4 Ways To Usher In The Year Of The Ox
4 WAYS TO USHER
IN THE YEAR OF THE OX
It’s the time of the year our mummies channel their inner Marie Kondo, calling out for us to tidy our rooms and clean away to a sparkling clean house.
When we finally got that done and dusted (pun intended), comes the reward, indulging in a sumptuous meal of a table filled with dishes with our family! Yes, stuffing our mouths with a plethora of some of the best (and at times most expensive) dishes we’ve had throughout the year.
What’s more to come?
Here are 4 must-dos to set yourself up for a good year ahead!
1. Spring Cleaning
Spring cleaning must be done before lunar new year to ensure that you throw away all your unwanted things, leaving no dust behind for better things to come.
It’s critical that you complete the cleaning before the first day of the new year as otherwise, it is believed to be sweeping your incoming good luck away.
So here’s a tip, don’t wait till the eve of the new year, start at least a week early especially if it’s a once a year affair for you!
2. Getting A Haircut
Often, we focus way too much on dressing ourselves in fancy new clothes and neglect about self-grooming for the new year. But did you know that even the simplest of getting a haircut may bring you some luck? Not to mention the confidence that’ll grow.
Similar to spring cleaning, it must be done before the start of the year as some believed cutting your hair during the new year is cutting your wealth away!
Look sharp and match those new clothes with a fresh cut
at D’Cut Hair Studio, #03-02!
3. Stock Up On CNY Goodies
Lunar new year isn’t complete without CNY goodies.
Some of the popular goodies to serve your guests are bak kwa (barbecued pork slices), pineapple tarts, prawn rolls and more, which are favourites amongst all locals who would be willing to gain calories for.
Introducing another of our editor’s favourite is Matchaya’s “Ong Lai” Tarts,
which is buttery, fragrant and melts in the mouth.
Grab them at The Cathay, #01-08/09 before it’s gone!
4. Reunion Dinner
One of the most important traditions for lunar new year is when families gather around the dining table to have a big feast as part of starting the new year on a good note. It’s crucial that your table is covered with food to represent your fortune for the year. Premium dishes such as abalone, scallops and more serves as a bonus as well.
They say eating well during the lunar new year represents good fortune to come, so we say there’s no better time than the new year to splurge on premium wagyu beef & fresh salmon sashimi.
Make your reservation for the best reunion dinner
at Tenkaichi Japanese BBQ & Shabu Shabu, #02-11.