Thursday, 20 February 2014

Happy belated Chap Goh Mei

The last day of Chinese new year - Chap-gō-mê (十五暝) is apparently the Chinese equivalent of Valentine's Day. Interestingly, it is also called Yuanxiao Festival (元宵节, 元宵節) or officially called Shangyuan Festival (上元节, 上元節). The Vietnamese called it Tết Thượng Nguyên or Tết Nguyên Tiêu. And on Wikipedia, it's on the page called Lantern Festival. Talk about translation identity crisis! 

 Naming aside, we went up the Hills at Ps R's to celebrate with some church family and the theme was obviously red.

In the trees up in the Hills, wearing red in a black & white picture...
Driving up to the Hills with Daddy
We had a "Lo Hei" or tossing the "fish". Ok I'll let Wikipedia explain - Yusheng. I guess it's more like tossing the horse than the fish. Ha!

Mummy's creation of Lo Hei - yup, a horse
Toss them high!
I still like my sippy cup. Smells good too

See the chopstick?
Girls in Red !
Chinese New Year junk food, erhm, I mean tidbits :)
Smile - "I bought a JEEP"! :)


  1. Fascinating post about a holiday I was unfamiliar with. I loved the photos illustrating the events. You have a lovely family. I found your blog via a comment at the Mommy Bloggers group at Circle of Moms.

  2. Yes, it's not widely celebrated in Australia but it's a big thing in south east Asia countries. Besides, it's fun to share cross culturally with others too :)