Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year!!

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year of the Dragon!!!

It's another exciting few days of celebration of the most important date for most Asian people. If you don't really know how big it is, think of it as Thanksgiving and Christmas rolled into one, that's how big it is! It's the one time for families to come together and often, I see distant relatives only during this one time of the year. Also, instead of receiving presents, unwed adults and children receive red packets stuffed with money instead. So naturally, plenty of kids look forward to it!


I've just finished my second day of visiting relatives and so far, I've only met the relatives on my mom's side, my dad's side would be on Saturday. It can be quite exhausting with all the adults gossiping and chatting and food being shoved everywhere and kids running amok in the crowds of people, but I like to sit still amidst all the noise and just take in the whole celebratory atmosphere.


Traditionally, its customary for everyone to buy new clothes and clean the whole house as a way to usher in the new year as well as inviting luck and propserity. However, my family is rather liberal and since we're the ones who usually visit other people's houses, we didn't bother to tidy up the house much. I did get a new dress:



Ah yes that's me, I did some surgery the past week or so..... LOL!!!!! Just jesting! It had slipped my mind to take a picture of my dress before changing out so here's the dress on the lovely model instead. The dress is from Spiral Girl.


Of course the colour red is mostly de rigeur for clothes, but I don't wear red outfits that often and most of my previous New year clothes winded up hanging in the closet till I got rid of it. So I decided to get something I know I'll definitely use again. If you're wondering, red is the colour of choice as it's considered a properous colour, so naturally it'll invite plenty of luck and good fortune.


It was also my first attempt at trying out the Newspaper printed nail:

I think it's decent for a first try but I would definitely use the section of newspaper with a smaller font and Steph suggested using a grey nail polish the next time.


Ona side note, I apologise for the lack of posts recently, I kindda had writer's block for abit and when I was finally thinking bout writing a post, I came down with a bout of flu. I'll probably try and finish up my review posts, but no promises as I'll be quite busy with school and finishing up the detailing for my costumes for the next cosplay event. Any guesses what character I'll be doing next? I'll give you a hint, one of the characters is definitely from Vocaloid, the other comes from last season's anime and had one of the most complicated storylines for an anime. Lol, lets see if anyone will take upthe challenge! Till next time! Xin Nian Kuai Le and Gong Xi Fatt Chai (Happy New Year and Wishing you Prosperity and Wealth)!!!!

8 comments:

  1. Happy Chinese New Year! ♥
    Your DIY newspaper print nails came out pretty well for a first time too! I might just have to try it myself now, haha XD & I hope you'll post some photos of you in your new dress... I'm sure you do it as much (if not more!) justice as the model ;)

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    1. Aww thanks alot! The nails are pretty easy to do! Haha, I might post more pictures once I get the chance to wear the dress again!

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  2. Happy Chinese New Year!!! Gorgeous dress! :D I hope that you are having a wonderful new year. ^-^

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    1. Happy Chinese new Year to you too and thanks!

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  3. Hope you had a wonderful chinese new year!:)

    Such a cute dress be sure to take lots of pictures! xx

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    1. I didn't manage to take pictures of my new year celebrations but thanks for the comment

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