Monday, January 26, 2009

2009 Chinese New Year (Food Bazaar)

The Food:

Food prepared for Chinese New Year:

Year Cake - getting promotion every year!

Turnip (White Radish) Cake - good beginning!

Spring Candy - to welcome the arrival of Spring!

Melon Seed - a lot of children

Lotus Seed - having children continuously

Peanut - longevity

Large Tangerine - big luck and big profit (金橘子, jinju)

Spring roll - gold bar

Dumplings - silver ingot (餃子, jiǎozi)

Fish - having surplus every year (魚, yú)

Dragon eye (longan) - wealth and family reunion

Dates - having intelligent children soon

Hair seaweed - having a jockpot

Treasure bar - full of gold and jewelry


Gōngxǐ fācái

"Congratulations and be Prosperous"

While the first two words of this phrase had a much longer historical significance, in practical terms involve surviving the harsh winter conditions.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

2009 Chinese New Year Party (NTNU-OIA)

National Taiwan Normal University Office of the International Affairs Lunar Year Party 2009 Chinese New Year's Eve - Chúxì 除夕(Chu "change" and xi means "eve") A reunion dinner is held on New Year's...

Monday, January 19, 2009

2009 Chinese New Year (Preparation)



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│oo│ 錢坤 │●°

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The Preparation:

Before the celebration, people here starts cleaning up their houses...throw things that are old (buy new one). Renovation here and there... houses full of sayings...and not to mention the "beauty salon", double the price when you go there before and after new year. Before, i don't see the logic, later on I learned that they prepare themselves for a new brand lucky year and remove all the bad luck they had previously...

Chinese Household should also have live blooming plants to symbolize rebirth and new growth. Flowers are believed to be symbolic of wealth and high positions in one's career. Lucky is the home with a plant that blooms on New Year's Day, for that foretells a year of prosperity.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

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