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It’s that time of the year again where the festivities abound and you’re attending “Loheis” with friends, family and business-related people. has some tips to help you to look like a pro when it comes to all those nifty auspicious mentions when setting up the Yu Sheng for the big toss.


  1. Exchange best wishes
    Say: 万事如意 (wan shi ru yi) or 恭喜发财 (gong xi fa cai)
    Symbolism: The former means “May your hopes and wishes materialize into reality” and the latter reflects “Good fortune and prosperity”.
  2. Place the slices of raw fish on the platter
    Say: 年年有余 (nian nian you yu)
    Symbolism: Abundance and excess through the year
  3. Add the pomelo on top of the fish
    Say: 大吉大利 (da ji da li)
    Symbolism: For auspiciousness and good luck
  4. Sprinkle the pepper
    Say: 招财进宝 (zhao cai jin bao)
    Symbolism: To attract money and valuables
  5. Pour the oil in a circular motion
    Say: 一本万利 (yi ben wan li)
    Symbolism: To encourage wealth to flow in from all directions
  6. Place carrots on top of the fish
    Say: 鸿运当头 (hong yun dang tou)
    Symbolism: To bring good luck


  7. Add the green radish
    Say: 青春常驻 (qing chun chang zhu)
    Symbolism: Never-ending youthfulness
  8. Add the white radish
    Say: 步步高升 (bu bu gao sheng) & 风声水起 (feng sheng shui qi)
    Symbolism: For achieving success prosperity in business and rising up the career ladder
  9. Sprinkle the peanut crumbs
    Say: 金银满屋 (jin yin man wu)
    Symbolism: Blessings of gold and silver around the home, the peanuts also represent youthfulness
  10. Sprinkle the sesame seeds
    Say: 生意兴隆 (sheng yi xing long)
    Symbolism: A flourishing businesss
  11. Pour the plum sauce
    Say: 甜甜蜜蜜 (tian tian mi mi)
    Symbolism: That life will always be sweet
  12. Scatter the golden crisps
    Say: 遍地黄金 (bian di huang jin)
    Symbolism: An abundance of gold and prosperity for everyone

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