Happy Chinese New Year!!

by ilene on January 22, 2012 · 6 comments

in holidays, new year

Guess where we are?!
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Jeff and I have had the good fortune to be in Asia during Chinese New Year this year and it is really something else. I’ve never celebrated the beginning of the lunar calendar before in Taiwan and the whole country has come alive! It’s so festive! Red lanterns and gold dragons adorn the streets, red envelopes are being stuffed, special lucky new years food are being prepared and everyone is in a celebratory mood. It’s been so special for us to be able to witness this all first hand! Jeff and I were in Tokyo last weekend and we’ve spent the last week in Taipei taking part in the festivities and catching up with friends and family who have flown back for the holiday. We’ll be flying back to the states this week with our bellies stuffed with food and our suitcases bulging with treats, trinkets and lots of crafting supplies!! I can’t wait to share with u guys all the goodies I’ve bought in Taiwan and Japan. I’m bringing home a duffle bag full of fabric!

Happy Chinese New Year, everyone!! May the year of the dragon be auspicious and bring good fortune to you and your family!
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{ 6 comments }

1 Jeff (the hubby!) January 22, 2012 at 5:56 am

Shing nian kwi la, happy new years! Trip of our lives! πŸ™‚

2 Anonymous January 22, 2012 at 11:25 am

tell your hubby his ping yin is incorrect

3 Anonymous January 22, 2012 at 11:25 am

this is natty

4 Amanda / Bulldrogs and Bulldogs January 22, 2012 at 11:37 am

I experienced Chinese New Year when I lived in Taiwan two years ago! Fireworks lasted for months after πŸ™‚ but quite a life experience! Happy Chinese New Year!

5 cravesadventure January 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Happy Chinese New Year – Celebration!!!

6 sysoong January 24, 2012 at 12:06 am

Oooh so jealous!!! Love the post and gorgeous pics, and happy new year to you guys, too!!

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