Hello guys! So I'm sure you are a bit sceptical because I'm posting about Valentine's ...
Hey guys! Happy Valentine's Day! So I have some very exciting stuff to blog about, like my h...
Hello guys! OMG. I'm so happy that I finally have a post that is not related to my #adulting...
OMG. I'm so happy that I finally have a post that is not related to my #adulting life. Truly, being an adult is a tedious thing. You don't get any time off and you have to do responsible stuff all the time. Like choosing taps. WTF I thought taps were all the same. Suddenly I have to choose them?
Hello guys! Okay so this year Ang Moh James and I hosted my family for Chinese New Year. I mean ...
Okay so this year Ang Moh James and I hosted my family for Chinese New Year. I mean like, new year, new house, why not right? It was awesome, mostly because we were wonderful hosts. So if you're wondering how to be great hosts like James and I for Chinese New Year, you're in luck! Because I now know how to throw an awesome Chinese New Year bash!
#1 Entertainment.You have to find a way to entertain your guests. In many houses, it's all about gambling or the television. Very passé and boring, unlike what James and I did! James and I provided world class entertainment - we arranged the boxes from our move into a maze/fort for my nephew to run around in!
And yes, I smudged a nail. But only one.
Like this wall to protect our borders from terrorists.
We didn't do this for ourselves of course. It was for the benefit of our guests. Mostly for my nephew of course. He absolutely loved it.
#2 Food.Also because Chinese New Year is largely about eating, James and I went into great lengths to plan what to serve on Chinese New Year. My sister and brother-in-law did the traditional thing of having a load of dishes for the reunion dinner on Chinese New Year's Eve.
#3 Tradition.And of course, Chinese New Year is really about tradition and culture. So James and I worked very hard to incorporate some Chinese traditions into the festivities.
Yes, my voice is weird and strange in the video. I sound like a donkey with a flu who is high on cocaine. I acknowledge that. But then again, it would be unfair for me to be perfect.
So yes. In conclusion, I must admit that James and I have quite a long way to go before we can become effective hosts. But you know, we do have the excuse that we moved in 2 days before Chinese New Year, and our cooker hob and hood have yet to be connected and installed because all the contractors are still on their CNY break. But it's always good to set expectations low so that no one will ever be disappointed for future gatherings.
Unlike my nails. I am disappointed by my nails. I had such high hopes for my nails at the beginning of the post. But now, instead of just one,
Hello guys! HAPPY NEW YEAR, 恭喜發財 AND THE LIKE. I just thought I would do a quick update because ...
HAPPY NEW YEAR, 恭喜發財 AND THE LIKE. I just thought I would do a quick update because I'm one post behind and you can't owe things over Chinese New Year apparently - money, items, Terrexes etc.
So James and I are not the most auspicious of couples. The only information that we know about ourselves pertaining to superstition is probably our horoscope and zodiac signs. We don't know anything else, nor do we bother to check. If anything, most of what we do are flukes. Like how we chanced across this wonderful sign in Japan.
But it so happens that our life decisions have been unintentionally pantang - we never planned for any of our life events to be auspicious, but they turn out quite so. Let me elaborate:
We ROMed on the 8th of August last year, which is supposedly a very auspicious date because 8/8.
Also before Chinese New Year, it's customary to like, clean your house and rid it of all the bad and evil things. I have never done this. Until this year.
Just in time for us to move into our new place. HOW UNINTENTIONALLY PANTANG IS THAT? Let's just hope that our sticking to such superstitious followings translates to good luck for the new year and forever!
Hi guys! Sorry I know I've not been updating as regularly as I used to, but HAIYAH, I've...
Sorry I know I've not been updating as regularly as I used to, but HAIYAH, I've been busy with renovations and packing and being married.
Hello guys! So, James and I went on a short trip to Tokyo to celebrate the New Year! It was awes...