Tuesday 5 February 2019

Chinese New Year 2019 - Year of the Boar

My desert roses started to bloom around the Chinese New Year season.

The eve of Chinese lunar new year 2019 falls on 4th February.  It's also the day of Li Chun (立春), a day signifies the start of Spring.  Li Chun has the similar pronunciation of "standing of an egg".  It's made believed that whoever can made the egg stands on this day will have a prosperous and healthy year ahead.  Thus, I went ahead to stand the egg, I managed to stand not one but 3 eggs.  I am overjoy with it because I have not been able to make an egg stand on a smooth surface like this before and it's the first time I did it at home.

It is also a believe that whoever deposits money at the ATM on the auspicious hours on Li Chun will accumulate wealth but I forgot to deposit any money this time, fortunately I did not do any withdrawal too. 
My 3 eggs standing.  2 of them remained standing at the time I am writing this post on the 1st day of Chinese New Year.  It's unbelievable that despite all the movements and wind blowing around the house, 2 of the eggs still standing. 🔻

My girls have been helping me to stuff the new notes into the angpow packets for the past 3 years..they helped me to do the same this year.

I have received a new wallet from my SIL to keep the angpow packets, very convenient and presentable for me to take them out for distribution during new year gatherings.
She also shared part of her 2019 new angpows collections which she has gone through the trouble to make her rounds to ask for them. 

 Our family reunion dishes

Tang Yuan [湯圓] after dinner.  Simply glutinous rice balls in sweet ginger soup symbolises family togetherness.

How was your Chinese New Year's eve ?


  1. Happy Chinese New Year! All the food looks really good!

  2. Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy CNY to you and your family! Wishing all of you, good health, happiness and prosperity! My CNY's eve was fine.

  3. Oh no! I withdrew some money on Li Chun, how ah? LOL

    Wishing you and your family the best of health, peace and happiness in the Year of the Pig, huat ah!

  4. Wow, the flowers are so pretty! Happy CNY, dear! Love those ang pows too! xoxo

  5. Good that your desert roses cooperated! Mine are skinny and hardly flower... my fault, haven't been feeding them fertiliser.


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