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Happy Chinese New Year

  1. Jan 16, 2004 #1
    Gong Xi Fa Cai
     
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  3. Jan 16, 2004 #2
    Hong bao na lai
     
  4. Jan 16, 2004 #3
    Kung Hei Fat Choy

    利是到來 (Character coding: BIG5)

    In Chinese New Year, we have to say Kung Hei Fat Choy to every person we meet.
     
  5. Jan 16, 2004 #4
    Not in my family, i just address them and get the red packets.
     
  6. Jan 16, 2004 #5

    jimmy p

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    I know im ignorant but which animal is this the year of? :wink:
     
  7. Jan 16, 2004 #6
    monkey, is a bad year for bush since he looks like a monkey.
     
  8. Jan 16, 2004 #7

    jimmy p

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    LOL!!! or maybe it is a good year for monkey-lookie-likies. Maybe he will be fired or something...
     
  9. Jan 16, 2004 #8
    I think this thread started a little bit too early. In fact The Year of Monkey will start on 22rd Jan. :smile:
     
  10. Jan 17, 2004 #9
    My pin yin may be out of whack, but nonetheless

    Xin Nian Kuai Le!

    Chinese New Year is actually quite a big thing from where I am from in Brunei, even though only 20% of the population celebrates it. All the shops are emblazoned in red, but then again most of the businessmen here are Chinese. Fortune tellers are saying that the year of the monkey will be a good year, but isn't that the same thing they have said about other years?
     
  11. Jan 17, 2004 #10
    Heard that there will be something like one hundred million people moving around ('visiting relatives'...just like everyone else does) in China for this event, All of the population of Canada all moving around three times!

    I am born in the year of the Monkey, '56...anyone smell banana?
     
  12. Jan 17, 2004 #11
    Why can't your age be divisible by 12 if you're born in the year of the monkey ?

    Kung Hei Fat Choy :smile:
    Your pin yin is probably better than mine cos I don't speak good Manderin. Cantonese is my mother tongue. That's why I speak Kung Hei Fat Choy (Cantonese) instead of Gong Xi Fa Cai (Manderin).
     
  13. Jan 17, 2004 #12
    Why is it difficult to divide 48 by twelve? ("Soon to come... at an MRP near you..." HUH? FOURTY EIGHT!)

    Kung Hei Fat Choy!
     
  14. Jan 17, 2004 #13

    Becareful if you are a monkey in the year of Monkey... all things might have a chance to go against you, but since New Year is coming, I'm suppose to say good things.

    Wish you the best fortune and luck.
     
  15. Jan 18, 2004 #14
    Thanks, heard it is a year for "Change" (Nickles?? dimes??) and same to you....BTW could you tell me what "Luck" Actually is?
     
  16. Jan 18, 2004 #15
    oops, I thought you meant you were 56 years old. But I just realised what you meant was that you were born in 1956.

    :wink:
     
  17. Jan 18, 2004 #16
    Sorry, economy in malaysia is bad, this year no Ang Pow.
     
  18. Jan 19, 2004 #17
    This isn't a good excuse. When the economy gets better, you owe me a meal. Have it fed-exed to my house.
     
  19. Jan 19, 2004 #18
    Will you say this to your kid(s) ?
     
  20. Jan 21, 2004 #19
    just had dinner with whole family members
     
  21. Jan 21, 2004 #20
    Watching CCTV-4 right now :D
     
  22. Jan 21, 2004 #21
    As of Wednesday, 21st of January 2004, 11.57pm, i've earned $144 currently and about 1/4 there to an iPod.
     
  23. Jan 21, 2004 #22
    11:57 pm on the 21st of January? And I thought you were from Europe (which is several timezones behind Asia). Or are you visiting Asia at the moment?

    Your message was posted at 10:58 pm my time. You must be in Japan/NZ/Australia, but you cannot be in Europe.

    EDIT: I don't mean any offense by the postings. I am just curious.
     
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  24. Jan 21, 2004 #23
    Happy New Year to all!!! The fireworks here in my neighbourhood have been going on for the last 30 minutes, and I am a little deaf in the ear now. I'm looking forward to later in the day, as we will be having the lion dance and MORE firecrackers.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2004
  25. Jan 21, 2004 #24
    Happy Chinese New Year!!! Wish you all good health and may all your wishes come true in the year of the monkey!

    Bubonic Plague's clock is the same as mine. So I guess he may be in China, Singapore or Pillipine. The time now is 2am, 3 hours has already passed in the year of the monkey!

    I did some shopping with my father tonight and went back home at 00.00. My neighbour detonated firecrackers not very far away from me when I just arrived home. Well, I'm not deaf yet. In fact, owning firecracker or firework is illegal here, though I feel glad to have some explosions nearby.

    Once I went to mainland China to celebrate Chinese New Year. It was really fun to detonate firecrackers. My brother and I emptied the gunpowder inside several firecrackers, poured the gunpowder on the floor and ignited it. The powder then burnt like a mini-firework!
     
  26. Jan 21, 2004 #25
    None taken. I'm from Singapore.

    I can't believe they banned fire crackers here. Something about people being injured....
     
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