Happy Lunar New Year from Turning Pages!

Shawn here, wishing everyone a Happy Chinese/Lunar New Year to those celebrating the festivities! This occasion is a time of renewal, reflection, and celebration with those we hold dear. I’m excited to share some of my family’s traditions and anticipation for the year ahead with you.

Homecoming and Traditions

As usual, I will be returning to my hometown to celebrate this annual festivity with my family and loved ones. This time of year is incredibly special to me; it’s an opportunity to reconnect with my roots, indulge in the warmth of family gatherings, and partake in the rich cultural practices that have shaped me.

Lunar New Year in my family is synonymous with a bustling household, the air filled with the aroma of delicious food, and the sound of laughter echoing through the rooms. Preparing the feast, offering prayers to our ancestors, and decorating the house with my cousins are rituals that bring us closer together, reminding us of our shared heritage and the bonds that tie us.

Lunar New Year lantern

Time for A Pause

As such, I’ll be taking a short break from the blog to fully immerse myself in these celebrations and the company of my loved ones. I look forward to returning after Valentine’s Day, rejuvenated and ready to share more stories, reviews, and experiences with all of you. So, in advance, I wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day filled with love and happiness.

Looking Forward

The Lunar New Year is also a time for setting intentions and embracing new beginnings. This year, I aspire to bring even more engaging book and movie reviews to Turning Pages, continuing to explore the depths of literature and cinema with you. Additionally, I’m committed to embarking on a journey towards a healthier lifestyle, believing that a sound mind and body are essential for any endeavor, including the appreciation and critique of art in all its forms.

These aspirations stem from my belief in constant growth and the desire to provide a space on this blog that not only entertains but also inspires and fosters a community of like-minded individuals. Together, we’ll delve deeper into the narratives that move us, challenge us, and ultimately, connect us.

Until We Meet Again

As we step into the new year, let’s carry with us the lessons learned and the joy experienced in the past year, using them as a foundation to build even greater moments. I’m eager to see what stories await us, what discussions we’ll have, and what discoveries we’ll make together in the coming year.

Thank you for being a part of this journey. Enjoy the Lunar New Year celebrations, and may this year bring you endless possibilities and happiness. Cheers to all the Dragons out there too! See you in the next post!