1.26.2009

It's Tet Today! Celebrating the Ox

My mom will be busy this morning preparing traditional foods to offer to our ancestors on our biggest holiday. I love tet because it doesn't have that commercial feel like western holidays. No, it's not only Chinese New Year. Lunar new year is the correct term because the Vietnamese and Koreans party too.

Hopefully I cleaned our house enough to welcome new energy and good fortune. Today we'll pray and eat in remembrance of our ancestors and appreciation of our own lives.

Married folks--don't forget to give out "lai see" (red envelopes) to the kids you know. The more generous you are....the more good fortune for your own family.

The year of the ox should bring stability to the home front...maybe even an upswing for real estate? I'm looking forward to that.

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