Happy Chinese New Year!
5th day of the Chinese New Year and we have 10 more days to go!
I put up a photo of us here – taken on the second day, after mom and sis-in-law cooked a 10-course meal for the entire clan with growing teens and youths.
BTW, every dish has a special meaning as does every day of the Chinese New Year – but I won’t go into that now …
We have reunions, meet-ups and gathering and although it is tiring, I enjoy the time we manage to find to spend together.
This is in-person social networking in very intense time. If you have a big family and lots of friends and contacts; you need to make your rounds within the New Year Period. Kind of a time frame to connect and catch up with friends and family.
And this is one time where people make time to visit and catch up with personal visits and lots of goodies … even though I am getting and sending more New Year greetings using sms and text messages, the personal visits are still “expected”.
Family members fly back from overseas for the great reunion dinner (sometimes referred to as the New Year Eve’s Feast) and feasting literally continues for 15 days as the visits continue.
Many take time off around this period and things are just generally s-l–o—w. So there’s no heavy duty blog post here, but I just want to post a short note to keep in touch.
I am also thrilled to hear from you who share your websites with me during the week. Even more thrilled to know that you time the launching of your new website with the coming of the Year of the Dragon!
I am glad that people are seeing the importance of owning their own blog sites amidst the many social media platforms.
No matter how many social media accounts you have out there, not matter how many followers you have on Twitter or Facebook or Google, you will still want to own your own blog site with your own domain and hosted on your own server (instead of on Facebook or WordPress etc).
Why? Because your self-hosted blog site with your own domain is your only online equity – beside your email database. You maintain ownership and control over the content you post on your own site.
More on that later, watch out for tips coming this way!
By the way, what’s your favorite activities during festive time? My nephews will say X Box time …