All hail the (狗) Dog!

Ok. Who let the dogs out? Who… Who? Who? Who? Well it is time to let them out since the Rooster has scooted out to make way for the dog. In a day’s time, it will be the lunar new year so here’s advanced greetings to you all!

May the force be with you, bringing vitality and vibrant “chi” (氣) energy.

You see the connection between Star Wars’ Jedis and the kungfu masters? To be honest it was hilarious. When we first saw Star Wars (episode I for some folks) back in 1980, we thought Jedi power sounded very familiar. No we did not watch it when it premiered in 1977 in case you were wondering. The little red dot was more of a developing country then. Incredible huh?

You see we were brought up with the kungfu genre of heroes using invisible force emanating from their palms. They could also freeze you in place with a tap on certain accupuncture points too. And they are light footed enough to jump from house to house, or sometimes fly at you like birds. As we say around here, “don’t play play” with these kungfu experts, ahem Jedi knights.

What has all these to do with the lunar new year of the Dog?

Nothing!

But thanks for reading till the end. It will soon be ‘reunion dinner’ night, so no more reading and commenting on WP for a while. Some will dance to the rhythm of ‘agogo’, while others relax over the days giving away packets of money to children. But every day or so there will be a salad toss up, ‘lohei’ we call it here. Google it. We are sure you might find it fascinating. Huat ah!

Do you have lunar new year celebrations at a location near you?

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

19 thoughts on “All hail the (狗) Dog!”

  1. We did have a big Chinese Lantern Festival here in Columbus, Ohio from November 2017 to January 2018: http://www.ohiolanternfestival.com/.
    Then there is this article about events for the Lunar New Year in Columbus: https://www.experiencecolumbus.com/blog/post/celebrating-the-chinese-new-year-in-columbus/.
    I don’t know if I’ll be partaking of any of the celebrations, though. You two will have to celebrate for me! 🙂

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    1. Actually, after looking at the above article about Lunar New Year doings, I’m going to a celebration Monday on campus, with a Lion Dance performance as well as other dances, a calligraphy demo, Chinese music and samples of traditional Chinese cuisine. I’m excited! I also found a restaurant I want to try out–maybe tomorrow? It specializes in Northern Chinese food, and the dumplings look like something I want to try! ❤

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