Husband and I welcomed the Lunar New Year last night with a simple meal.
Like every year, Tikoy is a tradition and the celebration is never complete without it.
It symbolizes happiness attributed to the sweet taste and it’s being sticky symbolizes the value of close family ties.
We also had pork barbeque (bakk-wa) from Singapore. Thanks Michael 🙂 !
And noodles for longevity.
Though CNY is not grand as we celebrate New Year’s Eve, still it’s something to look forward every year.
And for a Water Ox like me, 2011 is said to be encouraging. I wish 2011 to be more fun and relatively peaceful!
Forecast for the OX in 2011
Sturdy, earthy, no-nonsense – that’s the Ox. Affectionate and easy-going, the Ox can show a fierce temper when agitated. He is neat, tidy, quiet and studious, with a great love of his home. Music can be a great love. Family life and a loving partner are high on the Ox’s priorities. A wonderful loyal friend.
Forecast for 2011 The Ox will have grown quite a bit during 2010. Its whirlwind moments and sudden challenges meant the Ox had to adjust his thinking and change direction on a dime! Some may feel a bit low about the way things went and it’s important to look forward to 2011 and put 2010 firmly behind them. The Chinese Year of the Rabbit will be encouraging for the Ox. For those who wish to change their career or at least change the direction of it, February, March and September will bring exciting offers and progress. Romance is highlighted in a very special way this year, with unattached Oxen finding themselves in exactly the right place at the right time to meet someone very special. For those in a relationship, this will strengthen and grow. June, July and October are wonderful months for love and romance. Friendship will be important during 2011. Whether the Ox is looking for new friends or drawing on friendships he already has, it’s important that he stays socially active. March, August and December will be particularly busy socially. The Ox should take time to ensure his diet is healthy and that he is taking time to exercise and spend time outdoors. Rest and relaxation will be vital for all Oxen during the Year of the Rabbit.
Interesting Ox Facts:
Zodiac Stone: Aquamarine
Special Flower: Carnation
Best Hours: 1-3 am
Horoscope Colors: Green, Yellow, Black
Gong Xi Fa Cai!