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.