chinese new year

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

by admin on February 9, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Year of the Dragon is ending, the Year of the Snake is beginning. This photo was taken in China Town, Singapore.

Gong Xi Fa Cai – Happy New Year!

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The best kids’ birthday party ever

by admin on February 7, 2013

I think lion dancers are the best thing ever. I just love the drumming, colourful costumes, flamboyant and high energy performances, and the clever way the lions are brought to life. They are so much fun to watch. Someone in Miss C’s class had their 5th birthday party last week. You can imagine my delight when I realised this was the entertainment.

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Tossing the Chinese New Year salad

January 20, 2012

  I first heard the expression “tossing the salad” when a friend (of my husband, I should like to point out) bought us a salad tosser as a wedding present. We’d put in on our gift list. It came with the message “enjoy tossing the salad”. My husband then explained to me an alternative meaning […]

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Dragon baby boom

January 18, 2012

I am fascinated by star signs and zodiacs, as regular readers will probably realise. According to legend, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one. He announced that the people born in each animal’s year would have some of that animal’s personality. The […]

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Kung Hei Fat Choi

February 2, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year! It is incredible how diverse it is in Singapore. It’s like one big melting pot of different nationalities, each celebrating their own customs, traditions and religion, and with that, their own festivals. Having already celebrated the New Year, it’s now Chinese New Year. It’s the most important cultural event of the Chinese Calendar. […]

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