Master Hanz Cua, acknowledged fengshui master in the Chinese community, said that the Year of White Metal Rat is a great year to launch new business ventures or find a new job.
He said that long-term projects that have been carefully planned will have greater chances of being satisfied in the future. “Initiatives will only be successful if they are carefully planned.”
On New Year’s eve, he reminded the Filipinos to display 12 kinds of fruits.
“Pineapple is the most important fruit of all. You may include apples, banana, mango, orange, grapes, chico, pears, melon, guyabano, mangosteen, watermelon and atis.”
At 12 midnight of January 24, splash come coins, kiat-kiat and small amount of rice from your main door toward the living room.
“Try to open all the windows during New Year revelry. Play some music, repair all leaks before the New Year and de-clutter,” Cua added.
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila recently hosted the media event for Cua leading to CNY 2020, serving the lucky food for the new year comprising mostly of fish dishes at Lung Hin restaurant.
The hotel ushered in this auspicious season with special events and promotions for guests to enjoy.
Glutinous rice cakes, or nian gao, are traditionally shared among loved ones and friends to wish each other good tidings and prosperity for the year ahead. Lung Hin offers Nian Gao variants. The Double Gold Bar Nian Gao is available in Brown Sugar flavour for PHP 1,888 per box, while the Single Round Nian Gao in Red Dates Sugar flavour may be enjoyed at PHP 798 per box. The classic Large Round Nian Gao is available in two flavours: Pandan and Coconut, and Red Dates Sugar. Each variant in this size may be purchased for PHP 1,388 per box.
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s award-winning authentic Cantonese restaurant also showcases flavours that are mastered by its team, led by Executive Chef Ken Leung. Available until 3 February 2020, gourmands may look forward to special set menus that fit dining parties of five or 10 persons. The Good Wealth set menu features Lung Hin’s signature Sauteed Tiger Prawns with Homemade Chili Sauce, Steamed Fresh Garoupa with Superior Soya Sauce, and Crispy Roasted Baby Duck. On the other hand, the Good Fortune set menu includes Baked Slipper Lobster in Supreme Stock, Braised South African Abalone with Japanese Oysters and Vegetables, and Signature Salt-Baked Chicken. Reservations may be made through (632) 7720 7720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To officially usher in the Year of the Metal Rat, a special blessing ceremony will be held at the Ground Floor Lobby on the first day of the Lunar New Year (25 January 2020, Saturday). This ritual will be led by Cua at 11 AM. Guests may also look forward to the traditional lion and dragon dance after the blessing ceremony.
Log-on to marcopolohotels.com for more details on the Hotel’s ongoing promotions.