03 February 2011

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

Happy Chinese New Year Everyone!!!
Calm and gentle, but persistent.
"Quietly charismatic, thoughtful and calm, rabbits are admired for their tactful and considerate dealings with all who know them. As such, they are most often depended upon for their wise counsel, or as someone in which to put valued trust in a personal friendship or a business dealing."

Some things that made me think of the future of my daughter (LOL): 
-Rabbits will not commit to any one person right away.
-Once they are settled down in a domestic relationship, however, no truer or more sweeter spouse is likely to be found.
-In dealings with family and friendships, they can always be counted upon for a sympathetic ear or a gentle hand to hold.
-They have an impeccable eye for color and line that is evident in their thoughtful fashion sense. The rabbit is usually on anyone's Best Dressed list (oh yeah!)

"According to Chinese tradition, the Rabbit brings a year in which you can catch your breath and calm your nerves.  It is a time for negotiation.  Don't try to force issues, because if you do you will ultimately fail.  To gain the greatest benefits from this time, focus on home, family, security, diplomacy, and your relationships with women and children.   Make it a goal to create a safe, peaceful lifestyle, so you will be able to calmly deal with any problem that may arise."

My Grandpa (Dad's Father) has always kept a part of our Chinese heritage alive within our Hawaiian culture. I can remember going to the little celebrations in China Town when I was little & Grandpa giving us kids money to feed the dragon (which terrified me!)
My favorite part of this year is receiving "Lai See" or the famous little red envelopes filled with money, money, money! 
 Here are two old ones I've kept in my wallet for some reason, but I have many more at my parent's house. Grandpa gives us our birthday money in these envelopes. Have you ever received Lai See before?

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