To my family and friends that celebrate the lunar year, Happy Chinese New Year! It's rabbit year (my year) and may this year brings you plenty of happy, joyful blessings.
I remember when we were kids, Chinese New Year brings its own excitement. We get to skip school (although now, in Indonesia it officially become a public holiday) and visited family and friends, and get to collect the red envelopes filled with money. Usually, the day before my mom would do the big praying at home and the day of the new year, in the morning we would go to the temple.
I actually miss these ritual. There's just something comforting with the ritual of getting the praying table ready, setting it up, my mom cooking up a storm of food, the smell of incense, and have all my cousins gather at our house. Our house always the central location for all gathering. I love that in our prayer we invited our ancestor to come and celebrate with us. Things that I took for granted back then, are now the things that I missed. I wish I have learn more about my Chinese heritage.
Our family is such a mix of cultures, and I do want to explore each of the culture. I think because of the mix, it's even more important for me to record and pass it down to my kids or nieces and nephews down the road.
Anyway, have fun to all that celebrate the day! :) On another note... yesterday, I found out that I made the Top 3 at CASE Study challenge. So excited! Even more excited to see my fellow Wee Memories DT gal Jinny is also listed.
Today, I have this simple card. I wish I could hug my mom and my brothers on this special day.
Hope you all stay warm!! The weather man said we should expect some snow today! Yay... Cross my fingers that we get to go home early??? Have a blessed day everyone!