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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Chinese New Year 2013.

It's finally CNY! :D I've been looking forward to it because it's a holiday and I can take a break from college (even though it was only a 3 day break, but a break is a break!). Sorry for the absence of a { 5 Things } post last week, the week passed too quickly for me to notice T_T

Please don't expect to see any of my relatives' faces in here, they all love their privacy, so I don't post photos of them online :)

CNY Eve's Reunion Dinner~

The usual Yee Sang! I love the crackers the most!

Lou Sang! The higher it goes, the more prosperity you'll have for the year! :D

I think this was meant to be shark's fin soup. Or is it fake shark fin's soup? I don't know D:

Roast duck and roast pork! Probably the yummiest part of the whole dinner.

Claypot rice. 

The claypot rice tasted kind of bad. More like the rice has been drizzled with soy sauce. It's lacking the usual claypot rice characteristics such as the burnt rice that sticks to the sides of the pot -_-

There were like 6 other dishes, but I couldn't be bothered to take photos of them. Too hungry~~
However, the standard of the food was sub par, disappointing and not really worth the price -_-
 Typical food quality in most restaurants when it's Chinese New Year.

Chor Yat~

I don't know about you guys, but my family doesn't really celebrate CNY. We don't go visiting our other relatives/friends, instead we rot in the house and watch loads of TV while eating tidbits. Sounds a bit unhealthy :X

Anyway, on the first day of CNY, it is customary for us to have vegetarian meals for the whole day. My aunt makes really good vegetarian dishes :D

Enough of food photos, here's what I wore for the first day of CNY!

Red as usual. I'm not the superstitious kind, but I do like to wear red for at least the first day of CNY :)

Chor Yee~

Outfit of the day:

This maxi dress was actually bought some time ago, but I never wore it, so I guess it's considered new? :x
And I seem to have a crotchet theme going on...

No more photos because all I did on that day was watching Puss In Boots, Asia's Next Top Model and a little of The Adventures of TinTin. I abused the Astro to the maximum because I don't have Astro at home and therefore cannot watch any of the above unless I stream/download.

Chor Sam~

We didn't do much, we just went out for lunch and then went to Sungei Wang to hunt for shoes.
According to my mum, we're not supposed to buy shoes during Chinese New Year because shoes in Cantonese is 'hai' (the sound one makes when sighing) and we'll be sighing for the rest of the year. But then again, we aren't the superstitious sort, so we bought shoes anyway.

I was only supposed to buy a pair of black wedges to replace my old ones which broke, but I ended up buying 2 tops and a skirt as well. Girls ._.

Before I finish, I shall share a photo (or two) of my CNY nails!

OPI's The Living Daylights, which I talked about in one of my { 5 Things } posts.
This polish looks really gorgeous on, and resembles mini disco balls. I used the dabbing method to make the glitter appear dense. It didn't take a long time, maybe about 30 minutes or less? It gets easier to apply after a few times.

However, this polish was a nightmare to remove T_T
Apparently, you're supposed to soak it in nail polish remover or something, but I couldn't get it off and ended up having to scrape it off from my nails. I think I'm gonna try layering it over a base colour next time.

Alright, that's all for my CNY post! 

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Ang Pau Na Lai! :D

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