The Chinese New Year is a festive celebration of everything that was in the past and that will come in the future. For this New Year’s Eve, I am swamped with chores, from last-minute packing and cleaning the house, to washing and folding the laundry, making sure to throw out the rubbish and sweep the floor before the first day of the New Year. If you don’t do this on the eve of the new year, Chinese people believe that you are basically throwing away your wealth. And who would want that? Definitely not me! And of course, last but not least, get the hotpot dinner ready!