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Irish Born Chinese

Gung Hei Fat Choi

Created Thursday, 26th January 2017, 10:38 by Whykay
IBC CNY 2017

Chinese New Year is just a couple of days away. It's also the year 4714. 

Flowers are blossoming in my back garden. At least my orchid indoors are flowering just in time, here are other typical Chinese New Year flowers that normally in full bloom in Hong Kong and Macau: plum blossoms, peonies, and peach blossoms

Flowers at home

I've been busy choosing the right Lai See (利是) for the lucky kiddies. I've just found out that there's cyber-red packets as well! That's cool, but it doesn't beat the feeling of getting cash in hand when you are a kid, opening those cool Lai Sees (which are pretty and/or cute) is always a cool surprise. For those not use to Chinese culture, check out that prior handy link for how much money you give to folks.

Lai See time

Here's some references to Chinese culture in Cantonese, it covers general terms and greetings like Gung Hei Fat Choi.
It's also the Fire Rooster 🔥🐔 this year, and I would like to wish you all "雞年大吉" (Gei Leen Dai Guh), which means "Lots of luck for this Rooster year".