Wednesday, 18th February 2015, 23:16 by whykay_g
It's actually 4712th Chinese year in terms of the Lunar calendar. Today is the last day before new year's where people normally go to the flower markets in Hong Kong
. Thursday will officially be Chinese New Year, the first day of the new year. I've done my duty handing out Lai Sees
, and had a huge home cooked meal made by my mom!
We were so full afterwards, but was so yummy. We had pork with fat choy
(which sounds exactly like prosperity) and dried shiitake mushroom
, lobster, prawns, roast duck, roast pork, steam turbot, fish maw and vegetables, chicken.
The look of how-do-they-do-that-and-not-get-hurt when I watch hundred of people rush to be the first to place (or from looks of things, jab as hard as they can while pushing others away) huge joss sticks to get Buddha's Blessings. It's like an athletic feat in Taiwan.