Wednesday, January 14, 2009

chinese new year is on the way ....

when you see this...

or this ....

or this...

or this...

or this .....

or this...

or this...

or this...

or this...


or a whole lot of discarded furniture and household stuff, like fish tanks, hamster cages, ironing boards and potted plants at the main rubbish bin area.

6 comments:

ordinary guy said...

Took a day off yesterday just to walk around Chinatown. The usual display of Chines New Year goodies. The mood is pretty down or so it seems this year round. Many window-shoppers while stall-holders are trying their best to push for sales. Hopefully the economy will pick up soon and that the Year of the Ox will be a bullish one. And oh...the photo of the currency reminds me that I have to go to the bank to withdraw some notes to prepare the red packets. Wishing you good health for the Chinese Lunar New Year.

peter said...

i was thinking....chun see got lovely garden in his house. The nurseries selling potted plants. maybe we should pay a visit to Chun See's gardens and pick our selection (foc of course)!!

yg said...

ordinary guy, just before the lunar new year is one of the best time to visit chinatown; that's when it comes alive. that stack of news is unused but the notes don't feel brand new.

yg said...

peter, from what i see at the nurseries, any plant that bears red flowers or fruit is suitable for display over the lunar new year. has chun see got red trumpet flowers?

Lam Chun See said...

My garden is like a jungle. Hundreds of pitcher plants and staghorn ferns and all sort of other stuff crammed in between.

What I dislike most about this time of the year is the incessant GongXi songs. Last month when I was in Kuching, the shopping centres were blasting both Gongxi and Santa songs. Real torture.

nah said...

Of all the traditional Chinese festivals, the Chinese New Year is the most elaborate, and colourful, and is incomplete without colourful decorations. The favourite colours are red and gold. Red symbolizes happiness while Gold symbolizes wealth. Walls and doors are pasted with poetic couplets, happy wishes written on red paper. Tangerines and oranges are symbolic of good luck and wealth.
The bamboo represents youth, longevity and strength.Flowers that blossom at New Year’s time are believed to indicate harmony, new growth and good fortune. The giving of money in red envelopes with auspicious characters on the front helps to make children happy and is believed to bring good blessings.