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rowanlim
05-02-08, 09:53
Well it's a tad early to post this, but I thought: What the heck? :D

So HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR to all TRF members! It falls on the 7th of February, but it couldn't hurt to greet y'all abit earlier! :hug:

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd164/rowanlim/happynewyear.jpg Xin Nian Kuai Le! Happy New Year! :yah:

1. GONG XI FA CAI: happy prosperity! :tmb:

2. YEAR OF THE RAT: so it's the year of the Rat, the first deity in the Chinese horoscope; 2008 = Golden Rat Year

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd164/rowanlim/rat.gif

3. FOOD: definitely a plus for this celebration! :yah:

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd164/rowanlim/mandarin_lg.jpg mandarin oranges

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd164/rowanlim/prawns.jpg delicious prawns

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd164/rowanlim/CNY-LoveLetters.jpg love letters: a Malaysian specialty

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd164/rowanlim/pineapple-tarts2.jpg pineapple tarts: a favorite past time

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd164/rowanlim/greenviewlohsang1.jpg yee sang: toss it for prosperity!

So Happy Chinese New Year, y'all! :tmb: :)

May this year bring more prosperity & happiness! :hug: :jmp:

Necromanser
05-02-08, 09:55
I knew someone would make a thread eventually.Happy Lunar New Year to all people who celebrate it.

kryptonite23
05-02-08, 12:29
Happy Chinese New Year! :tmb:

Forwen
05-02-08, 12:32
I wish I could see the Chinese New Year in China once.

rowanlim
05-02-08, 15:36
I wish I could see the Chinese New Year in China once.

Oh yea it'd be nice right? But I guess it'd be too crowded there :(

So you're Chinese? :)

Earthcane
05-02-08, 15:44
Happy Chinese New Year, folkses :tmb: :yah:

Year of the Rat, eh? Cool! :D

:eek: Rowanlim, stop making me hungry :p

rowanlim
05-02-08, 15:52
Happy Chinese New Year, folkses :tmb: :yah:

Year of the Rat, eh? Cool! :D

:eek: Rowanlim, stop making me hungry :p

Hahaha don't worry I'm making myself hungry too...It was torture to put up these pics :p

nick-xx
05-02-08, 18:47
Ya its year of the rat :), rowan Happy Chinese New Year for you and for all the members :D.

Forwen
05-02-08, 18:54
So you're Chinese? :)

No, but I'm very interested in China. I'm actually trying to figure out a way how to spend there some time and hopefully start learning Mandarin.

rowanlim
06-02-08, 06:51
No, but I'm very interested in China. I'm actually trying to figure out a way how to spend there some time and hopefully start learning Mandarin.

Hmmm you could try to learn Mandarin before GOING to China :wve:

coolezpunk
06-02-08, 07:01
Happy Chinese New Year, everyone! :yah: Year of the Rat! Wow! :tmb: Oh my, look at all those food! :cln: :D

SamReeves
06-02-08, 07:12
LOL! What a perfect excuse to eat! :D

ivannnnn
06-02-08, 07:18
GONG XI FA CAI, rowan!! :wve:


Thursday is the holiday. You today? :)

rowanlim
06-02-08, 07:20
GONG XI FA CAI, rowan!! :wve:


Thursday is the holiday. You today? :)

Thursday holiday for me too...but I'm already on holiday ;)

My mom is cooking reunion dinner just for the family...it smells great... *tummy grumbling* :p

ivannnnn
06-02-08, 07:31
Thursday holiday for me too...but I'm already on holiday ;)

My mom is cooking reunion dinner just for the family...it smells great... *tummy grumbling* :p
You'll be going fatter. :p Keep that in mind. :P

rowanlim
06-02-08, 07:42
You'll be going fatter. :p Keep that in mind. :P

You're so mean...It's the festivities...gemuk pun tak pe la :mad:

ivannnnn
06-02-08, 07:49
You're so mean...It's the festivities...gemuk pun tak pe la :mad:
:vlol:


Do you know kue bakul? :)

rowanlim
06-02-08, 07:52
:vlol:


Do you know kue bakul? :)

I'm not sure...got a picture? :p

ivannnnn
06-02-08, 08:01
I'm not sure...got a picture? :p
I can't take it yet. Better you look for yourself. :p I'm sorry. :D

rowanlim
06-02-08, 08:08
I can't take it yet. Better you look for yourself. :p I'm sorry. :D

Hahaha...I don't know what kuih is that...maybe it's kuih bangkit in KL...is it white? with red dots? :p

ivannnnn
06-02-08, 08:17
Yes, kue bangkit. Sometimes "bakul". It's not white but sweet brown cake. Makes toothache if you eat alot! :D

rowanlim
06-02-08, 08:33
Yes, kue bangkit. Sometimes "bakul". It's not white but sweet brown cake. Makes toothache if you eat alot! :D

Hmmm I think I know what you mean but I'm not sure what's the name...kuih bangkit is white...like this:

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd164/rowanlim/mini-cooksillustrated051.jpg

Other CNY goodies *yummy*

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd164/rowanlim/cimg0779.jpg peanut cookies

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd164/rowanlim/47b7dc39b3127cce81fb7f3e5bf60000001.jpg layer cakes

ivannnnn
06-02-08, 08:38
The layer cakes in my city called "Kue Lapis Legit". In the true Indonesian that is called "Kue Lapis". :D

Shark_Blade
06-02-08, 08:51
I learnt a bit of Mandarin before lol

Zhao shang hao and Dui bu qi, rowanlim lmao. That's all I can remember. The people at uni that taught me the language were Chinese students and I learn a bit. I used to have a scrapbook of those exercises and basic conversation sheets, but it's years ago and I faintly remember it. Plus the mandarin class was held for only one semester which is not much :vlol: :o Maybe I'll continue it one day.

Happy Chinese New Year!

@ivannn: We called it Kuih Lapis here. :p Happy Holiday to you too ya rakan kita di Indonesia! :wve::D

rowanlim
06-02-08, 08:56
The layer cakes in my city called "Kue Lapis Legit". In the true Indonesian that is called "Kue Lapis". :D

Hm here it's Kuih lapis. The one on top is usually made by Chinese...the Malay kuih lapis are more colorful:

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd164/rowanlim/KuehLapis-JPEG.jpg

Shark_Blade
06-02-08, 08:57
Happy Chinese New Year rowanlim. Best wishes to you and your family :wve::D

ivannnnn
06-02-08, 08:58
Sama-sama, Shark Blade. Pasti meriah Tahun Baru Cina di tempat kita. :wve: :D. I'll ask for money called "Ang Pao" from the Chinese. :D :p

rowanlim
06-02-08, 09:02
Sama-sama, Shark Blade. Pasti meriah Tahun Baru Cina di tempat kita. :wve: :D. I'll ask for money called "Ang Pao" from the Chinese. :D :p

Hehehe...only married people will give the ang pow...hahah :D

Selamat Tahun Baru Cina! :tmb: :)

Oh eat eat eat! :yah:

ivannnnn
06-02-08, 09:06
Hehehe...only married people will give the ang pow...hahah :D

Why's that rowan?

Selamat Tahun Baru Cina! :tmb: :)

Oh eat eat eat! :yah:

Selamat!! Ohhh 'I''m going fatter and fatter and fatter and fatter....!! :yah: :yah:

rowanlim
06-02-08, 09:25
Why's that rowan?

I don't know, it's tradition :)

Selamat!! Ohhh 'I''m going fatter and fatter and fatter and fatter....!! :yah: :yah:

Jahatnye... ;)

Cord_Croft
06-02-08, 10:45
Gong Xi Fa Cai :D

At school we're doing an assembly/performance for the year 7's. I get to dress up in chinese clothes and speak some (I'm learning it at college, dead good). Looking forward to it :D

:hug:

rowanlim
06-02-08, 13:01
Gong Xi Fa Cai :D

At school we're doing an assembly/performance for the year 7's. I get to dress up in chinese clothes and speak some (I'm learning it at college, dead good). Looking forward to it :D

:hug:

Sounds really cool...Do post some pics here on your performance! :)

In Malaysia, one of the most prevalent performances is the lion dance...extremely cool :tmb:

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Forwen
06-02-08, 13:23
Hmmm you could try to learn Mandarin before GOING to China :wve:

Been pretty hard to find a native speaker willing to teach. And there's no way I'm going to pick a tonal language without a supervision of a native speaker.

nick-xx
06-02-08, 19:28
Hm here it's Kuih lapis. The one on top is usually made by Chinese...the Malay kuih lapis are more colorful:
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd164/rowanlim/KuehLapis-JPEG.jpg


OMG i love these things, haven't eating it for a while *drooling*.

findme
06-02-08, 19:43
Isn't it more like Gong Hey Fat Choi?? I'm Chinese so I would know as well :p

It isn't until tomorrow anyways :p

nick-xx
06-02-08, 19:44
^ yap here is Gon hei fat choi, but i think in malaysian,(spelling) i dont know

rowanlim
07-02-08, 08:17
It's the pronounciation, in mandarin it's KONG HE FA CHOY, but we usually just say "gong xi fa cai" :)

Oh findme you're Chinese too? From where? :D

Today was the first day, so I'm going to relatives' homes for ang pow :mis:

kill bill
07-02-08, 08:59
Happy new year. Were going out to a chinese restaurant tonight to celebrate I'm half irish and half maylasin

myrmaad
07-02-08, 13:29
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-02/06/content_7578010.htm

Year of the Rat creates panty craze in Malaysia (http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080203/rat_panties_080203/20080203?hub=TopStories)
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c117/SeaBlossom/otherstuff/160_ap_panties_2008.jpg (http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080203/rat_panties_080203/20080203?hub=TopStories)



In the US, the Postal Service celebrates with a new Stamp Series:
http://www.usps.com/communications/newsroom/2007/sr07_039_lny.jpg
Lunar New Year: Year of the Rat
In observance of Feb. 7, 2008 Lunar New Year holiday, the U.S. Postal Service introduces a new series of Lunar New Year stamps that will continue through 2019. Beginning with the Year of the Rat in 2008, stamps issued in consecutive years will include the Year of the Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Boar.


For Fun!
Photoshop Tutorial: Draw A Rat for Chinese New Year (http://kailoon.com/a-mouse-as-chinese-new-year-zodiac-for-2008/)

Earthcane
07-02-08, 13:32
^^ Hee hee :D

disneyprincess20
07-02-08, 13:34
Happy Chinese New Year! :wve:

rowanlim
07-02-08, 14:13
Sorry, Gong Hey Fat Choi is in Cantonese, Gong Xi Fa Cai is in Mandarin :)

@myrmaad: yep that's true, there's a red panty with rat motif craze in Malaysia :D I didn't get any though :whi: