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Luck, prosperity, and a whole lotta red: Celebs and influencers welcome the Year of the Tiger with hope

By Hannah Mallorca Published Feb 01, 2022 7:06 pm

The Year of the Water Tiger is all about hope for these Filipino-Chinese celebrities and influencers.

In keeping with the Chinese New Year celebrations, local personalities have been welcoming the Year of the Water Tiger on social media to spread luck and hope. Here’s a glimpse of how some of these Chinoy celebrities and influencers are celebrating the season.

Xian Lim

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Actor Xian Lim wished everyone a Happy Chinese New Year with kilig photos with his on- and off-screen partner Kim Chiu. The photos showed the celebrity couple about to welcome the Year of the Water Tiger with a bountiful feast.

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Lim also shared a wholesome moment with his mother and grandparents as they seek the stars for their respective fates. 

Kim Chiu

Chiu made sure to welcome the Year of the Tiger by following the season’s traditions and preparations—and of course, avoiding the taboos. In a YouTube vlog, she listed down the dos and don’ts, lucky colors, and lucky zodiac signs, among others to remember during the season.

According to the actress, her family’s Chinese New Year traditions include preparing a prosperity basket, seeking a feng shui expert, and having dinner. 

Kryz Uy

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In an email to PhilSTAR L!fe, content creator and fashionista Kryz Uy said she’s celebrating Chinese New Year by having a special dinner with her family. “With everything happening around us, it’s nice to take comfort in family and yummy Chinese food to usher in the new year.”

Richard Yap 

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Filipino-Chinese actor Richard Yap told PhilSTAR L!fe that his family will be serving “fish, Tikoy, spring rolls, noodles, dimsum, and round fruits” to usher in the good fortune on the Year of the Tiger. His family and loved ones will also be having a “rice in a bowl with money” for luck. 

Tricia Gosingtian 

Fashion content creator Tricia Gosingtian shared that she will be celebrating Chinese New Year with her family by wearing red clothes and bonding over “yummy Chinese food.”

“My ahma (grandma) lives at my parents’ house so it will definitely be an event albeit small. My parents are also both Year of the Tiger so we’ll celebrate them too,” Gosingtian added.

Laureen Uy

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Chinese New Year will be a “quiet” celebration for content creator and fashionista Laureen Uy since she plans to spend the holiday with her boyfriend. 

Alodia Gosiengfiao

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Cosplayer and content creator Alodia Gosiengfiao welcomed Chinese New Year by posting a short video of her wearing a red cheongsam with intricate designs.