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Tonight is Chinese New Year’s Eve

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…and this year our family is holding the celebration HERE, in my mom’s house.

We’ll have the usual good food, the kids will get their ang paos, and we’ll all grow a year older, according to the Chinese way.

Tomorrow will officially be the start of the Year of the Rabbit.  I’ve read up on it, and while I generally am not a superstitious person, I like the fact that most predictions this year are positive.  It does not hurt to stay optimistic about the days ahead.

Too bad tomorrow is not a Holiday though, I sure could use the rest.  Oh well, the Philippine presidents don’t think that Chinese New Year is anything special anyway, except maybe for the tikoy they get.

A new bear

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Papa Bear’s brother and sister-in-law welcomed their new bundle of joy into the world!


Red day

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Mama Bear’s grandmother celebrated 90 years of life!

Since this is a milestone birthday, my uncles and aunts (my dad has passed away years ago) went all out so Ama could have a grand celebration.

Relatives from all over the world came over.  It was a grand reunion too, since some of our relatives live very far away and we don’t really get to see much of each other.

As with a traditional Chinese wedding, all of us were in red.  It was elegant in an understated way.  Not loud like most Chinese celebrations.  Just right for my Ama.