Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Gung Hay Fat Choy...

For those of you unfamiliar with Chinese New Year, that's the Cantonese way of wishing someone a Happy New Year. On Monday night we celebrated at our local Chinese buffet with other adoptive families. There were about 35 in all, and we had a great time. The children received red envelopes with candy and money to start out the new year. One snafu is that I placed $1 in each envelope, unknowingly wishing the children bad luck. Yikes! I now know that to give someone an odd amount of money is not the proper thing to do, as the Chinese are very superstitious. I think I can still get around it cheaply next year by giving two quarters:)

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