Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Chinese New Year!

Posted by : foongpc | Thursday, February 3, 2011 | Published in

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Today is the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Metal Rabbit! Happy Chinese New Year to all my Chinese friends wherever you are!

Since it's the year of the Rabbit, I got myself two pairs of cute rabbits which I bought from Petaling Street (KL's Chinatown).



A pair of yellow rabbits since mustard yellow is a good colour for 2011 (according to feng shui master Lillian Too)



But Chinese New Year won't be the same without red colour, so I got the red rabbits too!

I know what you are thinking - They are not real rabbits! But of course! Are they cute or what? Haha!

So now, here are my top 10 reasons why I love Chinese New Year!

1. I can collect angpows and hopefully make enough to pay for some of my future travel expenses!

2. I can finally eat yee sang after waiting a whole year for it!

3. I have a good excuse to stuff myself silly with lots of good food!

4. I don't have to go to work! Yay!!

5. I can enjoy driving around PJ and KL since the roads are practically jam-free!

6. I can sleep late and wake up late (well, later than my normal working days that is)

7. I can play In-Between! (Please don't think naughty thoughts here! Haha!)

8. I can gobble up loads of mandarin oranges!

9. I can snack on arrowheads and pineapple tarts without limits!

10. I don't have to do house chores as sweeping the floor is prohibited on the first day of Chinese New Year. (I make it an offence to do any house chores during the Chinese New Year holidays! LOL!)



Do you love Chinese New Year too?

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  1. Bill said...

    Hi foong

    February 3, 2011 at 1:55 AM
  2. Tekkaus said...

    Alamak! I thought I am the first one. LOL :D

    February 3, 2011 at 1:59 AM
  3. Tekkaus said...

    I thought you rabbits are real rabbits. LOL :D

    February 3, 2011 at 2:00 AM
  4. Tekkaus said...

    No more ang pows from me. Well...at least not that much anymore. :p and I have to give out lots of ang pows too.

    February 3, 2011 at 2:00 AM
  5. Tekkaus said...

    My family and I had our yee sang yesterday. :)

    February 3, 2011 at 2:01 AM
  6. Tekkaus said...

    Sure. There will be lots of good food huh! I believe I will gain at least 10kilos this CNY. :D

    February 3, 2011 at 2:01 AM
  7. Tekkaus said...

    Ouh...so your kampung is in KL? Good for you. I think you can even sleep on the road. :)

    February 3, 2011 at 2:02 AM
  8. Tekkaus said...

    As for me...I still have to wake up early as usual. :D

    February 3, 2011 at 2:03 AM
  9. Tekkaus said...

    Anyway happy Chinese New Year to you bro. Huatt ar! :D

    February 3, 2011 at 2:03 AM
  10. Bill said...

    Even though i dont celebrate this i still wish you a Happy Chinese New Year my friend.

    February 3, 2011 at 2:04 AM
  11. bluedreamer27 said...

    Happy CNY foong... though we are not celebrating it here hehe

    February 3, 2011 at 4:10 AM
  12. bluedreamer27 said...

    oh those who are in Filipino-Chinese community do celebrate this occasion too

    February 3, 2011 at 4:10 AM
  13. bluedreamer27 said...

    and i just received moon cake from a friend awhile ago

    February 3, 2011 at 4:11 AM
  14. lina said...

    Happy CNY Foong! :)

    February 3, 2011 at 6:02 AM
  15. David Funk said...

    Obviously, I don't celebrate Chinese New Year, but I do like the reasons why you like that holiday. Yeah, it's a good thing not to work on that day especially if one works on other holidays.

    Happy Chinese New Year to you and my other friends that celebrate it!

    February 3, 2011 at 7:13 AM
  16. Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

    Having stuff animal rabbits is better than some who buy real rabbits at the whims/fancy and cast the poor fellas away when the year is over or they don't look cute anymore.

    Thank you very much for the fengshui updates. You have just become my FS 'master'.

    Kung Hei Fatt Choy!

    February 3, 2011 at 7:54 AM
  17. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    Happy CNY Foong! :D

    February 3, 2011 at 9:04 AM
  18. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    those stuffed rabbits plushies veryb cute!! i saw lots of them too but did not buy it. haha

    February 3, 2011 at 9:05 AM
  19. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    cz at home here got few rabbit plushies already. =.=

    February 3, 2011 at 9:05 AM
  20. Mei Teng said...

    CNY is not a big thing for me. It's just an excuse to have a break from work, rest and feast :)


    Have a great CNY celebration.

    February 3, 2011 at 9:07 AM
  21. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    i love CNY too!! can collect angpows!

    February 3, 2011 at 9:07 AM
  22. [SK] said...

    oh, those rabbits are very cute and nice, from petaling street?? i thot u never go there~~ :p

    February 3, 2011 at 10:05 AM
  23. [SK] said...

    my top reason for loving CNY is: no need to work!! hahahaha~~ :D

    February 3, 2011 at 10:05 AM
  24. [SK] said...

    as for those angpows and yee sang and lots of CNY food, errr.. not really the main reason lah.. mine would be your #4 and #6~~ :D

    February 3, 2011 at 10:06 AM
  25. [SK] said...

    btw, do you collect all those plush toys for the 12 horoscope?? or does rabbit actually means more to you??

    February 3, 2011 at 10:07 AM
  26. [SK] said...

    wishing you and your family a happy and prosperous chinese new year celebrated with health and wealth!! :)

    February 3, 2011 at 10:07 AM
  27. Eric Lee said...

    happy rabbit year to u n ur family!!

    in between? DAMN long nver play that already!! hahaha anyone know mah jong at all? XD

    have to agree..angpows ar the highlight of th yar!! woots

    February 3, 2011 at 10:34 AM
  28. ChrisAu said...

    Gong xi fa cai!!

    February 3, 2011 at 12:23 PM
  29. Cloudia said...

    LOVE IT!


    Gung Hee Fat Choy!!!!



    Aloha from Honolulu
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    February 3, 2011 at 12:37 PM
  30. Bananazஇ said...

    Its just another 'noisy' day with the crackers cracking all nite long..haha

    February 3, 2011 at 5:39 PM
  31. Bananazஇ said...

    Love to have all the peace to myself in my cave other than the crackers..

    February 3, 2011 at 5:40 PM
  32. Bananazஇ said...

    Looking 兔tù-wards 兔tù-day 兔tù-morrow and forever 兔tù-gether
    兔tù-begin with good health & wealth
    Wishing You A Hopping, Happy & Prosperous Rabbit 兔tù Year
    恭喜发财 GongXiFaCai

    February 3, 2011 at 5:40 PM
  33. ken said...

    i love it because it's a holiday! :)

    February 3, 2011 at 8:15 PM
  34. Angie Tan said...

    GONG HEI FATT CHOY!! Cute rabbits you have. If I have rabbits, my 2 dogs will sapu them-lor...

    My rabbit is metal.. coincident hor?!

    February 3, 2011 at 9:03 PM
  35. CH Voon said...

    I like angpows too hehehe.

    And, i like eat yee sang so much. it is so enjoyable moment.

    February 3, 2011 at 9:20 PM
  36. CH Voon said...

    I think one of the main activities during cny is eating!

    No traffic at KL and PJ - You are local people.

    February 3, 2011 at 9:21 PM
  37. CH Voon said...

    i think everyone like CNY.

    I wish you happy chinese new year 2011!

    Collect a lot of angpao too.

    February 3, 2011 at 9:22 PM
  38. eiling lim said...

    i also like CNY due to the ang pow extortion and also the open table!haha

    February 4, 2011 at 12:49 AM
  39. Cikgu Nizam said...

    Happy Chinese New Year Foong.... Have a great festive this year...

    February 4, 2011 at 11:31 AM
  40. Che-Cheh said...

    Kong Hei Fatt Choy!

    The rabbits are so cute la. I should have bought one. :)

    February 4, 2011 at 12:46 PM
  41. khengsiong said...

    I can tell you 10 reasons why I hate CNY...

    February 4, 2011 at 3:13 PM
  42. khengsiong said...

    First of all, the weather is hot...

    February 4, 2011 at 3:14 PM
  43. khengsiong said...

    2nd, 'ying chao' is tiring...

    February 4, 2011 at 3:15 PM
  44. khengsiong said...

    3rd, this is not a good time to maintain my health...

    February 4, 2011 at 3:17 PM
  45. khengsiong said...

    Many more reasons to go, but I think I will stop here...

    February 4, 2011 at 3:18 PM
  46. khengsiong said...

    Anyway, kong hei fatt choy!

    February 4, 2011 at 3:18 PM
  47. Shirleen said...
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    February 4, 2011 at 3:55 PM
  48. Shirleen said...

    lol.. I've got myself 2 golden rabbits too.. Just for CNY.. :)

    happy new year to you too.. :)

    February 4, 2011 at 3:57 PM
  49. iamthewitch said...

    haha I love your LAST point!! NO house chores!! :) HAPPY BUNNY CHINESE NEW YEAR To you foong!!

    February 4, 2011 at 7:30 PM
  50. Life Ramblings said...

    Happy Chinese New year to you and your family. the rabbits are adorable.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:34 PM
  51. Mariuca said...

    Oh now that u mentioned In-Between, I am suddenly reminded of this game! Forgot how to play edi though!!

    February 5, 2011 at 7:37 AM
  52. Mariuca said...

    Yay for Yee Sang and Yay for Ang pow.. which one u prefer? Ang pow or yummy Yee Sang? ;)

    February 5, 2011 at 7:38 AM
  53. Mariuca said...

    No need to be adventurous all and explore KL summore okay? Stay put in PJ and explore here only LOL! :D

    February 5, 2011 at 7:38 AM
  54. Mariuca said...

    Happy CNY to you and your family and how was ur ang pow collection dis year? Enuff for another OKB vakasi?? ;0

    February 5, 2011 at 7:39 AM
  55. Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

    Nice rabbits. :-)

    I want to have one of those.

    Hmmm...I like Chinese New Year too because that is the best time to visit Binondo Chinatown.

    February 5, 2011 at 10:58 PM
  56. Bengbeng said...

    the rabbits r cute. i saw u on Caroline's blog. cool!

    February 6, 2011 at 12:06 AM
  57. Belka29 said...

    Да, наверно в каждой стране найдется миллионы подобных людей. Китайский Новый год - это тоже замечательный праздник!!!

    February 6, 2011 at 3:17 AM
  58. jam said...

    I too love Chinese New Year!

    February 9, 2011 at 9:21 AM
  59. jam said...

    But this year CNY is so rush as the 1st day falls on Thursday. It would be nice if we have longer break.

    February 9, 2011 at 9:23 AM
  60. Ayie said...

    Share some of those mandarin oranges foong...love those too! lol

    February 16, 2011 at 12:43 AM