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How do you celebrate Chinese New Year with the Chinese?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:05 am    Post subject: How do you celebrate Chinese New Year with the Chinese? Reply with quote

I just going over to my Chinese neighbour and say "Happy New Year" to them. And they are sooooooooooooooooooooogenerous people I tell you. Last year I just bumped into them during the Chinese New Year and they just gave me two RED PACKETS; each with a 100USD note inside!

I will try my luck again this year!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Umm, okay...

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:12 am    Post subject: Re: How do you celebrate Chinese New Year with the Chinese? Reply with quote

SilverSurfer wrote:
I will try my luck again this year!


That's the attitude! Rather than trying to match their generosity with a duck or a red envelope of your own, see if you can milk the suckers for all they're worth.

For those actually interested in the cultural aspects, I ripped this off of some greeting card site:

"According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of 2009 is the Year of the Ox. The Ox, or the Buffalo sign symbolizes prosperity through fortitude and hard work. Those born under the influence of the Ox or Buffalo are fortunate to be stable and persevering. The typical Ox is a tolerant person with strong character. Not many people could equal the resolution and fearlessness that the Ox exhibits when deciding to accomplish a task. Ox people work hard without complaints at work or at home. They know that they will succeed through hard work and sustained efforts, and do not believe in get-rich-quick schemes."

P.S. Tigers are cooler.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Son of a b....rrrraiiiins!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I celebrate by eating the brains of innocent children and small animals...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone want to post (if they know) their own Zodiac symbol?

I'll start as the Rooster. Anyone else a rooster here?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I recall from the Chinese restaurant placemats, I'm a Ram. That's '79, right?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have pretty much the lamest Zodiac symbol. I'm a rooster. No scales or flame breath.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am a monkey, that's '92. Yeah, the Zodiac placemats are actually really interesting to read in a Chinese restaurant. It's fun to get a chance to compare and contrast your sign to everyone else's. (The whole "this animal is your friend, this animal is your enemy" groupings are cool).

Dragon is the year 2012, also. (I believe the signs repeat every 12 years). That is the supposed "end o' the Mayan/Chinese Calander, end o' the world" deal. That kind of stuff always manages to creep me out (Darn you History Channel!) Anyways, I guess the dragon is always the last of the cycle.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay, a real Chinese New Year thread! Today is the eve so, being ethnic Chinese, I'm having reunion dinner with my family. Interestingly though, I don't quite like Chinese New Year because everyone gives out Mandarin Oranges (which signify wealth and luck) and I really dislike oranges. The somewhat good part is the giving out of red packets that contain money. Oh, and as for the Zodiac thing, I was born in '93 but before Chinese New Year so I'm a monkey, like Will Smith.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DarkZombie wrote:
I have pretty much the lamest Zodiac symbol. I'm a rooster. No scales or flame breath.


Very Happy That IS pretty lame haha. But that's okay, my brother is a rooster. He's a pretty cool guy - I bet you are too!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm also a rooster (93). Yipee Wink I remember in 2nd or 3rd grade, we studied the Chinese New Year and half the class were roosters, the other have were monkeys, and of course, all the roosters recented the monkeys because, well, a monkey is way better than a rooster. And we each also got a small red packet with a Chinese penny, and had tea and some Chinese candies.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DarkZombie wrote:
I have pretty much the lamest Zodiac symbol. I'm a rooster. No scales or flame breath.


Yeah, but we roosters have some of the best qualities! Suck on that other Zodiac animals!

Zombsta' Bo wrote:
I believe the signs repeat every 12 years


I thought it was every 14 years. I may be wrong though...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

12 years it is
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude, rooster's not lame. For one thing, you've got an amusing synonym.

If you want lame, try being a rabbit.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DarkZombie wrote:
I have pretty much the lamest Zodiac symbol. I'm a rooster. No scales or flame breath.


KungZombie wrote:
Dude, a rooster's not lame. For one thing, you've got an amusing synonym.

If you want lame, try being a rabbit.


I've got you both beat in zodiac lameness. Try being a rat. 1996.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well 425, the rat actually owns all. He came in first in the race for the Zodiac. According to the myth, all the animals had to run a race to decide the order of the Chinese Zodiac. Cats and rats were best buddies back then. The cat made an agreement with the rat so the rat would wake her up and they'd go to the race together. However, the sneaky rodent didn't keep his promise and cats and rats have been at each other's throats since.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kyle, why is the Rabbit lame?
According to the Wikipedia article, I am a rabbit too.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tiger FTW!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a ram, apparently. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a dog. And it's really funny, because my bro is a horse, my sis is a tiger and according to the zodiac, those 3 are friends.
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