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🐰Lunar New Year 2023🐱

2023 is the Year of the Rabbit! And Cat (for our Vietnamese friends)!  Lunar New Year celebrates another new year based on the traditional lunisolar calendar - which is based on moon cycles - and the start of spring. Because the Lunar New Year is based on moon cycles, it falls on a different date on the Gregorian calendar each year. How do people of Asian heritage celebrate it? Well our friends from Little Egg Crafts (Nozomi Tolworthy 雷希望) and Amy Phung 馮金薇 of besea.n wrote a great guide here. As for me, well there's a lot of traditions I...

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Where to Buy Mooncakes to Eat for Mid-Autumn Festival in London 🥮 🇬🇧

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! 中秋節快樂! Today is the 15th of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, which means the moon is exceptionally full and bright tonight and that it’s time to eat all the mooncakes. Mooncakes come in a variety of flavours and sizes, but my favourites are the traditional Cantonese lotus paste filled ones with (double) duck yolk or the bit more modern molten lava egg custard ones (particularly the ones from the Peninsula if you’re lucky enough to get gifted them!). Not sure if it’s because of the influx of HongKongers moving to the UK lately, or if...

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🧋 🤗 International Bubble Tea Day Giveaway Contest 🤗 🧋

⭐  G I V E A W A Y ⭐  For International Bubble Tea Day, we at sketchykarr and Little Eggs Craft have organised a BIG - EXTRA PEARLS BIG! - bubble tea giveaway along with some bubble tea businesses! There will be 6 winners in total, so you’ve got nothing to lose! 🧋 How to enter: - LIKE this post- FOLLOW @sketchykarr and @LittleEggCrafts  - TAG  friends you’d like to drink bubble tea with (one tag = 1 entry)- BONUS: Share this post on your IG Stories and tag @mooboo_uk, @hoko.london, @luckyteauk, @jichickens, and @xingfutang.uk The Little Eggs Craft x sketchykarr...

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We're going to market! 📅 🐶

sketchykarr at Shotengai x Lower Stable Street Market UPDATED 07/06/22: New markets added! Last December, we did our very first market at Reading (thanks to Little Eggs Craft!) and now we're gearing up for more this Spring/Summer season. Honestly, having a stall at a market was far from our original goals; we didn't even expect to participate in one and now we've somehow signed up for at least five till the end of 2022! We're no veterans by any means, and the imposter syndrome creeps up massively the days leading up and during the market, because we're just noobs in a...

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ESEA Year of the Tiger Market 2022

As part of Lunar New Year 2022, I've joined up with Little Egg Crafts to put together a virtual market featuring ESEA-owned creators and small shops! The aim of this project is to: Create a space for community during Lunar New Year Bring together ESEA folk internationally Support ESEA creators and ESEA-owned small shops! How it works: The virtual market will take place on Instagram Dates: Saturday 22 to Sunday 23 January We will promote the market on our channels. Check out stallholders and share some ESEA joy!  See the stallholders participating here. Be sure to check for updates on my Instagram here. Exciting times!

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