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Wednesday, 13th November 2019

Irish Born Chinese

It's the year 4703

Created Thursday, 19th January 2006, 21:46 by whykay
(NOTE: This is a migrated article from the old IBC blog)

Mnemonix pix
(Uploaded to Flickr by Mnemonix)

With Chinese New Year coming up, it’s on the 29th Jan, if you did not know… it was funny to see the top hit seller in yesasia (as of tonight when I viewed it), was the Lai See packets. And what is even better for those married folks (I know, I know… it will be my turn sometime ) is that yesasia is actually holding a special sale of the Lai Sees. Rather cool offer!
It’s so handy nowadays to buy things that normally you can only get at an Asian market (if you are lucky), or China Town (luckier)... or actually living in Far East (man, I am soooo jealous right now ). But with reputable places like yesasia, it’s such joy to browse at home. Although the looking forward to going back to Hong Kong to browse for things is not as hyped up as it use to be (or maybe I am just getting older).
It’s still nice to just go wandering around the small shops and finding those little things you won’t be able to get at home or online (for those street prices, you are kidding!).

I suppose for those who don’t go back (or ever been to Hong Kong for that matter), I would forget the gob-smacking aweness of “Where am I?” or “Wow, I cannot believe I am here!!!”.

One thing I have not experienced, Chinese New Year in Hong Kong. I probably want to do it before I tie the knot, I suppose. But there you go, day-by-day, it just goes by. Plus working sort of sucks, you need to plan way ahead if 2 weeks (if I am lucky) are needed for my visit. Good thing I don’t have to worry about accomadation.

So back to Chinese New Year… why are there so announcements of events here in Dublin, or Ireland even? There maybe signs in the windows, as some folks on the IBC board mentioned. But I cannot read Chinese. But the hullabaloo from last 2 years has somewhat waned this year.

But either way, I am heading down to Limerick with my fiancé to enjoy our family meal that weekend (most likely Saturday night).

So with that, I would like to wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year. And this year is the “year of the dog”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_%28zodiac%29.

People born in this year are loyal, honest, and trustworthy, but can also be stubborn and selfish. Dogs get along with Horses, Rabbits, and Tigers.

I don’t know much about all the sayings (in Cantonese that is), so here are a few helper pages: – From WikipediaChina West Exchange lessons

More year of the dog stuff:http://www.c-c-c.org/chineseculture/zodiac/dog.htmlhttp://www.chinapage.com/newyear.html

Here’s something cool… horoscope (uploaded to Flickr by SE K750i Girl)