Happy Lantern Festival

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Today is Chinese Valentine’s Day.  Another day for making money!

I don’t have lover to celebrate but still would love to enjoy special Chinese dessert “tang yuan”  especially if can find that special bear one!  They are little glutinous rice balls that normally filled with sweet fillings and served in sweet soup.  Remember mom made it herself when I was a kid.  I loved helping to “rub” it in ball shape!  Was fun.

This year we have LED flowers exhibition along harbour.  Those beautiful flowers are from Korea.  Definitely will go if have lover.  Don’t want to go alone and feel more lonely.

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The flower photo was found online.  Thanks for the photographer being so generous 😛

Have a wonderful Lantern Festival no matter have lover or not.

Free lunch

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I work in an American retail store but they celebrate Lunar New Year as well.  Every year, we will have free lunch for 7 consecutive days.  Well, guess you can tell, we are not able to enjoy the public holidays but meals.    Better than none right?  Most restaurants will be closed during CNY holiday, it’s nice company can arrange food for us.  But for most male colleague, it was not enough to fill their tummy……😂

Still, thank you for the kind gesture.

Valentine’s day, your way

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Valentine’s Day has been turned to be too commercial.

But I like this promotion offer so much.  So, would you bring your gf, wife or both to celebrate?

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Of course, you could choose to celebrate with your friends and have a relaxing night.

Or

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Make it sweet with lot of candies even spending alone……

Wish you all had a wonderful day no matter what way you chose.

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Be sweet always.

😘

Right one

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Read a passage online, wanted to share

Instead of asking if we found the right one, we should ask if we are willing to love and learn the person we found.  Everyone could be the right one if we want.  It depends on our decisions.

Here is the passage

AM I WITH THE RIGHT PARTNER?

During a seminar, a woman asked,” How do I know if I am with the right person?”

The author then noticed that there was a large man sitting next to her so he said, “It depends. Is that your partner?” In all seriousness, she answered “How do you know?” Let me answer this question because the chances are good that it’s weighing on your mind replied the author.

Here’s the answer.

Every relationship has a cycle… In the beginning; you fall in love with your partner. You anticipate their calls, want their touch, and like their idiosyncrasies. Falling in love wasn’t hard. In fact, it was a completely natural and spontaneous experience. You didn’t have to DO anything. That’s why it’s called “falling” in love.

People in love sometimes say, “I was swept of my feet.”Picture the expression. It implies that you were just standing there; doing nothing, and then something happened TO YOU.

Falling in love is a passive and spontaneous experience. But after a few months or years of being together, the euphoria of love fades. It’s a natural cycle of EVERY relationship.

Slowly but surely, phone calls become a bother (if they come at all), touch is not always welcome (when it happens), and your spouse’s idiosyncrasies, instead of being cute, drive you nuts. The symptoms of this stage vary with every relationship; you will notice a dramatic difference between the initial stage when you were in love and a much duller or even angry subsequent stage.

At this point, you and/or your partner might start asking, “Am I with the right person?” And as you reflect on the euphoria of the love you once had, you may begin to desire that experience with someone else. This is when relationships breakdown.

The key to succeeding in a relationship is not finding the right person; it’s learning to love the person you found.

People blame their partners for their unhappiness and look outside for fulfillment. Extramarital fulfillment comes in all shapes and sizes.

Infidelity is the most common. But sometimes people turn to work, a hobby, friendship, excessive TV, or abusive substances. But the answer to this dilemma does NOT lie outside your relationship. It lies within it.

I’m not saying that you couldn’t fall in love with someone else. You could. And TEMPORARILY you’d feel better. But you’d be in the same situation a few years later.

Because (listen carefully to this):

The key to succeeding in a Relationship is NOT finding the right person; it’s learning to love the Person you found.

SUSTAINING love is not a passive or spontaneous experience. You have to work on it day in and day out. It takes time, effort, and energy. And most importantly, it demands WISDOM. You have to know WHAT TO DO to make it work. Make no mistake about it.

Love is NOT a mystery. There are specific things you can do (with or without your partner), Just as there are physical laws Of the universe (such as gravity), there are also laws for relationships. If you know how to apply these laws, the results are predictable.

Love is therefore a “decision”. Not just a feeling.

Remember this always: God determines who walks into your life. It is up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let GO.”

Say cheese

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That’s the traditional Chinese New Year pudding, made with sugarcane.  Sweet and sticky.

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Guess what’s that?

It’s Chinese New Year CNY cheese pudding.  Love the color, the smell and taste!

Of course, it’s not sweet.  Less sticky than the traditional one but still a bit “gummy”  Smell very cheese!

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Easy to cook.   No oil needed.  So you just need a pan.

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Let’s enjoy.

Hugs

Happy Chinese New Year of Monkey

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Tomorrow, just a few more hours to wait

Will be a new year “again”.   Yes, again!

Will be Chinese New Year.

My new year of 2016 not started well.  Was tough and filled with sad news and negative energies.

Happy to have another chance to start new year.

Wish you all and your family a very happy Chinese New Year which filled by loves.  A healthy and wealthy peaceful year.

Best wishes