it is said in the chinese culture that red is the colour of fortune, that red brings about peace and prosperity
and if you've ever celebrated the chinese new year,
you'll fondly recall the pineapple tarts, the love letters, the bakkwa that adorned every table
you'll remember the card games, the "hello"s exchanged with relatives seen only once a year.
recall the lion dances accompanied with loud clashing of drums, recall the happy families fully clothed in newly bought attire, recall the times when you were younger -
the treasured hongbaos
it is a time for reunion, it is a time for celebration. Perhaps it is my favourite for the simple reason: joy that reaches every corner of every celebrating home