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    Happy Chinese New Year

    Gong Hay Fat Choi

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    Just wanted to wish my fellow Asian and non-Asian friends best wishes and good luck in the New Year.

    It's the Year of the Boar (Pig).

    Hope to personally hand out Red Envelopes the next time in town to some lucky girl(s), I mean people.

    Have a good one.

    Redstorm
    Last edited by redstorm; 02-17-2007 at 06:54 PM.

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    Hi Redstorm,

    Gong Hay Fat Choi (or Gong Xi Fa Cai) to you and yours also.

    If I can get my work done tonight, I might be able to attend a nice Chinese New's Years dinner tomorrow evening.

    It was great meeting you at the last GT.

    FHB

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    Why is it always called "Chinese" New Year when other Asian people also observe it like the Vietnamese?

    Before anyone writes why I'm anti-Chinese, I'm not. I'm 50% Chinese.
    Last edited by jacep; 02-18-2007 at 03:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimace
    Why is it always called "Chinese" New Year when other Asian people also observe it like the Vietnamese?
    I'm taking a stab at the question:
    + because to westerners 'all Asians look/are Chinese'
    + because the population of China is 1.3 billion whereas Vietnam's is 'only' 332 million.

    Is it called the Chinese New Year in Mandarin or Cantonese also?
    Amantes sunt amentes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstorm
    Gong Hay Fat Choi

    Nouvelle Année Heureuse

    Just wanted to wish my fellow Asian and non-Asian friends best wishes and good luck in the New Year.

    It's the Year of the Boar (Pig).

    Hope to personally hand out Red Envelopes the next time in town to some lucky girl(s), I mean people.

    Have a good one.

    Redstorm
    Year of the Pig, so in other words, it is the year of Merbites?

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    My mistake: I thought it was the year of Paul Martin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agrippa
    Is it called the Chinese New Year in Mandarin or Cantonese also?
    Not sure since I only know a little bit of Chinese being 50% and all but I think that it is just called "New Year" in Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese). However, when 2 Chinese people say it to one another in English, they will say "Chinese New Year" when it is in fact a celebration of the "Lunar New Year".

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstorm
    It's the Year of the Boar (Pig).
    My fav MP (asian) said it's a special "Golden Pig" year, which happens every 60 years only. Lot's of pregnancies planned. 2008 won't be so great...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimace
    Not sure since I only know a little bit of Chinese being 50% and all but I think that it is just called "New Year" in Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese). However, when 2 Chinese people say it to one another in English, they will say "Chinese New Year" when it is in fact a celebration of the "Lunar New Year".
    In the Chinese language, the entire holiday usually is called the "Spring Festival" (chun jie), while the change of the year is simply called the "New Year". It is celebrated is most East Asian countries, including Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and so on. The holiday is based on the lunar calender.

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    I don't know who was quick enough to think about that one but I think it's the funniest thing I read in decades.


    Happy New Year to the Chinese and the Cops

    It's the year of the pig
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