For this year's Chinese New Year, I had intended to decorate the house with the brightest, reddest, tackiest and kitschiest decorations I could afford. I even thought of hanging up red curtains at the front door. But with no plans to have guests over for a makan session, these intentions remained just that - intentions. Ended up with these few items to bring a bit of Chinese New Year feel into the house; lucky bamboo spirals, mandarin oranges, pink piggies and nian gaos. When can we start eating the nian gaos, that's what I want to know.