Happy New year again. It is the third day of Chinese New Year but hey, we have 12 more days to celebrate. Google has prepared a mini site to help you with it. Check it out.
At the same time, Google has released the top 10 searches related to Chinese New Year.
Rediscover what makes Chinese New Year special with Google
Google.com/chinesenewyear launched to help you plan and celebrate the Year of the Horse
Singapore, 28 Jan, 2014. Chinese New Year is a busy time of the year for Singapore. A look at the top related searches shows just how busy: Singaporeans are planning celebrations with traditional treats like “Pineapple tart”, “Yusheng” and activities like “Chingay 2014”.
|Most Searched Chinese New Year Related Searches in Singapore|
|1. Chingay 2014
2. Pineapple tart recipe
5. Feng Shui 2014
6. Chinese New Year
7. Chinatown Singapore
8. Lunar calendar 2014
9. Yusheng recipe
10. Egg tart recipe
In between cooking for the big family reunion, visiting your relatives, and stuffing lucky red packets, preparing for Chinese New Year can feel overwhelming. Google has launched a mini site with lots of tips and tricks to help you with the preparations at Google.com/ChineseNewYear so you can rediscover the magic and traditions of Chinese New Year.
Here are some tips for how you can use Google as you ring in the year of the horse:
- Reunion meal prep: Google Search is the first place many turn to for recipe ideas. But let’s say you don’t like certain ingredients, like chives in your dumplings—you can type in [dumplings recipe -chives], and you can take those out of your results. After you’ve picked a recipe you like, you can keep track of all the ingredients you need to buy with Google Keep, which is a bit like sticky notes for your phone. Not sure how to fold dumplings? Search for videos by expert chefs on YouTube to brush up on your cooking technique. You can also share your recipes with friends and family on Google Docs.
- Visiting relatives: Visiting three relatives in one day might seem daunting, but it’s not a problem if you have Google Now set up on your Android or iPhone. Google Now will automatically remind you of when you need to leave so you can beat the traffic and get the best routes, either by driving or by public transportation. If you’re driving, Google Maps will give you turn-by-turn directions spoken out loud so you can focus on the road ahead.
- Send greetings abroad: Greet your friends and family face to face, even if you can’t be in the same room. Google Hangouts allows you to have video conversations with up to ten people at the same time, so you can chat to your cousin from Australia and your aunt in Canada all at once.
- Remember those magic moments: Back up the photos you take on your phone using Google+ Auto Backup so you won’t ever lose those photos again.