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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year?

It's the Chinese New Year celebration again! Guess though you're not a Chinese, you have known and seen a lot bout the celebration for instance the must-have lion dance, red packets, mandarin oranges and red fire crackers. You know what, I'm not sure bout you but I don't like to read long history of how a festival comes about. Neither do I like to read about the culture of the celebration though I'm in for cultural exchange. In fact, I'm still wondering if miracle is working for me to be an AP at the USA.

I like learning on different cultures by looking at pictures, do you too?

Among the cookies and 1 miserable mandarin orange

Cookies I've been feasting on for the past few days

MURUKKU - an Indian spicy snack my mom made. This is an example of the multicultural advantage we have in Malaysia.

Barbequed sweet meat - a symbol of the festival which normally we make as gifts for family and friends.

The basic alcoholic drink for adults.

Sorry, my relatives are shy. RED - the colour of CNY! It means prosperity and good luck which is the essence of the festival.

Most times, the basic drink is not enough. Even ladies drink a lil more to get in the festive mood.

The teens as usual were engaged with gadgets and games during the extended family get together

CNY does not go without at least a meal at the restaurant. Could you tell what makes this ambience feels so CNY mood?


Tammie said...

hahaha! so funny the way u edit the sunglasses on ur relative's faces xD

Call me A.S for AkiraSabine said...

LoL... Arigatou gozaimasu!

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