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Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Feedback

Howdy Guys! I've decided to make a Friday Feedback weekly post when I answer some questions people have asked me throughout the week or to elaborate on certain things =D This week and next week's blog series would be focusing on Chinese New Year and it's traditions.

"I've never seen the dragon, only the lion now your mention it, do you know what it means when they 'eat' the lettuce which is usually hung at the top of somewhere high?" From LittleClouds
For those who don't know business such as stores/banks etc usually hang a large lettuce/cabbage with a Red Envelope nestled inside, outside their doors. The Lion Dance brings in the good luck for the business and in exchange the dancers tear apart the cabbage for the money inside the red envelope. More traditionally the Lion Dance Troupes would use this as a competition to see who is better. This is called "chai ching" (採青 aka picking the greens)

For More About Chinese Traditions: Check out my other posts. =)

" i really like ur nail polish color." From Magnet Games
Why thank you! It's two coats of "Let's Meet"from Sinful Colors Professional from Duane Reade for about 3 dollars. Though for some reason the website doesn't have this one it may have been labeled as something else. =D

On another note I'm going to my first craft show of the year! I'll be at the Brooklyn Flea on Saturday Febaray 20th from 10am - 5pm at the beautiful Williamsburgh Savings Bank at One Hanson Place.

Until next time sweep out the bad luck and bring in the good luck =)


Pili said...

This is a great idea!
Hope you'll have a great Friday AND weekend!

Happy Chinese New Year!

squareby said...

Unfortunately there's not much of a Chinese population where I live and oranges are so expensive right now. I've never seen the lettuce before but I love learning about all these traditions. Happy new year!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to check out your stuff in person at the flea next Saturday! Can you bring some of the black cat felt pins?

Happy new year!

sMacThoughts said...

Thank you for the Chinese cultural education! I learned something today from you! Congrats on the Flea Market, (and good luck) and Happy Saint Valentine's Day!