Mojo Monday: Chúc mừng năm mới! (Happy New Year!)

It’s Mojo Monday, and as always, I’ve got a little something-something to lift your creative spirits, buoy you up, help you get your mojo on, and nudge (or better yet, catapult) you into writerhead.


This week in my house, we’re celebrating both Vietnamese Tet and Chinese Spring Festival. As mom to a Vietnamese daughter, Tet means a lot to our family. It connects us with our daughter’s history and culture. It bonds us to her birthplace. It reminds us how far-reaching our family is and gives us a special opportunity to tend and honor those ties.

Also as a family that spent nearly five years in Shanghai, China, Chinese Spring Festival is part of our tradition now.

So to you, I say both:

Chúc mừng năm mới!

and

Gong xi fa cai!

 

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4 Responses to Mojo Monday: Chúc mừng năm mới! (Happy New Year!)

  1. Your family is far-reaching, Kris. What nice family traditions you celebrate.

    If you were in China now, would the weather be more spring-like than your current digs?

    Chúc mừng năm mới!

    • Thanks, Amy! Temps in Shanghai are usually in the 40s about this time (daytime temps)…and on the rise. Chinese New Year is commonly called Spring Festival as it invites/welcomes Spring. So things usually start to warm up pretty soon there. Sooner than they will here, that’s for sure.