Happy Friday & Happy Lunar New Year!
I took the day off from work to spend time with my mom to celebrate the new year. And I’m so happy I did because I’ve been so tired and busy this week so I’m excited to relax and take it easy today.
So a little backstory with these photos.
I dragged Eddie & Kenny out of bed early a few weekends back to take these photos. It was pretty chilly out and Kenny wasn’t having it. The little guy just didn’t want to cooperate, but we managed to get a few good shots with him. When I went home to download these photos, I realized that only a few of my photos downloaded and I lost the rest of them. Not to be dramatic, but I was devastated!!
But, on a more positive note, can we talk about how funny Kenny is? I picked him up and he bumped into my face with all its red lipstick glory and got lipstick on himself. Eddie & I couldn’t stop laughing.
ASOS Green Dress Outfit Details
The Lunar New Year holds a few different meanings in Asian culture. For one, it’s a day to honor your ancestors. When I was in Vietnam, we visited my grandpa’s grave and put out fresh flowers for him. And back at home, the family gathered around photos of the family members that passed and said prayers.
The new year is especially a time for families to get together. This year is a bit bittersweet for me, since I was in Vietnam last year with my entire family, so this year is a bit sad. But, my mom and I both took a day off to spend time together.
And with it being the year of the dog, it’s the year to focus on being honest, loyal and catering to your true desires.
Sure, we wish for health and prosperity and success in the new year. But, in Vietnamese culture specifically, the Lunar New Year marks the start of spring and the start of a new beginning. “They start forgetting about the troubles of the past year and hope for a better upcoming year.” And I really love that. We’re only a month and a half into 2018, but it’s never too late to make some changes and start fresh.
And of course, we hand out and receive red envelopes of money. If you read “Crazy Rich Asians” the author describes the tradition perfectly and who is supposed to give to who based on age and marital status. Which I actually had no idea about before reading the book. I just loved going out and getting pretty red envelopes and decorations!
Anyways, I’m keeping it short and sweet today since I’m about to get ready to go out and do some shopping and get some food with my mom.
So Happy Lunar New Year! Wishing all of you regardless if you celebrate or not, health, happiness and prosperity in the new year!!
Thanks for reading and have a great weekend guys!