There has been one thing that’s been bothering me all these years.
The term 恭喜发财 has been used indiscriminately every single time the Lunar New Year arrives. Translated loosely, the 4 words congratulate their target audience for making it rich.
However, the truth of the matter is.
“I’m sorry mate. I’m not rich. I didn’t strike it rich yet. I’m eating bread in the morning, skipping lunch and I’m looking for a job.”
Most other greetings seem fine to me. Some of them are a bit of a stretch, especially those that involve food like Fish and Kumquats.
No, seriously. I don’t need your excuses to eat food. Especially when I’ve already had a huge serving of the other traditional dish you cooked.