Chinese New Year

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  1. zeromac
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    Well for me, its not chinese new years just yet, its in about 9 hours when we go to this temple or something and burn incense. Chinese new years is something i dont really make a big fuss about but its cool and traditional no-the less. Im just wondering who here celebrates chinese new years be you asian or not [​IMG] Also, what do you guys do on chinese new years if you celebrate it, light fireworks, get red packet money? ( for those of you that don't know what red packets are, there a chinese tradition where, someone gives you a red packet and inside is usually money.)

    I've still got to wait 9 hours D:
     


  2. elixirdream

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    chinese new year aka lunar new year aka spring festival

    why lunar new year? because chinese calendar is based on moon [​IMG]
    30 days a month
    60 years per cycle for chinese zodiac

    too bad, fireworks are banned on lots of country
    even in china itself... they can only play fireworks on a designated area [​IMG]
     
  3. BoxShot

    BoxShot Chiyo-chan :3

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    I have to wait 2 more days.
     
  4. elixirdream

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    hahaha.. boxshot also a chinese?
    interesting
     
  5. zeromac
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    lol you don't have to be chinese to celebrate chinese new years [​IMG]
    We usally have a parade in the local suberbs with those dragon things (forgot what their called..)
     
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    BoxShot Chiyo-chan :3

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    [​IMG] Yes I'm chinese.
     
  7. Vidboy10

    Vidboy10 Tsardom

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    I'm "Chinese"
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Dialexio

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    Gung hei fat choy! [​IMG] If you can't wait, look at it this way... You're a day ahead of most of us. [​IMG]

    My family doesn't do anything too exorbitant... just collect the lai see (Cantonese for the red envelopes) and chill for a bit with relatives.

    We may or may not head on out to Chinatown, Manhattan, where there's barely any firecracker stuff. We still have shitloads of confetti, closed off streets, and lion dances, so it's not all bad. [​IMG]

    P.S.- Sucks how it fell on the SUNDAY of President's Day weekend. (Non-U.S. folk: Nobody has work on President's Day. NYC students also get the week off.) Wasn't able to skip school. [​IMG]
     
  9. zeromac
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    Lol i can actually understand those words cos im cantonese [​IMG]

    Dou jey sek see

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  10. Orc

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    ????!
    Translation: Happy Chinese New Year!

    [​IMG]
     
  11. elixirdream

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    ORC! thats damn classic!!!!!
    LOL

    bad orc
     
  12. zeromac
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    You too Orc!!
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  13. elixirdream

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    this is the usual phrase we use to greet people

    恭喜发财 = gong xi fatt cai = congrats and have a prosperous year (something like that)

    新年快乐 = xin nian kuai le = happy new year aka happy chinese new year
     
  14. mrfatso

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    @Your Home,behind the sofa
    and should i spam that cny video here? [​IMG]

    but wow, i didnt know that orc knows chinese, or that zero and box celebrate it as well .
     
  15. elixirdream

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    hahahahahhahaa
    NO!!!
    spam something nicer...
     
  16. mrfatso

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    @Your Home,behind the sofa
    well, i found another video other than that lady gaga clone and we all know how sick we all are of her.
     
  17. DeMoN

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    I don't celebrate it in a religious sense. We just have a family dinner, play Mahjong, and that's it. Any money I get just goes straight to my college fund though. [​IMG]
     
  18. elixirdream

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    hahahaha, so how do you guys usually celebrate the EVE of CNY?

    EVE of CNY is also known as reunion night.
     
  19. mrfatso

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    nothing much, play as many violent and inappropriate games as possible aka play zombie and undead and gloomy games [​IMG].

    On the day, remove all short cuts to those games and instead have maplestory and wonderking with me, i think these 2 games are forever popular.

    On eve, i just watch cartoon, read some books and that's it.
     
  20. elixirdream

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    when will your relatives visit you [​IMG]