恭 喜 发 财! Gong Xi Fa Cai! Wishing you joy, love, and prosperity this Chinese New Year!

Here’s wishing you a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year ahead – filled with blessings of hope, joy and peace in the coming Year of The Goat!

Most importantly, may you also enjoy the blessing of wonderful family reunions and the strengthening of ties with family and loved ones… perhaps, the most important blessing of all.

In that same spirit, this is why, every year, I’ve normally defaulted to my favorite Chinese New Year greeting commercial/TVC of all time by the beloved, and irreplaceable, Yasmin Ahmad, Malaysia’s darling storyteller.

However, this year I discovered a short film by Coke, which reminded me that not everyone has been as fortunate in celebrating the joy of family reunions as parents are separated from their children, ironically (and by necessity), to provide them a better life. So, here’s to the children and parents, families and loved ones, who will miss each other this Chinese New Year.

May we all enjoy deeper family ties and safe journeys this Chinese New Year. May happiness, wealth and prosperity follow you throughout the rest of the year!

新 年 快 乐, 万 事 如 意! 恭 喜 发 财!

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