A Korean Odyssey for sweet and loving relationships
While you may not have subtitles like A Korean Odyssey in your everyday lives, stories are able to transcend beyond language barriers and species by the look of it . Make it a point to try and communicate with your grandparents, and relish their life stories and how that eventuated in you. Remember to work hard on your family relationships, and don’t forget to give your grandma a big fat kiss!
A Series of Unfortunate Events count your (un)lucky stars
As much as we all love to leave things up to Lady Luck, the amount of (un) fortune we receive often depends on our street smarts and wisdom. Who better to learn from that the Baudelaire trio themselves? Just as the kids face the many trials and tribulations at the hands of Count Olaf, stop for a minute to think about how best you plan to tackle the challenges of Chinese New Year, which includes the incessant nosy questions, humblebragging relatives and overstaying guests who don’t seem to be getting the hint. If the Baudelaires siblings can prevail, so can you!
GLOW for guts, glitter and glory
You are who you are so don’t forget to express your own individuality. Have the courage to wear whatever you want for the Lunar New Year. Why not get some inspiration from the girls of GLOW, and pull out that tight neon jumpsuit you’ve been saving!
Narcos for some es-gold-bars
The similarities between CNY and our all time favourite Columbian drug lord are rather uncanny. Is it a coincidence that Lunar New Year snacks are so addictive? Ever wondered what exactly are in those powdery white delicious Kueh Bangit’s? But seriously if you’re worried that your favourite snacks will get snagged by your hungry cousins, take a leaf out of Pablo’s book and hide them under the couch.
Ozark to diversify the investments and reap the rewards
Not to encourage money laundering, but take a cue from Marty Byrne and spread the risk, instead of putting all your eggs in one basket. Hide your red packet haul in different parts of your room, so you won’t fall for the good ol’ ‘’we’ll keep them for you for safekeeping’’ from the parents.
Santa Clarita Diet to renew your appetite for life
As the Chinese proverb goes: “Home is your safe haven”. Granted we may never have to support a human-eating zombie mother, but having a loving family to come home to after a less than ideal day is just as nice. Take heart in knowing that your family will always have your back, regardless of the fact that you just got one upped by your second cousin who just accepted that glamorous job in New York – because ultimately, blood is thicker than water.
The Crown to attract a royal wealth of good fortune
Unless you’re the heir of a nice, healthy trust fund, chances are that you don’t fall in the top one percent. Treat your CNY ‘earnings’ as a buffer for things to come and store your red packets safely as savings. As the Queen said, ‘’Keep one eye on the future, the distant future”.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for that unerring optimism
If life throws you lemons, make lemon almond cookies! Quite like how Kimmy didn’t let her bad start in life muddy her positivity and ambition, especially from attending college. Tackle life with the mindset that it’s not about how you start the race, but rather how you finish it. As Kimmy would say ‘I’m pretty but tough, like a diamond. Or beef jerky in a ball gown’ – so heads up, chopsticks at the ready, and grab that last paiseh piece of the coffee-pork ribs (of course, offering it to grandma first)!