Chinese Culture Appreciation is a blog series that aims at explaining tidbits of, well, the Chinese culture. As a girl from Hong Kong, I really hope to share more of my amazing, historically rich world with you.
Right, I think that paragraph explains it pretty well. I've been embracing my own culture more and more when it comes to writing — Winner Takes All's Delenno is based more or less on China — and I feel I should share with you guys some of the more interesting and amusing aspects of my culture.
What normally happens: first, a Chinese New Year family meal (sorta like Thanksgiving reunion, now I think upon it):
|We eat un-eco-friendly stuff like shark fin and seaweed hair things.|
|From Wikimedia Commons.|
Not even kidding. This makes me a little sad, because it's a really great tradition that teaches us how to share our blessings, both monetary and spiritual. This sort of change is also what prompted this series.
This year, I'm going to embrace my own culture more, and stop thinking so much about myself and more about everyone else. And yes, that includes you: I've got two posts coming up next week that explain how!
That's enough from me: what do you think of this celebration? Does your culture have any special way of celebrating spring or the new year? What should I do with all this money!?* Let me know in the comments!
*You'll find out how I'm spending it next week on my birthday, 27th February; so do drop by! Trust me, you'll want to.
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