Monday, January 26, 2009

.: 万事如意 :.

Literal translations;

10,000 things as one's wish. Meaning, may all your wishes come true.

.: T
ypical Chinese New Year greetings in Malaysia ::
A special wish for all celebrating the Year of the Ox.

Pin Yin :: gōng xǐ fā cái!
English :: Wishing you prosperity and good fortune!

Pin Yin :: zhù nǐ xīn nián kuài lè!
English :: I wish you a Happy New Year!

For added genuineness, clasp your hands together in front of you as you say it to your acquaintances, friends and family members. *strangers included* Go around, offer Mandarin oranges, and the best part for unmarried individuals is ... collect hong bao / ang pow! *red packets / envelope*

To friends :: Hong bao na lai! *haha~ Joking. I learnt that from the telly.* :P

Up till 4am, our skies were still lit up with fireworks, accompanied with the ricochets of Chinese firecrackers. Nonetheless, the atmosphere last night was amazing. At home, we had our own reunion dinner. *minus the yee sang*

- The firecrackers were too noisy!
10.16am Malaysian Time
Post a Comment