Yay! It's the Year of the Monkey!! It's also my mom's 5th time to welcome the Year of the Monkey meaning she's turning the big SIX-OH (60) this year! I wanted to share some of the festivities this time around Toronto and Hong Kong :)
Last month, I visited Hong Kong for work and managed to take some pictures at Langham Place. At Level 4 Atrium, it was filled with displays for photo taking opportunity! With the Year of the Monkey, the well-known Japanese character, Monchhichi, was featured as Sun Wukong 孫悟空 and other iconic characters from the famous Chinese novel, “Journey to the West” 西遊記. Extremely cute, I couldn't resist and took pictures with my best friend!!
In Toronto, my family and cousins went to Century Place for a dinner with Lion Dance and other festive activities. Let's just say this place was beyond loud. The AV system was such a fail! and many aunties (strangers) were line dancing to like disco songs. It's really funny because my cousins described it as having dinner at a rave! hahah
Lion Dance for good fortune!
At our table, it's survival of the fittest! hahah CHOPSTICKS WAR!
I lost pretty badly on this dish (and also the fish - returned to the table with only bones), I beat down everyone by the time lobsters came out though AHHAHA :)
Honestly, many pictures were passed around here and there so I'll just include a few from instagram :)
I'm so happy to still be collecting Red Pockets this year!! Gosh, this is probably a small reason why it's still amazing to be not married off yet! hahaha
Finally, just some key accessories to bring a year of GOOD LUCK! :)
Hope you guys enjoyed Chinese New Year too!
I've had such joy and received a record-breaking amount of red pockets this year!
The best was, I actually managed to get some time off work so I can enjoy family time :)
Thanks always for reading :)