Monday, February 04, 2008

Happy Chinese New Year...


Comes the Chinese New Year the market would be flooded with the Mandarin oranges or Kum in Chinese. In fact you could smell the Chinese New Year is around the corner if you began to see this oranges first made its appearance. First in small quantity and as the days progresses it would be everywhere from the Mama and Papa shops to the major Supermarkets. We love this oranges, for its sweet and special flavor. It is so different from the other oranges. Unlike the other oranges the skin of the Mandarin oranges come off easily. If the skin is flatten and spread it would look sort of like the world map. In the days of our childhood, the elders would says that if the juice of the orange get to your eyes, you would see China. Maybe so. There is some truth in this. Indeed it is the produce of China for the world market. Every years without failed it made its appearance at the right time of the year for us to enjoy.

Gong Xi Fa CAI (Mandarin) and Gong Hey Fat Choy (Cantonese) to all. It has been a great year, so let hope that the New Year bring greater prosperity and happiness to all especially us Malaysian. Let us continue to work smart in whatever we do and continue to live in peace and harmony. We have a great country Malaysia where we could celebrate all the major festivals of the world's people in our own way and enjoying it. Above are some images of the CNY atmosphere at the KLCC Mall in Kuala Lumpur and the Alamanda in Putrajaya. Every malls all over the country are decorated in the atmosphere of Red, the vibrant color of the Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the Rat. According to the Chinese astrology it is going to be another good year. This year the celebration start on February 7, 2008. Have a nice day.

10 comments:

Louis said...

What a clever way to integrate the elevator shaft (?) into the decorations for the Chinese New Year by transforming it into a pagoda!

Gong Xi Fa Cai.

Pak Idrus said...

louis, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on this posting. Indeed it was ingenuity that made everything and anything possible. It do blended well with the original facade. Only those who frequent the KLCC would recognize that transformation. Have a nice day.

puteri hang li poh said...

Assalamualikum Pak Idrus,

So that's what's happening in Kay El, ya. Also here I want to thank you for sharing the beautiful slide show aptly described to a T your philosophy : "Have a Nice Day". I watched it over and over again, marvelling at the beautiful illustrations and sayings.
Terima kasih daun keladi, nanti hantar lagi . . .

Pak Idrus said...

Putri, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on this posting. Glad that you enjoyed that email I send you. That is the reality of life. So enjoy.

Have a nice day and take care.

Zawi said...

pak idrus,
Now they said we can't be taking too many oranges at our age due to the high sugar content. I love to drink orange juice with pulps so much and I am sad to have to reduce my intake of the juice to control my blood sugar level.
Can't be taking too much oranges this CNY.
Have a nice day.

David Xavier said...

As usual very well written & informative. I pray for the safety of those who are on the road going back for the reunion dinner. Happy New Year.

Pak Idrus said...

zawi, thanks for the visit and sharing your knowledge on oranges. Well, this oranges comes only once a year, so let us enjoy it before it disappeared from the market.

Research in China found that it is not because of the Sugar intake rather it is the body mechanism that create the diabetic condition.

Anyway it is good to take things in moderation. Have a nice day and take care.

Pak Idrus said...

david, thanks for the visit and the kind words on this posting as well as the CNY greeting.

This Sufi thought is the way to follow 'tie the camel legs first and then pray to God'. Have a nice day and take care.

IcedNyior said...

weirdly the only time i would eat oranges is during CNY :P

thanks for visiting my blog :)

Pak Idrus said...

icednyior, thanks for the visit. Well, that is interesting. Have a nice day.