I married into this holiday and I have to say I love it. We celebrate with lots of food and little red envelopes filled with money. Food and money, my kind of holiday! This year is the Year of the Goat (or Sheep) and it’s said to be bring “promise and prosperity”. People who are born in the Year of the Goat are supposed to be kind, gentle and mild mannered. The holiday is celebrated for 15 days and focuses on themes such as good fortune, prosperity, and happiness. One of the first times I celebrated the holiday with my in laws was in Seattle’s International District. We ate a huge lunch and then watched the Dragons dance by in a parade. It was followed with loud fireworks and displays of red lanterns along the street. It’s nice to be able to celebrate and blend into this new tradition. Any time I get to celebrate with food I am happy though. This year my husband and I did the cooking. For some reason we decided to make Vietnamese food. (I know confusing right.) We made short ribs, Banh Mi (Vietnamese sandwiches), and a Vermicelli Salad. Most people take time off work and just celebrate with family and eat. As you can see, my blog posts are not complete unless I can talk about food. So to end this post, here is a picture of my fabulous New Year’s Feast! Happy Chinese New Year!
Hi! My name is Rithy (pronounced “Raw-Tee”). I am the Lending Product and System Specialist for Verity Credit Union. Although I am new to Verity Credit Union, I have worked for Not for Profit Credit Unions for over eight years (and counting). My previous roles included everything from Teller, Loan Processor, Shared Branch Administrator, Accounting to Credit Analyst. In 2011, I completed my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington in Communications and Social Sciences. I love my current role at Verity Credit Union. I am responsible for research and development of new loan products and assist in managing our loan operating systems. I am learning new things every day and that excites me!
I live in Seattle and enjoy eating and running, but preferably not at the same time (trust me, gets too messy). I’m lucky enough to say I got to marry my best friend, who also happens to enjoy eating and running. In my free time, I also love to cook and spend time with family and friends. My family loves to get together and celebrate, and we celebrate in the best way possible, with lots and lots of food! Even when I’m not celebrating with family, I often find myself cooking meals for at least 6 people, even though it’s just for my husband and me. My love for food is also the main reason in why I enjoy to run!