Chinese New Year’s is a great time. I get together with a bunch of family friends I haven’t seen in awhile and I get an update on their lives. I get red pockets (love them!) and I eat lots and lots and lots of food. Thankfully, these days I get to dress comfy, so no need to worry about having to fit into work clothes.
A snapshot of what I ate during my three days of festivities for Chinese New Year’s:
I ate a lot more than what you see here, but there were too many meals to take shots of. The egg tarts are my favourite at dim sum cause they are usually freshly baked. The egg tarts in the above photo were delicious and fresh, yummy! My other favourite is the steamed cake, but they didn’t have any when I was there.
I ingested a lot of food over these past few days. More than I care to remember. So, I took a nice long walk yesterday to work it off. It was cold out, but not as cold as the time when my cheeks almost froze permanently numb. Anyways, it was good to go for a walk. I might go for a walk today, its snowing like crazy and looks lovely outside all blanketed in white snow. I’ve really enjoyed these walks because I just forget about everything and focus on relaxing and enjoying my time outside. I started Tai Chi just for the same reasons I’m walking now, it relaxes me and I just focus on the walking and in the case of my Tai Chi, my slow-mo movements.
Chinese New Year’s is not all about the food, but the celebrations are around food, and that’s why I love this holiday! I can always diet later.