2009 Chinese Horoscope Forecast

ox2009 is the year of Female Brown Cow. Brown is equivalent to Earth in Five Element theory. The major element in Cow is Earth, too. That means Earth is very strong in year 2009.

If your lucky element is Earth, then you will have a very good 2009 year. If Earth represents your money, then your money luck will bring you a big fortune. If Earth is related to your job, then will have a good career luck in 2009. On the contrary, if Earth is your unlucky element, then 2009 will be a tough year for you.

Earth is the mother (supporting) element of Metal. If your lucky element is Metal, then you will have a great year too. If Metal is your unlucky element, then 2009 won’t be a peaceful year to you.

Click HERE to find your lucky element. My lucky element is neither Earth nor Metal, but it’s Wood. So, I guess it’s going to be a neutral year for me.


Happy Ox Year!

luckycharGong Xi Fa Cai to all my readers! Let’s moo forward to a bullish year ahead!

CNY is a time for reunion when families gather; neighbours, relatives and friends pop up at our doors to celebrate the arrival of spring. Everything is new, red and rowdy.

Reunion dinner plays a big part on the dining table on the CNY eve. Family members gather for this most important dinner of the year. We had our reunion dinner at the Paramount Restaurant this year. My MIL has specially booked a room for the convenience and comfort of our little Edison. We had a sumptuous dinner and little Edison enjoyed himself too.

Reunion Dinner

We usually have our ‘Lo Hei’ session during the reunion dinner. Lo Hei symbolizes prosperity and longevity; and it’s one of the most important CNY dishes. Besides being full of flavors and textures, Lo Hei Yu Sheng is also loaded with symbolic meaning. The raw ingredients signify the renewal of life, and the word ‘fish’ or ‘yu’ in Cantonese sounds like the word for prosperity.

Well, the most important and fun part of Lo Hei is the mixing together of the ingredients. We shout “Lo Hei!” which means “to mix it up” but also sounds like “to prosper more and more” while we use our chopsticks to toss the ingredients as high in the air as they can. We enjoy the process as much as the food! 🙂

Let's Lo Hei!

Yummy! It was a great dinner!


New Clothings for CNY

I looked at the calendar today and I realized Chinese New Year (CNY) is just one week ahead. I quickly dig out my little master’s new clothes for washing.

It’s the Chinese tradition to wear new clothes from head to toe to symbolize a new beginning in the new year. It will bring good luck for the new year too. In fact, the concept of ‘out with the old and in with the new’ applies to almost everything during the CNY.

Here are the new clothes for my little master:

CNY Clothings

Left: Brown hooded knit top from Fox (present from Edison’s Godpa)
———Cropped jeans from Mothercare (bought by me)

Right: Red shirt from Fox (bought by Daddy)
———–Light blue jeans from JShopper (bought by me)

CNY Clothings 2

Left: Stripe polo shirt (present from Aunty Catherine)

Right: White tee from Pumpkin Patch (bought by me)