恭禧发财 | Gong Xi Fa Cai

恭禧发财 | Gong Xi Fa Cai

Chinese New Year: Feb 3rd – 17th, 2011

恭禧发财 | Gong Xi Fa Cai to all who celebrate.

Those who don’t, Happy Lunar New Year. Go pester your neighbours by shouting Gong Xi Fa Cai at their faces. Though that is ironic since you’re wishing them a prosperity, well, maybe they might not understand what you’re saying.

Fruit Basket's Momiji as our Chinese New Year mascot!

Go eat lots of good food. Stuff your faces. Wear your new clothes. Wear Red. Wear a cheong-sam. Go enjoy your city/town’s Chinese New Year festivities.

Chinese New Years Dumplings by sheilaz413 on flickr. Some Rights Reserved.

Ah, Chinese New Year~

I remember back in my more-younger-days where I use to get up at 8:00AM every single day during the Chinese New Year celebration, eagerly waiting for a Lion or Qilin(Chinese Unicorn) to visit my family’s home. Chinese New Year also consisted of heading back to a small old town, sitting around the round table to have dinner. And of course receiving red packets/Ang Pau filled with money.

 

Chinese New Year, Washington, DC by Photo Phiend on flickr. Some Rights Reserved

I would visit relatives/friend’s opening house & receive a packet of money – how cool is that? (It is a custom that married couples give ang-pau by the way).

Now enough of lamenting about the past. It’s a New Lunar Year of the Rabbit and we should all look forwards. Let’s make new memories & hold on to our dreams or maybe have new ones.

Arawr & I have planned Chinese themed posts so look forward those!

Manga Weekend sincerely wishes you a very Happy Chinese New Year. May the Year of the Rabbit be filled with good fortune for you & your family, Gong Xi Fa Cai!

PS. If something goes wrong during this Chinese New Year. Say “suì suì ping ān” to ward off bad luck. Remember Chinese New Year lasts for 15 days.

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2 responses to “恭禧发财 | Gong Xi Fa Cai

  1. xin nian kuai le!! gong xi fa cai.. ang pao na lai!! XDXD
    pretty sure the angpau thing is a custom. and i cant imagine u waking at 8. your parents must’ve like blared tong tong chiang in your ears or sumtin =P

  2. If I shout Gong Xi Fa Cai in my neighbor’s face, most likely he’ll think I’m part of some gang around here and shoot me. This is rube town after all ^^;
    Even saying suì suì ping ān won’t stop the bullets… (he’ll just think I’m calling my boys over xD)

    Well, I hope you have a good New Years! That food looks nummy x3

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