Sunday, January 29, 2006

GONG XI FA CAI 2006

Gong Xi Fa Cai
  • A pair of mandarin oranges (called "kum" in Cantonese, which also means "gold") with lots of wishes to one and all for wealth and prosperity!
  • Some really cute angpows (red packets) with cut-out/flip-up cartoon characters - the young ones should be fairly amused with these.
  • Multi-colored melon seeds, the first time I've seen the same hit the streets and homes of Singapore - the brown ones are coffee-flavored, the lilac ones are lavender-flavored, the green ones are of course green tea-flavored... the ingenuity of retailers!
Red Peony
The peony, a symbol of Spring and also of good fortune, prosperity and wealth. It is rare to find a real peony in Singapore and so we make do with lovely silk reproductions, which can then last the whole year through!

Wishing one and all Chinese readers GONG XI FA CAI (wishes of prosperity) and XIN NIAN KUAI LE (happy new year) for this 4704th Lunar New Year of the Dog!

9 Comments:

Blogger fooDcrazEE said...

Xin Nian Kuai Ler and Wan Shi Ru Yi.

May you and your family be blessed with good health and wealth.

1/29/2006 06:22:00 PM  
Blogger slurp! said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Wishing you & your family a very happy, healthy & prosperous Lunar New Year!

1/30/2006 12:29:00 AM  
Blogger slurp! said...

also like to guess the 2 types of "kum" on your picture
testing my luck for the grand toto draw LOLz.
left is taiwan ponkan, right is pakistan kinno ...

1/30/2006 10:13:00 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

Très belles fleurs !
J'aime également ces porcelaines !

1/30/2006 11:03:00 PM  
Blogger eatzycath said...

thanks foodcrazee and slurp for the well wishes... sama sama to u and family too!

slurp, I declare u 'kum' expert of the year! hee hee :P

merci jean, glad u like the flowers and the blue porcelain vase and cup!

1/31/2006 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous pfong said...

Have a happy and prosperous year ahead cath. Those are lovely still life shot.

2/01/2006 09:25:00 AM  
Blogger joone! said...

Happy New Year Cath!

2/01/2006 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous spots said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai Cath! Keep blogging! :)

2/04/2006 05:54:00 AM  
Blogger dave said...

First of those oranges I have seen out of a can!

2/04/2006 04:59:00 PM  

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