Saturday, January 21, 2012
On the 28th day of the Lunar calender (1/21), the Chinese tradition is to do a house sweep to welcome the new year, which has implications of out with the old and in with the new. As a pet owner, Bernice Liu is very busy, taking her two dogs to the pet beauty salon for a nice bath and dress up in hope for a prosperous upcoming Dragon year.
Bernice owns a house full of poodles, as Chinese New Year approaches each year, she must put in great effort in making her dogs look pretty. Her poodles undergoes a rather complex bath consisting of fur cutting and other beauty treatments. Bernice gives this responsibility to a pet beauty salon to help dress her dogs up. However, today she helps Latte and Kahlua brush their fur, massage and dresses them up herself.
Bernice laughed: "In the past, I personally knit my dogs winter clothing, but this year I tailored a set of Chinese-styled clothing for them. Earlier, I also made arrangements to take a set of Chinese New Year photos with my dogs to keep for memories, its so cute! The set of photos will be used for the cover of my pet book releasing after the new year."
In the previous years, Bernice spent the new year working at TVB. However, this year since she left TVB, she plans to work in Mainland and may not have the opportunity to bring her dogs along to send new year greetings. She smiled: "Among the 7 dogs I have, two of them are dog father and mother, and had a formal wedding banquet too. So, I will give out red envelopes on their behalf to my niece." With a Western girl personality, Bernice had been developing in Hong Kong for several years and have become more and more traditional. For the new year, she does all the lucky things that traditional Chinese people do on new years, except for taking a bath with pomelo leaves ('luk yau yip') and wearing a red underwear. At home she would put fresh flowers, Chinese New Year cake and a symbol of the five blessings. When speaking of her new year wish? Bernice hopes for a smooth career and good health. She expressed since she signed with a new management company, she probably would be focused more on the Mainland market in the future, so she will have to work really hard to learn Mandarin. She expects to expand her horizons and collaborate with different actors and singers.
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU Forum
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