Happy (Chinese) New Year!

February 22nd, 2007

A couple of days ago I posted a photo and asked you “What Is It?” - and got some great responses, ranging from a microwave exploding to “genetically modified red popcorn exploding out of hot oil after the lid was left off” :D

Chinese New Year

A couple of you got it right though (Vani and Voidan) - it was a firecracker exploding at Chinese New Year (in my local restaurant) - of course!

2007 is the year of the Pig - so if you were born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983 or 1995, you’re all pigs too - but I still love you all!

Happy New Year

P.S. I’m no expert on Chinese customs. If I’ve made some glaring mistake in this article, please let me know!

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15 Responses to “Happy (Chinese) New Year!”

  1. Trig Says:

    I saw an item on TV not long ago that involved a drunk idiot who thought it would a smart idea to use his rear end as a base from which to light a firework. I hope this firecracker didn’t do you a fraction of the harm.

  2. scott Says:

    Trig: I photoshop’d my rear end out of this photograph…

  3. peabody Says:

    Happy year of the pig to you….I look forward to next year since I am a rat!

  4. Michelle Says:

    Great picture! :)

  5. Brilynn Says:

    It’s my year! I’m happy to be a big, we’re very smart, and tasty!

  6. scott Says:

    peabody: hehe, I’m not sure if I’d like to be a rat or not…

    Michelle: Thanks - came out better then I’d expected. A little grainy though - and I’m no expert in Photoshop to be able to sort that out.

    Brilynn: Smart and tasty works for me :) Incidentally, I’m a sheep - and married a boar (not literally) which is apparently a perfect combination.

  7. Voidan Says:

    Great to know, that I was right about that pic :)

    I was borned in last 3 days of a chinese year, therefor I have a lot from both animals. It seems that I have rear of rabbit (or cat - I guess chinese use one or another for this year, dunno why) & head of the dragon. With that appirance I can broke any mirror by just getting at 3 meters from it :wink:

  8. tigerfish Says:

    Oh, you did a good job!

  9. scott Says:

    Voidan: I hope you ended up with the “best” of all those personalities and not the worst!

    tigerfish: Thankya very much :)

  10. MeltingWok Says:

    Wishing you and your loved ones a prosperous CNY, may it be filled with laughters of joy !! oo..fire crackers, haven’t seen those for a while, thanks for sharing, cheers !:)

  11. scott Says:

    MeltingWok: I’m not sure if these are “toned down” in some way - I understand that they’re banned in many places?

  12. Ari (Baking and Books) Says:

    Great photo, I have to remember to go out and enjoy the festivities next year!

  13. gattina Says:

    too bad I missed this fun game. But great photo!
    I’ve just heard this year is “golden pig year”, only happen every 600 years. But please don’t ask me any detail as I have no clue :D

  14. scott Says:

    Ari (Baking and Books): You must! Any excuse for a celebration :)

    gattina: I’ve no idea, either. I might google it later on (or someone who knows might leave a comment?)

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