Happy Groundhog Day!
It’s February 2nd and it’s Groundhog Day! Do you think Punxsutawney Phil is going to see his shadow and give us another 6 weeks of winter? I have a feeling Spring is coming early this year although it’s really cold right now. 🙂
Anyway, I always think of the movie Groundhog Day around this time of the year. Isn’t that the last really funny movie Bill Murray made? If you haven’t seen it, you have to watch this classic. What would I do if I have one day to live? Oh man, I don’t think I would like it. I definitely wouldn’t spend it in the office that’s for sure. I probably would take out all the money in the bank and blow it all over town. Heh heh, I guess that’s why so many people are in debt.
Happy Chinese New Year!
It’s also Chinese New Year (February 3rd), it’s the day to go home and celebrate with family. I am 2 generations and 2 countries removed from my Chinese roots, but I do have fond memories of Chinese New Year. When I was a kid, I would get lucky money from all the older relatives, that’s the best part of Chinese New Year when you’re a kid. Then we would run all over town and spend money on toys, fire crackers, and snacks. Ahh.. the good old days. Of course now that I’m older, I realize the best thing about Chinese New Year is the time spent with family.
Here are some fun facts about Chinese New Year.
– The fire crackers are to scare away ghosts and demons.
– Chinese set out food for ancestors to show respect and eat the food afterward. I think it’s set out for only a few minutes.
– 2011 is year of the rabbit. Rabbit people are considered one of the most lucky people because they are talented and are good at making money.
– Everyone cleans up their home thoroughly sweeping out the bad luck and ushering in the New Year. This is suppose to be done before New Year. You don’t sweep on the New Year because it means you’re throwing out good luck.
– Older relatives and friends of family give kids money in lucky red envelopes!
I am not making any more resolutions though. 🙂