So today was Chinese New Year!
CNY marks the start of a new lunar year, and is the day to find all your friends and relatives and go have a nice dinner. Unfortunately, I’ve moved over to Canada for university, so I don’t really have any family to visit. If I was still in Hong Kong I’m sure I would have made a lot of money from red pockets 😀 This is one of the reasons I wish I was still in Hong Kong.
One of the new traditions I’ve had since moving over here is celebrating at school with other students. And by this I mean getting free food and having a great lunch.
The food wasn’t bad at all, and we even had dumplings and 年糕 for dessert.
CNY marks the coldest day of the year, and the end of winter. This means that it should start getting warmer and warmer from now on. It’s really weird because today it was 9 degrees, and there was only one real day of snow this entire winter! Compared to last year’s winter, this year is really really mild. I was waiting for the weather to get so cold I’ll just stay home all day, but I guess this is what people call global warming.