Happy Chinese New Year!! Its the Year of the Sheep!

Today is Chinese New Year! Although I’m not the cook when it comes to these things because my mom is the boss.  I just felt like I should share some Chinese New Year decorations.

Since I’m STILL in the midst of moving to my new place.  Final moving date set for March 1st tentatively….but I’m set about 80% positive it’ll happen because I’m plain sick of having my life divided into two.  This year, I had to take care of flower decorations for both places 😉 Sad thing when Valentine’s Day is around the same time is that its incredibly hard to find flowers so I couldn’t find the lilies that I wanted and this year, our flower selection is different from previous years.  Change can be good and it still works out good 🙂

Lets start with my own place’s decorations.  Not quite as abundant and it was taken with my smartphone.

Sorry for the poor lighting.  I didn’t play around with it too much on my phone. Next year, I’m going to get a little more decorations and have earlier prep 🙂

Moving on to my mom’s place,  I didn’t put all the decorations because its literally EVERYWHERE! But here’s a few pictures from last night taken with my DSLR.

Flowers

Flowers

Now to wrap up the post, last night’s Chinese New Year Eve dinner with dishes including fish, lotus root, chicken..all having their own good meanings.

Chinese New Year Eve Dinner

Chinese New Year Eve Dinner

Like always, my mom makes the best meal! It was so yummy! 🙂

That’s it for now!

Happy Chinese New Year!

May the Year of the Sheep bring you lots of happiness, awesomeness and success. 

Psst..another Oscar review coming up in the afternoon! Remember to check back! Appreciate it! 😉

Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

We’re surrounded by tons of little objects that make up our day.  It could be something that we use or something that holds memories or whatnot.

I thought about this for a few days and decided that my object on my mind these days that represent the continuing unstable schedule of my blogging is my dear friend right here, Nyquil.

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Lovely Nyquil here has been my friend since Sunday night conquering that evening nasty coughs that I’ve been having.  Rest assured, I’m feeling a lot better and things hopefully will look up from here.

Now onto happier things, Chinese New Year doesn’t really end on last Friday.  It lasts for a while and plus, I’m too tired to actually take the stuff down so I decided to show you some decor that I took quick shots of last night.

Red Envelope

Lay see = Red Envelope

Red envelopes are little pockets of money that people give.  Usually, people who give are married people who are older than you.  If you want a cute little take on it, my fellow friend and blogger, Day’s Lee did a post on that HERE!

Treasure Box

Treasure Box

A treasure box has little sweets and little treats inside that signify good luck and happy/sweet moments.  Ours had cashews, Ferrero Rocher and Chinese style sesame snaps and milk candy.

Good luck hanging decorations

Good luck hanging decorations

Another decorations is little hanging decorations or little good luck slogans by the doors and walls.  This is ours that we put over the stairs every year 🙂

This is my response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge for the theme Objects. Check out more entries HERE!

Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background

These photo challenge topics are seriously starting to own me.  I stared at this one and what was like  “Are you kidding?”

But a challenge is a challenge.  After running around and searching my pictures, I think I have a few that shows something more in the background 🙂

Lets check out whats IN THE BACKGROUND!

Walk down these stumps and there's a beautiful garden in the background!

Walk down these stumps and there’s a beautiful garden in the background!

In the background of the water lilies, we have colorful fishes swimming around!

In the background of the water lilies, we have colorful fishes swimming around!

Behind the Chinese New Year decorations, we have  pink christmas cactus blooming

Behind the Chinese New Year decorations, we have pink christmas cactus blooming

Look at my baby cat hiding in the background :)

Look at my baby cat hiding in the background 🙂

And now to more recent pictures with the first from the wedding I went to recently…

The star was the decoration but if you look at the mirror in the back, there's me!

The star was the decoration but if you look at the mirror in the back, there’s me!

Now for yesterday’s lunchtime walk…

On the Old Montreal boardwalk, we see the Amphitours in the background behind the railings!

On the Old Montreal boardwalk, we see the Amphitours in the background behind the railings!

In the background of the camera through a mirror ;)

In the background of the camera through a mirror 😉

The backgrounds of our pictures sometimes reveal more than we imagine and even add to the overall beauty of what we are portraying! This was  a hard challenge topic but at least its another lesson in seeing detail 🙂

This is my response to Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background! Please head over to see more backgrounds HERE!