Tet in London

04/02/2014

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It’s crazy to think about it, but it’s been 8 years since I last had the chance to celebrate the Lunar New Year (“Tet”) at home. I miss the large gatherings at my grandparents’ house, where we’d all sit around and chat about anything and everything while filling up our stomachs with all the traditional New Year delicacies, like “banh trung” or “canh mang”. I miss those holidays spent with my cousins, when we’d just lounge around and gambled our time away through endless rounds of card games. I miss the Kumquat and Cherry Blossom trees, those precious lucky red envelopes ;), and even the never-ending days when we’d go and visit each and every one of our relative’s homes…

As cheesy as it sounds, Tet has always reminded me of a happy place and time in life, where all burdens are casted aside as we gather together to celebrate a new beginning, filled with hope and dreams. Whilst I’m still away for yet another year, I’m really grateful to have the chance to attend the Vietnamese Embassy’s New Year’s party to celebrate the arrival of the year of the Horse. This allowed me to experience how “home away from home” felt like… And of course, all the yummy food that came with it!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!! 

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Bree 04/02/2014 at 19:41

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Mai 04/02/2014 at 20:12

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JiaHui Lai 05/02/2014 at 14:50

Ahh, the food looks delicioussss! Happy chinese new year to you hehe x

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krystel 07/02/2014 at 15:51

Love the food it looks incredible and yummy! :P Happy Chinese New Year you look beautiful! <3 xx

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Caroline 23/02/2014 at 16:44

Oh that looks so wonderful!
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Maya 01/03/2014 at 20:34

All that food looks so good! Hope you had a great time with your family :)

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