Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

which means Chinese New Year (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Nónglì xīnnián; literally: "Agrarian Calendar New Year") or Spring Festival (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Chūnjié) is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It is sometimes called the Lunar New Year, especially by people outside China. It is an important holiday in East Asia. The festival traditionally begins on the first day of the first lunar month (Chinese: 正月; pinyin: zhēng yuè) in the Chinese calendar and ends on the 15th; this day is called Lantern Festival (simplified Chinese: 元宵; traditional Chinese: 元宵; pinyin: yuánxiāojié).

Zodiac Year of The Rat
The Rat (Chinese:) was welcomed in ancient times as a protector and bringer of material prosperity. It is the first of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. Rat is associated with aggression, wealth, charm, and order, yet also associated with death, war, the occult, pestilence, and atrocities. The Year of the Rat is associated with the earthly branch symbol .

Mandarin Oranges
these are ours, they are a symbol of Gold
which also represents
Good Luck & Prosperity
plus they're Yummy! :D

Reunion Dinner
Ron, me and kids went for our Little Reunion Dinner and we had these...

Fried Rice with Salted Fish

Tiger Prawns With Crispy Oatmeal

Fried Baby Squid in Oyster Sauce

Sweet & Sour Sliced Fish

Stuffed Fish in Fried Char Kway

believe me, they're all delicious but packed with calories and everything that one on diet should stay away from! hehe...

Fave Shot ~ Wednesday
yup, he's got a swollen eye due to a bug bite...

Layouts
got 2 more done :) i try to make time to scrapbook because firstly, i enjoy it! the process is fun :) and secondly, i want to try to use up as many existing stash as i can. not that i have many but before they start accumulating *wink* and lastly, i have many photos already printed out all ready to be in a scrapbook! :D

Friends
Thanks Sham for these photos of our Boys!
Anis trying to make a clenched fist and a thumb sticking out
sign but alas, to no success! :D
doodled the border, used Love Elsie and Urban Lily
Be Happy
Sweet Deedah & Anis.
Basic Grey, Urban Lily, Cosmo Cricket
Scenic Route, Prima flowers, buttons and Making Memories

Happy News!
i won!!! Yippee!!! :D Thanks Vanessa for picking my Layout :)
been instructed to put this up at Galleries where i've posted my layout :D well not exactly this sign but i made it to make myself Happy! hehe...
To All My Friends Celebrating,

Happy Chinese New Year!!!
Enjoy the stretch of Holidays!!!

8 comments:

Lorena said...

congrats on the pub!!

ianz said...

yummy food!!!!

hopefully anis will recover soon!!!

Stephanie Mah said...

great layouts!!! (:

yummy food!

Happy Lunar New Year!!!

Vee said...

yummy yummy all accounts, happy chinese new year!! ;)
xo

Lisa said...

Happy New Year. I hope you have a really good time. My Chinese Zodiac sign is Ox. Your layouts look great!

Lesli said...

I love the LO's and now I am hungry too :)

Ana Baird said...

The food looks delicious! Lovely pictures!

bbhome said...

congrats !! loving all the LOs!