Sunday, February 18, 2007

there's something about ..... CNY

Gong Xi Fa Cai!!!!

May the year of the pig bring health and prosperity to everyone!!!

My clerk called me last week asking me if I want to order CNY greeting cards. I thought was rather cheap and ordered without looking at the designs.

The first look was good. Not your typical fishes, flowers or whathaveu.

I brought it back to show my wife and her first reaction was...

"Spell wrongly!!!"

"What?! Where?"

"Instead of Gong Xi Fa Cai... they spelled as KONG xi fa cai"

Win already.


Friday night, I was at a neighbourhood minimart buying drinks and etc. It's a minimart that we often patronise and we know the shop owners.

While I was queuing up to pay, this woman in her late 30s/early 40s decided to ask the lady boss about the closing time on Saturday, in hokkien.

If you haven't realised, market stays open till dawn on the eve of the eve of CNY, and they remain open until late morning.

The lady boss answered "12 o clock" in hokkien. Meaning the minimart wil close at 12 on Saturday.

The woman asked.... "UM MAE ZUM ZI DIAM AH?" (midnight)

I rest my case. Other than Chinatown, I dunno if any other place open till 12 midnight on the eve of CNY.

And to think that she is a housewife and should know better.


Today I received a sms from a client.

How nice to receive from a client who remembers, especially when they are of a different race.

You know... in modern days... when life is so hectic and busy, we do things fast. Which is why, sms comes in all kinds of abbreviations and short forms that it takes more time for the receiver to decipher the meaning.

The sms says:

"Wish you n yr fly a happy new year"

I'm not joking!

1 comment:

coolcat said...

I oso wish u n ur fly a happy CNY