NEW year, same habits.

It’s clear now that they are doing everything differently, even with the Chinese New Year celebrations. There may be a hint of truth in the ubiquitous statement that ” Kids nowadays are losing sight of tradition”, said by literally, almost every baby boomer parent ( cue the unanimous sigh ).

It’s true: playing CNY songs on a loop and enjoying (sometimes sour) mandarin oranges just isn’t going to cut it anymore.

But a counter-point has to be made: It’s not abandoning tradition if us millennials are simply making new ones; everyone is welcome to join in on the fun. Here are a few iconic rites of passage we have each year.

THE OOTD GAME: From fashion to feed

New clothes are for the Chinese New Year, and for the gram. Its a GBGH ( stands for Go Big or Go Home; and yes, abbreviations are definitely a thing). When our outfit isn’t on point, it’s like suddenly the world has fallen out of balance.

We are pulling all the stops, and here are some of our picks, the latest from a few of our faves this season.

The clothes

Hugo Men Spring/Summer 19 Sales Collection

If you’ll be spending the festive season in a colder climate, these options below will be sure to keep you warm and fuzzy.

Burberry Embroidered Crest Wool Cashmere Sweater
Moncler Chinese New Year Duque Jacket

The shoes

Don’t forget, you will need a solid pair of kicks to get you through your onslaught of house visits.

Bottega Veneta slip-on sneakers
Salvatore Ferragamo Chinese New Year Capsule Collection

The leather goods

Dunhill limited edition red Concours zip pouch
Courtesy Of Gucci – The Three Little Pigs © Disney
Versace CNY Capsule Medusa Logo Pouch


Ray Ban CNY Special Edition

The games

Poker’s fine, but mahjong has unexpectedly made a debut in the millennial’s club. Nothing feels more oriental and culturally significant than having an intense mahjong duel with the aunts and uncles; it gets our gears grinding.

The feel of the tiles, the sounds of them being shuffled, and the victory cry when we show our hands – it is a very wholesome experience that the Gen Ys have began to enjoy. Win your relatives in a showdown using Berluti’s very own limited edition mahjong set, featuring wooden tiles with a dark ebony shine.

Berluti mahjong set

At the heart of all things considered, the things we obsess ourselves with bring us a sense of connection to a new cultural experience we all get to enjoy. Who knows how the youngsters next time are going to spend the holidays; but they know how to have fun, otherwise they won’t be doing it.


Photos are from respective brands. 

written by.

Elvin Ng

Elvin is a writer dabbling in the fashion, travel and culture beats. When he isn’t blogging about his latest adventures, he’s most definitely hunting down the latest and biggest sales in online shopping.

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