#28ChineseMemories Day 23: Something Sweet

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Image courtesy of TeddyBear[Picnic] of freedigitalphotos.net
Whenever my parents visit me, my siblings, our relatives, or any other Chinese family, they bring a packet of candies for us. I used to think it was just them trying to “sweeten” us up (pun intended, heh), but my mom told me once that it’s good luck to bring something sweet when visiting someone: it helps to bring good energy into the home.

My parents usually like to bring a bag of Werther’s Original candies especially because the candies are in gold wrappers–even more auspicious for the ritual! I love these candies, so I’m glad my parents bring these when they visit me.