Sunday, 7 February 2016

Good Fortune Awaits

Happy Lunar New Year Good Fortune Awaits

Today marks the beginning of the Seollal holidays and a brand new start to the lunar calendar year. It is a time to celebrate with your family and love loves as well as a time for paying respect to your ancestors. During this festive period, you may see people travelling in hanbok (traditional Korean clothes) and carrying gifts for their family. On the morning of Seollal, ancestral rites are usually performed in order to pay respects to the family members of times gone by. After the ritual, a generous feast is had and games played. It is quite a fun time.

We wish you only the best for the New Year that is at hand and hope that everything turns out the way you want it to. Happy Lunar New Year!

How Lunar New Year is usually celebrated in Seoul South Korea

From Seoul Korea on Facebook

Happy Lunar New Year from my home and heart to yours with love
Good fortune awaits us all

From a few years back as this year will be the year of the monkey

Photographs taken at Starbucks on Lunar New Year

"Once a happy thought gets started, 
you can't help but feel warm-hearted."
~ Author Unknown ~


Asian accents and angel wings bless my home

My lucky purse from Seoul on my door
Enter with a happy heart

Logan's Sheep for Lunar New Year
Love Ewe

Chinese calligraphy Love Sign

How to celebrate an authentic Chinese New Year
On the first day of the Chinese New Year, roosters crow to mark the arrival of New Year. The younger generation visits the older generations and receives New Year gift money from them. ‪#‎ChineseNewYear‬‪#‎SpringFestival‬

Red she said

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(͡๏̯͡๏)(͡๏̯͡๏) ♡ Sunday

( , , )( , , ) ★ BLESSINGS ☆

Chinese Calligarphy
New Year 

I love this song by Little Dragon
Good Fortune

Beautiful asian accents for this Lunar New Year
Photographs from Facebook

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy Year of the Red Monkey

From Seoul Korea on Facebook
Happy Lunar New Year's day! On Seollal, we perform charye, ancestral rites, to worship the ancestors. On the table for the ceremony is a variety of food items including rice cake tteok, meat, fried Korean-style pancake, fruits, etc. After the ceremony, we share the food.
Vintage Chinese Photographs

I love the author Amy Tan
I just started reading her book
The Valley of Amazement

I love this line in her book
The Palace of Heavenly Charms
I love this song by Little Dragon ~Fortune

Friday, 5 February 2016

Flowers are food for our souls

There fell a silvery-silken veil of light,
With quietude, and sultriness, and slumber,
Upon the upturned faces of a thousand
Roses that grew in an enchanted garden...
~ E.A. Poe

Flowers in Bali 
Photograph taken by my Son on his honeymoon

Fresh flowers are always in our condo

Fresh flowers or fresh garland ever present

I love pink flowers
these were sent to me recently

My dear friend Matthew made for me this
everlasting wreath in memory of my beloved
It is on our condo door

None of these photographs of flowers were taken by
me but I love them just the same
Some came from Pinterest
but most from many sites from Facebook
thank you 

Chinese symbol for love

Have a gorgeous Friday Darlings