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"My name is Thanh and I'm a Blogger". Now that I have admitted to that, I can say that I'm a stereotypical "geeky" Engineer who enjoys sci-fi books and movies and into all things technological. I also love music and have a passion for FOOD. I'm a social person and like to talk to people. I hate people who are fake or overly aggressive. If you're also into some serious discussion, with a pinch of sarcasm and a dash of real emotion, then please read on.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Chinese New Year

Saturday was official Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the pig, in fact the Golden pig. I think this year is suppose to come around every 600 years or 60 years depending on which website you read. Either way, a baby born in this year is supposedly going to be well off for the rest of their life.

On saturday, after having dinner with my friend, we went for a stroll along the banks of the Yarra river along the Crown Entertainment Complex. There were many stalls selling everything from freshly cooked food to gifts to everyday snack items. Each year, Chinese New Year festivals get larger and larger as more people flock to these events. As usual, it was nice to have a poke around at what was on offer. Usually I buy lots of little snacks but since I was so full this time, I only managed to eat on box of takoyaki. It wasn't very good, but maybe that was due to being so full.

The beautiful lanterns made for a very oriental feel.

There was lots of stalls selling jewellery, some claiming to give you good health to riches, whilst others were just for wearing decoratively.

The satay sticks smelt so good, but I was so so full that I really couldn't eat one more thing.

The takoyaki that I had. I didn't really like it because it had a really strong ginger smell, and I don't really like ginger that much.

Technically, Chinese New Year runs for 15 days all up, so hopefully you can do something to celebrate it still. I wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year and may all your wishes come true.


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