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Year of the Pony

31 Jan

It’s that time of the year again when the new year rings and the old year moves on.  And to think that it was just the New Year 30 days ago.  Isn’t it great to have many different calendars?!

Happy Lunar New Year, everyone!  It’s the Year of the Horse, or the Year of the Pony as I like to call it.  Indeed, I’m a proud “Pegasis”, and if I were male, I’d be a “Brony”.  No links attached.  Go and look them up.

To celebrate the Year of the Pony, here’s a nice animated musical for you all, presenting none other than My Little Ponies.

 

The episode that the song came from presents a parable on moving on.  Think about having high expectations, the expectations not becoming realized, and coming to terms with disappointments.  Pretty deep for an animation that targets young girls, huh.  It’s the new year, after all.  What better time to philosophize.

One of my girlfriends quoted one of her friends and sent me a creative greeting – “May the horse be with you,” she texted.  I love it!  So then… Wishing everyone a lucky Year of the Horse!  May the horse be with us all!

Lunar New Year treat

15 Feb

Our family friend in Seattle, the Young family, helped us celebrate the Lunar New Year in style when Jessica, the eldest daughter, and who I consider a younger sister figure, came over two days ago to help with wedding prep tasks and also brought along cakes made by her Mom.  Ping yi, as we fondly call her, makes excellent traditional Chinese cuisine, and I’m a sucker for her cooking.  Her soups and noodles are fabulous!  Being a noodle fanatic, I’d sing and dance for several servings of her pan-fried noodles.

When Jessica visited, she brought along three types of cake.  One of them, a pandan-flavored cake, is pictured below.  The other two types were beautifully-moulded water chestnut cakes and a loaf of savory stuffed-rice cake.  The water chestnut cakes were yummy and reminded me of sweetened poi, while the rice cake is still wrapped in banana leaves, but won’t be for long.  The pandan-flavored koi-shaped cake, on the other hand, is too pretty to eat.

Thanks my Seattle ohana for the New Year treats and Happy Lunar New Year everyone!

Gung hay fat choy!