GONG XI GONG XI GONG XI NI AH~ Chinese New Year is fast approaching us and that means I get to spend time with my family, get some angpows and most importantly enjoy all the food! All that dieting for the past 3 months was for this exact moment. However, the build up to CNY isn’t always all fun and games. There’re plenty of things that need to be taken care of so that everyone has a happy, healthy and prosperous year ahead of them. So here are 5 things you absolutely have to do before CNY!
Of course the first thing to do is clean, clean and most importantly, CLEAN! We have to make sure that our houses are spick and span to welcome our guests. A thorough cleaning is important because it is believed that we are getting rid of all the bad luck of the past year and making room for all the good things the new year has to offer, not to mention your guests don’t find cockroaches or ants running around your home when they visit. That means a simple sweep and mop isn’t going to cut it. It’s time to open up all those drawers, trim those trees and if you really want to go all out, getting on your knees to scrub in between the floor tiles!
Since CNY is the time for family to gather, you’ll probably meet family you haven’t seen in a while, or maybe for the first time! That’s why looking your best is really important with new clothes and new hair for the year. Obviously red is the preferred colour because it represents luck, but as long as you avoid white or black you’re good to go. Remember an easy trick if you don’t have anything red is to wear red underwear or jewellery ;). For hair, now is the perfect time to try that new hairstyle you’ve been thinking about to wow everyone during your family gatherings. Personally, I’ve been itching to dye my hair again and now would be the perfect time before the crowd starts to build!
Returning what you owe
Another thing you absolutely have to do is to settle all your outstanding debts: to generate good karma. Paying off all debts before Chinese New Year ensures you start off with a clean slate. So if you owe money to your best friend or maybe have something you borrowed a long time ago, now would be the time to do so *coughmybestfriendowesmeRM50cough*.
Many of us are probably travelling long distances to visit our loved ones, so something you absolutely have to do is get your car checked if you are driving back home! You wouldn’t want to find rats in your car, which could cause a sudden break down in the middle of the journey, or worse, put your life at risk!
Get rid of unwanted guests – pests!
Probably one of the most important but overlooked things is proper pest control! Imagine having your loved ones over for what is supposed to be a happy gathering, everyone is enjoying a lovely meal and suddenly someone screams “COCKROACH!”. That would be so embarassing and ruin your evening. Not exactly the Chinese New Year you were hoping for!
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