AJ-Ka

Lunar New Year 2017

by The Asian Fam
by AJ-Ka, After Death, mzazngirl, Zi Brown

Creative Commons Sunday January 29, 2017

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Horoscope: Like all the zodiac animals' year, this year is your year to be unlucky. Please be careful and work harder this year.

The Rooster came in 10th place in the Zodiac race. People who are born in the year of the Rooster is known to be hardworking and observant. They tend to also be talkative and very active. They are very confident and like to be the center of the attention. The downside to this is that they appear to be vain (source: China Highlights).

Years: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

About the Rooster

Gothic Gwennie/ Caramel Fox

Japan used to celebrate the Lunar New year, but in 1873, during the Meiji period, which was also called the Meiji restoration, they switched to January 1st.

Chicken is 鶏 which is "niwatori"

To say "Happy New Year!" you would say あけましておめでとうございます。Or the more casual, あけましておめでとう。(It won't let me put the romaji version, it censors it.)

New Year in Japan

China

(+ Taiwan)

Tibet

Vietnam

South Korea

How I celebrated it growing up - The weeks before LNY (Lunar New Year) was full of preparations. Flowers and decorations cover the house. Our family altar has cleaned, and we place an offering of fruits. There are lots of superstitions that I have to deal with because of my mother. On the actual day, there's a large dinner with traditional New Years food and more. My cousins and I play games with some of our uncles. It is incredibly fun, and it can get loud. There's karaoke playing for the aunties and uncles to sing. I don't sing much from the machine; the English selection is mostly Beetles songs or Christmas tunes. - After Death

U.S.

aka daughter-father combo

Lunar New Year for After Death & Mzazngirl

Aus.

Ingredients 1 cup Mochiko (sweet rice flour or Mochi flour) (160g) 3/4 cup water (180ml) 2 cups sugar (400g) cornstarch Anko (sweet red bean paste)

New Year in Japan

Instructions Mix Mochiko and water in a glass (or other heat proof) bowl and mix well. Add some more water if it's too dry, 1 Tbsp at a time. Steam the Mochiko dough (leaving the dough in the bowl) in a steamer for 20 minutes. Transfer the steamed Mochi into a pot and cook at medium to medium low heat with 1/3 of the sugar (2/3 cup). When the sugar is completely dissolved, add another 1/3 of the sugar and mix well. Add the last part of the sugar and cook some more until the sugar is dissolved. Take the time to melt the sugar, but be careful not to burn it. Take the hot Mochi out from the pot onto a sheet pan liberally dusted with cornstarch. Shape as you like.

Recipe and picture courtesy of Japanesecooking101.com (My family uses the recipe from there)

Ingredients 1 lb sliced rice cakes ½ lb beef brisket, chopped 7 cups water 1 tsp black pepper 2 tsp sesame oil 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 chopped spring onion 3 cloves of garlic, minced

New Year in South Korea

떡국"Tteokguk"

It can be paired with Korean dumplings to make tteok-manduguk.

It is said that once you eat this on New Years, you become one year older.

ฉันขอให้คุณโชคดี!

༄༅།།ལོ་གསར་ལ་བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས་ཞུ།

Happy Lunar New Year

I wish you lots of good fortune

புத்தாண்டு

New Year Recipes

Fun fact: In both Korea and Vietnam, you become a year older on New Years. For example, if your birthday is in August and you're turning 17 this year. Because it is New Year's you are now considered to be 17 despite your birthday being months away.

Fun fact: 1/5th of the world's population celebrates Lunar New Year (Chinahighlights.com) Some countries that celebrate Lunar New Year are: China, Philippines, Vietnam, South Korea, Malaysia, North Korea, Taiwan

We wish everyone a prosperous new year full of happiness and good luck!

Horoscope: Like all the zodiac animals' year, this year is your year to be unlucky. Please be careful and work harder this year. | The Rooster came in 10th place in the Zodiac race. People who are born in the year of the Rooster is known to be hardworking and  observant. They tend to also be talkative and very active. They are very confident and like to be the center of the attention. The downside to this is that they appear to be vain (source: China Highlights). | Years: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017 | About the Rooster
Gothic Gwennie/ Caramel Fox | Japan used to celebrate the Lunar New year, but in 1873, during the Meiji period, which was also called the Meiji restoration, they switched to January 1st. | Chicken is  鶏 which is "niwatori" | To say "Happy New Year!" you would say あけましておめでとうございます。Or the more casual,  あけましておめでとう。(It won't let me put the romaji version, it censors it.) | New Year in Japan | The New Year is the most important holiday for Japan, and it's celebrated for most of January. | My family probably celebrates it slightly differently than in Japan, as my mom grew up in Hawaii. However, below is a recipe for mochi, something we have on New Years. | The Japanese new year is called 元日,or Ganjitsu.Image source(s)new year in japan.jpg
China | (+ Taiwan) | Tibet | Vietnam | South  Korea | Country | 鸡 [simplified] | Gà (gah) | 雞 [traditional] | རོཨོསྟེར་  (I couldn't find a  pronunciation.) | 치킨 (chikin) | How to write/say chicken | -Vietnamese | -Korean | -Tibetan | Jī | - ལོ་གསར (Losar): "New Year" | - 설날 (seollal): "lunar new year" | - 구정 (Gu-jeong): "New Year" | - Vạn sự như ý: "All wishes come true" | - 吉祥如意 (jíxiáng rúyì): "Good fortune according to your wishes | - Năm mới tấn tài tấn lộc: "I wish you a wealthy new year" | - Năm mới toàn gia bình an: "I wish that the new year will  bring health to all your family" | - Năm mới dồi dào sức khỏe: "I wish you a healthy new year" | - 心想事成 (Xīnxiǎng shì chéng): "May all your wishes come true. | - 身体健康 (Shēntǐ jiànkāng): "Enjoy good health" | -  새해 복 많이 받으세요 (sae-hae bok mani baduh-sae-yo):  “I hope you have much good fortune in the New Year.” | - A Ma Bag Gro Sku Khams Bzang: "Wish other people longevity  and health" | Some phrases and greetings | - Lo Sar Bzang: "Happy New Year" | - Bkra Shis Bde Legs: "lucky and fortunate" | - 新年好 (Xīnnián hǎo): "Happy New Year" | New Year In Some Other Countries | - Watch the sunrise | - Wear red | - Splurge on a big dinner | - Play games | - Eat bánh chưng | Activities + other stuff | - Go to a temple. | - Go to the temple | - Give out red money | - Play gambling games | - Eat fish and other foods | - Giving out red envelopes | - Go back to your hometown | - Eat and make dough balls | - Drink changkol, a type of Tibetan beer | - Make guthuk, a special kind of noodle | - Play Yunnori, a traditional board game. | - Eat Tteokguk, a soup with thinly sliced rice cake. | - Sing songs | - Watch fireworks | - Dance | - Have a large family meal | - Greet friends and family | - Reunion dinners | - Setting off firecrackers | - Watch perfomances | - Play games | - Clean the house | - Place offerings | - Relax | - Clean | - Pray | - Visit family | - Wear red | - Eat special dishes | - Wear a hanbok | - Dress well | - Perform rituals | - Wear new clothes | - Relax with family | - Praying in a temple
How I celebrated it growing up - The weeks before LNY (Lunar New Year) was full of preparations. Flowers and decorations cover the house. Our family altar has cleaned, and we place an offering of fruits. There are lots of superstitions that I have to deal with because of my mother. On the actual day, there's a large dinner with traditional New Years food and more. My cousins and I play games with some of our uncles. It is incredibly fun, and it can get loud. There's karaoke playing for the aunties and uncles to sing. I don't sing much from the machine; the English selection is mostly Beetles songs or Christmas tunes. - After Death | U.S. | aka daughter-father combo | Lunar New Year for  After Death & Mzazngirl | Aus. | Well its been a long time since I've celebrated New years traditionally, though I vaguely remember gathering with family memebers, some from cities and over from Vietnam, and the adults would give red envelopes filled with money to only children, red envelopes symbolise hope and best wishes. I think there is one tradition where if you were on born on the year of the rooster (or any animal) you are to dress nicely and walk outside your house before 12am and before the day of a new year, when its 12am you knock on your door and step inside your home as to symbolise a new day and new year of hope, you are then given a red envelope, I guess by doing this custom, you're bringing luck to the family so its pretty cool! - MzazngirlImage source(s)IMG_6877.JPG
Ingredients  1 cup Mochiko (sweet rice flour or Mochi flour) (160g) 3/4 cup water (180ml) 2 cups sugar (400g) cornstarch Anko (sweet red bean paste) | New Year in Japan | Instructions  Mix Mochiko and water in a glass (or other heat proof) bowl and mix well. Add some more water if it's too dry, 1 Tbsp at a time. Steam the Mochiko dough (leaving the dough in the bowl) in a steamer for 20 minutes. Transfer the steamed Mochi into a pot and cook at medium to medium low heat with 1/3 of the sugar (2/3 cup). When the sugar is completely dissolved, add another 1/3 of the sugar and mix well. Add the last part of the sugar and cook some more until the sugar is dissolved. Take the time to melt the sugar, but be careful not to burn it. Take the hot Mochi out from the pot onto a sheet pan liberally dusted with cornstarch. Shape as you like. | Recipe and picture courtesy of Japanesecooking101.com (My family uses the recipe from there)Image source(s)mochi.jpg
Ingredients 1 lb sliced rice cakes ½ lb beef brisket, chopped 7 cups water 1 tsp black pepper 2 tsp sesame oil 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 chopped spring onion 3 cloves of garlic, minced | New Year in South Korea | 떡국"Tteokguk" | It can be paired with Korean dumplings to make tteok-manduguk. | It is said that once you eat this on New Years, you become one year older. | It's a soup with rice cakes typically made in beef broth. | Directions 1. Wash the sliced rice cakes with water and place in a colander to drain. 2. Cover the bottom of a pot with sesame oil, and cook the chopped beef, pepper, and soy sauce together until the beef is lightly browned. 3. Once the beef is slightly cooked, add the water to the pot and bring to a boil. 4. When the water begins to boil, add rice cakes, minced garlic, and chopped spring onion. 5. Boil soup for fifteen minutes or until the rice cake is cooked. | Recipe from Festivalblog.com | Facts from koreanbapsang.comImage source(s)korean rice cake soup.jpg
ฉันขอให้คุณโชคดี! | ༄༅།།ལོ་གསར་ལ་བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས་ཞུ། | Happy Lunar New Year | I wish you lots of good fortune | புத்தாண்டு | 新年快乐 | 新年快樂 | Chúc mừng năm mới | 새해 복 많이 받으십시오 | аз жаргалтай шинэ жил | สวัสดีปีใหม่! | tahun baru gembira New Year Recipes Fun fact: In both Korea and Vietnam, you become a year older on New Years. For example, if your birthday is in August and you're turning 17 this year. Because it is New Year's you are now considered to be 17 despite your birthday being months away. Fun fact: 1/5th of the world's population celebrates Lunar New Year (Chinahighlights.com)  Some countries that celebrate Lunar New Year are: China, Philippines, Vietnam, South Korea, Malaysia, North Korea, Taiwan We wish everyone a prosperous new year full of happiness and good luck!

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35 comments | 20 people | 2 languages | 9 countries

JazzyValtieri

JazzyValtieri 2 yrs ago from Antarctica

I am a horse! and you all are in the aisian community? I moved to america but I am close to that

Sonic Stardom

Sonic Stardom 2 yrs ago from United States

I'm actually French and English, I just know Japanese and have been to Asia haha I'm kinda the odd one out.

JazzyValtieri

JazzyValtieri 2 yrs ago from Antarctica

ah ok

After Death

After Death 2 yrs ago from United States

The rest of us are Asian.

JazzyValtieri

JazzyValtieri 2 yrs ago from Antarctica

I'm Chinese. well half but I was raised in that environment

AJ-Ka

AJ-Ka 2 yrs ago from United States

哦好酷啊

AJ-Ka

AJ-Ka 2 yrs ago from United States

我不是中国人,我就是你的定期白人。

JazzyValtieri

JazzyValtieri 2 yrs ago from Antarctica

thanks, and that does not matter

After Death

After Death 2 yrs ago from United States

Haha, AJ is only joking. He is Taiwanese and Chinese.

JazzyValtieri

JazzyValtieri 2 yrs ago from Antarctica

cool! I am only a chinese American. the american on my moms side

dragonindigo245

dragonindigo245 2 yrs ago from Antarctica

Well crap I'm a rooster. This year has been unlucky but the bad things lead to good things in the end.

marask8r

marask8r 3 yrs ago from United States

Wow that was a lot of info I think my brain gonna explode!

Yura Subbotin

Yura Subbotin 3 yrs ago from Ukraine

sapid:)I invite you to view my comics:)

Moggie

Moggie 3 yrs ago from Canada

Very well done, all. I worked for a Japanese company that had manufacturing ties in South Korea and Vietnam so I got the colorful art-filled work Emails about them being closed for the celebrations. One businessman brought soup he and his wife made during his stay in Canada to my office. It was a very good lunch indeed, as the soup was surprisingly filling :P'

Sonic Stardom

Sonic Stardom 3 yrs ago from United States

Cool! :D The soup sounds really good! My favourite soup is Egg Drop, which is surprisingly filling.

AJ-Ka

AJ-Ka 3 yrs ago from United States

Fun fact: If you say you're a chicken in Mandarin Chinese "我是一只鸡", you're not actually calling yourself a chicken but a w****. :)

Fun fact: I learn about this when I used the chicken bitmoji and send it to my family group chat using that same sentence above.

After Death

After Death 3 yrs ago from United States

AH! Wow, I didn't know that xD Well, now you now haha

mzazngirl

mzazngirl 3 yrs ago from Location Unknown

I taught you better than this son

Sonic Stardom

Sonic Stardom 3 yrs ago from United States

Haha xD oops

TiredJenn

TiredJenn 3 yrs ago from Canada

Happy New Year!! :D

Percy Epsilon

Percy Epsilon 3 yrs ago from Canada

Yo dudes, I myself had a rock in' time at the Lunar New Year Celebration with a couple of my Asian mates here. Saw the fireworks, learnt a lot (including how to say "happy New Year" in Chinese haha) and had heaps of fun too. Great comic, guys and happy Lunar New Year!

After Death

After Death 3 yrs ago from United States

Nice! I'm glad you got to have some Lunar New Year fun :D My family hosted a huge party for New Years. We played so many games. My aunt lost $40 dollars to her son xD

Kao

Kao 3 yrs ago from Denmark

Happy new years! ♥

dunk

dunk 3 yrs ago from United States

Happy New Year to you, too! ;D

ErikaBanuelos

ErikaBanuelos 3 yrs ago from United States

Happy New Year to you guys!

Fox

Fox 3 yrs ago from New Zealand

I love the Asian fam <3 gonna read this when I'm home from work *_*

GingerFartette

GingerFartette 3 yrs ago from Australia

Happy Lunar New Year :D

starlite

starlite 3 yrs ago from United States

Amazing comic, so sad I couldn't contribute :(( ANYWAYS HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR GUYS !! Hope you all have blessings and prosperity this year :)

After Death

After Death 3 yrs ago from United States

Thank you! It's ok; we're all so busy. I wish the same thing! I hope your year is very lucky!

Zi Brown

Zi Brown 3 yrs ago from Location Unknown

Zi is sorry too...i couldnt spare tiem..but this turned out exceptionally awesome.

Happy lunar year to everyone.

After Death

After Death 3 yrs ago from United States

It's all ok! I was super busy too. I kinda finished the comic without asking anyone. Sorry about that... Happy New Year to you too :)

Sonic Stardom

Sonic Stardom 3 yrs ago from United States

Akemashiteomedetogozaimasu!! Haha :D

NiereNione

NiereNione 3 yrs ago from United States

Happy Lunar New Year to all of you! Great comic.

After Death

After Death 3 yrs ago from United States

Thanks! It was hard to get this finished on time because it's a busy period for a lot of us.

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