Black eyed peas on New Year

Happy New Year to y'all!!!
So how did you spent your new year? Oh mine was totally different from what I'm accustomed to. In Philippines, roads are often blocked for street parties and for setting up fireworks, not to mention the famous "media noche", where you share a dinner with your family and invited guests at 12:01 midnight. We always have superstitions and beliefs that became a tradition for all years, mostly are adapted from Chinese culture.. oh well, all of this are truly missed..My 2008 celebration is different. Despite that, I'm still happy, because I'm spending it with my honey, it's our first ever.

Ok here (NC), there's a ban for fireworks, so no loud pla-pla, superlolo, or even a fivestar here, or else you're going to jail once caught.
Second, no 12-midnight feast. Yeah, it's a little sad,but we and his friend Eric did it, we ate Chicken Alfredo and Spaghetti at midnight. Good thing, they have xbox to play with while waiting for that 12:00 dinner! poor guys..but I appreciate them doing that, it made me feel like I'm at my country.
Third, it is a tradition here to eat Black eyed peas on January 1st on lunch (or dinner). Those peas symbolize money that you'll get for the rest of the year. So it's like, the more you eat, the more you get. Dave cooked it with ham, and it was so good!


Anonymous said...

hi vans thanks for dropping by since u dont have any tag dito na lang ako nag greet sayo. best wishes and congratulations to your incoming wedding. ill add you up


Leon said...

Interesting tradition (the one with the peas). I just stayed at home surfing the Net.

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