• 2019,  Chinese New Year,  Musings,  Uncategorized

    Musings: Gung Hay Fat Choy

    It’s our year, Pigs! Or boars, which ever you prefer. This half-Chinese, half-Filipino gal is wishing you and yours a wonderful and prosperous new year! I feel a need or desire to educate those who come to my space about this holiday. I’ve done it every year, for the past handful of years. So, I don’t think I’ll go into all those details. Rather, I wanted to share some of the Pig characteristics, becuase so many of my friends were born in the same year as I, thus we are all PIGS together! Do you ever read something, such as your astrolgical sign or your zodica animal, and sit there…

  • 2018

    Gung Hay Fat Choy!

    Wishing you great happiness and prosperity! The true translation of Gung Hay Fat Choy! Just in case you are new to Musings of a Girly Tomboy or couldn’t tell by my tan complexion, I am half Chinese. I grew up with Chinese grandparents who were very superstitious and celebrated this day fully, with all the trimmings! I miss those days and them, to say the least. But I know that taking the time to acknowledge this special day and trying to celebrate it in my own way AND by creating memories for my family (who are not Chinese at all) I am making them proud. 2018, year of the Dog!…

  • 2017,  Chinese New Year,  Family

    Gung Hay Fat Choy!

    Cheers to the beginning of another Lunar New Year! This half-Chinese gal loves that I get to celebrate this new year along with the calendar new year. We don’t do anything too celebratory, but I enjoy that it’s part of my heritage! Here’s a look back at the last few Chinese New Year’s here at Musings of a Girly Tomboy — 2014, 2015, 2016. via the Interwebs 2017 is the year of the Fire Rooster! In case you are interested or are a Rooster sign, then here are some things to note via The Sun in the UK: Lucky Numbers: 5, 7, and 8 Days: 4th & 26th days of…

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    Gung Hay Fat Choy!

    Time to celebrate the Monkey!   This year just happens to be the year of my favorite animal, never mind that I’m the year of the boar/pig! Sadly, I’m not that in tune with this half of my heritage. I know the basics and we used to celebrate when my Grandparents were alive. Nowadays, we don’t generally celebrate. We still wish each other “Gung Hay Fat Choy!” which essentially means have a prosperous new year. Each year differs, sometimes we go out for a nice Chinese dinner and sometimes we don’t do anything. I guess it depends on how my Mom is feeling, since she is parent who is Chinese.…

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    Rose & Thorn [38]

    The calm before the storm… Rose: Celebrating birthdays and New (Lunar) Years with friends and family! Thorn: Not doing my recovery run on Sunday. And by calm, I mean completely busy. But, there were some relaxing moments during the weekend. Lots of obligations, but with family and friends – so they don’t feel like obligations. Friday L wasn’t feeling well, so we let her sleep for a bit before J went to pick her up. Since Napa is a week away, I didn’t want to get sick. We had our evening planned in Folsom, but with the change in plans I stayed home and cleaned the house. Felt great to…

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    Thinking Out Loud – Year of the Goat/Sheep

    Happy (Chinese) New Year! Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. …From this half Chinese gal! Generally, the extent of my celebration is usually dinner with the Parentals, which isn’t a bad way to celebrate at all. However, growing up it was more elaborate when my grand parents were alive. They were very traditional and had all the fixin’s at their house for the New Year! My family did not give us lai see full of hundred dollar bills, but of small amounts. We didn’t know any different, until I’d say high school, when kids would brag about the hundreds or even in the thousands of dollars they received for the special…

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    Wasn’t There Some Big Game this Weekend?!

    We all know the real Super Bowl was between my 49er’s and the Seahawks… I digress, oh well! This weekend started off great. Friday marked the new lunar year for half of my blood line. So to celebrate the year of the Horse (Momma’s year), we went out to enjoy some Chinese food with the parentals and my uncle, aunt, and cousin. We ate super early, like senior citizen early, but it was probably the best decision we could make – the service is super slow and it is a pretty popular place to frequent, but the food makes up for any of these antics. I missed most of the…

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    'eeeeef Friday

    It’s Friday. Its Fabulous. Five Fabulous “F” things going on in my life… Featured: Might not be the best descriptor, but close enough. I IG’d a pic of my stems before and after my trail run last weekend and tagged @Balega_International (socks) in it and then later that week they #reposted it! I was stoked, I always appreciate a fave brand of mine giving me some love. Then on Twitter, @Superfeet gave me a little tweet saying thanks for following them. I’m obsessed with their Berry insoles, they are the only things I use in my running shoes – total game changer! Screen shot of @blaega_international ‘s IG @balega- Twitter @Superfeet…

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    Thinking Out Loud

    Tryin’ something new here… I’ve been following Amanda at Running with Spoons for awhile now. I don’t have much to write about today, so I thought I’d take on this little link-up and it fits my style, I just get to write randomly about life and whatever I’m “thinking” about! So enjoy or pass, either works for me 🙂 Tomorrow is Chinese New Year! It is the year of the horse. Yes, I’m Asian-American, but more American than anything. Our celebration will consist of going out to eat Chinese food, I might even get lai-see (small red envelope) from the parentals. It was definitely different when my Poh-Poh & Gong-Gong…