Sunday, January 18, 2009

CNY Special - I



Welcome to Dora's CNY (Chinese New Year) Special series on Fashion (衣), Food (食), Home Decoration (住) and Travel (行). Starting from this week and till next week, I'll be publishing writeups featuring Fashion (衣), Food (食), Home Decoration (住) and Travel (行) related to Chinese New Year. Hope you can drop by to read the writeups and share with me your interesting comments. :)

Here are the highlights for today's edition:

1. Fashion (衣)



To the Chinese, red is an auspicious colour and many like to wear red (or other colours blended with red) clothings during CNY.

2. Food (食)

Kumquats

Kumquats are sweet and juicy. However, it is advised that those with weaker constitution should avoid or consume less kumquats.

Fruit Mochi

Muah Chee

A wide variety of mochi (or muah chee) are available during CNY. Besides these fruit mochi which come in boxes, there are also stalls selling muah chee which you can pick and mix @ ~SGD1.50 per 100 grams.

Snacks and Food Hampers

At supermarkets, you can see many different snacks (candies, cookies, etc) and food hampers piling on shelves!

3. Home Decoration (住)

Ornaments


Ornaments in different shapes, sizes and designs are available for home decoration to enhance the festive mood!

Wall Clock

A red wall clock with a cute cow cartoon for the Year of Ox (牛 or Cow)!

4. Travel (行)

CNY Tour Packages


This year, the CNY falls on 26th and 27th Jan (Mon and Tue) and for those who like to travel, they can simply take leave on 28th to 30th Jan (Wed to Fri) to enjoy a long holiday! :)


19 comments:

maiylah said...

red everywhere! would love to try some of those snacks ... :)

FickleMinded said...

Happy Chinese New year! I am so excited because it's gonna be the Year of the Ox, and it's my year! :)

Juliana RW said...

I would like those snacks as well...LOL

My WS entry this week : in HERE. Hope you have time to visit . Thanks

Darkspore said...

This reminds me. I need some decorations to brighten up my place. This year we are going on minimalist approach, not probably will not stock up much goodies. I think a trip to Chinatown is in the works for me.

Indrani said...

Happy Chinese new year to you and yours!!
Great collection of shots!

Little Inbox said...

I'm already in CNY mood. :) Happy CNY to you!

liza said...

Kung Hei Fat Choi! I like mochi, please send some over here, lol.

My WS entry is here.

tigerfish said...

But CNY falling on 26th and 27th means no half-day (official or unofficial) for CNY eve :O

Sue said...

Looks like you are going to have an awesome time! Happy Chinese New Year :)

Kero said...

That is very interesting, Dora! Thank you so much for sharing and the continued visit. Come check out my entry here http://kcelebration.blogspot.com/search/label/weekend%20snapshot

Arlene said...

thanks for sharing these pictures. reminds me much of CNY. xin nian kuae le! may the new year be full of more blessings.

sweetytots said...

yup.. a lot of red.. interesting photos.. my entry is here

julie said...

Nice! Red is a strong color.

So what does the CNY bring for the roosters? :D

Jenn said...

Mochi! I love it! Happy Chinese New Year!

Cookie said...

kung hei fat choi!!

thanks for the tips :)

my entry is HERE

iska said...

thanks for the very informative photos. i actually love red.
gong xi fa cai!

Lynn said...

I also love wearing red as I welcome the new year, the whole family wears red in fact. :)

Food For Tots said...

I feel like tomorrow is CNY. Can't wait to go back. Hehehe!

Jama said...

I was in Chinatown last week and couldn't resist the mochi and bought some home. I love seeing all the RED decorations hanging around there, and FYI I'm not a Chinese .