. :DLike the widely celebrated New Year's Day, Chinese New Year is all about celebrating a new year.10 Feb 2013, is the start of the lunar calendar this year.And it lasts for 15 days.picture GoogledThere are twelve zodiacs in the Chinese calendar and the representing zodiac changes each year.2013, the year of the Snake.What do we do during the Chinese New Year?1. Buy n... read more »
The year 2013 marks the 15th anniversary since the city of Rome was twinned with the city of Beijing. I have to say, the twinning of many if not most global cities almost always completely confuses me for instance, what is the logic between the pairing of Santiago, Chile with Paris France, and Vienna, [...] read more »
Been a funny week for me. As many regulars will know, I’ve suffered from ME/CFS for around 10 years. It’s a weird condition, coming and going, fooling you into believing you’ve recovered when things are going fine for a while, and then returning to bite you on the bum when the stress increases. That happened this week and I had to take the last day of my day job, Friday, off. It drains my batteries and makes everything much harder to do. It also means I have to take more frequent and longer rests in orde... read more »
I'm a little behind making New Year Cards but this one with the owl punch from Stampin Up is adorable! The tiny bubbles are little pearls in the sizzix champagne glass. Look a little closer, they are hard to see. The card by Stamp with Sandy was my inspiration--very cute! I used a lot of bling for this card crystals, pearls and glitter paper for the background. Great way to start the New Year!
The last of the Christmas cards I made for 2012 are the elves shoes from Sizzix Stampin up Top Note die. I thin... read more »
Hello and how's your hair today? And HAPPY NEW YEAR! If you're reading this (which obviously you are) I congratulate you for making it to 2013. I feel like this is going to be a fabulous year and I have so much to look forward to, although the first week of school was so incredibly tiring. By that Friday I felt like a hadn't slept in 508 years exactly. ANYHOO... This year bring a new selection of styles and so here is a short preview!
I hope you enjoy what I have in store for this year! Also...
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