The 3rd day of the CNY marks the 1st horse race of the season at the Hong Kong Jockey Club. People believe that betting on their favourite horses to win will ring in a good year. The Jockey club has lined up many good fortune events with feng shui masters and fortune teller; there are also singing and dancing performances, andthe lion dance for good fortune and luck. Even if you are not into horse betting, it is fun to be part of the crowd and cheer loudly as the horses cross the finish line.
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Similar to other people in Hong Kong, I spent the 2nd and 3rd day of my Chinese New Year holiday increasing my luck, wishing the upcoming year, I’ll be EVEN more lucky, EVEN more better. It is not improving, but increasing the level of luck for 2011. I think year 2010 has been a great year, and I could feel that 2011 is a busy and hectic year in a very good way! I have been told the year of the rabbit is very good for my horoscope , with lots of exciting adventures and great investment opportunties, so a little bit of luck is awesome!
Step 1: Visit a temple
I am a Christian, so I do not burn incense or make offers as per other believers, but it was fun visiting the temple and soak in the atmosphere. While I did not burn incense, I did “turn” the windmill to “turn” the luck the right way, and beat on the drum for a good year!
Step 2: Head over to the wishing tree
Write down your wish and throw it up to the wishing tree; rumor has it the higher you throw, the higher the chances your wish would come true. Hmm.. it took me a few tries to get my wishing card up onto the tree, and I am very happy about it!
Step 3: Participate in the 1st horserace of the season
By participating, I mean betting on the races and see where your luck brings you. I played 2 races, but I didn’t win, but that’s ok, lady luck has my luck preserved for other matters.