The air has the aroma of delicious food and a sense of anticipation; Mum and I are arranging flowers; my little sister is setting the table and my Dad is wiping the floors. Spring rolls sizzle and bamboo soup bubbles in the pot. Slowly, the table is covered in spring rolls, prawn crackers, stewed beef, Vietnamese coleslaw, rice papers, fish sauce, rice and salad. A feast to invite everyone home for the New Year!
My Mum is very traditional when it’s Vietnamese New Year. We clean the house and she always cooks a feast of traditional cuisine. We light incense and invite our ancestors home on New Years Eve and on New Years we visit the temple dressed in bright coloured clothing. She would never let me out of the house dressed in black or white on this day :p
My fortune cookie for the year says: “A man is at his tallest when he stoops to help a child“. Fingers crossed that I will grow very “tall” this year, hehe~
The first flower to bloom for the year!
Happy Vietnamese New Year or Chinese New Year!!! Welcome the Year of the Ox! :D
Happy Australia Day as well :)