To celebrate Chinese New Year, I went to Guangzhou to explore little bit of China. I visited Wisca restaurant- one of restaurants of Michelin Shanghai list. This was one of the best meals I’ve have.
值此中国新年，我来到花城广州，探访舌尖上的中国年味。 “惠食佳”餐厅 米其林上海上榜饭店之一，便是地道的广东美味。
With that in mind, Here is my best wishes and gratitude, respect, or admiration to salute to all those who are hardworking even during the New Year festivities and to those who ate, drank has been keeping passion and love to all delicacies !
World integration, catering globalization! HAKKASAN in London, Shanghai, San Francisco ; JEAN GEORGES in New York, Vancouver and Shanghai, all these are my top restaurants that fulfill your day. For me, they are just like LV and PRADA, you never go wrong, but you need to pay more. I prefer to explore more unique taste of local culinary specialties and these restaurants know how to do just that.
世界一体化，餐饮全球化！曾在伦敦、上海、旧金山去过HAKKASAN餐厅，以及上海、纽约及温哥华的JEAN GEORGES餐厅, 对我来说，这些餐厅就像LV 和PRADA，你永远不会选错，但当然你也需要支付更多。我更喜欢在不同的城市寻找当地饮食文化的特色和美味。
With many years of experience of living in Guangdong, it let me have a profound understanding of the Chinese food culture. In my opinion, French cuisine equals to Chinese Cantonese cuisine, that is made from superior materials with exquisite technology skills; Italian cuisine equals to Chinese Sichuan cuisine, that is rich flavor, but simple and easy to understand; German cuisine, is just Chinese Shandong cuisine, that is not much to show off.
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This Chinese New Year, I want to wish you a great Lunar new year! “Gong Xi Fa Cai”! With my best wishes, I hope it is filled with new attitude and new opportunities in the new year! I know that you will have a prospective new year of rooster! Don't get bound, get everything! Outside of the comfort zone is where the magic happens！
Every accomplishment starts with a decision to move forward and take action. On this new year, please take a chance and embrace new opportunities with new minds. Try to be a rainbow in someone's clouds.
I hope you find your power of influence and the power to upgrade in your life beyond your comfort zone. A better new life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
Welcome you to join us together being brave enough to uproot your comfort zone and begin the challenging journey of building a new life in a new city. The only failure happens if you don’t try, so please don't leave regrets to yourself in a new year.
I really enjoy the new popular BBC documentary Chinese New Year: the Biggest Celebration on Earth which exploring New Year celebrations in China. In fact Chinese New Year is one of the biggest events on the planet and every year a sixth of the world’s population travels home to celebrate with their families.
As a global citizen, you might miss some of your own hometown traditional lunar New Year celebration because you are away from home. However doesn’t matter where you are there will be a Chinese New Year celebration.
Want to strut your homesick in the Chinese new year where ever you are? Living overseas or travelling doesn't have to mean forgoing the festivities. Here are some interesting places where you can celebrate Lunar New Year in your own way from CNN report published in Jan 2017.
--Sha Tin Racecourse, Hong Kong
Not just for professional punters, Sha Tin's Chinese New Year race is a family-friendly activity.
January 30, free entry for tourists; first race at 12:30 p.m.; Sha Tin Racecourse, Sha Tin, Hong Kong--香港沙田马场
1月30日，游客免票入场；首赛开场于下午12:30； 香港沙田-Allas Sea Pool, Helsinki
What better way to usher in the Year of the Rooster than a deep cleansing spa and sauna? Allas Sea Pool is a public Finnish sauna complex offering an amazing view of Helsinki. You can take a dip in one of the sea-facing pools before enjoying a steaming sauna session indoors.
Allas Sea Pool, Katajanokanlaituri 2, Helsinki 00160 Finland--赫尔辛基阿拉斯海水泳池
阿拉斯海水泳池, Katajanokanlaituri 2, Helsinki 00160 Finland--Awakenings Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Now in its eighth year, Awakenings Eindhoven has all the techno essentials; a warehouse, an urban location and one of the world's best techno line-ups.
January 28, Awakenings Eindhoven, Klokgebouw Eindhoven, The Netherlands; ticket costs €42, or $45--荷兰埃因霍温Awakenings 音乐节
1月28日 Awakenings Eindhoven, Klokgebouw Eindhoven, The Netherlands;票价42欧或45美元-Los Glaciares, Patagonia, Argentina
Boost your stamina this Lunar New Year. Stamina strengthening can be achieved by trekking the stunning Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina's Patagonia.The park is famous for its dramatic landscapes, including 47 large glaciers and three big lakes.
January and February lie in the warmer summer months and are considered the ideal time to visit. --阿根廷巴塔哥尼亚冰川国家公园
一月和二月为当地温暖的夏季，是观光的理想时间。--Chinatown, San Francisco
A series of events are lined up for the 15-day festival, including a parade featuring more than a 100 floats and assorted performances including a 28-foot-long Golden Dragon float.
San Francisco's 2017's Chinese New Year Parade takes place on February 11, at 5:15 p.m., starting from the corner of 2nd and Market Streets--旧金山中国城
旧金山2017新春大游行2月11日下午5:15开始于2nd and Market Streets 街口--Disney California Adventure Park/Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles
Apart from dressing their characters for the festival, both parks are bringing in new characters during Lunar New Year -- Po and Tigress (from Kung Fu Panda) for Universal Studios and Mulan and Mushu for Disney.
Disney California Adventure Park, 1313 Harbor Blvd.Anaheim, CaliforniaUniversal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California--洛杉矶迪斯尼加州冒险乐园/好莱坞环球影城
迪斯尼加州冒险乐园, 1313 Harbor Blvd.加利福尼亚阿纳海姆好莱坞环球影城, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California--Around the city, Sydney
Many of the city's iconic landmarks including the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Town Hall will be illuminated bright red during the festival.
--Central London, London
London claims to throw the biggest Chinese New Year party outside Asia.
The day begins with a colorful Chinese parade that winds its way through the streets of the downtown West End district, followed by stage performances in Trafalgar Square. There are traditional dance troupes, acrobats, dragon and flying lion dances, opera and martial arts acts. And the celebration will ends with a fireworks spectacular.
--Quang Ba Flower Market, Hanoi, Vietnam
One essential must-have for Vietnam's Lunar New Year, the most eye-catching bouquets (usually peach blossom or ochna integerrima, the bright yellow blossom favored during Tet) amid the whirr and screech of the city's ubiquitous motorcycles, all transporting bright bunches of flowers on their pillions.
--Maggie Choo's, Bangkok
Travelling in Bangkok, Maggie Choo's, a 1930s Shanghai-themed bar in the heart of Bangkok, is a great way to celebrate the Spring Festival in style.
Maggie Choo's, 320 Silom Road Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand--曼谷Maggie Choo's酒吧
Maggie Choo's, 320 Silom Road Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand
We all know Vancouver is a multicultural city, however Chinese culture is a huge influence in this city. I was so surprised that my daughter’s school perform a Chinese song for the Chinese New Year at their event. My daughter was so pour to help and teach her classmates to sing the song, although she is not really versed to sing in Chinese.
During our Chinese New Year festival, The Chinese theater musical “Mulan” is touring West Canada from Vancouver to Victoria and Nanaimo . The story of “Mulan” is a classic Chinese story known around the world. The theatrical musical combines the Chinese cultural values of love, justice, loyalty and filial duty into on epic story.
I had a chance to see the sneak peak preview of the “Mulan” drum percussion performance at a Fashion boutique on Chinese New Year shopping night and It was amazing! I really appreciate how our culture embraces each other.
One my friends even told me every year her daughter’s elementary school will organize with the Chinese parents to provide 5000 dumplings as hot lunch for their Chinese New Year school event.
The world embraces Chinese culture and keeps a close eye on China. Let’s celebrate our wonderful global citizen life.
We have a family tradition in our family during Chinese New Year. We climb high as we believe this is good luck as we move to higher place to see far ahead of the prosperous year ahead. Herewith my wishes to your prospective Monkey year!
This year, my family selected Whistler as our New Year praying destination. My partner of Antigua Investing program is Replay Resorts who are the visionaries of resorts developing expert. I’ll go over what the Replay Resorts experience is like.
今年，我和我的家人选择Whistler作为我们的新年祈福之地。我们安提瓜投资项目的合作方Replay Resorts恰巧是度假村开发的梦想家。乘此度假之际，我这就去感受下Replay Resorts传授给我的耳闻目染的真切体验。
Whistler is annual winner of Best Ski Resort in North America for 2016 and 2014. They are also the winner of Best Ski Destination in 2015, 2013’s World’ Greatest Ski Resorts, and 2012 Best Hotels and Resorts of the Americas. It is the greatest luxury winter vacation destination.
Located in the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia, two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler is Canada’s favourite year-round destination. There’s two majestic gold courses, unbeatable shopping, restaurants, and bars, accommodation to suit every budget, hiking trails, spas, and the best mountain bike park in the world. This place is a pure indulgence for everyone.
With many people’s expectation and to meet everyone in my family’s needs, Whistler is the perfect match. We are surrounded by beautiful nature, and you can ski all day and sit by the fireplace all night. Whistler is a true magical combination of snow and fire.
And from then on, I dream about the Antigua resort program where another perfect destination awaits: a place where you can sail around the ocean and into your own backyard.
I have no doubt in my mind that Replay Resorts will capture the magic of ocean and sailing in Antigua as they captured Whistler’s spirit of snow and fireplace. How exciting!
I love Vancouver. Living here has been absolutely wonderful. We have clean air and food! It’s amazing and has absolutely no difficulties living in Canada even when you don’t speak English.
As Vancouver embraces multicultural events, Chinese New Year is a huge celebration here in Vancouver as well.
Like every other year, I always to go the Chinese Shopping centre, Yaohan, to purchase the items for the coming Chinese New Year. There is Osaka Supermarket and T&T which will provide you with anything and everything you are looking for.
每年的这个时候，我都会去华人购物中心，八佰伴，为接下来的新春佳节采购年货。在大阪超市 和 T&T大统华 ，您几能买齐任何您想要的东西。
The store is filled with traditional New Year decoration and the atmosphere is filled with celebration. This shopping has been a real joyful experience.
Firstly, I bought lots of snacks that were specifically for Chinese New Year. I was so excited that I even found my hometown desert.
You can find delicious Hong Kong style chicken and BBQ pork!
Even I found local sockeye salmon sushi, wild lobster, the famous king crab, and other seafood and meats!
They were top of the quality and freshest food you could find.
In Canada, not only do we have access to traditional Chinese products but you have an advantage of using many ingredients from other countries too!
With so much option for food, this year is going to be the best Chinese New Year yet!
Happy Chinese New Year! With the Chinese New Year coming soon, I am so excited to decorate my home with red atmosphere. Decorating and celebrating Chinese New Year reduces my homesickness and gives me a magic feeling that I have travelled to China in matter of seconds!
As a Chinese descendent, I cannot resist the temptation of Chinese red. I’ve been buying a lot of New Year celebration accessories.
My home has been painted with Chinese New Year decorations and I am eager to get started on the celebrations!
It is a must to have “Goat” strap and “Golden Mandarin” as that is a typical New Year trademark in Vancouver for those from Hong Kong.
This New Year, I wish for nothing but to become a complete global citizen and share this amazing tradition.
With the new Chinese gowns, even the trees become more attractive!
How are you decorating your places?
Wishing you an amazing celebration of the New Year!
I met with Marlyna Los, the Feng Shui Master to discover more about Feng Shui and to understand the fundamental classical Feng Shui concepts during her visit with my friend.
Feng Shui is a worldly known Chinese philosophy system that connects the surrounding environment and the influence it has on daily life. She explained the concept of energy, harmony and balance of classical Feng Shui, which includes Qi, Yin and Yang, the Five elements, and the eight trigrams, known as Bagua.
Qi (pronounced “chee” in English) is the key energy. This is the movement of the negative and positive energy, which plays a foundation role for Feng Shui. For your home, it’s the structure, age, surrounding environment, slope of the land, and quality of soil to maximize your Qi.
Yin and Yang discusses the polarity. Yin describes feminine energy and Yang describes the masculine energy. The harmony of these two is essential role for creating a balanced life. Think of this concept as push and pull. These factors are interdependent that one cannot exist without the other and provides a support and nourishment. For your home, you want both soft and feminine energy as well as strong and masculine energy to provide a balanced energy home. Your bedroom and bathroom, a place of relaxation should contain Yin where your home office, kitchen should have Yang.
The Five elements describe energy of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. These five elements interact between each other, which describes a life cycle. Feng Shui use the Five elements to describe the change of Qi.
WOOD presents a growing force - colours: Green and Brown
FIRE is radiant, moving and expanding energy – colousr: Red, Orange, Purple, and Pink
EARTH attracts and is a consolidating, stable force – colousr: Yellow, Sand, or Light Brown
METAL is a contracting and condensing force – colours:. White and Gray
WATER represents spreading and penetrating energy, anything that flows – colours: Blue and Black
木代表了生长的力量 - 颜色：绿色和棕色
火为发光、耀动、扩散的能量 – 颜色：红色、橙色、紫色和粉色
土象征了巩固、稳定的力量 – 颜色：黄色、沙色或浅棕色
金为收缩凝结的力量 – 颜色：白色和灰色
水代表了散播和穿越的能量，一切流动的东西 – 颜色：蓝色和黑色
Bagua is eight trigrams to determine the energy of your space. It is a map of your home that guides you which part of your home is connected with areas of your life. Marlyna explained that to understand your Bagua, you should have a compass reading of your home by a professional. After a reading, you would be able to determine which areas of your life that are affected by each different Feng Shui of your home affects.
Marlyna Los explained that all of Feng Shui could have an influence your life. Looking at these factors will help determine the importance of the location of your home and interior of you home.
It was interesting to hear about the influence of energy and the cultural influence it has at our home.
Wishing all of you a harmonious and happy home.