Thursday, 30 January 2014

Welcome Year of the Green Wooden Horse, 2014!

How time flies super fast. The month of January is ending tomorrow and we'll be welcoming the New Year in Chinese way...;-) (I don't know what I mean about that, tee hee..) and the day after tomorrow is yet another month, February. Oh the love month! I'm so excited about that.

Anyhow, what are you guys planning for tomorrow's declared holiday? As for me, though we don't practice it every year, but for this year I feel like celebrating it for the sake of the occasion and for the horse (hahaha! whatever!). Even if it's not mine or my hubby or any of my kids animal year (but for my older sister born in the year 1978, it's her year), I might as well give it a try. One thing that kept me thinking about celebrating it is what to feast on our table. I would love to buy tikoy (sticky rice) for a change and then hopia from Eng Bee Tin, or I would whip the No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake recipe of Mommy Michelle of My Mom-Friday, or try a crispy tofu recipe which I longed to cook for a while now. I'd love to cook a noodle recipe too which I recently love cooking because of the quality of the noodle we got from my hubby's officemate. For fruits, I think the soursup (guyabano) will do the trick since it has all the nutrients one can get from the many fruits available. We have that one at home now, avocados and bananas will be our fruits in our table. It's as simple as that. What's important is to welcome the new year with new beginnings, hopeful tomorrows and a positive outlook for 2014.

Oh by the way, I said it's a green wooden horse because I saw and heard in the television that Jade is the lucky stone this year. Well, Jade stone is said to be green and that's it! For more info about this year's wood horse, see informations here and here. Happy Chinese New Year or 'Kiong Hee Huat Tsai' (Hokkien) or 'Gong Xi Fa Cai' (Mandarin) and 'Gong Hey Fat Choy' (Cantonese). Notice my greetings instead of the usual Kung Hei Fat Choi that we normally see in ads? Here's why. Now I know why. But nevertheless we mean the same thing but to properly address it to Filipino Chinese, we need to correct it. Enjoy a long weekend everyone!


  1. i love eng bee tin's ube hopia and tikoy, fried with egg :)

    1. Yah true! I had that one over the Chinese New Year


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