Learning to Cherish My Fortunes in the Year of the Ox

Learning to Cherish My Fortunes in the Year of the Ox

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Learning to Cherish My Fortunes in the Year of the Ox

It is my yearly Chinese New Year tradition to complain about Chinese New Year. As with all honored traditions, this one goes back to my earliest memories of the holiday: My mum’s footsteps echoing throughout our house as she cooked breakfast before the sun rose. The smell from the kitchen of seafood porridge or leftover steamboat soup would make me lose my appetite, but I had to eat anyway. I’d beg my parents to let…

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