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Monday, February 9, 2009

Double Festival!

Chap Goh Meh ("15th Night" in Hokkien) is supposed to be as important as the first day of CNY. It is also supposed to be the Chinese's version of Valentine's Day. Why would people ignore such a meaningful day? (More importantly, why doesn't the government make this a public holiday?!)

Traditionally on Chap Goh Meh, unmarried ladies toss Mandarin oranges into the sea/river, hoping some eligible bachelors would pick it up somewhere downstream. Unfortunately, if I were to toss oranges (or anything else, for that matter) into the waters of Singapore, I would get authority chasing after me instead of eligible bachelors.

Anyway...have a nice meal tonight and spend it with your loved ones.

HAPPY CHAP GOH MEH 2009!


And to our Hindu friends...

HAPPY THAIPUSAM 2009!

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