Sunday, January 23, 2011

Chinese New Year Preparations

The Year of the Rabbit is exactly 10 days' away!
For those of you who will be celebrating the Chinese New Year, how are your preparations coming along?  Bought your new (red) clothes?  Cleaned the house? Changed the curtains? Bought the CNY deco items?  Baked the cookies, or ordered them?

CNY2011 collage

Well, I have done some of the above... still some baking to do this coming weekend.  Not that I'm baking a whole lot of stuff - just that a couple of friends have asked me to bake some cookies for them... the rest are just for family and as gifts when we go visiting during the Chinese New Year.  I always think bringing along some home-baked stuff to friends' and relatives' homes sure beat store-bought snacks, don't you agree?

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17 comments:

Sean said...

oh noooo, i haven't done anything to prepare for CNY yet! this reminds me, must make appointment for my cheongsam fitting before the end of this week :D

Life for Beginners said...

Ooh! You just reminded me Devil & I still got CNY shopping to do for the decorations. (We got the pussy willow and the prosperity bamboo already though. Yay!)

AugustDiners said...

ever since started work, i never really bothered with CNY only to be thankful for a couple of days off work, best if no one comes to visit my homes so that i can spend whole day watching dramas without any interruption to entertain the guest!
Party pooper i know :D

J said...

Uh oh. This reminds me that I am in trouble - so close to CNY and not really prepared yet!!

Sarah Wu said...

Wow new year is coming soon. I love the close up shots, they are beautiful!

thule a.k.a leo said...

I have cut down the amount of CNY cookies this year, used back some of the previous year's decoration... cut down cost (last year's performance was not up to my expectation)

choi yen said...

What I have done was my new year cloths (red of course ^^), that's all :P

Pureglutton said...

Sean: You are such a diva :P Hope yr cheongsam fits!

Pureglutton said...

LFB: No worries - still 1 more weekend ahead!

Pureglutton said...

AugustDiners: CNY is the Best time to be at home and watch dvds!

Pureglutton said...

J: Still got time - one more weekend to complete your CNY errands!

Pureglutton said...

Sarah: Thanks for your encouragement :)

Pureglutton said...

Leo: It's good to be prudent and spend wisely - everything in moderation!

Pureglutton said...

Choi Yen: That's a good start :-D

Quay Po Cooks said...

You photos put in in Chinese New Year mood. Great shots!

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babe_kl said...

i'm not into baking cookies so i made some fruit cakes to bring along with me to visit my relatives :D