Chinese New Year

Today people all over the world celebrated Chinese New Year. Schools and offices are closed especially in Thailand. Only few cars are passing down the street. Few days ago, we’ve heard a lot of fireworks even in our village. We have many Chinese neighbors.

We went to work and supposedly teach the students but nobody came except for someone who wanted to study one on one. She wanted to learn and practice how to speak well of their foreign language. And she is also Chinese.

Until this evening, we could still hear some fireworks, Chinese kids are enjoying everywhere, I think, wearing red shirts, or anything that has a red accent.
We love and enjoy this day remembering all our Chinese friends back home doing the same thing. They are our best of friends!

The Last Day of the Year 2008

My friend is so cute

We’re having fun while watching the firecrackers and fireworks waiting for the year to end…

What’s happening???

Last night, the last day of the year, we went to a friend’s house and joined some Filipinos in celebrating the New Year! We really had fun and we went outside near the main road to see the different sounds Thai people are doing.

At first, we thought it’s just normal for them, because we only heard few sounds like the sound of firecrackers made by children. But when it’s about 12 midnight, we heard a lot of noise everywhere, and a lot of people are passing and going back and forth. We just enjoy the sounds and made fun of it.

The next few minutes we went back to the house and my sweetie led our sharing time, recalling God’s faithfulness all throughout the year. Some shared a few minutes but others spend sometime sharing because of God’s faithfulness and lovingkindness to all of us. We thank the Lord for all His blessings showered upon us. Then we prayed together with a BLESS Prayer.

BLESS means…

B – ountiful Blessings to everyone for the year 2009
L – ove and unity for the family, friends and loved ones
E – ndurance to move on
S – uccess for the year ahead
S – alvation of the lost

May this be your prayer too for your family, friends and beyond.