On Chinese New Years Eve, I went to my girl friends house to eat with her family. I didn't know if I should bring anything and what to bring if I needed to so I arrived with the following:
2 Korean pears
1 bag of milk peanut candy (kind of like taffy with peanuts in it)
1 bottle of 15 year Glenlivet scotch
We ate a massive meal and drank some whiskey. Afterwards we went over to her grandmothers house. Red envelopes were exchanged for “新年快樂”（xin nian kuai le) or happy new year. People gamble during Chinese new year in games like mahjong or with small amounts of money in more simpler games. For example, "highest card wins the money", the best way to describe one game I played at my girlfriends grandmothers house.
Throughout the rest of the week I played mahjong, drank tea occasionally and ate a lot of food. I also caught up on sleep, my new favorite past time....again. Happy New Year.