Down in Chinatown on Chinese New Year 2012

Gong Xi Fa Cai, hong bao na lai!Kiong Hee Huat Tsai! Kong Hei Fat Choi! Happy Chinese New Year! Yesterday (January 23rd on the Roman calendar) was the first day of the lunar year of the Water (Black) Dragon.  Chinese people all over world celebrate the Spring Festival with much exuberance.  This most important annual event marks the end of … Continue reading

2012 Official Philippine Holidays

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!First post of the year and I’m already thinking of the next holiday. To all Philippine residents, I’m excited to share and remind you of the regular and special holidays for this year — all 16 of them! As declared by the office of the president, there will be six long weekends for … Continue reading

Mom-Friday’s Lumpiang Cheekoy (Tikoy-Cheese Sticks)

Kid#1 – eating cheese stickKid#2 – eating lumpiang tikoyMe – Tikoy+Cheese+Lumpia wrapper =Accidentally yummy-freaky goodness!  That was my shout-out at my Facebook page yesterday after cooking those snacks for the kids. This surprise happened while I was frying my favorite lumpiang tikoy first, then followed by the cheese sticks requested by the girl. With the last tikoy … Continue reading

Chinese New Year Horoscopes for the Year of the White Metal Rabbit

KUNG HEI FAT CHOI!May the peace-loving Rabbit hop into your lives, bringing love and good fortune this year!Happy Chinese New Year of the Metal Rabbit! If you want to learn about your 2011 Chinese horoscopes, here’s a general guide from gotohoroscope.com:RAT – 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008OX – 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009TIGER – 1926, 1938, … Continue reading

Enter the Year of The Tiger with Lumpiang Tikoy

Occupying the third position in Chinese Astrology, the Tiger symbolizes power and authority, competitiveness and unpredictability. Tigers can be good leaders. They will also accept any challenge to protect loved ones and their honor. Don’t let their calm appearance fool you as Tigers will pounce when they feel it’s necessary. Tomorrow evening, we shall usher … Continue reading