Sunday, January 22, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year!!

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Every one is celebrating 2012, the Year of the Dragon

Feng Shui experts believe 2012 is the Year of the Black Dragon (or the Water Dragon or the Black Water Dragon). In any case, this year will be one of transformation and improvement.

As is custom the streets are full of orange trees and tables are full of
good food shared between family and friends.

The children are ready for their red packets

Gong Xi Fa Cai!!!!

to all my Chinese friends.:)

9 comments:

Russell said...

Red is my favorite (favourite?) color (colour?). I think I like the extra letter version better - much more class. More French like.

In any event, I always enjoy stopping by and reading your thoughts. Always most interesting.

Very interesting about the farm you visited as a child (in the past from yesterday). I could see everything very clearly from your narrative.

Yes, Happy New Year to our Chinese friends. I believe I was born in the year of the horse. Not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing. I like horses so I guess it is okay.

Take care.

A Lady's Life said...

Russell- The horse is a good sign. You must be a lot of fun to be around.:)
I also like red but my Mother never did so I wonder why she would put that color on me ? I guess I wasn't meant to be trampled on that day.lol
I guess we were taught to write favourite and colour this way, and you are right, it does have a French flavor to it. lol

I'm afraid I am just putting things down as I remember them. I was small so I never knew where I was taken, just that I was there.

Mama Zen said...

Happy Chinese New Year!

SandyCarlson said...

I believe this is so. Bring on the transformation, and happy new year!

Gattina said...

I hope it will be a good year ! I saw the firework in China on TV this morning.

HoneyBUZZin said...

Eve was fantastic. My neighbourhood started playing fireworks since 10pm. Plenty of great display..even now, when I'm writing this, our opposite neighbour had lion dance performance.

Have a great year ahead. Gong Xi Fa Cai!(meaning - Wishing you to be prosperous - in the coming year)

Zuzana said...

A year of the dragon, that sounds like a very defining year.;) Lets hope it is a good one for us all.;) Happy new year.;)
xoxo

Akelamalu said...

We're going into Manchester on Wednesday and will visit Chinatown, hopefully we will see some of the celebrations for New Year. :)

A Lady's Life said...

thanks guys
I also hope some of that dragon power rubs off on every one so we have a great year! :)