I’m not an expert in this but I learned about it from a press kit that I received. Since Chinese New Year is near, I don’t think it would hurt to try things that can attract good fortune this year. If you can’t find love this Valentine’s might as well find LUCK for the Chinese New Year diba? Haha!
It says that these food items are not just good; they also come with a generous helping of good fortune, perfect for ushering in the Year of the Earth Dog.
Walnuts generally symbolize happiness for the entire family. Besides tasting great, they also contain nutrients that support the brain—pretty helpful for remembering the rest of this list.
Almonds are often baked into coin-shaped cookies to symbolize wealth, but they’re good to eat on their own, especially when toasted.
As one of the world’s most popular bar chows, peanuts hardly register as special items on the menu. But in Chinese tradition, they symbolize vitality and prosperity, among others.
Ginger symbolizes longevity. In candied form, it’s often included in the Box of Harmony, which is a meaningful selection of treats often given out during important celebrations.
Like ginger, apricots are often included in the Box of Harmony. The golden color is believed to attract wealth.
Often used to improve various dishes, spices like cinnamon can enhance the whole dining experience simply through the aroma alone. The enduring fragrance is said to invite a long and honorable life, so keep them in the room to enjoy the benefits.
Chinese culture has always valued flowers like jasmine for symbolizing rebirth, growth, and prosperity. Infused in tea that stands for harmony, the resulting drink is a fine addition to the New Year feast.
Pork is one of the most popular meats in Chinese cuisine and it also happens to bear significance in folk tradition. When roasted, the skin turns bright red—a color mostly associated with good luck.
Okay, this next one is not part of the fortune food this year but it’s good to end your Chinese New Year meals with a special drink that fits the occasion. Consider Rémy Martin CLUB. A quick swirl releases a mix of aromas, including scents mentioned above—grilled almonds, spicy cinnamon, and the floral scent of jasmine—thanks to a selection of cognac essences (eaux-de-vie) aged for up to 20 years.
The drink reveals bold flavors such as dried and candied fruits, ending with an intense finish. It’s complex, but balanced. It pairs well with sweets, just as it does with pork. It represents harmony, which is exactly what you want to enter the New Year with. And with almost 300 years of heritage behind the label, Rémy Martin CLUB also embodies the stability that you seek for the year of the dog. Even the bottle has eight sides, as a nod to the luckiest number in Chinese tradition.
Da Jia, Xin Nian Kuai Le!!!
I didn’t think it would work but I kinda like these 2 colors combined. The colors are neither too feminine/girly or too strong and masculine. It’s a good choice for office wear or a smart casual attire. But aside from colors and style, what’s really more important when you choose your clothes is how comfortable they are to wear. You have to make sure your outfit won’t slow you down and prevent you from fulfilling all your tasks for the day. :)
One of the best places to buy classic and comfortable clothes is Uniqlo. These gray slacks I’m wearing looks like regular slacks but they feel like pajamas when worn. I am not kidding. It’s so comfortable that I even recommended it to my mom. Their blouses are, like this EFC blouse, very presentable for meetings, office wear and any business-related events. And they are made of 100% extra fine cotton so even though they look sharp and classy, they’re still comfortable enough to get you confidently through your day. :)
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After opening 174 branches in the Philippines, Avon is finally celebrating its 40th year in the country this 2018!!! :)
For the last 40 years, the Philippines’ No. 1 Direct Selling Beauty Company has been bringing beauty to our doors through the Avon ladies, who have helped the company reach its milestone every year
Aside from selling beauty products and creating livelihood for Filipino women, Avon is also involved in advocacies, like breast cancer awareness, that would help the women they serve.
And as a start of celebrating their 40th Anniversary here in the Philippines this year, Avon is welcoming 2018 with its grandest sale! They are currently having a 50% and Buy 1, Get 1 FREE promo on Avon products from January 1 -15, 2018! :)
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