Gung Hay Fat Choy – Sun Nien Fai Loh
Happy Lunar New Year everybody!
Hope you remembered to open the windows to let out the old year and let the new year in. Don't sweep your good luck away by cleaning the floor or get your hair cut done.
Eat your moon cakes – or join with me to invent a new Canadian Tradition – special Lunar Chocolate Croissants. Sorry but I do prefer chocolate croissants to moon cakes. But I have always loved the chinese sponge cakes and almond cookies and apple tarts of my childhood.
I think I'll pick some up to watch the CBC TV performance special Gung Haggis Fat Choy tonight with friends and family, and top it off with some Drambuie.
Last night we had a wonderful time attending a concert by Golden Pearl Ensemble led by by Zhi Min Yuwho is also the featured Ruan player with Silk Road Music in the Gung Haggis Fat Choy CBC television special. Golden Pearl Ensemble is a trio consisting of pipa, ruan and erhu, and managed by Diane Kadota Arts Management.
We were invited by “Jack” Jin Zhang who composed and arranged most of the music for the special Chinese New Year's Eve celebration at the Women's University Club at Hycroft Manor. Also featured was a talk by my friend Judy Maxwell about the early Chinese Canadian pioneers who fought in WW1 and WW2.
May everybody have something to crow about for the Year of the Rooster!